San Francisco 49ers vs. Los Angeles Rams - 10/21/18 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Los Angeles Rams (6-0) at San Francisco 49ers (1-5)
NFL Football: Sunday, October 21, 2018 at 4:25 pm (Levi's Stadium)
The Line: San Francisco 49ers +10.5 -- Over/Under: 53.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Los Angeles Rams and San Francisco 49ers meet Sunday in NFL action at Levi's Stadium.
The Los Angeles Rams look to keep the ball rolling while remaining the only undefeated team in the league. The Los Angeles Rams have won each of their last six road games. Jared Goff is completing 69.1 percent of his passes for 1,928 yards, 12 touchdowns and five interceptions. Goff has two or more touchdown passes in 10 of his last 14 games. Robert Woods and Brandin Cooks have combined for 1,029 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Cooper Kupp has 30 receptions. The Los Angeles Rams ground game is averaging 154.3 yards per contest, and Todd Gurley leads the way with 623 yards and nine touchdowns. Defensively, Los Angeles is allowing 19.7 points and 344 yards per game. Cory Littleton leads the Los Angeles Rams with 48 tackles, Aaron Donald has four sacks and John Johnson III has two interceptions.
The San Francisco 49ers could use a feel good victory here in order to snap a rough four-game losing streak. The San Francisco 49ers have won four of their last six home games. C.J. Beathard is completing 64 percent of his passes for 892 yards, six touchdowns and five interceptions. Beathard has six touchdown passes on his last 114 pass attempts. George Kittle and Kyle Juszczyk have combined for 656 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Pierre Garcon has 20 receptions. The San Francisco 49ers ground game is averaging 142.5 yards per contest, and Matt Breida leads the way with 430 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, San Francisco is allowing 29.8 points and 377.2 yards per game. Fred Warner leads the San Francisco 49ers with 50 tackles, DeForest Buckner has 4.5 sacks and Antone Exum Jr. has one interception.
The Rams are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games following a straight up win, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. NFC. The 49ers are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 vs. NFC West, 3-9 ATS in their last 12 games in October and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games. The Rams are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 meetings in San Francisco, 0-5 ATS in their last 5 meetings and the underdog is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings. The over is 5-0 in 49ers last 5 games overall and the over is 8-3 in Rams last 11 road games.
The Los Angeles Rams are obviously the better team here and are currently the Super Bowl favorites, but this will be their third straight road game and their last three wins have been decided by an average of four points. The San Francisco 49ers are finding creative ways to lose, but they've been competitive in these losses and no loss out of the five have been more than 11 points. The 49ers are finding offense despite not having their starting quarterback and the defense has been OK given the quarterbacks they've faced already. The Los Angeles Rams have covered each of their last three games as a double-digit favorite, but only two of those games have come since 2017. The San Francisco 49ers have covered five of their last eight games as a double-digit underdog. I'm not sure how you can see the way the 49ers have been able to put up a fight in all of their games this season and turn down free double-digit points with them at home. I'll take my chances here.