Los Angeles Rams vs San Francisco 49ers Week 6 Pick – NFL October 18

The NFL has another great week of football as twelve games will be up on the board throughout Sunday. To finish out the day of action, the Los Angeles Rams and the San Francisco 49ers will meet up on Sunday Night Football. These two teams have played well this season and will look to earn a big win in their division. This game will kick off at around 8:20 PM Eastern time.

Los Angeles has earned a record of 4-1 throughout this season, which has them in second place of the NFC West. The Rams have played well so far this season and will look to keep up their strong start with a win on the road in Week 6. Los Angeles is coming off back to back wins and will look to make it three in a row on Sunday night.

The 49ers have put up a record of 2-3 to open the new season, which has them in last place of the NFC West. San Francisco has struggled after making a Super Bowl appearance a season ago. The 49ers have lost back to back games and will look to avoid losing their third straight game. San Francisco will look to get back to .500 with a win in this one.

These two teams have had opposite starts to the season, but San Francisco will look for Jimmy Garoppolo to have a much better start in this one. If the 49ers can have Jimmy Garoppolo step up in this one, it could give San Francisco a chance to earn a big win in this one. If Los Angeles can continue their strong start though, they could overpower the 49ers on Sunday Night Football.

Previous Matchups

The Rams and the 49ers met up two times throughout last season. The first meeting was in Week 6 in Los Angeles. Robert Woods opened up the scoring with a rushing touchdown, but Los Angeles struggled after that. Telvin Coleman had a rushing touchdown, while Jimmy Garoppolo had a rushing touchdown of his own. San Francisco finished with a 20-7 win.

The second game of the season was in Week 16 in San Francisco. Jared Goff threw two touchdowns, while Todd Gurley ran for two touchdowns. It was not enough for the Rams through. Jimmy Garoppolo threw a touchdown, while Deebo Samuel and Raheem Mostert both had a rushing touchdown. Fred Warner had a pick six as the 49ers earned a 34-31 win on a game winning field goal kick.

The Rams are coming off a game against the Washington Football Team in Week 5. Kyle Allen had a rushing touchdown for the Football Team, but it was not enough. Jared Goff had two passing touchdowns, while rushing for another touchdown. Darrell Henderson rushed for a touchdown and caught a touchdown pass as Los Angeles won 30-10.

San Francisco is coming off a very poor performance against the Miami Dolphins. Kyle Juszczyk had a rushing touchdown, while C.J. Beathard passed another touchdown. Ryan Fitzpatrick threw for three touchdowns and Jason Sanders was able to go a perfect 5-5 on field goals. The Dolphins were able to dominate for a 43-17 win over the 49ers.

Quarterback Comparison

Jared Goff will get the start under center for the Rams in this matchup. Goff has had a solid season so far for Los Angeles. He has thrown for 1372 yards, 8 touchdowns and 3 interceptions on the season. Goff has also rushed for another 2 touchdowns. Goff went 21-30 for 309 yards, 2 touchdowns and 1 interception in his start against Washington.

Jimmy Garoppolo will be back as the starting Quarterback for the 49ers in this one. Garoppolo has struggled at times this season with injury and coming back. He has thrown for 467 yards, 4 touchdowns and 2 interceptions. Garoppolo was benched against the Dolphins after starting 7-17 for 77 yards and 2 interceptions.

The Rams have had much more stability at the Quarterback position this season. Los Angeles will look for Goff to put up a bit better of a performance in this one as they try to knock off the 49ers. San Francisco will look for Jimmy Garoppolo to step up in a big way in this one if they want to knock off their division rival. Look for both Quarterbacks to get in a groove early in this one.

Defensive Battle

Los Angeles has done a good job on the offensive side of the ball this season. The Rams have scored 136 points, which is 13th in the league. Los Angeles has gained 2018 yards of offense, which is 4th in the NFL. Los Angeles has only allowed 90 points and 1521 yards, which is 3rd and 4th in the league, respectively. The Rams will look for their defense to continue to dominate.

The 49ers have been in the bottom half of the league on the offensive side of the football. San Francisco has scored 124 points, which is 18th in the NFL. The 49ers have also allowed 1821 yards, which is 21st in the league. San Francisco has been solid on defense though this season. The 49ers have allowed 114 points and 1615 yards, which is 11th and 5th in the NFL this season.

These two teams have been solid on the defensive side of the football. San Francisco’s numbers are a bit skewed after allowing the Dolphins to walk all over them last week. The Rams have won four games against the NFC East this season, which is arguably the worst division in football. Los Angeles will look to prove they are legit with a win over San Francisco.

Pick Overview

The 49ers are coming off a blowout loss to the Dolphins last week, but I believe they will have a great chance to bounce back in this one. Los Angeles has only beat teams in the NFC East this season, which I believe has not proven they are legit yet. San Francisco will be looking for revenge in this one, which I believe they can pull off at home on Sunday Night.

Bovada has Los Angeles listed as a -150 against the money line. This implies that the Rams will win this game around 60 percent of the time. I believe that this line should be much closer to even with it being in San Francisco. I really like the 49ers to bounce back after a tough loss last week, which gives them a lot of value on Sunday Night Football.

The Bet
San Francisco 49ers
+130
Andruw Burling / Author

Andruw Burling has been writing sports picks since 2017, covering mainly NHL and NBA content, but doing work in other sports as well. Andruw grew up in Las Vegas and has been around sports since a young age. He grew up a huge NHL and NBA fan and continues to use that knowledge in his content today.