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NFL Betting Preview: San Francisco 49ers vs. LA Rams
September 17, 2023
This matchup features a pair of NFC West rivals when the 1-0 San Francisco 49ers travel to take on the 1-0 Los Angeles Rams in week 2 of the NFL Season. San Francisco defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers on the road by a score of 30-7 in week 1 while the Los Angeles Rams defeated the Seattle Seahawks on the road by a score of 30-13. Which team will start the season off 2-0 with a win in this matchup on Sunday? Let’s take a closer look at how these teams are faring this season.
The San Francisco 49ers enter this game with a record of 1-0 following a 30-7 win on the road against the Pittsburgh Steelers while covering the 1-point spread as a road favorite in week 1 of the NFL season. San Francisco scored 30 points while compiling 391 total yards offensively which included 220 passing yards and 188 rushing yards while allowing 7 points and 239 total yards defensively which included 232 passing yards and 41 rushing yards.
Brock Purdy led the team in passing, completing 19 of 29 attempts for 220 yards and two touchdowns while adding 20 yards rushing. Christian McCaffrey led the team in rushing with 22 carries for 152 yards and a touchdown while adding three receptions for 17 yards. Brandon Aiyuk led the team in receiving, catching all eight targets for 129 yards and two touchdowns.
Los Angeles enters this game with a record of 1-0 following a 30-13 win on the road against the Seattle Seahawks while covering the 4.5-point spread as an underdog by winning the game outright in week 1 of the NFL season. The Rams scored 30 points while compiling a total of 426 total yards offensively which included 334 passing yards and 92 rushing yards while allowing 13 points and 180 total yards defensively which included 112 passing yards and 85 rushing yards.
Matthew Stafford led the team in passing, completing 24 of 38 attempts for 334 yards while rushing for 11 yards. Kyren Williams led the team in rushing with 15 carries for 52 yards and two touchdowns. Puka Macua led the team in receiving, catching 10 of 15 targets for 119 yards.
BookMaker has the San Francisco 49ers listed as 8-point favorites on the road against the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday in week 2 of the NFL season.
San Francisco has won eight of the last ten and two of the last three games while going 8-2 ATS in the last ten and 3-0 ATS in the last three games in the series. San Francisco is 1-0 ATS overall, 1-0 ATS on the road, and 1-0 ATS as a favorite after finishing last season with a record of 13-7 ATS overall, 3-5 ATS on the road, 12-5 ATS as a favorite, and 7-0 ATS in division games.
The Los Angeles Rams are 1-0 ATS overall and 1-0 ATS as an underdog this season after finishing last year with a record of 6-9-2 ATS overall, 4-5 ATS at home, 4-5-2 ATS as an underdog, and 3-3 ATS in division games.
San Francisco is the more talented team this season and has been the better team in the series, winning eight of the last ten and two of the last three games while going 8-2 ATS in the last ten and 3-0 ATS in the last three matchups. As a result, I am taking the San Francisco 49ers -8 on BookMaker for this matchup on Sunday afternoon.
Spooky Express Pick: San Francisco 49ers -8
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