We’re down to the final four in the 2021 NFL season, with the NFC Championship and AFC Championship games set to take place on Sunday 30 January. This will determine the two teams who are lining up in the Super Bowl betting, with the NFC Championship looking like the most competitive match-up according to the American Football betting sites.

The San Francisco 49ers will lock horns with the Los Angeles Rams for a place in the Super Bowl and this affair has a distinctly local feel to it, with the two teams having come through the bracket to be just a step away from competing in the Super Bowl LVI on 13 February 2022.

The LA Rams will have home advantage at the SoFi Stadium and this is also the venue for where the Super Bowl will be played, so there is extra motivation for a side who enjoyed a thrilling victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the previous round of the competition.

Are LA Rams a Good Bet on the Money Line to Win?

Sean McVay’s side are NFL betting favourites to win this clash and they will be looking to avenge an overtime defeat against the same opponents in Game Week 18 which suggests that the match could be a close one. The fact that they have reached the final four is all the more remarkable considering this is the first campaign since 2015 that they have been without quarterback Jared Goff.

Los Angeles might be favourites although it’s worth noting that they were beaten 31-10 at the Levi’s Stadium and perhaps San Francisco have the measure of them for this clash. On the flip side, that 30-27 victory against Tampa Bay was highly exciting and the fact that they managed to overcome Tom Brady’s side after the latter had produced a spirited comeback could be quite telling.

The Rams previously beat Arizona in a one-sided affair and that 34-11 triumph illustrated their ability to score big points when the offense is given a chance. It will certainly be interesting to see whether they can make it third time lucky against San Francisco this time around.

San Francisco Could Be Best NFL Bet on the Spread

The San Francisco 49ers reached the Super Bowl two seasons ago before losing to Kansas City, with Kyle Shanahan’s side bouncing back from a disappointing previous campaign and navigating their way through to the NFC Championship final. They have shown themselves to be streetwise when it has come to the previous two encounters in the bracket.

At the AT&T Stadium, San Francisco enjoyed a 23-17 victory over Dallas despite the fact that their opponents were higher-ranked than them in the competition. It was a clash where the victors enjoyed a fast start and they were 10-0 after the first quarter, with the Cowboys trying to produce a late onslaught but ultimately falling short.

It was a different story when it came to the next match against the Green Bay Packers, with the latter taking a 7-0 lead after the first quarter and the scoreline was the same halfway through the match. Much of the success came down to the fact that the amazing defense sacked Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers five times and the rearguard will need to produce the same sort of sturdiness against a strong team.

What Are the Best NFL Bets for LA v San Francisco?

We think that San Francisco could be a good American Football bet considering that they are unbeaten against the Rams this season. If you can get them with a +3.5 points advantage, then that means this NFL bet would profit if the 49ers either win the clash or lose by no more than three points along the way.

This could also be a tight affair and it’s noticeable that the NFL betting sites are trading on the short side when it comes to the Total Points betting market, with the betting customers having to decide whether there will be more or less than 46 points.

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