Monday October 28, 2013 8:30 PM EST ESPN / WatchESPN
By: Barrett Kazmerzack of Coopers Pick CALL NOW 1-888-730-2667
The Seahawks are 11-point road favorites in this NFC West match up and that is not surprising since Rams’ QB Sam Bradford is out for the season with a knee injury. Journeyman Kellen Clemens will take his spot and he is thrown into the fire right away facing a Seattle defense that ranks 2nd in the league in yards allowed per game.
The Seahawks are in first place in the NFC West 1 game up on the San Francisco 49ers. Their rushing offense is solid and their defense has been great ranking 2nd in the league against the pass and 5th against the run.
Last season in St. Louis the Rams beat the Seahawks 19-13.
In their last games the Seahawks beat the St. Louis Cardinals 34-22 and the Rams lost to the Carolina Panthers 30-15.
On the season the Seahawks are 5-2 ATS and they have an O/U record of 4-3 and the Rams are 2-5 ATS and they have an Over/Under record of 6-1.
Clemens has a decent, at best, WR corps and it is key that his offensive line plays well and gives him time facing a Seattle pass rush that has the 3rd most sacks in the league.
With Bradford out the Rams may rely on the run more and rookie RB Zac Stacy, who has 210 yards on 49 carries in his 3 three starts. If the Seahawks and their solid run defense can shut him down they should be in good shape.
Seattle QB Russell Wilson has not put up big numbers this season, but he has played great and has been able to move the chains with his arm and legs. He may get WR Percy Harvin back for this game, as he has missed the whole season with a hip injury. The Rams’ pass defense ranks 18th in the league.
One major concern for the Rams have to be Seattle RB Marshawn Lynch. He played well in the Cardinals game with 91 rushing yards and he will be facing a St. Louis run defense that only ranks 30th in the league. In the loss to the Panthers last week the Rams gave up over 100 yards on the ground.
The Rams have won 2 of their last 3 home games facing the Seahawks.
In some betting trends for the NFC West match up the Seahawks are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 road games, 18-7-1 ATS in their last 26 games following a S.U. win, and in their last 5 games they have an Over record of 4-1.
The Rams are 7-2 ATS vs. a team with a winning record, 2-6 ATS in their last 8 home games, and in their last 4 home games they have an Over record of 4-0.
The underdog is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 games between these 2 teams.