Los Angeles Rams vs Seattle Seahawks News & Picks
Los Angeles Rams vs Seattle Seahawks
|Los Angeles Rams||+3½ -125||42 -110 O||+155|
|Seattle Seahawks||-3½ +105||42 -110 U||-175|
**Odds as of 01/07**
Against the Spread (Devlin Duckett)
The Rams squeaked into the playoffs with an 18-7 victory over the Cardinals, limiting Arizona to just 48 rushing yards. L.A. started John Wolford at quarterback in place of the injured Jared Goff (thumb), and it appears that Wolford may be starting in Seattle.
The Rams and Seahawks split the season series, but can L.A.’s top-ranked defense carry the team to the next round? This expert shakes his head no. Seattle finished the season with four straight wins, including a 20-9 thumping of Los Angeles in Week 16.
After a terrible start, the Seahawks’ defense has cleaned up their act, not allowing more than 23 points since Week 9. Seattle is hitting a stride at the perfect time, and has a 7-1 record straight up at home this year. However, we are talking about a heated divisional rivalry, and the Seahawks are 4-8 ATS over their previous 12 games.
Seattle wins, even if Goff plays for L.A., but look for the Rams to cover the 3½ -point spread by the skin of their teeth. Seahawks 23, Rams 20
Over/Under (Zack Robinson)
Jared Goff or John Wolford. Who will Sean McVay go to as quarterback?
Expect the Rams to heavily lean on the running game and pass the ball meticulously. Cam Akers could have a huge game alongside Malcolm Brown and Darrell Henderson (questionable after missing their last game with a high ankle sprain).
The Rams average 23.3 points per game and the total has gone under in five of their last six games.
Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks average 28.7 points per game, but they couldn’t score more than 20 points against the Los Angeles Rams during the regular season (16 and 20).
D.K. Metcalf and Tyler Lockett can be one of the most dangerous duos in the league, but don’t forget about David Moore.
If 100% healthy, Chris Carson can carry the load from the backfield, and he’s also good at catching the ball.
The total has gone under in six of Seattle’s last seven games against an opponent from the NFC.
Go under once again in a close one.