Los Angeles Rams defensive end Aaron Donald (99) celebrates during the first half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game against the Arizona Cardinals in Inglewood, Calif., Monday, Jan. 17, 2022. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Plenty of money has been bet on the 49ers vs Rams NFC Championship Game
But which team is the public betting their money on?
The betting trends for this matchup can be found below
The San Francisco 49ers have already beaten the Los Angeles Rams twice this season.
Bettors don’t think there will be a third, as the two teams battle Sunday in the NFC Championship game.
The 49ers vs Rams betting odds have the visitors as decided underdogs, while the San Francisco vs Los Angeles player props suggest a showcase of two of the best receivers in the NFL: Deebo Samuel and Kooper Cupp.
Despite the fact San Francisco has dominated this head-to-head, with Kyle Shanahan’s squad beating the Sean McVay-led Rams six straight times, NFL public betting trends are banking on the Rams playing Super Bowl 56 in their home dome, SoFi Stadium.
See the breakdown of public money on the spread, game total, and moneyline below.
49ers vs Rams Betting Trends
San Francisco 49ers
Los Angeles Rams
Betting trends as of January 30th at DraftKings Sportsbook
Money against the spread is decidedly in the Rams’ favor. As of Sunday morning, Los Angeles as 3.5-point favorites is seeing 61% of the money bet against the spread, with 64% of the total bets against the spread.
The betting pattern stays the same on the moneyline as well. The public appears most confident in the Rams winning straight up, which has 69% of the betting money, with 62% of that on Los Angeles.
In terms of total, the over is seeing 61% of the over/under money, and 56% on the game total.
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Public Betting the Rams to Cover as Home Favorites
The 49ers and Rams opening line has remained at Los Angeles by 3.5 points with very little fluctuation.
Only 39% of the money is bet on San Francisco against the spread, and just 36% of the total bets are on the Niners.
PUNT BLOCK TOUCHDOWN.
The @49ers have tied it! #NFLPlayoffs #FTTB
📺: #SFvsGB on FOX
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— NFL (@NFL) January 23, 2022
San Fran’s offense didn’t look particularly great against the Packers in the Divisional Round, generating only six points, and relying on special teams and a stout defense to win 13-10.
A blocked punt led to their only touchdown, while the 49ers sacked Aaron Rodgers five times, limiting him to 225 yards passing, and holding the run game to 67 yards on 20 carries.
Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo threw for only 131 yards and an interception and was sacked four times. He’s yet to throw a touchdown pass in these playoffs.
STAFFORD FINDS COOPER KUPP. UNBELIEVABLE.
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) January 23, 2022
Los Angeles has looked like the best team in the NFC throughout these playoffs, posting 30+ points in both games. They held the Arizona Cardinals to 11 points, and while their defense did blow a 27-3 lead to Tom Brady and the Buccaneers, Matthew Stafford drove LA to a winning field goal as time expired.
The Rams lost only five times all year en route to the NFC West title, but the 49ers beat them twice.
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Bettors Expecting Total to Go Under
Like the spread, the total has stayed at 45.5 the entire week.
That total was split during the regular season. San Francisco rolled to a 31-10 victory Nov. 15 at home, then rallied from a 17-0 halftime deficit to win 27-24 in overtime in the regular season finale.
PICK-6! JIMMIE WARD’S SECOND INT.@49ers lead 14-0 in the first quarter.
📺: #LARvsSF on ESPN
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— NFL (@NFL) November 16, 2021
Stafford had poor outings in both games. While he did complete 64.5% of his passes in those games, he threw for an average of 240.5 yards, and threw two interceptions in both contests.
While he did throw for three TD’s in the second matchup, the Rams blew a big lead and couldn’t generate anything on offense, with the Niners’ D picking up 13 QB hits and turning five of those into sacks.
Inclement weather won’t be a factor for San Francisco as it was last week, and the latest 49ers vs Rams injury report has them in pretty good shape for Sunday, with hulking left tackle Trent Williams the only significant question mark as he battles an ankle injury.
.@VonMiller was built for these moments.
📊 Four total tackles, sack, QB hit, forced fumble + fumble recovery vs. Tampa Bay. pic.twitter.com/cBNrcPuzwN
— Los Angeles Rams (@RamsNFL) January 24, 2022
The bigger factor for them may be the LA defense, which kept Brady off balance most of the game, sacking him three times, forcing a fumble, and generating eight QB hits.
Against the Cardinals, they held Kyler Murray to 137 yards passing and sacking him twice. They’ve allowed only 56 yards rushing per game in the playoffs at a paltry 3.5 yards on 32 carries.
More Money Is on the Rams to Beat the 49ers
There was slight movement on this line, with the 49ers’ odds extending from +152 to +155, while the Rams have held steady with -180 odds.
The Rams are attracting 69% of the handle, with 62% of the total bets. San Francisco is attracting just 31% of the handle — the lowest of all the bets on the board, and 38% of the total bets, just slightly more than the total bets ATS, which is 36%.
San Francisco is will be playing its record 12th road game this season, and are looking to become the first team since the 1966 Kansas City Chiefs to win four straight road games.
The Rams, meanwhile, are trying to become just the second team to play in their home stadium for a Super Bowl, after the Buccaneers did it last season.