Rams 49ers Betting – Division-Leading Rams Visit Last-Place 49ers Sunday
Week 10 of the National Football League season will go a long way in determining how the NFC’s tightest grouping is sorted out, as all four teams in the NFC West clash in divisional contests. While the Seattle Seahawks battle the Arizona Cardinals in the desert, the St. Louis Rams will be in southern California taking on the San Francisco 49ers at Candlestick Park.
NFL Betting: St. Louis Rams @ San Francisco 49ers
Online Sports Betting: 49ers – 5.5
While the 49ers were a popular sleeper pick to not only win the division, but perhaps make a run in the NFC this year, the Rams were coming off their worst season in franchise history and few thought they would be competitive. However, as is often the case in football betting, things haven’t gone the way many thought they would. St. Louis has wins in four of their first eight games, the best mark in the division. Meanwhile, San Francisco has just two wins in eight tries, and are stuck in the NFC West basement.
Why To Bet On The Rams?
The Rams have shown significant progress in their second year under head coach Steve Spagnuolo, who continues to help his team find a way to win despite some ugly football at times. St. Louis has played its best football in division games, narrowly losing to the defending NFC West champion Cardinals 17-13 in their season opener before taking down the Seahawks 20-3. The Rams’ defense has done a good job stopping the run, which is the 49ers’ offensive strength, and should be able to get even more pressure on quarterback Alex Smith if they can make San Francisco more one-dimensional. St. Louis has not won on the road so far this year, but that includes losses to the Oakland Raiders and Tampa Bay Buccaneers by a combined point differential of three, hinting this team may finally be ready to win away from home.
Why To Bet On The 49ers?
Despite having just two sportsbook bonus wins on the season, both of them have come at home, and both of them have come in the last three weeks. After struggling early on with some close losses, the 49ers have put together a mini two-game home win streak, and with back-to-back games at Candlestick Park against the Rams and Buccaneers, there is room to add to that win total. San Francisco left key victories on the table in losses to the defending Super Bowl champion New Orleans Saints, Atlanta Falcons, and Philadelphia Eagles that were each by less than three points, and it appears as though it may now be their turn to be on the right side of those finals.
How The Game Will Play Out
Despite a 2-6 start, the 49ers understand that a .500 record can still win the NFC West, and will look to move one game closer to that mark by taking down the current leader. St. Louis will struggle on the road once again, and after it is all said and done San Francisco will move from out of contention status to being one win back of first place.
Rams 49ers Betting Pick: 49ers