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49ers and Rams Look at Rebuilding Progress

The Los Angeles Rams and the San Francisco 49ers will meet at Levi’s Stadium on Thursday Night on NFL Network. The two longtime division rivals are both in a rebuilding process. The fact that the NFL puts this matchup on in Prime Time on its brand station shows the state of the NFL. The mediocrity on display across the league is apparent and the football is unwatchable at time. Below is a previews of this lousy game if you care.

Oddsmakers opened the Rams as -3-point favorites versus the 49ers, while the game’s total opened at 42. The Rams are still favored by 3-points but the total has dropped to 40. There are a few scattered 39.5 lines out there.

Last time out for San Francisco, they were a 12-9 loser as they battled the Seattle Seahawks on the road. The 49ers covered in the matchup as a +13.5-point underdog, while 21 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

San Francisco safety Eric Reid injured his knee and won’t play against the Rams. Linebacker Reuben Foster is not expected to play because of an ankle injury, either.

San Francisco running back Carlos Hyde has looked good in the team’s first two games. He will be a focal point against the Rams. Hyde is fourth in the league in rushing with 169 yards. The fact he is averaging 7.0 yards a carry may be more impressive. The 49ers’ ground game is the lacking in touchdowns by Hyde. He enters the Thursday night game with no rushing scores.

Rams Look to Improve Defensive Play

Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 27-20 loser as they battled the Washington Redskins at home. The Rams failed to cover in the matchup as a -3-point favorite, while 47 combined points moved the game PUSH for totals bettors.

The Rams’ defense was bad against the Redskins in Week 2. Defensively they  will need to shore up their tackling while matching up against an improving offensive line. San Francisco guard Laken Tomlinson started in Week 2 after spending the preseason with the Lions. He was acquired in a trade and made a big impact on the interior run game. This week he will be facing one of the best defensive linemen in the NFL.

That lineman is Aaron Donald. Donald did not play in Week 1 after a training camp holdout. He looked sluggish in Week 2 against the Redskins. He finished with just one tackle and an assist.

Running back Todd Gurley, who was the 2015 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year, is ranked eighth in the NFL with 128 yards. He is only averaging 3.7 yards a carry, but Gurley had two rushing scores this season. Gurley also has added value as a pass catcher. He has eight receptions for 104 yards and another score. The Rams will need Gurley to continue to be a dual-threat player against the 49ers defense.

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Recent Form

NameRecordATSOffenseDefenseDiffATS HomeATS AwayOU RecordOU HomeOU Away
LA Rams1-11-133.0018.00151-10-01-0-11-0-10-0
San Francisco0-21-16.0017.50-11.50-11-00-20-10-1
Power Stats
Yards Per Point
NameOffenseDefenseDifferential
LAR10.6816.94-6.26
SF38.7517.1121.64
Yards Per Pass
NameOffenseDefenseDifferential
LAR14.4710.553.92
SF6.549.51-2.97

Yards Per Rush

NameOffenseDefenseDifferential
LAR2.874.83-1.96
SF6.183.292.89
Team Records
Los Angeles Rams
NameRecordHomeAwayATSATS HomeATS AwayOffenseDefenseDiff
Overall1-11-10-01-11-10-033.0018.0015.00
vs Conf0-10-10-00-10-10-020.0027.00-7.00
vs Div0-00-00-00-00-00-00.000.000.00
Last 31-11-10-01-11-10-033.0018.0015.00

San Francisco 49ers

NameRecordHomeAwayATSATS HomeATS AwayOffenseDefenseDiff
Overall0-20-10-11-10-11-06.0017.50-11.50
vs Conf0-20-10-11-10-11-06.0017.50-11.50
vs Div0-10-00-11-00-01-09.0012.00-3.00
Last 30-20-10-11-10-11-06.0017.50-11.50
Supergrid
TitleStatRankStatRank
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense33.00417.509
Away Team Road Passing vs Home Team Home Passing Defense171.009
Away Team Road Rushing vs Home Team Home Rushing Defense116.0019
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense6.003018.0011
Home Team Home Passing vs Away Team Road Passing Defense166.0026
Home Team Home Rushing vs Away Team Road Rushing Defense51.0026
Head To Head Summary
NameRecordATSOUScoreRushYPRPACPPYTYTO +/-
LA Rams3-6-14-64-615.80105.403.6934.5055.07181.30286.701.20
San Francisco6-3-16-44-621.10116.803.7033.5064.18220.50337.301.10

Head To Head Detail

DateAwayHomeScoreLineTotalOU ResultARYAPYATYATTHRYHPYHTYHTTAway Team AttemptsHome Team AttemptsAway Team CompletionsHome Team Completions
Dec 24, 2016SFLAR22-2170253323299781772
Sep 12, 2016LARSF0-286512018521501703201
Jan 3, 2016LARSF16-1913323136401083504581
Nov 1, 2015SFLAR6-273815118901971913881
Nov 2, 2014LARSF13-10911021932801832632
Oct 13, 2014SFLAR31-17893434321932163091
Dec 1, 2013LARSF13-231141983121832553381
Sep 26, 2013SFLAR35-112191513702181701882
Dec 2, 2012SFLAR13-161481913391852082930
Nov 11, 2012LARSF24-2415929945811831583410

NFL Betting Trends

Team Last 5 Games

Los Angeles Rams

DateOpponentscoreResultlineATS Resultoffensive rush yardsoffensive passing yardsoffensive total yardsdefensive rush yardsdefensive passing yardsdefensive total yardsturnoversLocation
Sep 17, 2017WAS20-27L-3/47L/P922403322291563852H
Sep 10, 2017IND46-9W-3.5/42W/O6331037375150225-2H
Jan 1, 2017ARI6-44L7/39L/O5271123842603441H
Dec 24, 2016SF21-22L-5.5/39.5L/O9978177702533230H
Dec 15, 2016SEA3-24L15/39.5L/U4713618372227299-1A

San Francisco 49ers

DateOpponentscoreResultlineATS Resultoffensive rush yardsoffensive passing yardsoffensive total yardsdefensive rush yardsdefensive passing yardsdefensive total yardsturnoversLocation
Sep 17, 2017SEA9-12L13.5/41W/U159892481311813121A
Sep 10, 2017CAR3-23L4/45L/U511662171161712870H
Jan 1, 2017SEA23-25L11.5/45W/O62191253872893762H
Dec 24, 2016LAR22-21W5.5/39.5W/O7025332399781770A
Dec 18, 2016ATL13-41L13.5/51.5L/O1071652722483025500A

Weather in
Santa ClaraUnited States

Weather is Very cloudy  83°F

Very cloudy
Humidity is 64%
Wind is North-northeast 9 mph
Visibility is 3.7282271 mi
Pressure is N/A inHg

Forecast for Santa Clara

Next up:
Los Angeles at Dallas Sunday, October 1
San Francisco at Arizona Sunday, October 1

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