A clear difference in perception from last year to this year exists for the Rams. So too did their NFC West title surprise all last year. But this year Los Angeles is undefeated and no longer considered an ambush team. In fact, they are so popular for NFL bets that they have become something of an overlay. As a result of a multitude of injuries the 49ers season was over before it even began. Despite being touted as a top threat to the Rams they simply lack the lineup and depth to compete. San Francisco is already looking to 2019.
Los Angeles Rams vs. San Francisco 49ers
Date and Time: Sunday, October 21, 2018, 8:20 p.m. ET
Location: Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, California
NFL Bets odds at SBG:
|Rams||-9½ (-110)||52 (-115)|
|49ers||+9½ (-110)||52 (-105)|
Rams vs. 49ers TV Coverage: CBS
Los Angeles Rams
The Rams have an NFL bets record of 6-0 straight up and 3-3 vs. the line. Also, Los Angeles has split their six games on totals. Of great concern is a severe drop in board value for the Rams. Although it is true they are undefeated they have failed to pay in three straight games. As a consequence of their straight up success the public has bet them up too high. LA ranks tops in the NFL for total offense and seventh for scoring defense. Last week the Rams failed to cover a 23-20 win at Denver.
San Francisco 49ers
San Francisco has a sportsbook record of 1-5 straight up and 2-4 against the spread. Encompassing that is a mark of five of the 49ers games going over the total. Last week the 49ers lost at Green Bay 33-30 but covered the nine-point spread. Overall San Francisco ranks 16th for scoring offense and 29th for scoring defense. While the injury to quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo was devastating it was just the most prominent of many. Furthermore, there was too much hype about the 49ers winning a string of meaningless games last year.
Stats to Consider
On this occasion the Rams could be in trouble as far as wagering value as a road chalk. To show LA has covered just four of their last 11 games in that situation. Five of their last seven as road favorites have gone over the total. Balanced against that is San Francisco’s struggles as a home dog. To illuminate the 49ers have covered just four of their last 12 in that role. Four of San Francisco’s last six games getting points at home went over the total.
Team vs. Team
Head to head the 49ers have had a surprising edge over Los Angeles. As a matter of fact, San Francisco has paid in eight of their last ten against the Rams including five straight. And the last three meetings in this series went over the total. In a similar way the 49ers have covered three straight home games against LA. Four of the last five in this series at San Francisco have gone under.
Matchup to Watch
Of course, the Rams have the personnel edge. But the NFL bets value will be with the 49ers. In comparison to last year the Rams have become far too expensive. As has been noted the 49ers own this series.
Rams vs. 49ers NFL Bets
San Francisco is a dangerous home underdog in this rivalry matchup.
Rams vs. 49ers NFL Bets Pick: San Francisco 49ers
Rams vs. 49ers NFL Bets Score Prediction: Rams 28, 49ers 24
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