The Rams are 4-1 and have only lost a Week 3 thriller to the Buffalo Bills. The 49ers were expected to be legitimate contenders ahead of the 2020 season but injuries have contributed to two straight losses in a major way. This NFC West game could impact the playoff picture, and Los Angeles has a one-game lead over 2-3 San Francisco.
Jared Goff ranks 10th in passing yards and fourth in completion percentage (71.7) following the departure of Brandin Cooks and Todd Gurley. His trio of running backs have given the Rams plenty of options on offense, and the defense has been solid against the run and the pass. Jimmy Garoppolo was benched for C.J. Beathard his last time out and the 49ers lost to the Miami Dolphins by 26 points. The offense is getting healthier with the return of Deebo Samuel and Raheem Mostert, but missing impactful defenders like Nick Bosa, Richard Sherman, and Emmanuel Moseley could make it hard for San Francisco to stop teams from scoring.
If you can’t watch this game on TV, you have the option to stream the matchup on NBC Sports Live. If you don’t have cable, you can get a free trial from YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, AT&T TV Now, FuboTV, or Sling TV to stream Sunday Night Football this week.
The game is often a little bit delayed on live streams, but usually it’s only between 30 and 60 seconds behind the TV broadcast. That can impact you if you’re on Twitter during the game, but otherwise it’s an easy option.
The Rams (-175) are surprisingly only favored by 3.5 points on DraftKings Sportsbook. I like their odds to win and cover the spread because they’ve only fallen to one of the best teams in football this season. Los Angeles has elite players on both sides of the ball who can be depended on. The Rams have won by an average of 12.25 points in 2020.