Los Angeles Rams at San Francisco 49ers Week 3 NFL Picks & Predictions 9/21/2017
Thursday, September 21, 2017
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The Los Angeles Rams travel to Levi's Stadium to take on the San Francisco 49ers on Thursday, September 21, 2017. The opening line for this game has Los Angeles as 3 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 42. The Rams have an ATS record of 1-1-0 while their over/under record is 2-0-0. The 49ers have an over/under record of 0-2-0 and they are 1-1-0 against the spread.
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Valuable Los Angeles Rams Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Rams are 2-0-0 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Rams are 1-1-0 against the spread
Important San Francisco 49ers Betting Trends
The San Francisco 49ers are 0-2-0 against the over/under
The San Francisco 49ers are 1-1-0 against the spread
Key Los Angeles Rams Injuries
09/17/17 CB Kayvon Webster Shoulder "?" Thursday vs. San Francisco
09/05/17 RB Lance Dunbar Knee PUP
09/04/17 DT Dominique Easley Knee IR
09/04/17 TE Temarrick Hemingway Leg IR
08/31/17 WR Mike Thomas Suspension 4-game suspension (eligible return 10/8 vs. Seattle)
08/31/17 CB Troy Hill Suspension 3-game suspension (eligible return 10/1 vs. Dallas)
Key San Francisco 49ers Injuries
09/18/17 S Jaquiski Tartt Neck "?" Thursday vs. LA Rams
09/17/17 S Eric Reid Knee left last game, is downgraded to expected to miss Thursday vs. LA Rams
09/17/17 DB Jimmie Ward Hamstring "?" Thursday vs. LA Rams
09/13/17 LB Reuben Foster Ankle out indefinitely
09/05/17 DL Ronald Blair III Thumb IR
09/05/17 RB Joe Williams Ankle IR
09/05/17 LB Malcolm Smith Pectoral IR
09/02/17 G Joshua Garnett Knee IR
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Los Angeles Rams are 4th in the NFL in points scored with 66. They have run 113 plays this season for 705 yards, which ranks them 10th in the league in total offense. The Rams average 6.2 yards per play, which is 6th in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 33 1st downs this year, placing them 24th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Los Angeles has run for 155 yards as a team, which ranks 21st in the NFL. They've run 54 times, averaging 2.9 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Rams have been penalized on offense 14 times for 125 yards so far this season, which has them 16th in the league in penalties. Jared Goff has thrown for 530 yards this season. He has completed 36 passes on 54 attempts for a completion percentage of 66.7%. His quarterback rating is 103.2. He averages 9.8 yards per pass attempt and 14.7 yards per completion.
Los Angeles is 12th in the league in points allowed on defense with 36. They have surrendered a total of 610 yards on D, which is 15th in the NFL. The Rams are ranked 19th in yards per play allowed with 5.2. Their pass defense has given up 5.7 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 17th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 29 passes on 48 attempts against the Los Angeles Rams defense this season, placing them 2nd and 4th in the National Football League. The Los Angeles pass defense has also given up a total of 306 yards through the air, which is 4th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 63 attempts for 304 yards this year, putting them in 30th place in the league against the run. The Rams have committed 8 penalties for 45 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 1st in the NFL. They've given up a score on 28% of possessions on defense, which is 10th in the league.
Special Teams Stats
Los Angeles is ranked 4th in the league in punt returns with 7. They've accumulated 39 punt return yards and average 5.6 yards per return, which is 22nd in the NFL. Their longest punt return so far this year is 12 yards. They have returned 5 kicks for 107 yards on special teams, ranking 7th in kick return yardage. The Rams average 21.4 yards per kick return and have a long of 35 yards this year. They are 8th in the league in all-purpose yards with 871. The Los Angeles Rams have attempted 5 field goals this season and made 5, which is 10th in the National Football League. Los Angeles Rams kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 7 for 7 this year. Their punters have totaled 400 yards on 9 punts, averaging 44.4 yards per punt. That places them 22nd in the NFL in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The San Francisco 49ers have run for 210 yards as a unit, which ranks 14th in the league. They've run 34 times, averaging 6.2 yards per rush as a unit. The 49ers have been penalized on offense 16 times for 140 yards so far this year, which has them 11th in the NFL in penalties. They are 31st in the National Football League in points scored with 12. They have run 102 plays this year for 465 yards, which ranks them 30th in the NFL in total offense. The 49ers average 4.6 yards per play, which is 26th in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 24 1st downs this season, ranking them 30th overall as an offensive unit. Brian Hoyer has completed 39 throws while attempting 62 passes for a completion percentage of 62.9%. He has passed for 292 yards this year. He averages 7.5 yards per completion and 4.7 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 60.7.
The 49ers rush defense has given up 75 attempts for 247 yards this season, putting them in 24th place in the NFL against the run. They have had 14 penalties for 111 yards on defense this year. That places them 16th in the league. They've allowed a score on 34.8% of possessions on defense, which is 17th in the NFL. San Francisco is 10th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 35. They have given up a total of 599 yards on D, which is 12th in the league. The 49ers are 5th in yards per play allowed with 4.2. Their pass defense has allowed 5.3 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 10th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 37 throws on 64 attempts against the San Francisco 49ers defense this season, ranking them 9th and 13th in the league. The 49ers pass defense has also surrendered a total of 352 yards in the air, which is 9th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The San Francisco 49ers have tried 4 field goals this season and made 4, which is 17th in the league. Their punters have accumulated 471 yards on 11 punts, averaging 42.8 yards per punt. That ranks them 27th in the NFL in punting average. San Francisco is 17th in the NFL in punt returns with 4. They've totaled 49 punt return yards and are averaging 12.3 yards per return, which is 6th in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 21 yards. They have returned 3 kicks for 71 yards on special teams, placing them 15th in kick return yardage. The 49ers average 23.7 yards per kick return and have a long of 34 yards this season. They are 30th in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 622.
Who will win tonight's Rams/49ers NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Rams -3
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