The San Francisco 49ers may be just 2-6 this season but they are laying almost a touchdown at home in football betting to the 4-4 St. Louis Rams.
The 49ers are still very much in the NFC West race even though they have just two wins this season. San Francisco is a 5.5 point favorite in NFL football betting with a total of 38 at Sbg global.
This Year’s St. Louis Team is Different
The Rams are no longer a team that can’t win games. They are 4-4 on the season and with Sam Bradford at quarterback they have been competitive almost every week.
The Right Smith for San Francisco
The 49ers will be going with Troy Smith again this week at quarterback and he gives them a chance to win. Head coach Mike Singletary still says that Alex Smith is the starter but if he sticks to that thinking then the 49ers will not make the playoffs and he will be fired. Troy Smith gives the 49ers a chance to make the playoffs. The 49ers play five of their last eight games against teams within their division so they really control their own fate. San Francisco is led by running back Frank Gore who has 1,039 yards from scrimmage which is third best in the NFL. St. Louis is led by Steven Jackson who has 676 yards rushing this season.
Series History and Betting Trends
This is the 122nd overall meeting between the Rams and 49ers and the series is almost dead even with the Rams holding a one game advantage at 60-59-2. The 49ers have won the last four meetings and eight of the last ten. The Rams are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall and they are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games as an underdog. The 49ers are 4-1-1 against the NFL football betting number in their last 6 games in November and they are 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 home games. Keep in mind that the Rams are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 meetings in San Francisco. If you want to bet the total then the under is probably the way to go. The Under is 9-1-1 in the Rams last 11 vs. the NFC West. The Under is 8-3 in the Rams last 11 road games. The Under is 7-0-1 in the 49ers last 8 vs. the NFC West and the Under is 6-2 in football betting in the 49ers last 8 home games. In this series, the Under is 7-1 in the last 8 meetings.