Rams vs 49ers NFL Betting Tips
Two backup quarterbacks who have moved into starting roles will face off on Sunday when the St. Louis Rams, led by Case Keenum, head to San Francisco, led by Blaine Gabbert, while Nick Foles and Colin Kaepernick watch from the sidelines. The Rams are favored to win by 3.5 points on the road. Neither team has a chance to make the playoffs, so they are both simply playing out the string. Read on for our NFL betting tips.
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Why should you take St. Louis (-3.5)?
Rob Boras has brought improvement to the Ram offense as their new coordinator, at least in terms of putting points on the board. Keenum has proven enough of an adequate game manager to take the team up and down the field without turning the ball over, and San Francisco is not playing with much fire as Jim Tomsula’s first season comes to an end.
Why should you pick the 49ers (+3.5)?
The Rams have a lot of distractions, not the least of which is their possible move to Los Angeles at the end of the season. The Niners are playing at home for the chance to avoid an 0-6 record in their division for the first time since 1978. Gabbert has a gifted arm and could slice and dice a Rams secondary that might not be taking this game seriously.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
I like the Rams to come in here and take care of business to preserve their 8-8 season. The Niners have been making mental mistakes by the busload down the stretch, and I don’t see that changing. Take the Rams to win and cover, 27-13.