Seattle Seahawks at Los Angeles Rams: 11/15/20 NFL Picks and Prediction
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Los Angeles Rams (5-3) vs Seattle Seahawks (6-2)
Game Info: Sunday, November 15, 2020 at 4:25 pm (SoFi Stadium)
Betting Odds: Los Angeles Rams -1 -- Over/Under: 53.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Seattle Seahawks will travel to SoFi Stadium to take on the Los Angeles Rams this Sunday afternoon in NFL action.
The Seattle Seahawks dropped to 6-2 on the season after being defeated by the Buffalo Bills, 44-34, this past Sunday. The Seattle defense had no answers for Josh Allen and the Buffalo passing game in this one and could not fight back after the Bills took a 41-20 lead early in the 4th quarter. Seattle was outgained by Buffalo by a 420-419 margin and lost the turnover battle by a 4-0 margin in the loss. Leading the way for the Seahawks was QB Russell Wilson who completed 28 of 41 passes for 390 yards, 2 TD, & 2 INT.
On the season, Seattle is averaging 34.3 ppg on 434.5 total yards per game (317.6 passing yds/g; 116.9 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Seattle has been led by QB Russell Wilson who has completed 71.0% of his passes for 2,541 yards (350.8 yds/g), 28 TD, & 8 INT. Wilson is also the 2nd leading rusher for the Seahawks as he has 265 rushing yards & 1 TD on 37 carries. The top receiving threats for Wilson and the Seahawks have been DK Metcalf (43 rec, 788 yards, 8 TD), Tyler Lockett (53 rec, 615 yards, 7 TD), David Moore (20 rec, 316 yards, 4 TD), and Greg Olsen (19 rec, 171 yards, TD). Leading the way for the Seahawks backfield has been RB Chris Carson (66 att, 323 yards, 3 TD) & Carlos Hyde (31 att, 125 yards, 2 TD) who have both missed the last two games due to injury. If both are not able to go, the Seattle backfield will be led by Travis Homer (25 att, 88 yards), and DeeJay Dallas (27 att, 80 yards, 2 TD).
Defensively, Seattle is allowing their opponent to average 30.4 ppg on 466.1 total yards per game (372.5 passing yds/g; 93.6 rushing yds/g).
The Los Angeles Rams dropped to 5-3 on the season after being defeated by the Miami Dolphins, 28-17, on November 1st. Los Angeles was able to pile up yards but struggled with turnovers agianst the Miami defense and couldn’t fight back after Miami went into halftime with a 28-10 lead. Los Angeles outgained Miami by a 471-145 margin, however, lost the turnover battle by a 4-2 margin in the loss. Leading the way for the Rams was WR Cooper Kupp who had 11 receptions for 110 yards.
On the season, Los Angeles is averaging 24.1 ppg on 405.9 total yards per game (268.1 passing yds/g; 137.8 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Los Angeles has been led by QB Jared Goff who has completed 65.5% of his passes for 2,145 yards (273.1 passing yds/g), 13 TD & 6 INT. The top receiving threats for Goff and the Rams have been Cooper Kupp (48 rec, 527 yards, 2 TD), Robert Woods (37 rec, 436 yards, 4 TD), Josh Reynolds (22 rec, 322 yards, 2 TD), and Tyler Higbee (20 rec, 236 yards, 3 TD). Leading the way for the Los Angeles backfield has been the trio of Darrell Henderson Jr. (95 att, 458 yards, 3 TD), Malcolm Brown (75 att, 314 yards, 3 TD), and Cam Akers (35 att, 148 yards).
Defensively, Los Angeles is holding their opponents to an average of 19.0 ppg on 312.5 total yards per game (217.8 passing yds/g; 94.8 rushing yds/g).
The Seahawks are 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 games in November and 13-6-1 ATS in their last 20 road games. The Rams are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 games following a ATS loss and 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 home games.
Seattle has one of the most explosive offenses led by Russell Wilson, however, I just cannot see Seattle going deep into the playoffs behind a defense that ranks 30th in scoring defense and last in total yards per game. Los Angeles can be a bit inconsistent on the offensive end, however, as I do not see the Rams having trouble putting up points against the Seahawks and that I think the Rams defense, which ranks 2nd in scoring defense, will be able to give Seattle some trouble, I’m taking Los Angeles to cover this small home spread. Good Luck!