Saturday, December 24, 2016
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
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The San Francisco 49ers travel to Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum to play the Los Angeles Rams on Saturday, December 24, 2016. The opening line for this game has Los Angeles as 3 point favorites and the over/under was set at 41. The 49ers are 2-11-1 against the spread and their over/under record is 8-6-0. The Rams have an over/under record of 5-9-0 and they are 4-9-1 against the spread.
Colin Kaepernick finished with 183 yards through the air for San Francisco last week. He completed 20 passes out of 33 attempts for a 61% completion percentage. The 49ers were led in rushing by Carlos Hyde, who finished with 71 yards on 13 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 6 yards per carry. Blake Bell was the team leader in receiving with a total of 45 yards and 2 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 23 yards per reception. As a team in that game San Francisco got a total of 15 first downs. Of those first downs, 6 came on the ground while 8 came through the air. They ran 55 total plays for 272 yards for the game. The 49ers ran for 107 yards on 20 attempts.
Jared Goff finished with 135 yards passing for Los Angeles last week. He went 13 for 25, resulting in a 52% completion percentage. The Rams were led on the ground by Todd Gurley, who finished with 38 yards on 14 carries. He ended the game with an average of 3 yards per rush. Kenny Britt led the team in receiving with 50 yards and 4 catches. He finished the game with an average of 13 yards per reception. Los Angeles had 13 first downs total. 2 came from running the ball and 8 came from a pass. They ran 56 total plays for 183 yards for the contest. The Rams ran for 47 yards on 17 carries as a team.
San Francisco scores 19 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 26th in the NFL. In the passing department, they average 17 passes on 31 attempts for a 55% completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 176 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 32nd in the league. The 49ers run for an average of 135 yards per game on 28 attempts for an average of 4.8 yards per carry. That ranks them 4th in the league. They also run 62 plays per contest and average 5 yards per play for an average of 311 yards per game, ranking their offense 29th overall this season. The 49ers average 18 first downs per game which ranks them 27th in the NFL. They accumulate 50.4 penalty yards per game via 6 penalties, which ranks 26th in the league.
San Francisco allows 249 passing yards per game, ranking 18th, and they allow 31 points per contest on defense, which ranks 32nd. They give up 21 completions on 33 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 64%. The 49ers allow 176 rushing yards per game on 35 carries for an average of 5 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 32nd in the NFL. San Francisco allows 425 total yards per game including 6.1 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 32nd in terms of yards per game. They get flagged for 6 penalties for 50.1 yards per game, ranking them 10th among NFL teams.
Los Angeles averages 14 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 32nd in the league. In the passing department, they complete 20 passes per game on 35 attempts for a 57% completion percentage. They throw for 200 yards through the air per game, ranking them 29th. The Rams run for an average of 79 yards per game on 23 attempts for an average of 3.4 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 31st on the ground. They also run 60 plays per game and average 4.7 yards per play for a total of 279 yards per game, ranking them 32nd in the league on offense. The Rams get an average of 16 first downs per game, which ranks 32nd. They average 70.4 penalty yards per game via 8 penalties, ranking them 5th in the NFL.
Los Angeles allows an average of 230 passing yards per game, which ranks 9th in the league. Their defense overall allows 23 points per contest, which has them ranked 20th. They give up 23 completions on 36 attempts for a completion percentage of 64% per game. The Rams allow 108 rushing yards per contest on 27 carries for a 4 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 19th in the NFL. Los Angeles allows 338 total yards per game for an average of 5.3 yards per play, which ranks 11th in the league. They force 6.6 penalties for 54.9 yards in each contest, ranking 21st.
San Francisco Betting Trends
San Francisco is 8-6-0 against the over/under this season
San Francisco has an ATS record of 2-11-1 this season
Los Angeles Betting Trends
Los Angeles is 5-9-0 against the over/under this season
Los Angeles has an ATS record of 4-9-1 this season
Injuries to Watch
12/19/16 WR Quinton Patton Foot injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Los Angeles
12/18/16 T Joe Staley Hamstring "?" Saturday vs. Los Angeles
12/18/16 WR Torrey Smith Concussion "?" Saturday vs. Los Angeles
12/14/16 G Daniel Kilgore Leg IR
12/13/16 TE Vance McDonald Shoulder IR
12/01/16 LB Shayne Skov Knee IR
11/21/16 S Eric Reid Bicep out indefinitely
11/08/16 DL Arik Armstead Shoulder IR
10/10/16 CB Chris Davis Knee IR
10/03/16 LB NaVorro Bowman Achilles IR
09/26/16 T Anthony Davis Concussion has retired
09/20/16 LB Ray-Ray Armstrong Pectoral IR
09/16/16 NT Ian Williams Ankle IR
09/06/16 CB Will Redmond ACL IR
09/02/16 QB Thad Lewis Knee IR
08/30/16 WR Bruce Ellington Hamstring IR
12/18/16 CB E.J. Gaines Quad "?" Saturday vs. San Francisco
12/18/16 QB Jared Goff Concussion injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. San Francisco
12/18/16 S Maurice Alexander Concussion "?" Saturday vs. San Francisco
12/15/16 RB Benny Cunningham Neck IR
12/15/16 DE Robert Quinn Concussion IR
09/09/16 DT Louis Trinca-Pasat Knee out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Los Angeles -3
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