Mims' Monday Night Football Picks: Cowboys vs Chargers, Austin Ekeler prop bet, over/under, point spread

The return of Ekeler for the Chargers and loss of Trevon Diggs for the Cowboys could change the game.
The Chargers celebrate another touchdown.
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The Dallas Cowboys plays the Los Angeles Chargers tonight on Monday Night Football. The Cowboys are favored by 2 and the total is 50.5. The money line is Cowboys  –125 and Chargers +110. Los Angeles is the home team.

Records: Dallas is 3-2 and Los Angeles is 2-2. Dallas is 3-2 against the spread. The Chargers are 1-2-1 ATS.

Coach: Dallas Head Coach Mike McCarthy holds the edge over Chargers Coach Brandon Staley. Both coaches are on the hot seat and must make the playoffs to maintain their position. McCarthy will have to get the Cowboys past the 2nd round.

Quarterback: Chargers QB Justin Herbert  and Dallas QB Dak Prescott. Herbert is a gunslinger and will throw deep at any opportunity. He is playing with an injury to his hand. Prescott is an enigma and seems to disappear when the moments of the game become magnified. The edge to Herbert.

The consensus: Chargers have 54% of the action and the total is 59% going with the over.

Player Prop: Chargers RB Austin Ekeler as an anytime touchdown scorer. Ekeler is returning after missing the last three games. He is a huge part of the offense in the running and passing game. The price is -170. Take Ekeler!

The Selection: The Cowboys have dominated 3 teams that have mediocre quarterbacks. The Giants, Jets and Patriots were limited offensively, and Dallas took advantage of them. Then the ACL injury to Trevon Diggs occurred and the defense lost the dominance they displayed earlier. The Chargers will be prepared offensively and the return of Ekeler will create match-up problems. Chargers plus the points and under.

On Thursday Night Football, I will preview the Jacksonville Jaguars  and the New Orleans Saints. My record on TNF is 9-7 with 4 wins on the game selection,2 total and three with the player prop.

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