49ers vs Rams Betting Matchup Report
|St. Louis Rams||San Francisco 49ers|
Coming off a Monday night victory at Washington the San Francisco 49ers are 7-4 and would be the six seed in the NFC if the playoffs started today.
Frisco now heads back home for an NFC West divisional battle with the 5-6 St. Louis Rams Sunday afternoon (4:05 pm ET, Fox).
The Niners drubbed the Redskins Monday night 27-6, in the process re-taking that final NFC playoff spot from Arizona. Somehow, San Francisco has avoided the Super Bowl slump that's hampered so many teams in the past, going 8-3 ATS this season.
On the dogged side of this match-up St. Louis just bounced the Chicago Bears Sunday 42-21, and would probably love to get to .500 with a divisional road victory Sunday.
As of early this week the Niners, who beat the Rams 35-11 in St. Louis back in September, were favored by eight points for Sunday's game at GTbets.eu. Some trens to consider for 49ers bettors include
the Rams are 5-2 ATS past seven games vs 49ers and the Rams have been shut out two of past four trips here to San Francisco.
The 49ers sport a record of 7-4 and 7-3-1 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Rams sit at 5-6 and 5-6 ATS on the season. The over under records are 5-6 for the 49ers and 9-2 for the Rams.
According to the Power Rankings here at OddsShark it's the No. 6-rated 49ers and the No. 19-rated Rams in this matchup. Predictive formulas point to a 28-22 win for the 49ers on Sunday.
St. Louis won its last outing, a 42-21 result against the Bears on November 24. The Rams covered in that game as a 2.5-point favorite, while the 63 combined points took the game OVER the total. San Francisco comes off a game where it received a 3-TD performance from Colin Kaepernick in defeating the Redskins 27-6.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up San Francisco's No. 11-ranked offense (24.91 PPG) against a Rams defense that ranks No. 12 at 23.18 PPG. The 49ers passing attack has averaged 173.45 yards per game, less than the Rams give up through the air (247 YPG on average).
In comparing defenses, the Rams own the league's No. 8-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 100.4 yards per game when on the road. San Francisco, on the other hand, rates No. 11 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
A few Rams at 49ers trends to consider:
St. Louis is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of St. Louis's last 8 games
St. Louis is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games on the road
St. Louis is 6-16-1 SU in its last 23 games on the road
San Francisco is 6-1-1 ATS in its last 8 games
San Francisco is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 15 of San Francisco's last 22 games
San Francisco is 15-8 ATS in its last 23 games at home
St. Louis at Arizona, Sunday, December 8th
San Francisco home to Seattle, Sunday, December 8th