The Los Angeles Rams (3-3, 2-2 Home) host the San Francisco 49ers (3-4, 1-3 Away) at SoFi Stadium on Sunday. The 49ers are 1.5-point favorites, and the total is 43. San Francisco is coming off a tough 44-23 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs at Levi’s Stadium last Sunday. Jimmy Garoppolo threw for 303 yards with two touchdowns and an interception. Jeff Wilson Jr. ran seven times for 54 yards.
George Kittle was targeted nine times, catching six passes for 98 yards and a touchdown. Los Angeles beat the Carolina Panthers 24-10 at SoFi Stadium on October 16. Matthew Stafford was 26 of 33 for 253 yards, a touchdown, and an interception. Darrell Henderson Jr. carried 12 times for 43 yards and a touchdown. Cooper Kupp was targeted eight times, hauling in seven receptions for 80 yards.
The 49ers won the first meeting between the teams this season, a 24-9 victory on October 3. Jimmy Garoppolo threw one touchdown for San Francisco, as Jeff Wilson Jr. added a rushing TD and Deebo Samuel scored once through the air.
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The 49ers are averaging 20.7 points per game for the season, 20th in the NFL, and they are facing a Rams defense that has surrendered 21.0 PPG (16th). Meanwhile, Los Angeles has scored 17.3 points a game this season, 29th in the league, and San Francisco is allowing 19.0 PPG (9th).
The 49ers rank 14th in the league in passing yards per game (245.1) and 15th in rushing (120.7), while the Rams are seventh in passing yards allowed per game (211.2) and ninth against the run (104.2).Los Angeles has been one of the league’s least productive rushing teams, averaging 70.5 yards per game (31st), while ranking 10th in passing yards (264.7).
San Francisco’s defense will present a challenge on the ground, as the 49ers are 2nd in the league in rushing yards allowed per game (91.0). Against the pass, the 49ers are 14th (226.1).
Through six games, Jimmy Garoppolo has thrown for nine touchdowns (4 INT) and 242.7 yards per game to lead San Francisco in passing. In three away games this season, he has five TDs (3 INT) and an average of 253.3 yards passing.
Jeff Wilson Jr. leads the team in rushing with an average of 64.9 yards a game over seven games. He has two touchdowns on the ground. Brandon Aiyuk is the 49ers’ leading receiver with 57.4 yards a game and three TDs.
He is averaging 4.6 receptions on 7.0 targets per game. Matthew Stafford has six passing touchdowns (8 INT) with 262.7 yards per game through six games to lead Los Angeles. In four home games this season, he has thrown for six TDs (7 INT) and an average of 268.2 yards.
Darrell Henderson Jr. has been the home team’s leading performer on the ground, averaging 30.2 yards a game through six games. He has two touchdowns. Cooper Kupp has been a workhorse in the Rams’ passing game. He has four touchdowns and a 101.2 yard per game average through six appearances. Cooper Kupp is averaging 12.0 targets per game (9.3 receptions).
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LA Rams (-105)
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