From NFC West divisional play the San Francisco 49ers will travel to face the St Louis Rams in an NFL pro football game on Sunday afternoon. Kick off time from St Louis is scheduled for 1PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by FOX.
The point spread opened up in this NFL game with the road team San Francisco 49ers favored by -7 ½ points with an over under line of 40 points. Early money from the betting public has landed on the side of the home underdog as San Francisco is now favored by -7 points. The over under has moved up a ½ point to 40 ½ points.
The teams met back on November 11th and it ended in a 24-24 tie with San Francisco favored by -13 ½ points. The total went over 37 ½ points. NFL Trend: The over is 4-1 in their past five head to head meetings.
San Francisco has won two straight. They come off a 31-21 road win at the New Orleans Saints last week as a -3 point betting favorite to go to 8-2-1 on the season. The game went over the total of 50 points. The 49ers totaled 375 yards of offense with 144 on the ground on 31 rushes. Each team committed two turnovers with San Francisco returning two interceptions for touchdowns. Colin Kaepernick hit on 16 of 25 passes for 231 yards with a touchdown and pick. Kaepernick has 3 touchdowns and one pick on the season and completes 65% of his throws. San Francisco allowed the Saints offense to produced 290 yards with 59 coming from the ground game on 21 rushes. The 49ers are #1 scoring defense in the NFL allowing just 14 points a game. They are #2 in total defense as they allow 278 yards a game. This is a difficult back to back road spot for San Francisco having played at New Orleans last week. The 49ers hold a 2 ½ game lead over Seattle in the NFC West division with 5 games remaining.
The Rams improved to 4-6-1 on the 2012 campaign after a 31-17 road win at the Arizona Cardinals last week as a +1 ½ point underdog. The game went over the total of 36 points. St Louis overcomes a three point halftime deficit by outscoring Arizona 17-0 in the second half. Their offense put together 367 yards with 173 rushing on 34 tries. They turn it over once and take four away from the Cardinals. Sam Bradford hit on 8 of 17 throws for 205 yards with two touchdowns and one pick. Bradford has 14 touchdowns and 9 picks on the season. That’s with no playmaker type receivers. Steven Jackson ran for 139 yards on 24 carries. Rams defense allowed Arizona 375 yards of offense with 74 from their ground attack on 23 attempts. St Louis has struggled for points this season at 28th in scoring offense with 18 points a game. They are an improved defense ranking 12th allowing 340 yards a game.