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San Francisco 49ers vs. Los Angeles Rams 11/29/2020 NFL Picks, Prediction, and Preview

The San Francisco 49ers visit the Los Angeles Rams on 11/29/2020 at 4:05PM.

San Francisco and L.A. Rams face off in a critical regular season game as part of this unpredictable and chaotic 2020 NFL Season. San Francisco has a record of 4-6 this season. L.A. Rams is 7-3 this season. Both have players to meet and know.

San Francisco Team Defense Preview

San Francisco yields 5.8 plays per drive, this defense gives up 29.3 yards per drive, and this defense lets offenses score 2.13 points per drive. On 41.1% of defensive possessions, opponents find a way to come away with points, but on 10.3% of defensive possessions, they force opponents to cough up the ball. Defensive possessions start on average at opponent’s Own 30.3 and these drives typically last 2:39.

Opposing quarterbacks have a QBR of 92.8 against San Francisco and on 2.5% of passes thrown, it results in an interception. San Francisco has forced a sack rate of 5.4% this season.

We will get more situational with San Francisco and examine various situations. They have faced 120 third down attempts this season and opponents have converted 46 of these attempts, which comes out to a conversion rate of 38.3%. Fourth Down situations are extremely consequential. They have taken on opponents in 10 fourth down conversion attempts this season and opponents have converted 6 of these attempts, which comes out to a success rate of 60.0%. Defenses need to prevent possessions from reaching the Red Zone. They have allowed 26 Red Zone entrances this season and their opponents have converted 16 of these attempts into Touchdowns, which comes out to a conversion rate of 61.5%.

San Francisco Team Offense Preview

San Francisco has run 6.2 plays per drive and they generate 34.8 yards per drive, and they score 2.30 points per offensive possession. On 40.0% of offensive possessions, they find a way to come away with points, but on 13.3% of offensive possessions, they find cough the ball up to the opponent. Their offensive drives start typically at their Own 27.4 yard line, they usually take up 3:00 of time.

4.0% of passes thrown are touchdown passes by San Francisco and 3.2% of passes thrown are passes that are intercepted.San Francisco has given up 25 sacks this season and there were 191 yards lost as a result of the inability to protect the Quarterback.

They rushed for 4.2 yards per carry and for 112.0 yards per game. This offense coughed up the ball 11 times this season.

Examining San Francisco in a few key offensive situations would be helpful in making judgments. They have navigated through 118 third down attempts this season and have converted 50 of these attempts, which comes out to a success rate of 42.4%. Fourth Down situations are extremely consequential. They have willingly and unwillingly encountered 10 fourth down conversion attempts this season and successfully turned the fourth down attempt into a first down 3 times, which works itself out to a conversion rate of 30.0%. It is critical for offenses to get the ball into the Red Zone. They have had 36 Red Zone entrances this season and have converted 24 of these attempts into Touchdowns, which comes out to a conversion rate of 66.7%.

L.A. Rams Team Defense Preview

L.A. Rams yields 5.8 plays per drive, they hold opponents to 26.5 yards per drive, and opponents score 1.56 points per offensive possession. On 29.1% of defensive possessions, opponents find a way to come away with points, but 13.6% of the time, they force opposing offenses to turn the ball over. Their offensive drives start typically at their opponent’s Own 27.6 yard line, they usually take up 2:33 of time.

Opposing quarterbacks have a QBR of 78.6 against L.A. Rams and on 2.8% of passes thrown, it results in an interception. L.A. Rams has forced a sack rate of 8.1% this season.

We will get more situational with L.A. Rams and examine various situations. They have faced 127 third down attempts this season and opponents successfully turned the third down attempt into a first down 47 times, which works itself out to a conversion rate of 37.0%. There is nothing more pressure-packed than fourth down situations. They have had to wall up against 14 fourth down attempts this season and the opposition have successfully turned the fourth down attempt into a first down 5 times, which works itself out to a success rate of 35.7%. Defensive possessions that reach the Red Zone have a higher chance of getting in the End Zone, which is why defenses strive to avoid this from happening. They have had allowed offenses 29 opportunities to score from the Red Zone this season and their opponents have converted 18 of these attempts into Touchdowns, which comes out to a conversion rate of 62.1%.

