San Francisco 49ers at Los Angeles Rams - 1/9/22 NFL Picks and Prediction

San Francisco 49ers at Los Angeles Rams - 1/9/22 NFL Picks and Prediction Photo by Michael Zagaris

Los Angeles Rams (12-4) vs San Francisco 49ers (9-7)

Game Info: Sunday, January 9, 2022 at 4:25 pm (SoFi Stadium)

Betting Odds: Los Angeles Rams -6.5 -- Over/Under: 44.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The LA Rams will play host to San Francisco 49ers on Sunday in a critical AFC West matchup from Sofi Stadium. The 49ers won at home earlier this season against the Rams 31-10. The 49ers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Los Angeles.

The 49ers are coming off of a two-game winning streak after easily beating the Houston Texans at home 23-7. Trey Lance was 16-of-23 for 249 yards with two touchdowns and an interception.

Jimmy Garoppolo has been out with a thumb injury but could play for this one. On the season, he has recorded a 53.6 QBR while completing 68 percent of his passes for 3,494 yards with 19 touchdowns and 10 interceptions passing the ball while also running the ball 37 rushing attempts for 50 yards with three rushing touchdowns. 

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The 49ers offense averages 371.1 yards a game which is 10th in the league. They are scoring 25 points per game as they give up 312.8 yards and 21.3 points per game to their opponents. 

The Rams are leading the NFC West with a 12-4 record and are riding a five-game winning streak after winning on the road 20-19 against the Baltimore Ravens. Matt Stafford finished 26-of-35 for 309 yards with two touchdowns and interceptions.

The Los Angeles Rams have been playing well behind starting quarterback Matt Stafford this season as he has a 63.5 QBR while completing 67.3 percent of his passes for 4,648 yards with 38 touchdowns and 15 interceptions. 

The Rams offense averages 378.8 yards a game which is 6th in the league. They are scoring 27.3 points per game as they give up 338.4 yards and 21.6 points per game to their opponents. 

The 49ers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games after accumulating more than 350 total yards in their previous game and are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games in January. The Rams are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games after accumulating less than 90 yards rushing in their previous game and are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss. The Rams are 1-4 ATS vs. a team with a winning record. I think the Rams win this one, but with Jimmy G making his way back, the 49ers can keep this one close.

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Clayton’s Pick 49ers +6.5

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