49ers vs. Rams Total Pick
Will Sunday's NFC West matchup between the San Francisco 49ers and Los Angeles Rams turn into a high-scoring affair at 4:25 p.m. ET?
Matchup: 49ers (5-10) at Rams (11-4)
TV: FOX, 4:25 p.m. ET
Line: 49ers -3.5
ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the over/under currently sits at 43.5 points after hitting the board at that same number. The Rams, meanwhile, went from a 6-point home favorite to a 3.5-point underdog after Sean McVay announced that Todd Gurley, Jared Goff and stud defensive tackle Aaron Donald won't play.
PUBLIC BETTING: As of this writing, 75% of the betting tickets are on the 49ers to cover the spread and 83% of the money is also on San Francisco.
INJURY REPORT: Trent Brown is out for the year after suffering a shoulder injury earlier this month. Garry Gilliam (knee), Jaquiski Tartt (Arm), Jimmie Ward (forearm), Asa Jackson (hamstring) and Joshua Garnett (knee) are also out for the 49ers.
Along with Donald, Goff and Gurley, Andrew Whitworth (rest), John Sullivan (Rest), Rodger Saffold (ribs) and Alex Ogletree (eblow) are all either out or doubtful for the Rams.
OUR PREDICTION: The over is 5-2 in the last seven meetings between these two teams when the Rams host the game. The over is also 5-2 in the Niners' last seven games when playing an opponent with a winning record and is 11-5 in their last 16 games after allowing more than 350 total yards in their previous contest.
On the other side, the over is a perfect 4-0 in the Rams' last four games overall, is 5-0 in their last five games played in the month of December, and is 9-2 in their last 11 games after allowing more than 350 total yards in their previous game. The over has also cashed in five of the Rams' last seven divisional games and is 9-4 in their last 13 conference games.
NFL WEEK 17 OVER/UNDER PREDICTION: 49ERS/RAMS OVER 43.5