SNF Picks: San Francisco 49ers vs Los Angeles Rams NFL Picks, Predictions 10/18/20
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Los Angeles Rams (3-1) at San Francisco 49ers (2-2)
NFL Football: Sunday, October 18, 2020 at 8:20 pm (Levi's Stadium)
The Line: San Francisco 49ers +3 -- Over/Under: 50.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Los Angeles Rams and San Francisco 49ers meet Sunday in week 6 NFL SNF action at Levi's Stadium.
The Los Angeles Rams look for a third straight win to build on their impressive 4-1 record. The Los Angeles Rams have split their last eight road games. Jared Goff is completing 71.7 percent of his passes for 1,372 yards, eight touchdowns and three interceptions. Goff has zero touchdown passes in four of his last 13 games. Cooper Kupp and Robert Woods have combined for 663 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Josh Reynolds has 12 receptions. The Los Angeles Rams ground game is averaging 139.6 yards per contest, and Darrell Henderson Jr. leads the way with 260 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Los Angeles is allowing 18 points and 304.2 yards per game. John Johnson III leads the Los Angeles Rams with 33 tackles, Aaron Donald has 7.5 sacks and Darious Williams has two interceptions.
The San Francisco 49ers look for a statement win to get back to a .500 record. The San Francisco 49ers have lost four of their last five home games. Jimmy Garoppolo is completing 60.6 percent of his passes for 467 yards, four touchdowns and two interceptions. Nick Mullens and Garoppolo have combined for six touchdown passes and five interceptions this season. George Kittle and Kendrick Bourne have combined for 498 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Brandon Aiyuk has 12 receptions. The San Francisco 49ers ground game is averaging 129 yards per contest, and Robert Mostert leads the way with 238 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, San Francisco is allowing 22.8 points and 323 yards per game. Fred Warner leads the San Francisco 49ers with 44 tackles, Kerry Hyder Jr. has 3.5 sacks and Jaquiski Tartt has one interception.
The Rams are 10-3 ATS in their last 13 road games, 13-5-1 ATS in their last 19 games as a favorite and 17-8-1 ATS in their last 26 games overall. The 49ers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games as an underdog, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games in October and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games. The over is 4-1 in Rams last 5 road games. The over is 9-4-1 in 49ers last 14 vs. NFC. The road team is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings. The under is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings in San Francisco. The over is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.
This line feels like a steal, as the 49ers don't have a reliable starting quarterback and they just got the snot beaten out of them last week by the Dolphins. Yes, you're never supposed to put too much stock into one game no matter how good or bad, but the 49ers are a tough sell these days. The Rams look a lot like the team we saw a couple years ago, as they've scored 30 or more points in three of their last four games and that defense is getting better by the week with Donald absolutely destroying opposing offensive lines. The 49ers are getting too much respect here, as you can easily make a case for this line being in the four or five point range.
I'll lay the field goal with the Rams.