When the Week 6 Sunday Nighter appeared on the schedule in the spring, few would have imagined the defending NFC champion San Francisco 49ers would wind up getting 3.5 points from the Los Angeles Rams.
But sure enough, San Francisco has been terrorized by the injury gods, while healthy, productive, balanced Los Angeles is a bad call in Buffalo short of 5-0.
The only thing predictable in this league is massive doses of unpredictability. Let’s break down L.A.-San Francisco at an empty Levi’s Stadium.
WHY THE RAMS CAN COVER THE SPREAD
San Francisco quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo appeared to be far from 100 percent and even farther from being an NFL-caliber third-stringer in an abysmal performance as the gutted 49ers were blown out by the Miami freakin’ Dolphins last week.
It’s hard to imagine Jimmy G can suddenly turn it back on in just one week, and now he’ll have to face defensive player of the year frontrunner Aaron Donald and his strong supporting cast with limited offensive support as a result of a slew of injuries.
Trend Dummy points out that the Rams are 15-4-1 ATS in their last 20 conference games and 10-3 ATS in their last 13 road games.