Updated 49ers vs. Rams Betting Trends: Historical ATS Results When Divisional Opponents Meet in the NFL Playoffs

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  • The San Francisco 49ers will play the Los Angeles Rams for third time this season in Sunday's NFC Championship Game.
  • These NFC West rivals are obviously familiar with each other, so which team has the edge on Sunday afternoon?
  • Based on historical betting trends, we examine the 49ers vs. Rams against-the-spread and over/under results when teams play for third time in a season.

49ers vs. Rams Lines

49ers Odds+3.5
Rams Odds-3.5
DateSunday, Jan. 30
Time6:30 p.m. ET

*Odds as of Sunday morning

As if an NFC Championship Game isn't interesting enough, Sunday's San Francisco 49ers vs. Los Angeles Rams matchup will be the third meeting of these two NFC West rivals.

During the regular season, the Niners got the best of the Rams in both games, but what does that mean when teams so familiar with each other meet in the postseason?

In fact, divisional opponents meeting in a conference championship game has happened just three times since 2003: Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Baltimore Ravens in 2009, Chicago Bears vs. Green Bay Packers in 2011 and Seattle Seahawks vs. San Francisco 49ers in 2014.

With this in mind, let's fire up our Action Labs software and see where the against-the-spread (ATS) and over/under edges have been historically when divisional opponents face off during the NFL playoffs.

49ers vs. Rams NFL Betting Trends

When it comes to third meetings in the postseason between NFL divisional rivals, visitors have reigned supreme for bettors.

Road teams are 15-8-1 ATS for a 65.2% win rate in this spot since 2003.

Underdogs have also been profitable, posting a 13-10-1 (56.5%) ATS record over that span.

Interestingly, unders have posted the same exact record as underdogs going an identical 13-10-1 (56.5%) for total bettors.

According to The Action Network's NFL public betting data, 55% of spread tickets have landed on Los Angeles, while NFC Championship Game bets on the total have seen 53% hit the over thus far.

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