49ers visit Rams in Week 17 NFL clash
San Francisco 49ers vs St. Louis Rams Odds
The San Francisco 49ers visit the St. Louis Rams and are motivated to win because of playoff seeding, but are they motivated to cover a big spread?
The 49ers covered 16 points earlier against the Rams, who are just 2-18 SU past 20 December games. But the Rams are 7-3 ATS past 10 Week 17 matches.
St. Louis is just 2-11-1 ATS in 14 recent games as an underdog while the 49ers have been solid as chalk at 12-1 SU and 11-2 ATS.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Rams rated this week at No. 30 and the 49ers sitting at No. 4. It may or may not play a role in OddsShark score prediction models that turned out a 28-4 result in favor of the 49ers this week.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits St. Louis's No. 32-ranked offense, averaging 11.1 PPG, against a 49ers defense that ranks No. 1 this week at 13.5 PPG. The Rams aerial game is averaging 178 yards per game, less than the 49ers secondary allows through the air, 233 YPG per game.
In comparing defenses, the 49ers own the league's No. 1-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 82.6 yards per game when on the road. St. Louis, on the other hand, rates No. 25 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
In their last action, San Francisco was a 19-17 winner on the road against the Seahawks. They failed to cover the 2.5–point spread as favorites, while the combined score (36) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The 49ers grabbed a Week 16 victory over the Seahawks in their last game, winning 19-17 at CenturyLink Field.
The Rams were a 27-0 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Steelers. They failed to cover the 10–point spread as underdogs, while the total score (27) made winners of UNDER bettors. Steven Jackson tore up the turf for 103 rushing yards in the latest Rams game, a 27-0 loss to the Steelers at Heinz Field.
San Francisco 49ers Trends:
When playing in January are 5-5
When playing on turf are 4-6
After outgaining opponent are 5-5
When playing within the division are 8-2
St. Louis Rams Trends:
When playing in January are 6-4
When playing on turf are 1-9
After being outgained are 2-8
When playing within the division are 3-7
A few 49ers at Rams trends to consider:
San Francisco is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing St. Louis
San Francisco is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Francisco's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Francisco's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis's last 5 games when playing at home against San Francisco
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of St. Louis's last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of St. Louis's last 11 games when playing San Francisco
St. Louis is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games when playing at home against San Francisco