Rams vs. Seahawks TNF Prediction
NFC West rivals clash on Thursday night this week when the 2-2 Seahawks host the 3-1 Rams coming of their first loss of the season. With the Rams laying 2.5 points as a road favorite and the total sitting at 54 points, what’s the best bet when it comes to the TNF matchup?
301 Los Angeles Rams (-2.5) at 302 Seattle Seahawks (+2.5); o/u 54
8:20 p.m. ET, Thursday, October 7, 2021
Lumen Field, Seattle, WA
Los Angeles Rams DFS Spin
Matthew Stafford completed 26-of-41 passes for 280 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in the Rams' 37-20, Week 4 loss to the Cardinals. Stafford was having an awful fantasy day until finding Robert Woods for a 14-yard touchdown with the Rams trailing 37-13 with 1:14 remaining. That saved face on the fake gridiron, but this was Stafford's first face plant as a Los Angeles transplant. He was sailing throws and escaped with just the one turnover thanks to a roughing the passer penalty that negated a second pick. Stafford did appear to notch a fourth quarter rushing touchdown but was ruled down and the Rams declined to challenge. It was a frustrating day, but we are still more inclined to believe in Weeks 1-3 Los Angeles instead of this week's group. That will be especially true for Thursday's plus matchup in the Seahawks.
Seattle Seahawks DFS Spin
Russell Wilson completed 16-of-23 passes for 149 yards and two touchdowns in the Seahawks Week 4, 28-21 win over the 49ers, adding four rushes for 26 yards and a touchdown. Wilson showed off his incredible finesse on multiple plays despite Pete Carroll's resistance to letting him cook. His first magic trick came on a rushing touchdown where he showed his speed and beat Javon Kinlaw to the pylon. On the next drive, Wilson evaded multiple defenders while escaping the pocket and hit Freddie Swain for a 13-yard score. The only thing holding Wilson back is his coaching, but we've known this for years. The Seahawks ran the ball more often than they threw it this week and have been playing incredibly slow all year. Even on limited volume, Wilson is efficient enough to post QB1 numbers on a weekly basis. His matchup with the Rams next week should feature plenty of scoring, giving him a sky-high ceiling for Week 5.
Rams vs. Seahawks Week 5 Betting Prediction
The Rams are 4-1 against the spread in their last five games versus the Seahawks, are 23-9-1 against the number in their last 33 games versus NFC opponents and are 10-4-1 at the betting window in their last 15 games versus NFC West rivals. The Seahawks, meanwhile, are just 2-9 against the spread in their last 11 games following a win, are 2-5 ATS in their last seven games overall and have dropped seven of their last 10 at the betting window against NFC West rivals.
NFL WEEK 5 BETTING PREDICTION: LOS ANGELES RAMS -2.5