The NFL week 1 betting action continues when the Seattle Seahawks face the 4-point underdog St Louis Rams. The game kicks off on FOX this Sunday, Sept 13th at 1:00 PM ET. Cord-cutters can live stream the game via Fox Sports Go.
The Seahawks have dominated the Rams over the last decade, going 17-3 in that span. While Seattle has been the more talented team over that time period, which was the coincidently when the duo of Warner and Faulk were staring for the Rams, the gap has thinned.
Betting Trends Related To This Matchup:
- St. Louis Rams 3-5 At Home since last season
- Seattle Seahawks 10-6 As Favorite since last season
- Seattle Seahawks 1-0 When Line was 40 to 43 since last season
- St. Louis Rams 1-2 When Line was 40 to 43 since last season
- Seattle Seahawks 5-4 O-U On Road since last season
- St. Louis Rams 5-3 O-U At Home since last season
- Seattle Seahawks 8-5 O-U When Line is <45 since last season
- St. Louis Rams 3-2 O-U When Line was 40 to 43 since last season
- Seattle Seahawks 2-0 O-U vs Teams Averaging <21 PPG since last season
An In-Depth Look At The Seattle Seahawks at St. Louis Rams NFL Week 1 Line, Online Betting Tips & How To Watch
Matchup: Seattle Seahawks at St. Louis Rams
Date: Sunday, Sept 13th, 2015
Start Time: 1:00 p.m. ET
Location: St. Louis, MO
Stadium: Edward Jones Dome
Spread: Seahawks -4
Game Total: 41.5
TV Info: FOX
Stream: Fox Sports Go
Radio: Seattle Vs St. Louis
Last season the Seahawks had the 9th best total offense in the league, 27th passing and 1st at rushing. No team will be more eager to get back to the field than the Seattle Seahawks after losing Super Bowl 49 the way they did.
QB Russell Wilson passed for 3475 yards, 20 TDs & 7 INTs with a 95.0 passer rating in his third year in the league. He also rushed for 849 yards with 6 TDs on 118 attempts. Doug Baldwin (66 rec, 825 yards, 3 TDs) and Jermaine Kearse (38 rec, 537 yards, 1 TDs) were mediocre receivers. The Seahawks brain-trust were responsible for the coup of the year when they traded for stud TE Jimmy Graham (85 rec, 889 yards, 10 TDs with the New Orleans Saints).
“I just need to be me. I just need to keep performing at this level that I’ve been performing these last couple years,” Graham told USA Today. “Honestly, it kind of rejuvenates me, it gives me more fuel to the fire. Obviously I was traded away and given away,” he said, pausing to interject a faux laugh that suggests he’s kidding about being given away but while also making a point, “And so they brought me here with open arms. So I just want to prove myself and prove I was worth it.”
— Around The NFL (@AroundTheNFL) September 3, 2015
This will be the year of the BEAST for Seattle. The lovable, media-shunning, Skittles-loving running back Marshawn Lynch (280 att, 1306 yards, 13 TDs) is what makes this offense a constant threat.
|2014 Offensive Leaders||2014 Defensive Leaders|
|QB Russell Wilson (3475 yds, 20 TDs, 7 INTs)||LB K.J. Wright (107 tackles)|
|RB Marshawn Lynch (1306 yds, 13 TDs)||CB Richard Sherman (4 INTs)|
|WR Doug Baldwin (825 yds, 3 TDs)||DE Michael Bennett (7.0 sacks)|
This is not a matchup Rams’ Head Coach Jeff Fischer wanted for ex- Eagle QB Nick Foles (2163 yards, 13 TDs & 10 INTs, 81.4 passer rating with the Eagles) in his first game as a Ram. But is Foles the answer after years of futility with Sam Bradford under center? I think so.
The addition of rookie rusher Todd Gurley will give this team an every-down back field threat they have missed since Marshall Faulk. He will join RB Tre Mason (179 att, 765 yards, 4 TDs).
|St. Louis Rams|
|2014 Offensive Leaders||2014 Defensive Leaders|
|QB Austin Davis (2001 yds, 12 TDs, 9 INTs)||LB Alec Ogletree (111 tackles)|
|RB Tre Mason (765 yds, 4 TDs)||CB Trumaine Johnson (3 INTs)|
|WR Kenny Britt (890 yds, 3 TDs)||DE Robert Quinn (10.5 sacks)|
Seattle’s Legion of Boom anchored the top ranked defense last season. The team lost CB Byron Maxwell and Super Bowl 48 MVP LB Malcolm Smith. Throw in a contract dispute with SS Kam Chancellor and this defense has some holes to plug. St. Louis ranked 17th in total defense last season, 19th against the pass and 14th against the run. The Rams lost DT Kendall Langford but made two huge additions in OLB Akeem Ayers and DT Nick Fairley.
The Seahawks are 15-6 ATS in their last 21 road games, 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 games as a favorite, 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall, 37-15-1 ATS in their last 53 vs. NFC teams, 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. NFC West division, 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games in September, but 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games on turf.
The Rams are 2-12 ATS in their last 14 games in Week 1, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games as a home underdog of 3.5-10.0 points, but 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. NFC teams, 14-35-2 ATS in their last 51 games in September and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 vs. NFC West division.
I am picking the Rams at +4 to cover the spread. While 60% of the public is backing the Seahawks. My final score prediction is Seattle 24, St Louis 21.
Players Out or Doubtful:
- Seattle: Robert Turbin, Dion Bailey.
- St. Louis: N/A