Seattle Seahawks at Los Angeles Rams - 12/8/19 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Seattle Seahawks (10-2) at Los Angeles Rams (7-5)
NFL Football: Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 8:20 pm (Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum)
The Line: Los Angeles Rams PK -- Over/Under: 46.5
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The Seattle Seahawks and the Los Angeles Rams meet in a week 14 NFC West division tilt in NFL action from the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Sunday night football.
The Seattle Seahawks will look to add to their current five-game winning streak after a 37-30 win over Minnesota in their last outing. Russell Wilson threw for 240 yards, a touchdown and an interception on 21 of 31 passing while Chris Carson led the Seahawks on the ground with 23 carries for 102 yards and a touchdown and Rashaad Penny added 74 rushing yards and a touchdown as well. DK Metcalf led the Seahawks with 6 catches for 75 yards while David Moore had 65 receiving yards and a touchdown. Jacob Hollister added 6 catches of his own for 44 yards while the aforementioned Penny added 33 yards and a touchdown. Defensively, Tre Flowers had an interception and Bradley McDougald and Travis Homer each had a fumble recovery while Bobby Wagner led the Seahawks with 10 total tackles including a team-high 7 solo tackles. As a team, Seattle is averaging 27.4 points and 390.3 yards of total offense while allowing 24.4 points per game against and 368.9 yards of total defense.
The Los Angeles Rams will be looking to build on a 34-7 win over Arizona last time out. Jared Goff threw for 424 yards and 2 touchdowns on 32 of 43 passing while Todd Gurley II rushed for 95 yards and a touchdown. Robert Woods led L.A. in receiving with 13 catches for 172 yards while Tyler Higbee had 7 grabs for 107 yards and a TD and Cooper Kupp added 6 grabs for 65 yards and a touchdown as well. Defensively, Taylor Rapp had a 31-yard pick-six while Cory Littleton had a team-high 8 total tackles including 6 solo tackles and Aaron Donald added 1.5 sacks in the win. As a team, Los Angeles is averaging 23.6 points per game and 369.6 yards of total offense while allowing 20.8 points per game against and 327 yards of total defense this season.
Seattle is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 road games while the over is 7-1 in their last 8 division games. Los Angeles is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 division games and 12-5 ATS in their last 17 games overall while the under is 4-0 in their last 4 games against the NFC. The road team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings between these two teams.
It’s no secret that the Seahawks have been involved in a lot of close games this season, as 10 of their 12 games have been decided by 8 points or less. However, like Russell Wilson said, maybe the Seahawks just have the “clutch gene” and know how to handle close games. The nice thing about this line is that it’s a pick ‘em, and it doesn’t hurt that Seattle is 6-0 SU on the road and with the line we just have to pick a winner. I don’t like what I’ve seen from the Rams for much of the season, and in this scenario, I think that Seattle comes in and takes care of business so I’ll side with the Seahawks on the road here.