NFL Betting Lines Niners vs Rams Week 16 Predictions

December 25th, 2010 by

niners vs ramsThis might just be the most exciting matchup between a 6-8 team and 5-9 teams in the history of NFL gambling. The 6-8 team in question is the resurgent St Louis Rams and the 5-9 team is the terribly disappointing San Francisco 49ers club.

Neither team will finish above .500 and normally, at this time of year a matchup like this would be little interest to anyone other than diehard fans.

But in the Wild, Wild, NFC West a winning record isn’t required to clinch the division and home field advantage in the playoffs. If the cards fall just right, the Niners could play their way into the playoffs by winning their last two games.

Or with a win in their dome, the Rams could all but wrap up the NFC west title this weekend.

Kickoff for this Sunday matchup is set for 1:05 Eastern Time and SBG Global Sportsbook opened with the Rams as a 2-point favorite with an over/under total at 39.5.

This is one of the rare times in an NFL betting odds fan’s life that the a matchup between two teams with a losing record will ever be competing for a division title in Week 16 so do not miss this.

The Rams offense has come alive under the direction of rookie QB Sam Bradford who’s putting together one of the best seasons by a rookie QB in league history. He’s got 17 TDs, 14 INTs and has already thrown for more 3,065 yards.

But he’ll need to play his best game yet to get his team past the surging 49ers.

After a slow start this team has gone 4-3 over its past 7 games and has completely dominated NFC West opponents over the past 6 weeks including a 23-20 victory against the Rams last time these teams met.

The Niners QB situation seems a bit of a question mark right now with the two Mr. Smiths (Alex and Troy) in position to get the start. The two have contrasting styles but both seem capable of winning if they can get all their receivers involved early.

The Rams have home field advantage and have the best player on the field in RB Steven Jackson, but the 49ers have a more dynamic offense when it’s clicking on all cylinders and a better defense.

Look for the Niners in a mini sports betting upset.

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