Seahawks vs. Rams Odds

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ST. LOUIS, MO (The Spread) – The Seattle Seahawks look to close out the eighth week of the NFL season with a win when they face the St. Louis Rams at 8:40PM ET on ESPN.

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Seattle is 6-1 on the season, 3-1 on the road and 5-2 against the spread. St. Louis is 3-4 overall, 2-1 at home and 2-5 against the spread. The home team has won five of the last six in this series.

Trends show that the Seahawks are 9-3 against the spread in their last 12 games against the Rams. These two have hit the under in 5 of their last 6 meetings and in 4 of their last 6 meetings in St. Louis.

According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Seattle is favored on the road, as the Seahawks have odds of -11.5 points at St. Louis on Monday night. The over/under total for the game has been set at 42.5 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had the Seahawks favored by 11. The spread dropped to 10.5 and raised up to 12.5 before falling back to 11.5. The over/under total for the game opened at 42 points and hit a peak of 43 before falling back to 42.5.

Seattle is coming off a 34-22 win over Arizona last week. The Seahawks have won two straight since falling 34-28 to the Colts. Seattle is led by its dominant defense, as the Seahawks are giving up just 282.2 yards per game. The defense is being led by Earl Thomas, who has 49 tackles with four interceptions. The offense is being led by running back Marshawn Lynch, who has 578 rushing yards with six scores. Russell Wilson has added 1,489 yards passing with 11 touchdowns.

The Rams are coming off a 30-15 loss at Carolina last week and the loss was even bigger because the team lost Sam Bradford for the season due to a torn ACL. Kellen Clemens will now be under center. He has thrown just four passes during the season. The Rams will need more production from their rushing attack, which ranks 28th in the NFL with just 70.6 yards per game. The St. Louis defense will also need to step up, as it has given up 373.4 yards per game this season. Robert Quinn is leading the defense with seven sacks.

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In terms of Injuries, St. Louis cornerback Cortland Finnegan (thigh) and center Scott Wells (thigh) are both questionable for this game. Seattle safety Jeron Johnson (hamstring) is listed as out while defensive end Chris Clemson (elbow) is questionable.

The Public Bets for this game are currently backing Seattle, as the Seahawks are getting 85% of the wagers with odds of -11.5 points at St. Louis tonight.

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