Rams vs. Seahawks Spread Prediction
The Los Angeles Rams are coming off their first loss of the season but are a sizable home favorite on Sunday against NFC West rival the Seattle Seahawks at 4:25 p.m. ET. Is Sean McVay’s team laying too many points?
271 Seattle Seahawks at 272 Los Angeles Rams
4:25 p.m. ET, Sunday, November 11
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California
Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetNow.eu, the Rams are 9-point favorites to beat the Seahawks. The total, meanwhile, sits at 50.5 points. As of this writing, 52% of the public betting tickets are on the Seahawks to cover the point spread.
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Chris Carson (questionable, hip) "has been getting better" throughout the week. The Seahawks held Carson out of practice this week. He's going to be another game-time decision after playing through his questionable tag in Week 9. Carson's status should be known early Sunday.
Los Angeles Rams
Rams CB Marcus Peters knows he is struggling but expects to bounce back. Peters was the victim for most of Michael Thomas' 211-yard explosion on Sunday including a 72-yard touchdown which iced the game, but the reality is he has been playing poorly for several weeks. "I had a bad couple weeks and I’ll step up," Peters said. "I know I’m a top … corner in this league and I ain’t been playing like that. Put that on me." Peters' downturn has coincided with a calf injury he rushed back from at the end of September, but he has consistently denied the injury is an issue. Whatever the problem, the Rams need to figure out their issues in the secondary before the playoffs roll around. Getting Aqib Talib (ankle, IR) back would go a long way.
NFL Betting Trends
The Seahawks are just 1-5 against the spread in their last six road games against the Rams, whether the game was played in St. Louis or in L.A. That said, the underdog is 5-2 against the number in their last seven meetings between these two teams and the Hawks covered the spread against the Rams in Seattle a few weeks ago.
To make this matchup is more convoluted from a trends standpoint, while the Rams have been solid ATS and the underdog has cashed in this series, the home team is 8-3 at the betting window in the last 11 meetings.
I loved the Seahawks a week ago at home against the visiting Chargers and they certainly let me down by not only failing to cover but also in the manner which they lost (i.e. stalling out deep in L.A. territory needing a touchdown and 2-point conversion to tie). That said, I’m not going to downgrade the ‘Hawks too much. Don’t forget the game was 17-10 midway through the fourth quarter when Russell Wilson threw an interception that was returned 42 yards for a Charger touchdown. Wilson doesn’t usually make those kinds of mistakes and I expect him and the Seattle offense to play more mistake-free today.
Meanwhile, the Rams lost in New Orleans a week ago, could have lost to Green Bay at home two weeks ago, and have Kansas City in a look-ahead spot next week (followed by a bye the week after). This is an explosive team but one that Seattle’s underrated defense is familiar with and the Rams have not played as well defensively this year as everyone expected. This is too many points for a division game in which the underdog Seahawks nearly beat the Rams at home as 7.5-point dog last month.
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