Los Angeles Rams at San Francisco 49ers: 10/18/20 NFL Picks and Prediction
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San Francisco 49ers (2-2) vs Los Angeles Rams (3-1)
Game Info: Sunday, October 18, 2020 at 8:20 pm (Levi's Stadium)
Betting Odds: San Francisco 49ers -3.5 -- Over/Under: 49 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Los Angeles Rams will travel to Levi’s Stadium to take on the San Francisco 49ers this Sunday night in NFL action.
The Los Angeles Rams improved to 4-1 on the season after defeating the Washington Football Team, 30-10, this past Sunday. Los Angeles was outstanding defensively agianst Washington and had no trouble securing the victory after taking a 20-7 lead midway through the 2nd quarter on a 2-yard TD run by Jared Goff. Los Angeles outgained Washington by a 429-108 margin and held Washington to just 10 first downs in the victory. Leading the way for the Rams was QB Jared Goff who completed 21 of 30 passes for 2 TD & 1 INT while also rushing for a TD.
On the season, Los Angeles is averaging 27.2 ppg on 414.0 total yards per game (274.4 passing yds/g; 139.6 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Los Angeles has been led by QB Jared Goff who has completed 71.7% of his passes for 1,372 yards (280.2 passing yds/g), 8 TD & 3 INT. The top receiving targets for Goff and the Rams have been Cooper Kupp (28 rec, 363 yards, 2 TD), Robert Woods (23 rec, 300 yards, 2 TD), Josh Reynolds (12 rec, 181 yards), Tyler Higbee (15 rec, 166 yards, 3 TD), and Gerald Everett (8 rec, 141 yards). Leading the way for the Rams has been the trio of Derrell Henderson Jr (58, 260 yards, 3 TD), Malcolm Brown (53 att, 213 yards, 2 TD), and Cam Akers (26 att, 113 yards).
Defensively, Los Angeles is holding their opponents to an average of 18.0 ppg on 330.4 total yards per game (224.0 passing yds/g; 106.4 rushing yds/g).
The San Francisco 49ers lost their 2nd straight game and dropped to 2-3 on the season after being defeated by the Miami Dolphins, 43-17, this past Sunday. San Francisco was dominated on both ends of the field against the underdog Dolphins and could not fight back after Miami took a 30-7 lead into halftime. San Francisco was outgained by a Miami by a 436-259 margin and lost the turnover battle by a 3-0 margin in the loss. Leading the way for the 49ers was RB Raheem Mostert who had 90 yards on 11 carries.
On the season, San Francisco is averaging 24.8 ppg on 391.6 total yards per game (262.6 passing yds/g; 129.0 rushing yds/g). Offensively, San Francisco has been led by RB Raheem Mostert who has 238 yards (79.3 yds/g) & 1 TD on 34 carries while also hauling in 9 receptions for 139 yards & 1 TD. Mostert just returned from injury, however, the 49ers have a solid change of pace back in Jerick McKinnon (35 att, 193 yards, 3 TD; 15 rec, 107 yards, TD) who has been solid for the 49ers. QB Jimmy Garoppolo (60.6 Comp %, 467 yards, 4 TD, 2 INT) returned from an ankle injury, however, played poorly and was pulled in favor of C.J. Beathard (62.2%, 232 yards, TD). Leading the way for the 49ers receivers have been George Kittle (23 rec, 271 yards, TD), Kendrick Bourne (15 rec, 227 yards, TD), Brandon Aiyuk (12 rec, 153 yards), & Deebo Samuel (5 rec, 54 yards).
Defensively, San Francisco is allowing their opponents to average 22.8 ppg on 333.6 total yards per game (226.2 passing yds/g; 107.4 rushing yds/g).
The Rams are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games vs. NFC West opponents and 10-3 ATS in their last 13 road games. The 49ers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games as an underdog, however, are just 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games.
The Rams have had a nice start to their season, however, I’m still not sold on how good this team is as they have had to luxury of playing everyone from the NFC East division which currently have a combined record of 4-15-1. San Francisco looked awful this past week, however, this is a team that has been really hit hard by injuries and at least on the offense end finally have everyone back healthy. This is almost a must win for the 49ers as they have one of the hardest schedules in the next few weeks and as I think San Francisco will bounce back strong after having a full week of practice with all their offense weapons healthy, I think the 49ers do enough at worse at home to cover with the points. Good Luck!