San Francisco 49ers at Los Angeles Rams Week 17 NFL Picks & Predictions 12/31/2017
Sunday, December 31, 2017
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
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The San Francisco 49ers head to Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum to play the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday, December 31, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles as 6.5 point favorites. The total has been set at 35. The 49ers are 8-7-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 7-8-0. The Rams are 9-6-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 10-5-0.
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Valuable San Francisco 49ers Betting Trends
The San Francisco 49ers are 7-8-0 against the over/under
The San Francisco 49ers are 8-7-0 against the spread
Important Los Angeles Rams Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Rams are 10-5-0 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Rams are 9-6-0 against the spread
Key San Francisco 49ers Injuries
12/24/17 CB Greg Mabin Calf is "?" Sunday vs LA Rams
12/15/17 OL Trent Brown Shoulder IR
12/13/17 WR Victor Bolden Jr. Ankle IR
11/27/17 OL Erik Magnuson Foot IR
11/27/17 RB Raheem Mostert Knee IR
11/06/17 TE Cole Hikutini MCL IR
11/05/17 S Jaquiski Tartt Arm IR
11/04/17 OL Garry Gilliam MCL IR
11/02/17 WR Pierre Garcon Neck IR
10/30/17 DB Jimmie Ward Arm IR
10/17/17 DL Arik Armstead Hand IR
10/10/17 CB Asa Jackson Hamstring IR
09/25/17 DL Tank Carradine Ankle 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
Key Los Angeles Rams Injuries
12/24/17 DB Marqui Christian Shoulder injured last game, is "?" Sunday vs San Francisco
12/24/17 DE Matt Longacre Back is "?" Sunday vs San Francisco
12/24/17 G Rodger Saffold Ribs left last game, is "?" Sunday vs San Francisco
12/21/17 K Greg Zuerlein Back IR
12/11/17 CB Kayvon Webster Achilles IR
11/03/17 S Cody Davis Thigh IR
09/04/17 DT Dominique Easley Knee IR
09/04/17 TE Temarrick Hemingway Leg IR
Useful Offensive Statistics
The San Francisco 49ers are 21st in the National Football League in points scored with 297. They have run 995 plays this year for 5,126 yards, which ranks them 12th in the NFL in total offense. The 49ers average 5.2 yards per play, which is 18th in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 296 1st downs this season, ranking them 14th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground San Francisco has run for 1,493 yards as a unit, which ranks 22nd in the league. They've run 378 times, averaging 3.9 yards per rush as a unit. The 49ers have been penalized on offense 119 times for 965 yards so far this year, which has them 3rd in the NFL in penalties. Jimmy Garoppolo has passed for 1,268 yards this year. He's completed 100 throws while attempting 145 passes for a completion percentage of 69%. His quarterback rating this season is 98.9. He averages 12.7 yards per completion and 8.7 yards per pass attempt.
San Francisco is 27th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 370. They have given up a total of 5,374 yards on D, which is 26th in the league. The 49ers are 22nd in yards per play allowed with 5.4. Their pass defense has allowed 6.7 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 27th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 324 throws on 510 attempts against the San Francisco 49ers defense this season, ranking them 20th and 15th in the league. The San Francisco pass defense has also surrendered a total of 3,615 yards in the air, which is 25th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 465 attempts for 1,759 yards this season, putting them in 22nd place in the NFL against the run. The 49ers have had 91 penalties for 745 yards on defense this year. That places them 2nd in the league. They've allowed a score on 38.6% of possessions on defense, which is 27th in the NFL.
Special Teams Stats
San Francisco is 16th in the NFL in punt returns with 31. They've totaled 272 punt return yards and are averaging 8.8 yards per return, which is 15th in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 39 yards. They have returned 31 kicks for 570 yards on special teams, placing them 24th in kick return yardage. The 49ers average 18.4 yards per kick return and have a long of 34 yards this season. They are 11th in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 6,278. The San Francisco 49ers have tried 39 field goals this season and made 37, which is 3rd in the league. Their kickers have a FG percentage of 94.9%. San Francisco 49ers kickers have made 96% of their extra points, going 24 for 25 this season. Their punters have accumulated 3,168 yards on 73 punts, averaging 43.4 yards per punt. That ranks them 30th in the NFL in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Los Angeles Rams have run for 1,851 yards as a team, which ranks 7th in the NFL. They've run 428 times, averaging 4.3 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Rams have been penalized on offense 101 times for 876 yards so far this season, which has them 17th in the league in penalties. They are 1st in the NFL in points scored with 465. They have run 937 plays this season for 5,533 yards, which ranks them 5th in the league in total offense. The Rams average 5.9 yards per play, which is 5th in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 296 1st downs this year, placing them 13th overall as an offensive unit. Jared Goff averages 8 yards per pass attempt and 12.9 yards per completion. He has completed 296 passes on 477 attempts for a completion percentage of 62.1%. His quarterback rating is 100.5. He has thrown for 3,804 yards this season.
The Rams rush defense has allowed 387 attempts for 1,788 yards this year, putting them in 25th place in the league against the run. Los Angeles has committed 98 penalties for 785 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 6th in the NFL. They've given up a score on 29.3% of possessions on defense, which is 4th in the league. They are 9th in the league in points allowed on defense with 295. They have surrendered a total of 4,971 yards on D, which is 18th in the NFL. The Los Angeles Rams are ranked 16th in yards per play allowed with 5.2. Their pass defense has given up 5.6 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 4th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 304 passes on 522 attempts against the Los Angeles defense this season, placing them 9th and 22nd in the National Football League. The Rams pass defense has also given up a total of 3,183 yards through the air, which is 6th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Los Angeles Rams have attempted 41 field goals this season and made 38, which is 2nd in the National Football League. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 92.7%. Los Angeles kickers have made 94% of their extra points, going 47 for 50 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,772 yards on 58 punts, averaging 47.8 yards per punt. That places them 5th in the NFL in punting average. Los Angeles is ranked 1st in the league in punt returns with 43. They've accumulated 452 punt return yards and average 10.5 yards per return, which is 3rd in the NFL. Their longest punt return so far this year is 53 yards. They have returned 39 kicks for 988 yards on special teams, ranking 2nd in kick return yardage. The Rams average 25.3 yards per kick return and have a long of 103 yards this year. They are 1st in the league in all-purpose yards with 7,145.
Who will win tonight's 49ers/Rams NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Rams -6.5
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