February 22, 2021 06:37AM
Rams, 49ers tied as betting favorites to win NFC West

[theramswire.usatoday.com]

Cameron DaSilva

Two teams from the NFC West made the playoffs last season, but the entire division was fairly competitive throughout the year. The Rams got a good taste of that by going 3-3 in the division, losing both of their games to the 49ers and splitting with the Seahawks.

Looking ahead to 2021, the Rams and 49ers are viewed as the top teams in the NFC West – at least based on the betting odds. At DraftKings Sportsbook, the Rams and 49ers are tied as the betting favorites to win the division at +175, followed by the Seahawks +300 and Cardinals +700.

It’s not really surprising that the Rams are viewed as the favorites after acquiring Matthew Stafford, but the 49ers have some things to sort out. Jimmy Garoppolo isn’t certain to be the team’s quarterback, which could leave a hole at the most important position in football.

And even if Garoppolo does remain, he’s not exactly a quarterback who’s going to A) put up huge numbers or cool smiley necessarily stay healthy for all 16 games. Both defenses look stout heading into 2021, while their rushing attacks should both be potent, too.

It could just come down to quarterback play and overall health of the team, which both derailed the 49ers last season.
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  Rams, 49ers tied as betting favorites to win NFC West...

Rams43178February 22, 2021 06:37AM

  Niners have always been a media favorite

RockRam67February 22, 2021 08:10AM

  Re: Niners have always been a media favorite

BerendsenRam28February 22, 2021 11:31AM

  Re: Niners have always been a media favorite

AlbaNY_Ram16February 22, 2021 02:36PM

  Love my Rams...HATE the Niners but we all have to be real...

Ramgator77February 22, 2021 08:28AM

  Well.... the Niners no question have had the Rams number

RockRam41February 22, 2021 11:47AM

  Re: Well.... the Niners no question have had the Rams number

BerendsenRam31February 22, 2021 12:40PM

  Re: Well.... the Niners no question have had the Rams number

BerendsenRam20February 22, 2021 06:01PM

  I get it.... injuries...

JamesJM32February 22, 2021 03:27PM