Los Angeles Rams vs. Seattle Seahawks Prediction: Do Oddsmakers Have This NFC West Matchup Right?

The Rams face the Seahawks in a Week 15 NFC West battle. Can Seattle keep it close or do the oddsmakers have this one right? NFL handicapper Jason Radowitz gives his pick here.
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Tue, December 14, 5:11 PM EST | 4 min read
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Los Angeles Rams vs. Seattle Seahawks Prediction: Do Oddsmakers Have This NFC West Matchup Right?

The Los Angeles Rams were hit with COVID before their game on Monday Night Football against the Arizona Cardinals. So much of the public went straight to the books and bet on the Cardinals knowing the Rams would be without some key pieces. Then the Rams crushed the Cardinals, winning by a touchdown. Ultimately they had this game won by the fourth quarter.

The Rams will welcome the Seattle Seahawks to town for a 4:25 p.m. ET matchup in the NFC West. The Seahawks had plenty of injuries that derailed their season but are coming off two straight victories over the 49ers and Texans to go 5-8 on the season. Can the Rams hold off a surging Seahawks team? Here are our picks and predictions for Sunday's NFC West matchup between the Seattle Seahawks and the Los Angeles Rams on Fox.

Los Angeles Rams vs. Seattle Seahawks Start Time, Where to Watch, and Odds

  • Date: Sunday, December 19, 2021
  • Game Time: 4:25 p.m. ET
  • Where To Watch: FOX

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Los Angeles Rams vs. Seattle Seahawks Injury Report

Seahawks

Questionable: C Kyle Fuller (Ankle), RB Travis Homer (Lower Body), DT Bryan Mone (Knee)

Out: CB Tre Brown (Knee)

Rams

Questionable: OL Brian Allen (Ankle), LB Terrell Lewis (Back)

Out: OL Rob Havenstein (Illness), RB Darrell Henderson Jr. (Illness), TE Tyler Higbee (Illness), DT Sebastian Joseph-Day (Pectoral), CB Jalen Ramsey (Illness), WR Robert Woods (Knee)

Los Angeles Rams vs. Seattle Seahawks Betting Line Movement

Rams vs. Seahawks Prediction

 As a bettor, I'm always a fan of enormous overreaction. The Los Angeles Rams played the Arizona Cardinals last week on Monday Night Football, and it was reported that many players from the Rams would miss the game due to COVID protocol. Often, the public will put too much weight into these reports and move the line so high to where it's necessary to bet the other side.

Oddsmakers are back to siding with the Rams, even if they're going to be without plenty of legitimate assets. The Rams are scoring 28.2 points per game while averaging nearly 400 yards per game. Meanwhile, the defense has given up 367.4 yards per game but just 22.5 points per game.

The Rams are still one of the elite teams in the league. They've had some hiccups here and there, but ultimately, Los Angeles is 9-4 and has so many well-recognized players on the roster on both the offense and the defense. The only area where the Rams struggle is tackling. There are some missed tackles by the Rams on the defensive end, where it has to be pointed out. Still, the Rams have only allowed 100.6 yards on the ground per game and have a solid enough pass rush thanks to Aaron Donald leading the group.

On the other hand, Seattle has won two straight games. With Russell Wilson finally getting comfortable under center, the Seahawks' offense is starting to move a bit.

Seattle only averages 335.5 yards per game on the offensive end, but with Wilson back, that number will continue to increase as the end of the season approaches. You won't see Seattle in the playoffs, but you will see a fight in them through the end of the season from the Seahawks. The defense is still giving up over 400 yards per game, including 290 yards passing.

Stafford and the Rams offense is averaging 300.4 yards passing per game. The Seahawks have been abysmal in the secondary and don't even have Jamal Adams around to make things a little better. I like the Rams to throw all over Seattle and get the cover and the win.

Rams vs. Seahawks Pick

Jason grew up an avid sports fan. His passion for sports writing grew in high school and he developed a blog that was strictly for New York Sports. From his work, you will quickly realize that he loves looking at games from an analytical and numbers perspective and hopes to provide you with that same perspective in his articles.

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