|2012 NFL on FOX Week 17 Odds & Betting Preview: Rams vs. Seahawks|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Friday, 28 December 2012 13:00|
Rams vs. Seahawks Odds
SEATTLE, WA (The Spread) – The Seahawks are holding out hope to win the NFC West Division on Sunday. To do so, they need a win over the Rams when they meet at 4:25PM ET on FOX.
ST. LOUIS: The Rams actually own a 19-13 win over the Seahawks back on Sept. 30. St. Louis also is coming off a 28-13 win at Tampa Bay last week to win four of their last five games and get to 7-7-1 on the season. In last week’s victory, the Rams only had 285 yards of offense and allowed the Bucs to rack up 429 yards, but St. Louis forced five turnovers and had five sacks. Offensively, Sam Bradford threw for 196 yards on 13 of 27 passing with two touchdowns. This season, Bradford has thrown for 3,450 yards and 20 touchdowns with 12 interceptions.
SEATTLE: The Seahawks are 10-5 on the season following an impressive 42-13 win over the 49ers at home last week. Seattle can win the NFC West if it beats the Rams and the 49ers lose to the Cardinals. Seattle can also get a first round bye in the playoffs with a win and a pair of losses by the 49ers and the Packers. In last week’s victory, Seattle was able to jump out to a 28-3 lead and never look back. The Seattle defense forced two turnovers and held the 49ers to 313 total yards while also returning a blocked field goal for a touchdown. On offense, Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson threw for 171 yards and four touchdowns on 15 of 21 passing. Wilson had thrown 15 touchdowns with only two interceptions over his last seven games.
ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, Seattle is the clear favorite at home against St. Louis, as the Seahawks have odds of -10.5 points. The over/under total has been set at 41 points. Seattle is 10-5 on the season, 7-0 at home and 11-4 against the spread. St. Louis is 7-7-1 overall, 3-3-1 on the road and 10-5 against the spread.
TRENDS: The home team has covered the spread in 4 of the last 5 in this series. St. Louis is just 2-9 against the spread against Seattle in the last 11 games of this series. The Rams have failed to cover in their last 5 trips to Seattle. These two teams have combined to hit the under in 4 of their last 5 games.