1234 T ODDS
SEA 3063 12 48
LAR 71407 28 -1
Staff Prediction

Seahawks vs Rams
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By Staff Writer, Ry_Lee

Seattle Seahawks 10-2 (7-5 ATS) are playing Los Angeles Rams 7-5 (8-4 ATS) on Dec 8, 2019, 8:20pm ET at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. The Rams opened at +3 in Vegas and the current line is LAR +1.

Seattle sits first place in the tough NFC west. Winning on MNF against the Vikings 37-30 and covering the spread. Led by superstar QB R. Wilson, Seattle has won 5 straight. The Seahawks are 3rd in the league gaining 390 total yds/gm. They avg 27 pts/gm. Seattle likes to control the tempo with a legit run game led by RB C. Carson and R. Penny. This duo leads the ground attack with 143 yds/gm. Seattle has surprised many fans and bettors this year as they covered 4 of there last 5 away games. The offense is very balanced. They can run and have big play ability in the passing game. WR T. Lockett is hurt but leads the team in yards receiving. He didn't have a catch on Monday but played a great decoy. The defense will give up yards passing. The defense will shut down the run game and make the opposing QB beat them by passing. This makes the opposing team one dimensional and the DL has time to pressure the QB. J. Clowney is a great presence on the front four but he has been ailing for couple weeks. Seattle will have a tough task ahead facing a confident LA team who just went down to Arizona and dismantled the Cardinals.

L.A. Rams sit 3rd in the NFC west at 7-5. Last years Superbowl NFC representatives have had an up and down year but still have an opportunity to make the playoffs. They recently traveled to Arizona and took care of business against the lowly Cardinals. This was a much needed win and confidence booster after getting destroyed on primetime against the Ravens who scored at will on the Rams defense. The Rams avg 23 pts/gm while they are ranked 5th in the league in passing yds. J. Goff has thrown for 3,419 yds and his favorite playmaker WR C. Kupp has 945 receiving yards. Even with stud RB T. Gurley they don't even avg 100 yds a game on the ground. The defense is led by pro-bowler A. Donald. He doesn't have the stats for sacks(9.5) but his presence is felt every game in which every team doubles and triple teams him so his teammates gain victory for that. Hosting Seattle will be a tough task for LA, Seattle is 6-0 away from home. This will be a great matchup. This is a must win for LA if they plan on having any chance for postseason play.

Key Betting Trends:

Seattle is 6-0 SU away
Seattle is 4-1 ATS away last 5
Seattle is 3-2 ATS last 5 as favorites
LA is 3-3 ATS home
LA is 5-2 ATS since they last played Seattle

Key Injuries:

Seattle DE J. Clowney Ques
Seattle T D. Brown Ques
Seattle TE J. Hollister Ques
Seattle DE E. Ansah Ques
LA TE G. Everett

Betting Prediction and Pick:

Betting trends is most likey the best bet here. From what I read on ESPN, if Seattle wins they are in the playoffs. Seattle has won every away game. Seattle has won 5 straight and there two losses come against Baltimore and NO Saints. R. Wilson is about as consistent you can get. The run game controls tempo. The defense can get stops when needed. There's a lot of trends that screams money on Seattle. On the other hand, LA only lost by 1 point last time around. There defense isn't as good. Offense does have weapons. R. Wilson vs J. Goff. Carson/Penny vs Gurley. Lockett, Metcalf, Gordon vs Cupp. I'm siding with Seattle only because Wilson is better than Goff. I take Seattles defense over the Rams. Seattle -1 holds value. Just because the Rams beat a last place team like the Cardinals doesn't make me forget what I witnessed the last time they played a good team on primetime. Seattle is at there best on primetime. Just ask the once undefeated S.F. or a physical team like Minnesota. Seattle wins again here.

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