Fresh off of their extremely controversial win over Green Bay Monday night, the Seattle Seahawks will try to win their third straight game this Sunday in the Edward Jones Dome against the St. Louis Rams.
Seattle is 13-1 SU and 11-3 ATS in its last 14 games against the Rams, a team that is just 5-14-1 ATS in its last 20 games overall.
Seattle was a 1.5-point road favorite at most shops and looks to build on its 6-1 SU mark in seven recent trips to Missouri.
Sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag, had set the Rams as 1.5-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest. The total was hovering around 38 earlier in the week at GTbets.eu (check for the current over-under lines).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to the Power Rankings here at OddsShark it's the No. 25-rated Rams and the No. 5-rated Seahawks in this matchup. Predictive formulas point to a 26-14 win for the Seahawks on Sunday.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up St. Louis's No. 24-ranked offense (20 PPG) against a Seahawks defense that ranks No. 1 at 13 PPG. The Rams passing attack has averaged 191.7 yards per game, less than the Seahawks give up through the air (213.7 YPG on average).
Defensively, the Seahawks feature the league's No. 1-rated road run defense, allowing 43 yards per game. St. Louis, meanwhile, ranks No. 6 in rushing offense at home.
Last time out for Seattle, they were a 14-12 winner as they battled the Packers at home. The Seahawks covered in the match as a 3-point underdog, while 26 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Russell Wilson passed for 2 touchdowns in his team's last game in leading the Seahawks past Green Bay 14-12 on Monday.
Last time out for St. Louis, they were a 23-6 loser as they battled the Bears on the road. The Rams failed to cover in the match as a 7-point underdog, while 29 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Rams suffered a Week 3 loss against Chicago in their last game, falling 23-6 at Soldier Field.
Seattle Seahawks Trends:
When playing in September are 5-5
When playing on turf are 6-4
After being outgained are 5-5
When playing within the division are 5-5
St. Louis Rams Trends:
When playing in September are 2-8
When playing on turf are 2-8
After being outgained are 2-8
When playing within the division are 2-8
A few Seahawks at Rams trends to consider:
Seattle is 13-1 SU in its last 14 games when playing St. Louis
Seattle is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Seattle's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Seattle's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis's last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis's last 6 games when playing Seattle
St. Louis is 3-5-1 ATS in its last 9 games at home
St. Louis is 5-14-1 ATS in its last 20 games
Seattle at Carolina, Sunday, October 7
St. Louis home to Arizona, Thursday, October 4