Free Week 18 Prediction: 49ers vs. Rams NFL Odds
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NFL Handicapping Analysis: Week 18
(9-7) San Francisco 49ers vs. Los Angeles Rams (12-4)
Date: Sunday, January 9th, 2022
Time: 4:25 PM ET
Venue: SoFi Stadium, Los Angeles, CA
NFL Week 18 ATS Betting Lines: 49ers +4.5 | Rams -5.5 (Bet Now!)
NFL Week 18 Moneyline Odds: 49ers +180 | Rams -220
NFL Week 18 NFL Betting Total: O/U 44.0
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This line has moved quite a bit since it opened. On Sunday night the Rams were -5.5 faves and have now moved entire point in the right direction for Rams backers.
The reasons may vary but one big one must be the play of the 9ers as of late and bettors sharp and the like trusting them much more in the last half of this season.
64% of the money is on the 9ers right now per oddsshark.com and rightfully so. Matt Stafford has not been taking care of the ball well in the past 4 weeks and some analysts are saying it is not a hot take to put him in the bottom 10 in the league since November.
The 49ers have just added (as I type this out) Ambry Thomas, yet another DB, to the Covid protocol list which is a massive loss. He joins fellow teammates Jimmie Ward, Dontae Johnson and K’Waun Williams as they head into this bout against divisional foe and certified wagon, the Los Angeles Rams.
So let’s dive into what these teams do well and how the 49ers can overcome missing some key players.
San Francisco 49ers
The 49ers quarterback situation remains unclear as we head into Thursday. His thumb is reportedly still bothering him but he his expected to return to practice this week.
In Trey’s most recent start against the Texans he only attempted 23 passes and completed 16 of them. In those limited attempts though he had an average depth of target of 10.8 yards, threw for 249 yards, 2 touchdowns and a pick.
Pretty solid for a young gun who still has some question marks surrounding his ball placement and accuracy. He is obviously the future the front office has made that clear but it seems as though they may want to go with the veteran down the stretch.
Los Angeles Rams
The Rams sit at 12-4 and are odds on favourites to take the division which does rest on the result of this game and the result of the Cardinals and Seahawks game taking place at the same time this Sunday.
This team is still one of the deepest and most well rounded teams in the game today and can absolutely go on a Super Bowl run. Aaron Donald once again is quietly the best edge rusher in the game only being forgotten because of the likes of Micah Parsons and the plethora of young studs making the league so exciting.
Jalen Ramsey is also arguably the best cornerback in the game right now playing out of his mind. However, this offence thanks for Matthew Stafford’s poor decision making has been turning the ball over more frequently than usual at a really bad time to be doing so.
Although the 49ers are without some big names in their secondary, they have one of the best pass rushing units in the game still with Nick Bosa leading the charge. If they can get Stafford on the hurry up and force him to make some mistakes that seem to be often lately, I like their chances in this game.
NFL Betting Trends:
- San Francisco are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against LA Rams.
- San Francisco are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games against LA Rams.
- San Francisco are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games when playing on the road against LA Rams.
- LA Rams are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games against an opponent in the National Football Conference conference.
- The total has gone UNDER in 12 of LA Rams’ last 15 games at home.
- LA Rams are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games.
4* Free Week 18 NFL Betting Prediction: 49ers +4.5
I really like the 9ers to cover their points here. They are fighting for a wild card spot still in the NFC so I am convinced they will be leaving it all out there Sunday to insure their chances of making the playoffs.
I also like how San Francisco’s defense matches up against the Rams. I suspect Bosa will give Stafford some trouble and get them off the field whether it be due to a turnover or a 3 and out.
I am hammering the 9ers Sunday! Best of luck to you.
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