Niners vs. Rams - Underdog Value Found In This Game

Nikki Adams

Wednesday, December 21, 2016 2:31 PM UTC

Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016 2:31 PM UTC

The one-win Niners look to sweep the series with the Rams in week 16. Can they pull off the feat in what is a beleaguered 2016 campaign? Here’s our betting verdict complete with NFL picks.

 San Francisco 49ers vs Los Angeles Rams 


Point Spread Value

The Niners take on the Rams in week 16, fifteen weeks after beating Los Angeles 27-0 in Santa Clara. Seems a lifetime ago. To date, it marks their sole win in an abysmal 2016 campaign. Thirteen straight losses ensued since that promising start, prompting bookies to send the Niners into this divisional reprisal as the considerable underdogs. Be that as it may, the Rams are godawful too. They don’t seem to care much about the 2016 campaign and with wholesale management changes underway it’s hard to argue Los Angeles offers value as the considerable home chalk. To be fair it’s a tossup between two teams that few are going to tune into watch this weekend.


Free NFL Pick: Niners +4 (-110)Best Line Offered: at Intertops

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The Survivor

Neither team looks to have a vested interest or stake in the outcome of this matchup. Home advantage swings this game towards the hosts Los Angeles but a 4-10-0 SU mark on the season, which includes a 1-5 SU mark at home is hardly a ringing endorsement. Put this way, there is no way we’re placing good money on their -200 NFL odds. How can they be so favored? Beggars belief. The NFL line really should be much closer, reflecting the true awfulness of both sides.


Free NFL Pick: Niners +173Best Line Offered: at Pinnacle

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Game Totals

As mentioned above, neither team strikes a particularly convincing pose on the NFL odds board. The Niners are 6-6-0 in O/U betting while the Rams are 5-9-0 in O/U betting. Recent form shows both sides struggling offensively and defensively, which makes for a rather stale affair.


Free NFL Pick: Under 40 (-105)Best Line Offered: at TheGreek

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