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Rams Struggling to String Together Wins

St. Louis Rams Todd Gurley

It’s been quite some time since the Oakland Raiders were the best football team in the Bay Area, but that’s looking like it’s the case in 2015 thanks to an underwhelming 2-5 start to the season by the San Francisco 49ers. Many pundits around the league expected the Niners to regress after one of the worst offseasons in NFL history, which is exactly what’s happened to Jim Tomsula’s squad.

Shark Bites
  • The Rams are 1-8 SU in their last nine games after a win.
  • The 49ers are 5-0 ATS in their last five games in Week 8.
  • The total has gone over in 10 of the Rams' last 12 games in November.

San Fran travels to St. Louis Sunday for an NFC West matchup with the Rams. The 49ers haven’t resembled a team with a formidable defense but the Rams haven’t been able to get anything going offensively outside of the efforts from rookie running back Todd Gurley. Gurley has complied 442 rushing yards in four games to go along with two touchdowns en route to becoming the runaway favorite to win the Rookie of the Year award.

In fact, the Niners own the worst offense in the league, which ranks just ahead of the Rams. Bettors and fans alike will be hoping both teams can reverse their offensive slumps or this game could be an ugly one to watch.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The St. Louis Rams were listed as -7.5-point favorites earlier in the week at Bovada and other online Sportsbooks, with the total listed at one point at 39. As of Friday afternoon, the line moved to -9.5 with a total 39.5.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Rams to win this game on Sunday 31-14. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.

San Francisco 49ers vs St. Louis Rams Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The St. Louis Rams currently sport a record of 3-3, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 3-3 ATS. The San Francisco 49ers are 2-5 and 3-4 ATS. Betting totals have seen the St. Louis Rams post a 2-4 over under record this season, while the San Francisco 49ers have gone 4-3 against the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and St. Louis vs San Francisco injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 20 (St. Louis Rams) and the No. 32 (San Francisco 49ers) teams in the league, according to our current NFL Power Rankings at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the St. Louis Rams No. 31-ranked offense (18 PPG) against a San Francisco 49ers defense that ranks No. 22 at 25.71 PPG. The Rams passing attack has averaged 177.67 yards per game, less than the 49ers give up through the air (292.71 YPG on average).

Defensively, the San Francisco 49ers feature the league's No. 11-rated road run defense, allowing 102.33 yards per game. The St. Louis Rams, meanwhile, ranks No. 23 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The 49ers suffered a Week 7 loss against Seattle in their last game, falling 20-3 at Levi's Stadium.

 

Todd Gurley tore up the turf for 128 rushing yards in the latest Rams game, a 24-6 win over the Browns at Edward Jones Dome.

Betting Trends
  • San Francisco is 3-10 ATS in its last 13 games
  • San Francisco is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Francisco's last 6 games
  • San Francisco is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • St. Louis is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games
  • St. Louis is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis's last 5 games
  • St. Louis is 3-10-1 SU in its last 14 games when playing San Francisco

Next Betting Matchups

San Francisco home to Atlanta, Sunday, November 8th
St. Louis at Minnesota, Sunday, November 8th

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