L.A. Rams Team Offense Preview

L.A. Rams has run 6.1 plays per drive and this offense averages 34.1 yards per drive, and they score 2.12 points per offensive possession. 36.2% of the time on offensive possessions, they will score a Touchdown or convert on a Field Goal Attempt, but on 12.1% of offensive possessions, they find cough the ball up to the opponent. Their possessions start on average at their Own 29.1 and these drives typically last 2:45.

4.3% of passes thrown are touchdown passes by L.A. Rams and on 2.2% of passes thrown, it results in an interception. L.A. Rams has yielded 13 sacks this season and there were 95 yards lost as a result of the inability to protect the Quarterback.

L.A. Rams rushed for 4.2 yards per carry and for 124.5 yards per game. Rushers, Receivers, and Sitting Duck Quarterbacks fumbled the ball 14 times this season.

Examining L.A. Rams in a few key offensive situations would be helpful in making judgments. They have navigated through 139 third down attempts this season and have converted 65 of these attempts, which comes out to a success rate of 46.8%. There is nothing more pressure-packed than fourth down situations. They have had 8 fourth down attempts this season and successfully turned the fourth down attempt into a first down 4 times, which works itself out to a conversion rate of 50.0%. Offensive possessions that reach the Red Zone have a higher chance of getting in the End Zone. They have had 38 opportunities to score from the Red Zone this season and have converted 25 of these attempts into Touchdowns, which comes out to a conversion rate of 65.8%.

The San Francisco Roster

The Players to Watch for San Francisco

Nick Mullens QB 6-1 210

This season, Nick Mullens has put up 1390 yards and 6 touchdowns. He has thrown 6 interceptions. He has a QB Rating of 89.1thus far this season. Nick Mullens has thrown 6 interceptions this season.As a rusher, Nick Mullens has 1 rushing yards, which puts him in the 12.12 percentile among Quarterbacks. He ran the ball as opposed to throwing the ball 8 times this season, which puts him in the 24.24 percentile. Has he hit paydirt as a runner? He has 0 rushing touchdowns this season.

Jerick McKinnon RB 5-9 205

This season, Jerick McKinnon has 294 rushing yards on 77 carries. Was he able to get to the end zone on the ground? He has 5 rushing touchdowns.As a receiver in the backfield, Jerick McKinnon picked up 186 yards. He caught the ball as opposed to taking handoffs or catching laterals 25 times this season. Did he score often as a receiver? He had 1 receiving touchdowns this season.

Kendrick Bourne WR 6-1 203

This season, Kendrick Bourne picked up 378 yards. He caught the ball 29 times this season. Did he score often as a receiver? He had 1 receiving touchdowns this season.

Kerry Hyder DE 6-2 270

The leading tackler among Defensive Tackles for San Francisco, Kerry Hyder has 18 tackles this season.When it came to rushing the Quarterback, he has been able to take them down 6 times this season, which put him in the 86.21 among all Defensive Tackles in College Football. He has forced nan fumbles this season.

Jimmie Ward FS 5-11 193

He is the leading tackler among non-exclusive Defensive Backs (meaning he can play either Safety Position, Nickel Back, Star or even play as a Cornerback in coverage) for San Francisco, Jimmie Ward had 30 tackles which puts him in the 51.45 percentile among returning non-exclusive Defensive Backs. When it came to blitzing the Quarterback, this season he was able to take them down 0 times this season. Jimmie Ward as a ball hawker was able to pick off 0.0 passes this season, which puts him in the 20.34 percentile among returning secondary position players this season.

Emmanuel Moseley CB 5-11 184

Considered the leading tackler among non-exclusive Defensive Backs (meaning he can play either Safety Position, Nickel Back, Star or even play as a Cornerback in coverage) for San Francisco, Emmanuel Moseley had 30 tackles which puts him in the 75.54 percentile among returning non-exclusive Defensive Backs. When it came to blitzing the Quarterback, this season he was able to take them down 0 times this season. Emmanuel Moseley as a ball hawker was able to pick off 1.0 passes this season, which puts him in the 62.64 percentile among returning secondary position players this season.

The L.A. Rams Roster

The Players to Watch for L.A. Rams

San Francisco 49ers vs. Los Angeles Rams Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: San Francisco 49ers 19 Los Angeles Rams 25

Spread Pick: San Francisco +7 -120 BetOnline
Moneyline Pick: L.A. Rams -270 5Dimes
Total Pick: Under 45.5 -117 Pinnacle Sports