Jared Goff and the Los Angeles Rams may have already secured a spot in the NFC portion of the quickly approaching NFL postseason, but the NFC West champs still have a lot to play for in their regular-season finale against the lowly San Francisco 49ers when they host their NFC West division rivals in their regular season finale on Sunday.
If you’re looking for some expert NFL betting picks for the final week of the 2018 regular season, then consider your ticket punched!
How to Bet 49ers vs Rams NFL Week 17 Lines & Pick
- When: Sunday, December 30, 2018, 4:25 PM ET
- Where: Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California
- TV: Fox Sports
- Radio: SiriusXM/NFL
- Live Stream: NFL League Pass
- NFL Week 17 Lines: LA Rams -10 (Total 50)
- Clear: 16°C/61°F
- Humidity: 48%
- Precipitation: 0%
- Cloud Cover: 9%
- Wind: 6 mph SSW
- Stadium Type: Open
Why Bet On San Francisco at +10?
Why should you consider betting in the Niners in Week 17? Well, there are a few good reasons to back Frisco in this contest. First, the Niners have been putting up some fantastic efforts in each of their last three games. The Niners beat Denver 20-14 in Week 14 before stunning Seattle 26-23 in overtime a week later. While Frisco was on the wrong end of a hard-fought 14-9 loss to Chicago this past weekend, again, the Niners just haven’t rolled over for anyone lately.
- Average Score For: 20.67
- Total Yards: 358.53
- Rush Yards: 118.33
- Passing Yards: 240.20
- Average Score Against: 25.80
- Total Yards: 344.07
- Rush Yards: 110.60
- Passing Yards: 233.47
Why Bet On the L.A. Rams at -10?
Why should you consider betting in the Rams in their regular-season finale? There are a bunch of great reasons like the fact that L.A. is by far, the more explosive offensive team in this contest as they average a stellar 31.9 points per game (3rd) to Frisco’s more modest 20.7 points per contest (23rd). Oh, and then there’s the fact that Los Angeles is also the better defensive team in this pairing in limiting the opposition to 23.5 points per game (17th) to the Niners’ 25.8 points per game allowed (24th).
The Rams snapped their two-game losing streak by smacking Arizona around 31-9 last weekend to cover the chalk as a 14.5-point road favorite as Jared Goff tossed one TD pass and recently signed the veteran running back C.J. Anderson rushed for 167 yards and one score on 20 carries in Todd Gurley’s absence.
- Average Score For: 31.93
- Total Yards: 423.93
- Rush Yards: 138.40
- Passing Yards: 285.53
- Average Score Against: 23.47
- Total Yards: 356.40
- Rush Yards: 122.00
- Passing Yards: 234.40
49ers vs Rams NFL Week 17 Betting Trends
- San Francisco is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
- San Francisco is 3-10 SU in its last 13 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 6 of San Francisco’s last 9 games
- LA is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing San Francisco
- LA is 6-14-1 SU in its last 21 games when playing San Francisco
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Rams’s last 6 games at home
Expert NFL Betting Analysis and Prediction for 49ers vs Rams
While the Niners have played some really competitive football for the last few weeks, the fact of the matter is that Los Angeles has a lot to play for in this regular season finale. If L.A. wins, they get a first-round bye. However, if they lose and Chicago wins, the Bears would then get the bye while the Rams would be forced to play an opening round wild-card contest. That kind of motivation is why I like the Rams to win this one and win big!
The 49ers are just 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games against their NFC West division rivals. While Frisco has also gone an encouraging 4-1 ATS in their last five games against the Rams. Back the rams to get the double-digit win to cover the chalk!
Score: San Francisco 49ers 20 – Los Angeles Rams 31