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St. Louis Rams Hosting the Seattle Seahawks Week 1 Odds and Betting Pick

The defending NFC champion Seattle Seahawks will kick off the 2015 NFL season against a division rival when they visit the St. Louis Rams on Sunday as solid favorites and look to improve on a 6-2-1 record against the spread in their last nine games.

The Seahawks went 5-1 straight-up and ATS versus NFC West opponents in 2014, but the lone loss was to the Rams 28-26 last October 19 as 6.5-point road chalk.

St. Louis rides a three-game losing streak from last year into this divisional matchup both SU and ATS after covering each of their previous four games.

The Rams dealt injury-plagued quarterback Sam Bradford to the Philadelphia Eagles in the offseason for Nick Foles, and the strength of their offense should be in the backfield when rookie first-round draft pick Todd Gurley is finally ready to play.

However, Gurley won't make his debut this week because he is still recovering from knee surgery while projected starter Tre Mason is also dealing with a hamstring injury.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The St. Louis Rams were listed as 4.5-point underdogs at Bovada and other online Sportsbooks, with the total listed at one point at 44.

A 25-19 result in favor of the Seahawks is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.

Seattle Seahawks vs St. Louis Rams Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The St. Louis Rams are 6-10 so far on the season, and 7-9 ATS vs the point spread. The Seattle Seahawks, meanwhile, are 14-5 and 10-8-1 ATS. Those over under betting have seen St. Louis go 8-8 and the Seattle Seahawks go 11-8 on the totals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and St. Louis vs Seattle injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 17 (St. Louis Rams) and the No. 2 (Seattle Seahawks) teams in the league, according to our current NFL Power Rankings at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the St. Louis Rams No. 21-ranked offense (20.25 PPG) against a Seattle Seahawks defense that ranks No. 1 at 16.89 PPG. The Rams passing attack has averaged 212.31 yards per game, more than the Seahawks give up through the air (194.11 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Seattle Seahawks own the league's No. 3-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 86.13 yards per game when on the road. St. Louis, on the other hand, rates No. 17 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time we saw the Seahawks, Marshawn Lynch racked up 102 rushing yards, but the Patriots rolled to a 28-24 victory at University of Phoenix Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Seattle is 6-2-1 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Seattle is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Seattle's last 5 games
  • Seattle is 15-6 ATS in its last 21 games on the road
  • St. Louis is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis's last 7 games at home
  • St. Louis is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Seattle
  • St. Louis is 5-11 ATS in its last 16 games when playing Seattle

Next Betting Matchups

Seattle at Green Bay, Sunday, September 20th
St. Louis at Washington, Sunday, September 20th