On Sunday, the San Francisco 49ers will head down I-5 to take on the Los Angeles Rams in a huge NFC West showdown. The 49ers currently sit on top of the division with a 4-0 record and look to hand the Rams their third straight loss. The Rams are hoping to end their skid and get back into the divisional race.
Will the 49ers stay undefeated or will the Rams hand San Francisco their first loss. Kickoff inside Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum is at 4:05 PM ET.
49ers vs Rams Betting History
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San Francisco vs Los Angeles NFC West Game Preview
These two teams have played against each other a total of 139 times, with the 49ers holding the slight advantage with a record 69-67-3. The Rams have gone 3-1 in the last four head to head meetings, but San Francisco has won three of the last five games at Los Angeles.
San Francisco (4-0) has been a pleasant surprise this season after crushing the Cleveland Browns on Monday Night Football by a score of 31-3. It was a thorough domination on both sides of the ball and a statement to the rest of the NFC West that this team is here to compete for the divisional crown.
Los Angeles (3-2) lost a tough game to Seattle after their kicker missed a game-winning FG at the end of the contest. The Rams were trying to defeat the Seahawks on the road and in hostile territory. They were also trying to shake off the loss to Tampa Bay in Week 4 when they gave up 55 points.
The Rams opened as a 4.5 point betting favorite with most NFL online sportsbooks. Since then, the spread has come down to -3.5 points for the Rams. The Over/Under opened at 49 points with the majority of online betting sites. It’s currently gone up to 50.5 total points.
Surprisingly, the moneylines are pretty high in disparity considering the 49ers are undefeated but listed at a +175 underdog. The Rams are a -205 favorite although they’ve lost two straight games.
Free NFL Sports Bet and Game Prediction: Over 50.5 Total Points (-115)
This is a tough game to pick an outright winner. I believe the 49ers are being overlooked partly because of who they played so far this season. Nevertheless, they’re putting up 31.8 ppg and only allowing 14.3 ppg.
Furthermore, this offense is averaging 434 total ypg and a whopping 200 ypg on the ground. They’re the #1 rushing offense in the NFL and have created a dynamic backfield duo with Tevin Coleman and Matt Breida.
The Rams rush defense allows 106.8 ypg but will be tested in this contest. They allowed 167 yards to the Seahawks last week and that doesn’t bode well for them this Sunday against the 49ers. The Rams defense also allows 26.8 ppg and have given up at least 27 points in three games this year.
Offensively, the Rams will need to establish more balance as they only average 96.2 ypg. Yet, they’re throwing for 329.8 yards per game. They also score 29.2 ppg and have scored 20 or more points in all five games this year. In their losses, they still averaged 39.5 ppg.
The 49ers defense will be tested this weekend, and I’m not sure how they will respond. Additionally, the Rams rush defense will be gashed if they don’t play better in trying to stop the run.
Combined, these two teams score 61 ppg. In the last 10 head to head meetings, they’ve averaged nearly 47 ppg. The Over is 4-1 in the last five matchups between these two teams. The Over has also gone 5-1 in the previous six games where the Rams have hosted the 49ers.
Over the last two years, these two teams have combined to score 64 points per game. The last time they played at LA, the final score was the Rams 48 and the 49ers 32.
On the season, the Rams have allowed 31 ppg at home while the 49ers have allowed 17 ppg on the road. In the last three games, the Over is 2-1 for the Rams, including 1-0 in NFC West games this season. In four NFC games for the Rams, the Over is 3-1.
I believe we’re going to see some points in this contest. I don’t see this being a low scoring affair. The Rams are too good to be held to under 25 points, and their defense will allow at least 25 points. That’s enough to take the Over in this divisional game.
Look for the Rams to move the ball up and down the field and put points on the board. The 49ers will answer each LA score, and this game will turn into a shootout. I don’t see it being like the Buccaneers vs Rams game from two weeks ago, but I do see it being like the Rams vs Seahawks game from last week that ended with 59 total points.
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