Los Angeles Rams vs San Francisco 49ers: 4 Best 'Monday Night Football' Team, Prop Bets
Week 10 of the NFL season wraps up with an NFC West showdown between the Los Angeles Rams and the San Francisco 49ers. It was an extremely poor week in terms of the quality of games, but this should be an excellent matchup with a lot on the line for both squads.
The Rams are looking to strengthen their playoff seeding while the 49ers are trying to get back in the race. But, we are not interested in that. We are here to make some picks, and as always, I have the three best prop bets of the night as well as the best bet. There are a lot of interesting props, and to be honest, I do not envision a scenario where any of these props lose.
FanDuel: Jimmy Garoppolo UNDER 250.5 Passing Yards (-110)
Let's be honest, Jimmy Garoppolo is not a very good NFL quarterback. He is a serviceable starter, but, as we've seen, he can't lead a team to a championship.
Jimmy G will go up against a very tough Rams defense. Although the Rams are 17th in passing yards allowed, they are seventh in yards per pass (6.4). Going up against a quarterback that is averaging just 8.2 yards per pass attempt, the Rams should have an easy day against a non-explosive offense.
Garoppolo has gone under this total three times this season, and each time, he was held under 200 passing yards. Against a defense that holds a star player at every level, I will be betting on Garoppolo to have a tough night.
Barstool: Tyler Higbee OVER 40.5 Receiving Yards (-115)
Tyler Higbee has not topped his Week 1 production to this point, but his targets and snap count are increasing, and they will continue on that trend tonight. Although Odell Beckham Jr. is expected to play tonight, the Rams lost Robert Woods with a torn ACL for the rest of the year, so they'll need Van Jefferson and Higbee to step up in his absence.
Higbee is tied with Jefferson for the third-most targets on the team and with OBJ not fully acclimated to the Rams' offense, both Higbee and Jefferson will see their roles increase tonight. Matthew Stafford has favored Cooper Kupp this season, as is evident by his 103 targets, but the 49ers are going to shift their focus towards Cupp and make anyone else on the team beat them.
Higbee has only gone over this total three times this season, but the Rams offense runs through the passing game, and Higbee should have a big night tonight.
DraftKings: George Kittle Anytime Touchdown Scorer (+180)
The Rams have been one of the top defenses in the NFL at stopping tight ends, but George Kittle has made a living against the Rams. In his last six games against the Rams, Kittle is averaging nine targets a game for an average of 106.3 yards receiving and 6.3 receptions. Kittle has also scored in his last two games against the Rams, and he has found the endzone four times in his last six against the Rams.
Kittle caught his first touchdown of the season last week, and over his last three games, he is averaging nine targets a game. His role is starting to increase as the 49ers are entering an "oh crap, we might actually stink mode." If San Francisco wants to get back on track, they need to get their best players the ball, and Kittle is their best player on offense.
Bovada: Best Bet: Rams -3.5 (-115)
Los Angeles is 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games against San Francisco. The difference between this year and the past six years is that the Rams have Matthew Stafford this season.
While the Rams will travel to San Francisco for this game, a low spread like this kind of worries me. When a spread does not make much sense to me, bells and whistles go off in my head, and I immediately think that Vegas knows something we do not.
However, the Rams got ran over by the Titans on "Sunday Night Football" last week, so that might be the reason why the spread has dipped. Either way, I would have taken the Rams up to five points.
The 49ers have only covered in one of their last six games, and the offense just has no juice behind it. For that reason, we will take the Rams and their explosive offense.
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