Los Angeles Rams at Seattle Seahawks: Line and Early Picks for the NFC Wild Card Round

Written by on January 5, 2021

The NFC Wild Card round of the 2020 NFL Playoffs features a showdown between the Los Angeles Rams (10-6) (who are 4.5-point underdogs) and the Seattle Seahawks (12-4) on January 9, 2021 at 4:40 PM ET on FOX. The point total is set at 43.0 for the contest.

Game Info

  • Game Day: Saturday, January 9, 2021
  • Game Time: 4:40 PM ET
  • TV Channel: FOX
  • Location: Seattle, WA
  • Stadium: Lumen Field
Place a bet on the Seahawks or the Rams in their Week 1 matchup.

Betting Information

Seahawks vs Rams Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Seahawks -4.5 -110 -110 43.0 -105 -115 -225 185

Seahawks Betting Insights

  • Seattle’s games have gone under the point total in nine out of 16 outings this season (56.2%).
  • Seattle has compiled an 8-8 record against the spread this season.
  • The Seahawks are just 3-5 ATS when favored by at least 4.5 points.
  • The Seahawks have put an average of 28.7 points per game on the scoreboard this season, 10.2 more than the 18.5 the Rams have surrendered in each contest.
  • When they meet or go over their scoring average this season, Seattle is 6-2 and 6-2 against the spread.
  • When the Los Angeles defense allows 18.5 points or fewer this year, the Rams have accumulated a 7-0 overall record and a 6-1 record against the spread.
Bet on the Seahawks to win the Super Bowl.

Rams Betting Insights

  • Most of Los Angeles’ games this year — 12 out of 16 — have failed to go over the point total (75%).
  • Los Angeles has compiled a 9-7 record against the spread this season.
  • The Rams have a split ATS record of 3-3 when an underdog by at least 4.5 points.
  • The Seahawks defense has allowed 23.2 points per game this season, the same amount as the Rams have scored.
  • In games where Los Angeles scores at least 23.2 points this season, they are 6-1 overall and 6-1 against the spread.
  • Seattle is 7-2 overall and 4-5 against the spread this season in games where they allow fewer than 23.2 points.
Bet on the Rams to win the Super Bowl.

Computer Picks

Computer picks for Seahawks vs Rams
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Seahawks (-4.5) Over (43) Seahawks 26 Rams 21

Total Facts

  • In 68.8% of their opportunities this year (11 of 16 chances), the Seahawks and their opponents have combined to put up more than this matchup’s over/under of 43.0 points.
  • The Rams and their opponents have added up to score more than 43.0 points in 43.8% of their games this year (seven of 16 opportunities).
  • The Seahawks and the Rams combine to average 8.9 more points per game than the over/under of 43.0 set for this matchup.
  • Opponents of the two teams average a combined 1.3 fewer points per game (41.7) than this matchup’s over/under of 43.0 points.
  • The average point total for Seahawks games this year is 8.9 more points than the total of 43.0 in this matchup.
  • The average point total for the Rams this year is 1.2 points less than this game’s over/under.
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Seahawks vs Rams: Last 5 Meetings

Los Angeles has an edge against Seattle in the past five meetings between these two squads, collecting a 3-2 record in those games. The Rams have a 3-1 record against the spread in those games against the Seahawks. Los Angeles outscored Seattle 125-109 in those five head-to-head matchups.

Seahawks vs Rams: Last Five Meetings
Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Total Yards Result
12/27/2020 Seahawks Seahawks -1.50 47.50 -124 +107 334-292 LAR 20-9 SEA
11/15/2020 Rams Rams -2.50 55.00 -139 +123 389-333 LAR 23-16 LAR
12/8/2019 Rams Rams -1.5 47.5 -118 +104 455-308 LAR 28-12 LAR
10/3/2019 Seahawks Seahawks -1.5 48.5 -121 +106 477-429 LAR 30-29 SEA
11/11/2018 N/A Rams N/A N/A N/A N/A 456-414 LAR 36-31 LAR

Betting Insights: Last Three Games (Both Teams)

  • The Seahawks have averaged a total of 37.7 combined points over their last three games, 5.3 less than this game’s over/under of 43.0.
  • Seattle is just 1-2 against the spread and 3-0 straight up over the last three contests.
  • Seattle has hit under the total two times in their last three contests.
  • The Rams have averaged a total of 32.3 combined points over their last three games, 10.7 fewer than this game’s over/under of 43.0.
  • Los Angeles is just 1-2 against the spread and 1-2 straight up in their last three outcomes.
  • Los Angeles has gone under the total three times in their last three outcomes.

Injury Report

Seahawks: CB Quinton Dunbar: Questionable (Knee), OT Brandon Shell: Out (Illness), DT Jarran Reed: Questionable (Abdomen), SS Lano Hill: Out (Back), SS Jamal Adams: Questionable (Shoulder), DE Branden Jackson: Out (Neck), WR Phillip Dorsett II: Out (Foot), FS Damarious Randall: Out (Illness), RB Carlos Hyde: Questionable (Illness), TE Greg Olsen: Questionable (Foot), G Mike Iupati: Questionable (Neck), OLB Bruce Irvin: Out (Acl), WR Josh Gordon: Out (Commissioner Exempt List), CB Neiko Thorpe: Out (Core), RB Bo Scarbrough: Out (Hamstring), G Phil Haynes: Out (Hip), RB Travis Homer: Out (Knee), OT Jamarco Jones: Out (Groin), FS Marquise Blair: Out (Knee), CB Jayson Stanley: Questionable (Hamstring), RB DeeJay Dallas: Questionable (Ankle), DE Darrell Taylor: Out (Leg), RB Patrick Carr: Out (Undisclosed)

Rams: ILB Micah Kiser: Questionable (Knee), ILB Travin Howard: Out (Torn Meniscus), SS Taylor Rapp: Out (Knee), RB Darrell Henderson Jr.: Out (Ankle), S Terrell Burgess: Out (Ankle), WR J.J. Koski: Out (Illness), K Kai Forbath: Out (Ankle), DT Michael Brockers: Out (Illness), OT Andrew Whitworth: Questionable (Knee), WR Cooper Kupp: Out (Illness), QB Jared Goff: Questionable (Thumb)

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