The Los Angeles Rams and San Francisco 49ers dumped two of the greatest quarterbacks to ever play the game out of the playoffs last weekend.
The Rams were excellent, despite a push from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers near the end, and showed great character to steal the win.
As for the 49ers, they showed their defensive abilities to keep Aaron Rodgers off the field and almost off the scoreboard entirely, scoring a kick at the end of the game to win it and send the Packers home.
The two now meet, with the prize on offer being the Super Bowl in two weeks, but who will win the game on Sunday evening?
Odell Beckham Jr Anytime TD
It seems that defensive coaches in the NFL are finally waking up to the fact that Cooper Kupp is an elite offensive weapon. They are putting more pressure on him each week, and that is leaving more room on the field for other receivers.
Odell Beckham is becoming a bigger piece of this offensive group with every game he plays, and we think he can have a big game here, and make a score.
To kick off our selections for the NFC Championship game, we are backing Beckham to score a touchdown in the game.
Rams Win & Under 45.5 Points
In terms of how this game is going to develop, the Rams are fancied to win, but won’t find scoring easy against an excellent 49ers defensive unit. On top of that, the 49ers are not an expansive team with the ball too, and like to take a lot of time off the clock.
That all points to a low scoring game on Sunday night.
With the winner, we are picking the Rams, just because they have more weapons who can come up big when needed. Just one play may separate these teams, the Rams have players to make it.
Combining these two is what we are doing, to boost the odds on offer.
Rams to win by 1-6 Points
This game looks like being an incredibly close encounter. The Rams are fancied for success, but the 49ers know how to keep in a game, they have an elite defence and great ball management skills.
We do think the Rams will come out on top, but there will not be much between these teams at the end of the game.
Our respect for the 49ers is pushing us towards this game staying close, so we are going with a narrow Rams win by 1-6 points to round off our bets on the game.