2017 Season NFL Football Past Picks
October 08, 2017
Seattle at Los Angeles
Sunday 10/08 04:05 PM Eastern
1.5 units on Game Total UNDER 46.5 -105 (risk 1.5 to return 2.93) RESULT: WIN
The Seattle Seahawks are going to be up for this game as they have opened the season at 2-2. A loss here would put this team in trouble as the Rams would take control of the division at 4-1. The question is are we looking at The Greatest Show on Turf Part ll, or have the Rams just played over their head? On offense the Rams enter averaging 35.5 points per game. I think the offense has improved for sure as Jared Goff has a 112.1 passer rating, but this improvement is astonishing and likely not sustainable. This team has gone from worst to first in one key stat: passing yards per attempt. In 2016 the Rams were worst in the league, averaging 5.5. This season they are first in the league at 9.2. To put that into perspective, Matt Ryan and the Falcons last season averaged less than that per attempt. Is Goff really that good? No. These numbers will come back down to earth and vs. the Seahawks defense, that decline will likely start this week. Seattle thrives on defense, and will take this challenge personally as they try to shut down the Rams high-octane offense. This total is high for a Seattle game, as the Seahawks are 25-12 to the UNDER in their last 37 games with a total of 46.5 or more. Play the UNDER.