San Francisco 49ers at Los Angeles Rams Betting Preview
The NFL season is finally taking shape for 2019. We have two remaining unbeaten teams, one in the NFC and one in the AFC.
Game time: Sunday, October 13th @ 3:05pm
It comes as no surprise that the New England Patriots are the one remaining unbeaten team in the AFC, but the NFC team snuck up on everybody. This article will not be focusing on the Patriots but on the other remaining unbeaten team from the NFC.
The San Francisco 49ers come into Week 6 at 4-0. A Sunday contest will see San Francisco travel to its division rival and take on the Los Angeles Rams.
These two teams are the best of the best in the NFC, and this matchup will be telling for the postseason picture. We will help you break down the matchup between these two teams and determine your best bets.
The NFC’s New King Of The Hill
The San Francisco 49ers have been absolutely lights out on both sides of the ball in 2019. They are averaging around 32 points per game and only giving up 14 per game.
Jimmy Garoppolo has been okay as the starting quarterback. He has not lit the world on fire, but he has most certainly avoided mistakes, and that may be one of the most important elements of being a quarterback in the NFL.
What has been really striking is the 49ers’ run game. They use a combination of backs, including Matt Brieda and Tevin Coleman. Coleman came over from Atlanta in the offseason and suffered an injury in Week 1 but returned to action this past Monday night. He scored a touchdown to help lift San Francisco over the Cleveland Browns.
The offense is not necessarily explosive, but they are consistent and have a number of key pieces that make it all click. I already mentioned their rushing attack, but George Kittle is a top-level talent at tight end. Kittle can break downfield on any given play, and he really opens holes up for the offense.
Are The Rams Regressing?
The Rams made it all the way to the Super Bowl last season before falling to New England. They lost a couple of pieces in the offseason but overall maintained the same core group.
The problem is, they have not been able to put together consistent wins in 2019. They are 3-2 on the season and missed a game-winning field goal to lose to Seattle in a Thursday night affair last week.
Todd Gurley also has yet to look like the dominant force that he was last season. The arthritis in his knee has been a big problem, and it is evident in how much the Rams have been trying to conserve him this season.
Gurley had a couple of good-looking runs in the game against the Seahawks, but overall, the rushing attack needs to get back to a higher level instead of putting everything in Jared Goff’s hands.
In order to be successful, the Rams still have a lot to figure out, but a win against the 49ers at home might be just what they need to get back on track.
The Rams are favored in this matchup at home at -4. Vegas still respects the Rams, and this two-game losing streak will be over quickly.
With a win here against the undefeated 49ers, the Rams will be right back on track to being one of the top teams in the NFC.
Take the Rams in this matchup. Being at home will definitely help them out, and I still believe in them as one of the best teams in the NFL.
Make sure to lock in your bets before Sunday afternoon!
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