Few games without playoff implications happens in NFL Week 16. Seattle hosting the Rams isn’t one of those. If Detroit beats Green Bay, Seattle makes it to the playoffs. The Seahawks face a team on Sunday most expect them to easily handle, the Los Angeles Rams. Will the Seahawks set themselves up for a possible playoff berth? Will LAR grab a spread win? Check out NFL Odds, analysis, and a free pick for Rams at Seahawks.
NFL Week 18 Betting Preview and Prediction for Los Angeles Rams at Seattle
Rams versus Seahawks Lines and Match Info
- When: Sunday, Jan. 8 at 4:25 pm ET
- Where: Lumen Field, Seattle, WA
- TV / Streaming: FOX
- ATS Odds: Seahawks -6.5
- Money line Odds: Rams +222 / Seahawks -284
- Over/Under Odds: 41.5
Why bet on Rams versus Seahawks?
The Los Angeles Rams almost pulled off the upset win against the Seahawks in the last head-to-head. The Rams scored 23 points in a close 27-23 loss.
Los Angeles has failed to cover in just 2 of their last 6 games. Both non-covers came against host squads, the Chargers and the Packers. Baker Mayfield and his mates may not win on Sunday, but they should keep this closer than the spread.
Los Angeles Rams Offensive Averages
- Total Yards: 281.3
- Passing Yards: 186.6
- Rushing Yards: 94.7
- Points Scored: 18.2
- Turnovers: 22
Los Angeles Rams Defensive Averages
- Total Yards: 337.3
- Passing Yards: 227.3
- Rushing Yards: 109.9
- Points Scored: 22.8
- Takeaways: 19
Why bet on Seahawks versus Rams?
Seattle understands what’s at stake. A victory provides the Seahawks a chance to make the playoffs, which would be a huge accomplishment. Most expected Seattle to win 4 games at the most. So making the playoffs would be massive.
We should expect the Seahawks to provide their best effort. Settle’s best could lead to a win and cover.
Seattle Seahawks Offensive Averages
- Total Yards: 348.4
- Passing Yards: 233.1
- Rushing Yards: 115.3
- Points Scored: 24.3
- Turnovers: 21
Seattle Seahawks Defensive Averages
- Total Yards: 367.5
- Passing Yards: 217.0
- Rushing Yards: 150.5
- Points Scored: 24.1
- Takeaways: 23
Rams at Seahawks Relevant Trends
- Rams are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a straight up loss
- LAR is 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 on the road
- Under is 7-1 in the Rams’ last 8 road games
- Seahawks are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games
- Seattle is 1-4 ATS versus a team with a losing record
- Over is 5-1 in the Seahawks’ last 6 games in January
L.A. Rams at Seattle Seahawks Final Betting Prediction
In their last, Seattle beat the Jets 23-6. Holding NYJ to 6 points isn’t overlay impressive. But scoring 23 points versus a solid Jets’ defense is.
Seattle has momentum going into this game. The problem is discerning whether the win and cover versus NYJ signifies a form reversal or if Seattle will revert to their non-covering ways.
If the win over the Jets was a form reversal, Seattle should easily cover this spread. The Rams are a disaster in every way imaginable. Los Angeles shouldn’t keep up on the scoreboard.
Also, the Seahawks are fighting for a playoff spot. Seattle can keep things going after the thorough beating they handed the Jets. The Seahawks to cover is the play.
NFL Week 18 Betting Pick: Seattle Seahawks -6.5