The 49ers have had the better season but still won’t be making the playoffs. San Francisco has owned this NFL betting series against the Rams, winning 7 of the last 10 meetings.
Bet on football favors San Francisco on Sunday in this matchup in St. Louis. The 49ers have not only won 7 of the last 10 against the Rams, they are 8-2 against the NFL betting line in those games. Earlier this season in San Francisco the 49ers routed the Rams 35-0 in NFL betting. Last season the 49ers won in St. Louis but only by a single point, 17-16. Six of the last seven in this bet on football series have gone under the total.
San Francisco is coming off a 20-6 win last week against Detroit in which running back Frank Gore went over the 1,000 yard mark for the fourth straight season. Gore had 71 yards on 28 carries this NFL betting season. "It means a lot," Gore said. "It was an up-and down season. I missed a couple games. It was tough, a tough year. It was a blessing. I have to give it all to my O-line. They did a great job." If the 49ers can get the bet on football win this week against St. Louis they will finish at .500. "I think it's a matter of pride," quarterback Alex Smith said. "It's what we're playing for right now. We haven't finished better than 7-9 since I've been here. It's something we're all playing for." Smith threw a TD pass to Vernon Davis in that win over Detroit and it was the 12th TD catch of the season for Davis. He is one behind the all-time record set by Antonio Gates.
The Rams played poorly again last week and lost in bet on football odds to Arizona by score of 31-10. The Rams did not have running back Steven Jackson so they had very little hope of scoring many points. Jackson was one of four starters who missed last week’s bet on football loss due to injury. Bet on football stats indicate that rookie quarterback Keith Null got the start and was 20 of 31 for 171 yards and one touchdown. He was intercepted three times and sacked four times.
It is likely that those that bet on football will be looking to play on the 49ers in this matchup against the Rams.