Seahawks vs. Rams Prediction

NFL Week 5 Predictions: Will Seahawks pull off small upset vs. Rams? 10/8/17

Will the Seahawks pull off a small upset versus the Rams when the NFC West rivals clash at 4:05PM ET on Sunday?

Game Info

Who: Seahawks (2-2) at Rams (3-1)

When: 4:05PM ET, Sunday, October 8

Where: Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, CA

The Odds

According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Rams are 1.5-point home favorites versus the Seahawks, who opened as 2.5-point favorites. The total, meanwhile, hit the board at 46 but has been bet up to 47.5.

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Seattle Seahawks Betting Trends

The Seahawks are 1-4 against the spread in their last five games overall, are winless at 0-6 against the number in their last six road games, and are 1-5 at the betting window in their last six games versus conference opponents. They're also 1-6 against the spread in their last seven games coming off a win.

Los Angeles Rams Betting Trends

The Rams are just 1-7-1 against the spread in their last nine home games, are 1-9-1 against the number in their last 11 games versus NFC opponents, and are winless at 0-4 at the betting window in their last four games versus NFC West opponents. They're also just 3-12-1 against the spread in their last 16 games overall.

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OUR PREDICTION: On paper, this is a great spot to take the Rams. First and foremost, they have the No. 1 scoring offense in the league. For whatever reason, they've also had plenty of success versus the Seahawks in recent years, covering the spread in seven of the last 10 meetings and five straight at home versus Seattle. That said, the Seahawks appear to be rounding into form. Their defense smelled blood in the water a week ago playing at home versus the Colts and trounced on Indianapolis in the second half. I expect them to limit Todd Gurley and forced Jared Goff to beat them. At this point, Goff has been great, but Sean McVay hasn't asked him to make high-percentage throws. I look for that to change today against a Seattle defense that remains formidable.

Plus, while the Rams have been great offensively, they're 30th in rushing yards allowed, 27th in total yards allowed, and are surrendering 26.2 points per game, which ranks them 28th. Russell Wilson has shown over the last six quarters that he can overcome poor offensive line play. This is Seattle's opportunity to flex its muscle in the NFC West.

 

NFL WEEK 5 PREDICTION: SEATTLE SEAHAWKS +1.5

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