2013 NFC West Divisional Matchup sees 49ers as 3 point ROAD favorites vs the St. Louis Rams ON Week 4 THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL
Week 4 of the 2013 NFL Season will kickoff with a divisional game between the underachieving 49ers and reeling St. Louis Rams. Both teams are coming off lopsided losses and are in dire need of a win.
The point spread opened at SF -3.5 and was quickly bet down to -3.0. Since then it has held steady at around -3 points with the 49ers coming in as road chalk. As expected the public has bet heavily on last year’s NFC champs with about 75% of total money coming in on San Francisco.
“We hate the Niners still,” Dickerson said. “That hasn’t changed.”
The 49ers have a laundry list of injuries. Two key players on both sides of the ball for San Francisco are questionable as of Thursday morning: LB Patrick Willis and TE Vernon Davis. If you’ve been living in a cave for the past week, Aldon Smith is also a no-go: the star LB is indefinitely out after being arrested on suspicion of DUI and possession of marijuana.
St. Louis is healthier but looked horrendous last week vs. Dallas – Sam Bradford was sacked over 5 times.
Colin Kaepernick has experienced the much touted ‘sophmore blues’ in his 2nd season. Experts are attributing his regression to 49ers Offensive Coordinator Greg Roman taking a different play-calling approach this year.
Bettors are usually wary of putting money down on primetime NFL matchups and especially one that has a line that looks to be particularly spot-on.