Rams vs 49ers Betting Preview: The underdog in this series has covered nine of their last 13 meetings (+548 units) dating back to 2013. The home-road splits are fairly even. When the game is played in San Francisco, the dog is 6-3 in that span and 11-6 ATS in their last 17 games. That may be a trend that favors the Rams, but what doesn’t look good for the defending champs is their five straight ATS losses to the ‘Niners and 22-12 ATS record against San Francisco dating back to 2005.
- Game: Los Angeles Rams (2-1) at San Francisco 49ers (1-2)
- Location: Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, California
- Streaming: Live Stream Sports
Rams Looking to Make it Back to Back Division Wins
A win Monday Night could go a long way in determining whether or not the Rams are going to repeat as division champs. With Los Angeles being the only team over .500 in the NFC West, a 3-1 start could give the Rams some breathing room for a few weeks. The NFL week 4 point spread shows the Rams as a small road dog (+1.5). This will be a battle of wills up front as the Rams are going to try and run against one of the best defensive lines in football.
Even though the 49ers have the historical edge, it was the Rams who punched their ticket to the Super Bowl last season with a 20-17 win at home against the ‘Niners. Despite Los Angeles being able to wipe the taste of their opening week loss to Buffalo from their mouths, this doesn’t feel like a good spot for the Rams after San Francisco lost to Denver Monday night. So much of winning football bets is going against what is expected. The public is going all-in with the Rams so far.
San Francisco’s Offense is Sluggish With Garoppolo
NFL player stats will tell you that Jimmy G wasn’t very good against Denver (18-29, 211 yards, 1TD, 1INT). Experience will tell you that there is usually a major improvement from week one to week two as a starting quarterback. As we continue our Rams vs 49ers betting preview, we expected a much better effort from the 2 time Super Bowl champion. It’s not like Garoppolo hasn’t been a quarterback bettors could lean on. In his career, he is 24-21 ATS (+182 units) overall and is 5-1 ATS against the Rams.
As we continue our Rams vs 49ers betting preview, we expected a much better effort from the 2 time Super Bowl champion.
You can bet that there will a special emphasis by the NFC’s top defense to stop Rams RB Cam Akers who didn’t get a lot of carries last week (12) but was very effective when he did (61 yards, 5.08 yards/carry). The primetime spotlight has always been kind to the Forty Niners with 14 covers in their last 18 games on Monday night. It’s a small sample size but Garoppolo is 2-1 ATS on Monday Night Football.
Predictable Public on Rams as Expected
San Francisco opened as a 2.5-point favorite, the “joes” were all over that, forcing books to drop that number down to 1.5. Parlay cards are coming in fast with the Rams circled on a whopping 85%. The problem is if you follow parlay card movement this season, the higher percentage of teams on the old sucker cards are 18-30 (37.50%) after last night’s cover by the Cincinnati Bengals.
A major part of gambling that very few take into account is motivation, not to be mistaken with momentum. To conclude our Los Angeles Rams vs San Francisco 49ers preview. We recommend laying the points with San Francisco. We’ll take motivation over momentum any day when a game is played by two good teams.
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