It’s a NFL West showdown when the struggling San Francisco 49ers visit Edward Jones Dome to face the resurgent St. Louis Rams. The game kicks off on FOX this Sunday, November 1st at 1:00 PM ET. Cord-cutters can stream the game live via Fox Sports Go.
The NFL week 8 odds have St. Louis favored by 7.5-points to beat San Francisco. A win for the Rams means it will be the first time in nine years the team is above .500 this late in the season.
A Closer Look At San Francisco 49ers at St. Louis Rams NFL Week 8 Odds & Betting Analysis
What: San Francisco 49ers (2-5) at St. Louis Rams (3-3)
When: Sunday, November 1, 2015
Kickoff: 1:00 PM ET
Where: Saint Louis, MO
Stadium: Edward Jones Dome
Spread: Rams -7.5
Moneyline: San Francisco +340 vs St. Louis -425
Game Total: 39
Stream: Fox Sports Go
Listen: San Francisco vs St. Louis
If You Are Betting On The San Francisco 49ers Odds At +7.5
The San Francisco 49ers are 2-5 straight up and 3-4 against the spread so far this season. Their offense averages 14.7 points (32nd), 185.4 passing yards (31st), and 110.1 rushing yards (17th) per game. The Niners hit rock bottom last week with a 20-3 home loss on Thursday Night Football at the hands of the Seahawks last week.
QB Colin Kaepernick has been blamed for the 49ers ills. He has thrown 1453 yards, six touchdowns and five interceptions this season, posting an 82.8 passer rating. He has had success versus the rams, completing 65.5 percent of his passes with seven TDs and no interceptions while winning three of the last four against the Rams
“Colin’s our quarterback,” coach Tomsula said, “no controversies.”
— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) October 27, 2015
Kaepernick’s top two targets are vertern wide-receivers Anquan Boldin (31 rec, 372 yards, 2 TDs) and Torrey Smith (14 rec, 323 yards, 2 TDs), both of who are on the tail end of their careers.
RB Carlos Hyde (115 att, 470 yards, 3 TDs) had a great game in week 1, but since has struggled since. He is dealing with a stress fracture but is expected to be on the field against the Rams.
San Francisco’s defense allows 25.7 points (22nd), 293.0 passing yards (31st) and 113.3 rushing yards (20th) per game. NaVorro Bowman leads the team with 69 tackles, Aaron Lynch has 5.0 sacks, and Tramaine Brock has six passes deflected.
If You Are Betting On The St. Louis Rams Odds At -7.5
The St. Louis Rams are 3-3 straight up and 2-4 against the spread so far this season. Their offense averages 18.0 points (31st), 177.7 passing yards (32nd), 121.2 rushing yards (13th) per game. The Rams are coming off a dominate 24-6 win versus the Browns last week.
QB Nick Foles has struggled under center with his new team, throwing for 1119 yards, six touchdowns and five interceptions, while posting 78.8 passer rating.
WR Kenny Britt (12 rec, 224 yards, 1 TD) and TE Jared Cook (17 rec, 188 yards, 0 TDs) are the team’s top pass catchers.
Rookie RB Todd Gurley (74 att, 442 yards, 2 TDs) is the first Rams rookie since Eric Dickerson in 1983 to record three straight 100-yard rushing games. He is averaging a ridiculous 6.4 yards per carry while rushing for 433 in the last three contests.
“We just can’t rely on Todd all the time,” head-coach Jeff Fisher said. “At some point it’s going to get hard to run, until we start making some plays on the outside.”
— St. Louis Rams (@STLouisRams) October 29, 2015
St. Louis’ defense allows 19.8 points (10th), 243.0 passing yards (17th) and 108.2 rushing yards (14th) per game. James Laurinaitis has 45 tackles, Aaron Donald has 4.5 sacks, and Janoris Jenkins has six passes deflected.
Betting Trends Related To This Matchup:
- St. Louis Rams 5-6 At Home since last season
- St. Louis Rams 1-2 As Favorite this season
- St. Louis Rams 3-5 As Favorite since last season
- St. Louis Rams 2-4 As Home Favorite since last season
- San Francisco 49ers 3-0 O-U On Road this season
- San Francisco 49ers 6-5 O-U On Road since last season
- St. Louis Rams 6-5 O-U At Home since last season
The 49ers are 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 games following a SU loss, 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 games following an ATS loss, 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games in Week 8, 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games after allowing more than 150 yards rushing in their previous game, 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 road games, 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 vs. NFC, and 3-9-1 ATS in their last 13 games overall.
The Rams are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games as a favorite, 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games following a S.U. win, 5-2 ATS vs. a team with a losing record, 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games following an ATS win, 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games in November, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 vs. NFC, and 12-25-1 ATS in their last 38 games as a home favorite.
My NFL Week 7 Betting Pick: Rams -7.5.
PLAYERS OUT OR DOUBTFUL:
- San Francisco: N/A.
- St. Louis: Nick Toon, Alec Ogletree.