Los Angeles Rams at Seattle Seahawks
Thursday, Dec. 15, 8:25 p.m. (ET) NBC
NFL Pointspread: Seattle -15
Total Line: 38.5
The Rams will be looking to end a four-game skid both straight-up and against the spread as huge road underdogs when they take the field this Thursday night in Seattle. Going all the way back to a Week 5 loss to Buffalo, they are just 1-8 SU in their last nine games with a 1-7-1 record ATS. The total has stayed UNDER in five of their last seven games. When it comes to playing on the road, Los Angeles is 3-4 ATS this season.
Last week’s 42-14 pasting at the hands of Atlanta was the final straw for Jeff Fisher as the team’s head coach. This is one of the big reasons why the spread on this game at BetAnySports is so high, but it also has to do with an inept Rams’ offense that has fallen to last in the league in both yards (286.2) and points (14.9) per game. The only bright spot with this team has been a defense that is ranked 10th in the NFL in yards allowed (340.5).
Seattle’s stunning 38-10 loss to Green Bay last week as a three-point road favorite has dropped its overall record to 8-4-1 SU and 6-6-1 ATS. More importantly, the loss has dropped the Seahawks out of the top two playoff sports in the NFC. They will return home with a 3-2-1 record ATS this season at CenturyLink Stadium and the total has now gone OVER in four of their last six games overall. They already lost the first meeting against Los Angeles this season and going back over the past five meetings they are just 1-4 (SU and ATS) against the Rams.
I would look for a much better effort from Russell Wilson on Thursday night simply because it would be hard for him to play any worse than he did last week in Green Bay. Wilson ended that game with 240 yards passing and once touchdown throw against five interceptions and a completion rate of 56.4 percent. Even the Seahawks’ vaunted defense played well below expectations as the Packers basically scored at will all game long.