Handicapping The 2022 NFC Conference Championship Game

  • The Los Angeles Rams are favored by 3.5 points over the San Francsico 49ers.
  • The 49ers come back with +160 odds on the moneyline.
  • The total sees -110 odds on both sides of the 46.0 line.

LOS ANGELES - The San Francisco 49ers and Los Angeles Rams will make up the 2022 NFC Conference Championship game.

Betting The Spread/Moneyline

The interesting part about the betting lines is that online gambling sites have been hinting at the 49ers losing for quite some time. They were underdogs against the Dallas Cowboys as well as the Green Bay Packers but were able to win both games. Despite the wins, the odds still suggest they are the inferior team.

49ers vs Rams Spread Odds

  • San Francisco 49ers +3.5 -110
  • Los Angeles Rams -3.5 -110

Looking at the matchup, it’s easy to see that San Francisco is a rush-first team as they have ran for 137.5 yards per game during the postseason while throwing for just 139.0 yards per game. However, Los Angeles seems to have the perfect counter as they’ve allowed just 56.0 rushing yards per game in the playoffs.

49ers vs Rams Moneyline Odds

  • San Francisco 49ers +160
  • Los Angeles Rams -185

It is worth noting that the 49ers have beaten the Rams in each of their last six meetings including each of the previous two this season. Plus, according to ProFootballTalk teams that sweep the regular season series are 20-12 in the playoff meeting.

Due to this, many will likely decide to back the 49ers on the moneyline.

Betting The Total: 46.0 Points

At first glance, the total for the game seems pretty high considering the matchup. The deeper you go, the more it seems NFL betting sites are misrepresenting the line.

49ers vs Rams Total Odds

  • OVER 46.0 -110
  • UNDER 46.0 -110

The team’s combined playoff games have averaged 41.25 points with just one of the four games going OVER the set total. Plus, the two previous matchups between the two ended with totals of 41 and 51. With most signs pointing towards the UNDER, this may be the best bet of the game.