Matchup: San Francisco 49ers at St. Louis Rams
Spread: 49ers minus-7
Public consensus pick: 61 percent picked 49ers
SuperContestants: 168-109 in favor of 49ers
Public perception: The 49ers are a top Super Bowl contender, and the Colin Kaepernick bandwagon has been filling up. Besides, the public still finds it hard to back the Rams.
Wiseguys' view: The wiseguys know that the Rams have been every bit the money-earner as the 49ers, as they're both 7-4 ATS.
Tuley's Take: I had the Rams plus-13.5 against the 49ers three weeks ago and watched the whole game. The Rams outgained the 49ers by more than 100 yards and should have won the game before settling for the 24-24 tie (and easy cover). It sure didn't look like a fluke, so I'm glad to take the full touchdown with the home dog. The pick: Rams.