Cowboys vs Chargers Prediction, Odds & Betting Trends for NFL Preseason Game on FanDuel Sportsbook (Aug 20)

Cowboys vs Chargers Prediction, Odds & Betting Trends for NFL Preseason Game on FanDuel Sportsbook (Aug 20)


Cowboys vs Chargers Preseason Game Info

2022 NFL Preseason Game
Dallas Cowboys (0-1) vs. Los Angeles Chargers (0-1)
Date: Saturday, August 20, 2022
Time: 10 p.m. ET
Venue: SoFi Stadium — Inglewood, CA
Coverage: NFL Network

Week 2 of the NFL preseason includes a showdown between the Dallas Cowboys and Los Angeles Chargers. The Cowboys opened the preseason with an uneventful 17-7 loss to the Denver Broncos, which saw Dallas take an embarrassing 17 total penalties for 129 yards.

The Chargers also began their exhibition slate in defeat, losing 29-22 to the LA Rams. Though the Chargers actually held the Rams to only 232 total yards, penalty issues also led to their downfall, accumulating 120 yards on only nine calls.

Cowboys vs Chargers Odds & Spread

All NFL preseason betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: DAL: (+150) | LAC: (-175)
Spread: DAL: +3.5 (-115) | LAC: -3.5 (-105)
Total: 36.5 — Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

The Chargers enter this contest as the favorite on the moneyline and the spread. This 10 p.m. ET clash also features a total of 36.5, which is lower than most of this week's NFL projected totals.

Cowboys vs Chargers Prediction & Pick

The Cowboys are a team you want to avoid in the preseason. Mike McCarthy's crew has now lost six consecutive exhibition games, averaging only 11.5 points in that time. Dallas' lack of discipline makes it a lot tougher to generate points as well, which is something the Cowboys must prove that they worked on in practice since the loss to the Broncos.

Unfortunately, the Chargers haven't been much better in recent preseason history. They're 2-6 straight up in their last eight games played in August. Given that Justin Herbert still hasn't played a preseason snap in his NFL career, it'll be interesting to see if he plays this week. Either way, it looks like the Chargers have the deeper team here and should come out on top.

Final Score Prediction: Chargers: 21 | Cowboys: 13

Cowboys vs Chargers Betting Trends

- Dallas is 0-6 against the spread (ATS) in its last six games played in August.
- The Chargers are 4-1 ATS in their last five home games against Dallas.
- The total has hit the under in 10 of Dallas' last 13 games.
- The total has hit the over in each of the Chargers' last seven games.

Cowboys vs Chargers Best Bet

All NFL preseason betting lines, odds and prop bets are available on FanDuel Sportsbook.

Due to the Cowboys' lackluster preseason history, it's a good idea to ride with the Chargers here. Taking Los Angeles as 3.5-point favorites on the moneyline at -105 odds is the way to go, especially since the Cowboys don't usually perform well against the spread when the Chargers are involved.

Bet: Chargers -3.5 (-105)

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