Rams vs. Seahawks Week 16 Prediction

Rams vs. Seahawks, 12/27/20 NFL Week 16 Betting Predictions

NFC West rivals clash in a pivotal matchup on Sunday at 4:25 p.m. ET when the Seahawks host the Rams. Only 1.5 points separates these two teams at the betting window, so what’s the best play in this divisional rivalry?

Game Snapshot

475 Los Angeles Rams (+1.5) at 476 Seattle Seahawks (-1.5); o/u 47.5

4:25 p.m. ET, Sunday, December 27, 2020

Venue: Lumen Field, Seattle, WA


Los Angeles Rams DFS Spin

Jared Goff completed 23-of-34 passes for 209 yards, two touchdowns and one interception in the Rams' 23-20, Week 15 loss to the Jets. Stupefying. Goff looked like he was playing the 2000 Ravens or 1985 Bears in the first half, overseeing one three-and-out after another while turfing passes and nearly committing catastrophic giveaways. He did "convert" one, throwing an interception to a dropping Bryce Hall against a zone defense. Goff almost committed the exact same mistake in the second half, but the throw was a little too high for the corner. Goff was better after the break, but it was too little, too late for a dazed Rams squad, one that relinquished control of the NFC West to the 10-4 Seahawks. The 'Hawks now "control their destiny" for the division title. The 9-5 Rams would have at least clinched a postseason appearance with a victory. This makes Week 16 vs. Seattle a de facto division championship game after the Rams beat Russell Wilson's squad in Week 10. With the Seahawks' defense continuing to play better, Goff will not be all that appetizing of a streamer for the fantasy finals.

Seattle Seahawks DFS Spin

Russell Wilson is the 12th highest scoring quarterback in fantasy football since Week 10. Seattle has reverted to its ultra-conservative ways of the pre-Let Russ Cook era, effectively crushing Wilson's weekly ceiling. Wilson has remained a borderline QB1 in fantasy thanks to rushing production (210 rushing yards from Week 10-15) and nine touchdown tosses in those six games. Wilson's blistering start to the season -- he had 1,502 yards and 19 touchdowns in his first five games -- proved unsustainable. In Week 16 against the Rams, fantasy managers might do well to explore their options at QB.

Rams vs. Seahawks Week 16 Prediction

The Rams are just 4-9 against the spread in their last 13 meetings with the Seahawks in Seattle, while Wilson and Co. are 5-2 against the number in their last seven games as a home favorite. The Seahawks have also cashed in five of their last seven home games, are 14-6-2 against the spread in their last 22 games coming off an ATS loss and are in a revenge spot after the Rams shut them down earlier this season in L.A.


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