Expert Top Pick of the Day: San Francisco 49er vs. Los Angeles Rams
The NFL Playoffs continue on Sunday with the San Francisco 49ers facing the Los Angeles Rams for a chance to advance to Super Bowl LVI. Here’s a look at how the teams compare for their biggest game of the season.
The San Francisco 49ers are looking to advance to their second Super Bowl in the last three seasons as they take on the Los Angeles Rams in the NFC Championship game this Sunday evening. This will be the 49ers’ record seventeenth appearance with a chance to go to their eighth league championship game.
The Rams will be at home for this matchup but haven’t beat the 49ers since 2018, losing six straight games against their rivals. These teams played each other here at SoFi Stadium three weeks ago, with San Francisco getting a 27-24 victory in overtime to clinch a spot in the playoffs. San Francisco 49er vs. Los Angeles Rams Betting Picks
San Francisco 49ers vs. Los Angeles Rams Schedule
- Date: Sunday, January 30, 2022
- Time: 03:30 PM PST
- Location: SoFi Stadium, Inglewood, CA
Niners Look to Extend Streak
The 49ers feel confident coming into this game after their victory over the Packers last weekend after their defense held Aaron Rodgers and Green Bay’s high-powered offense to ten points on their home field. A win tonight would give them their seventh straight victory over their division rivals and a chance for them to possibly avenge their loss to Kansas City in the Super Bowl two years ago.
San Francisco has already beaten two of the top offenses in the league, only giving up 27 points so far in this postseason against both Dallas and Green Bay. However, this defense must play well for a third straight game if they hope to slow down the Rams’ offense.
The difference has been the play of their defensive line, led by DE Nick Bosa and DT Arik Armstead. The latter has nine quarterback pressures and three sacks in the two playoff wins.
Rams Must Defend Home Field
The Rams have a chance to make history as the first team to host both an NFC Championship and a Super Bowl in the same season if they can defeat the 49ers on Sunday.
After their upset win on the road against Tampa Bay last weekend, the Rams are feeling pretty confident about their chances to pull off this feat. Even though they’ve lost six straight games to the Niners, the team thinks that the streak will end in this second game at home against them.
If the Rams defense, led by Aaron Donald and Von Miller, can put pressure on the quarterback as they have done all season, it could be a long day for Jimmy Garropplo. San Francisco’s dominant run game must also be contained if Los Angeles wants to have any chance of playing in the Super Bowl at home in two weeks.
San Francisco 49ers vs. Los Angeles Rams Odds Comparison
The 49ers are 6-1 against the spread in their last seven games, and the total has also gone under in six of their last seven games.
The Rams are 5-1 against the spread in their last six games vs. NFC opponents, and the total has gone under in five of their previous six games at home.
- DraftKings has Los Angeles at -180 on a spread of -3.5, and the game total is 45.
- FanDuel has Los Angeles at -180 on a spread of -3.5, and the total is 45.5.
- Caesars has Los Angeles at -175 on a spread of -3.5, and the total is 45.5.
Godds Pick or Prediction of the Game
The 49ers’ streak against the Rams can’t go on forever and tonight is when Los Angeles hopes to end three straight years of disappointment against San Francisco.
The Niners are confident that they can limit the Rams’ offense and advance to their second Super Bowl in three years.
- Godds Pick/Prediction: Los Angeles will win, and the total stays under.