Four Ways to Bet Sunday Night Football - NFL Week 6

The Week 6 Sunday NFL slate will conclude with a huge matchup on Sunday night between the Los Angeles Rams and the San Francisco 49ers. San Francisco needs a win over its division rival to get back in the NFC West hunt, but the Rams are coming in red hot following back-to-back wins.

This game will attract a lot of attention because of the current moneyline odds, but there are a lot of exciting prop bets for the contest as well.


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Here are four ways to bet the Rams and the 49ers on Sunday night.

Moneyline: Rams Straight-Up (-184)

The 2020 season has not gotten off to a great start for the 49ers. They're currently sitting at 2-3 and coming off a 43-17 loss to the Miami Dolphins. Their only wins have come against the Jets and Giants, who have started with a combined 0-10 record.

The Rams on the other hand, look like they're finding their identity. The offense and defense are beginning to play complementary football and it's showing, as they've only dropped one game to the Buffalo Bills.

HRWager has the Rams straight-up at -184. I think this is very generous on their part considering how much better the Rams are than the 49ers at this point in the season. For a relatively safe moneyline pick, lock up the Rams to pull off the win Sunday night.

Team Totals: 49ers Under 23.5 (-110)

The 49ers have the 21st-ranked offense in the NFL. Last week, Jimmy Garoppolo was benched for CJ Beathard because of poor performance as well as his recurring ankle injury. The 49ers have yet to score over 20 points, and they're about to face the fourth-ranked defense in the league.

Defensively, the Rams are starting to get their swagger back. The front seven, led by Aaron Donald, was ruthless in getting to Kyle Allen and Alex Smith last weekend, sacking them eight times. With an inexperienced Beathard most likely getting the start, the Rams' pass rush will be too much for him to handle.

I love the 49ers to score under 23.5 points for these reasons.


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First Team to Score: Rams (-125)

The Rams offense against the 49ers defense should be the most exciting matchup of this game. This will be the league's fifth-ranked offense against the fifth-ranked defense. The reason I like this prop, though, is because the Rams can put up points.

Richard Sherman isn't going to play again this week, and that has been a noticeable weak spot for the 49ers since he has been out.

I expect the Rams defense to lock down the 49ers' offense, leaving the first score wide open for the Rams on Sunday night. At -125, this prop is too good to resist.

Last Team to Score in the First Half: 49ers (+102)

I think this is a solid risk bet. The 49ers haven't been shut out this year, and I think they will put something on the board in the first half. Jared Goff will lead the Rams to a decent first-half lead, which will let the defense get comfortable and slip up.

The 49ers will capitalize right at the end of the half with a score to give them a breath of life against this ruthless Rams defense. This won't do much for the overall result, but I like the 49ers at +102 to end the half with a score.


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