NFL Week 18 Outlook; Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022 3:25pm CST
The final week of the NFL regular season has arrived. It’s going to be an epic week of football. There is a mix of meaningful matchups and dud games on the slate. However, betting makes every game interesting.
If you want to win money on the NFL, you need to prepare. We have one final slate of games to make this happen. Let’s go to work and finish the regular season on a high note.
Here is your week 18 outlook. We will look at San Francisco 49ers vs Los Angeles Rams.
San Francisco 49ers Travel to Los Angeles to Face the Rams
The 49ers need a win to secure a playoff position. If they lose, they are in jeopardy of being kicked out by the Saints if they prevail. The Saints have a great chance to win on Sunday, so expect Kyle Shanahan to pull out all the stops.
The San Francisco 49ers destroyed the Los Angeles Rams by a score of 31-10 back in November. The 49ers have won six out of their past eight games, including a victory over the Carolina Panthers last week. While the margin should be smaller in LA, the 49ers are still capable of winning outright and they need a win to make the playoffs.
Stafford is no longer on his scorching start, and he has a mediocre 16:11 TD/INT ratio in his past 8 games. Expect those errors to catch up with him here, especially after the Rams barely pushed through an undermanned Baltimore Ravens team last week that was missing Lamar Jackson, among other players.
49ers vs Rams Betting
San Francisco is +5 on Sunday, and 76% of bettors like this side of the line. The Rams do not need a win to secure a playoff spot, and they cannot earn a bye. They will likely not take this game too seriously.
We could also see a rematch of this game in the Wild Card game. The majority of bettors are taking the over of 44.5 points.
* 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.