Dave Carney 11/15/2021
What’s on the table today?: Monday Night Football (Rams @ 49ers) betting preview
In San Francisco Week 10 of the NFL season wraps up with a highly anticipated match up between the struggling 49ers (3-5) and the Rams (7-2) with newly acquired WR Odell Beckham Jr. who will be looked at to fill big shoes with Robert Woods (Rams WR) tearing his ACL at practice on Friday who is out for the season.
The Rams and 49ers are both coming into tonight’s game off losses (the Rams lost 28-16 to the Titans in Week 9 while the 9ers fell to the shorthanded Cardinals 31-17) so BOTH teams will be geared up and looking to bounce back from a bad Week 9.
Game preview from Winnersandwhiners.com:
On the year, the Rams are third in the league in passing offense with an average of 296.3 yards per game through the air and 20th in rushing offense with an average of 103 yards per contest. Los Angeles is fifth in the league in scoring offense with an average of 29 points per contest while they are 10th in scoring defense by allowing an average of 21.8 points per game.
Matthew Stafford has hit 219 of 321 passes for 2,771 yards with 23 touchdowns against six interceptions. He adds 37 yards on the ground. Darrell Henderson is the team’s leading ground gainer with 121 carries for 562 yards plus five scores. Sony Michel (72 carries, 271 yards, TD) is the second back in the system. Cooper Kupp leads the team with 74 receptions for 1,019 yards and 10 scores on the season.
Robert Woods (45 catches, 556 yards, four TD), Tyler Higbee (35 grabs, 324 yards, two TD) and Van Jefferson (27 catches, 433 yards, three TD) are all over the 300-yard mark in receiving yards on the year. Matt Gay has hit 28 of 29 extra point attempts and 17 of 18 field goal tries with a long of 54 on the year.
For the season, the 49ers are 13th in the league in passing offense with 252.5 yards per game through the air. San Francisco is 14th in rushing offense with 113.1 yards per game on the ground. The 49ers stand 18th in scoring offense as they average 23.1 points per game this season. San Francisco stands 26th in scoring defense as they give up an average of 25.3 points per game.
Team Trends from Covers.com:
- Rams are 13-3-1 ATS in their last 17 games following a double-digit loss at home.
- Rams are 12-3-1 ATS in their last 16 games following a straight up loss.
- 49ers are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall.
- Under is 8-1 in Rams last 9 games after allowing less than 250 total yards in their previous game.
- Under is 5-1 in Rams last 6 games after allowing less than 150 yards passing in their previous game
- Under is 7-0-1 in 49ers last 8 games after allowing more than 250 yards passing in their previous game
My conclusion: Take the Rams tonight (-3.5) OR look at playing the UNDER 50.5.
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