The Los Angeles Rams and the Seattle Seahawks have a short week to overcome embarrassing performances. Teams face-off this Thursday, December 15 at 8:25 PM ET on NBC from CenturyLink Field, in Seattle, Washington. The Week 15 Rams Vs Seahawks NFL spread favors the Seahawks by 13.5-points.
Los Angeles Rams Vs Seattle Seahawks Spread, ATS Pick & How To Watch
What: Los Angeles Rams (4-9) at Seattle Seahawks (8-4-1)
When: Thursday, December 15, 2016
Start Time: 8:25 PM ET
Where: Seattle, WA
Stadium: CenturyLink Field
Spread: Seahawks -13.5
Moneyline: Los Angeles +580 vs Seattle -833
Game Total: 39.5
Listen: Los Angeles vs Seattle
Why Bet The Los Angeles Rams To Beat The Seahawks
The Rams were awful in the 42-14 home defeat to the Atlanta Falcons last Sunday. They have lost four in a row, dropping to 4-9 and 4-8-1 ATS this season. They average 14.9 points per game (32nd) and allow 23.4 points per game (19th).
The team parted ways with embattled head coach Jeff Fisher on Monday, a decision Rams COO Kevin Demoff chalked up to “an organizational failure” and one he said was “solely a performance-related issue.”
Special-teams coordinator John Fassel, son of longtime NFL coach Jim Fassel, will step in as the interim coach for the final three games including this tilt versus the Seahawks.
Los Angeles averages 205.1 passing yards per game (29th). Rookie QB Jared Goff (2169 yards, 9 TDs & 11 INTs) hasn’t played like the top pick in the 2015 NFL draft. He completed 24 of 41 passes for 235 yards and two interceptions against the Falcons last week. At the start of the season, Goff sat (and sat, and sat) while the Rams floundered with Case Keenum at quarterback. It was odd, considering the Rams mortgaged the franchise to move up to No. 1 overall and draft Goff. Now it makes more sense.
WR Kenny Britt (63 rec, 937 yards, 5 TDs) had seven catches for 82 yards last Sunday. The Rams average 81.1 rushing yards per game (30th). RB Todd Gurley (227 car, 740 yards, 5 TDs) had 61 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries against Atlanta.
"We looked like a middle school offense out there," Gurley said after losing to the Falcons. "I mean, I’m going to be quiet. My mom said if you don’t have anything good to say, don’t even say it. I’m just going to leave it as that."
The Rams have the 10th-ranked total defense in the NFL. They allow 230.0 passing yards per game (10th) and 110.3 rushing yards (20th). Alec Ogletree has 117 tackles, and Aaron Donald has 7.0 sacks.
Why Bet The Seattle Seahawks To Beat The Rams
The Seattle Seahawks suffered their worst loss of the season and in recent memory last week by a 38-10 score versus the Packers. They are 8-4-1 SU and 6-6-1 ATS this season. They average 20.9 points per game (22nd) and five up 17.8 points per game (4th).
The Seahawks average 253.5 passing yards per game (12th). QB Russell Wilson had the worst game of his career throwing five interceptions against the Packers. He tossed just five all season heading into last week’s loss
"Obviously, we can’t turn the ball over and I put that on me. That game was on me," Wilson said.
WR Doug Baldwin (74 rec, 878 yards, 5 TDs) caught six passes for 46 yards last week. Seattle averages 104.2 rushing yards per game (19th). RB Thomas Rawls (72 car, 293 yards, 2 TDs) had only 67 yards on 12 carries against the Packers.
Seattle has the 9th-ranked total defense in the league. He allows 231.0 passing yards per game (11th) and 98.8 rushing yards (13th). Bobby Wagner has 139 tackles, and Cliff Avril has 10.0 sacks.
Betting Trends for this Matchup:
- Los Angeles is 1-6-1 ATS in its last 8 games
- Los Angeles is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games
- Los Angeles is 4-8-1 ATS in its last 13 games on the road
- Los Angeles is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games on the road
- Los Angeles is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Seattle
- Los Angeles is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Seattle
- Los Angeles is 6-17 SU in its last 23 games when playing Seattle
- Los Angeles is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Seattle
- Los Angeles is 1-10 SU in its last 11 games when playing on the road against Seattle
Expert ATS Pick & Final Score Prediction
Seattle needs to bounce back after a horrible game in Green Bay. The Rams offense won’t be able to move the football against the Seahawks defense.
My final score prediction is Los Angeles 10, Seattle 24.