Conference Championship Week Outlook
It’s Conference Championship Week in the NFL. It has been an epic season, but we only have three contests remaining before the year concludes. The two games this weekend are slated to receive a lot of bets, which is exciting for the industry.
If you are looking to place a bet this weekend, you need to prepare. Preparation is key, especially in highly contested games like the ones we have on Sunday. Here is your AFC and NFC Championship Game outlook.
San Francisco 49ers Travels to Los Angeles to Face the Rams
The 49ers and Rams game is the most intriguing one of the weekend. The line opened, favoring the Rams at -3.5. However, there are a lot of skeptical bettors in this game. The game will occur at SoFi Stadium, and there is no home-field advantage for the Rams.
The Niners fanbase will travel for this matchup. In Week 18, when San Francisco beat Los Angeles, SoFi Stadium seemed like it was in Niner territory. Another interesting note is that Kyle Shanahan has won six straight games against Sean McVay.
He is also 7-3 in their past ten matchups, so Shanahan has owned McVay. This does make a difference when it comes to betting. I believe the 3.5 line is too large, which should be closer to a pick’em.
The one way the Niners keep this game close is by controlling the trenches. If San Francisco wins the line of scrimmage, it will allow them to cover. They need to take Matthew Stafford off his rhythm, and they also must run the ball to win.
If they make this happen, they could win outright on Sunday. The 49ers money line in this matchup is +160. The total is set at 46 points, and 57% of bettors are taking the over.
* All odds provided by Action247 Sportsbook and all odds subject to change.
**All views expressed are my own. My picks are my own and are not a guarantee, bet at your own risk.