Los Angeles Rams at Seattle Seahawks - 1/8/23 NFL Picks and Prediction
Seattle Seahawks (8-8) vs Los Angeles Rams (5-11)
Game Info: Sunday, January 8, 2023 at 4:25 pm (Lumen Field)
Betting Odds: Seattle Seahawks -6 -- Over/Under: 41.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Seattle Seahawks and Los Angeles Rams face off on Sunday in a Week 18 NFL showdown at Lumen Field. When these two teams faced off on December 4th it was the Seahawks that secured the 27-23 victory.
The Rams come into this game with a 5-11 record overall and they have gone 6-9-1 against the spread. The Rams biggest issue has been inconsistency, and in the last game against the Los Angeles Chargers, they really struggled. Baker Mayfield completed 11 of his 19 passes for 132 yards, zero touchdowns, and zero interceptions. Cam Akers had a strong game finishing with 19 carries for 123 yards. The Rams are averaging 18.2 points while their defense is giving up 22.8 points per game. The offense is ranked 26th in the league, and if they want a chance in this game they are going to need a big game from Mayfield.
On the other side of this matchup is the Seahawks who sit with an 8-8 record and they have gone 7-9 against the spread. In the last game against the Jets, the Seahawks defense was good giving up only six points, and that led to the victory. With a victory and a loss by the Packers, the Seahawks will make the playoffs. The Seahawks are averaging 24.3 points while their defense is giving up 24.1 points per game. Geno Smith on the season has thrown for 4,069 yards, 29 touchdowns, and nine interceptions.
The Seahawks are 1-6 against the spread in their last seven games. The under is 4-0 in Rams last 4 games after accumulating more than 150 yards rushing in their previous game. The over is 5-0 in the Seahawks last five home games against a team with a losing road record.
Mayfield didn’t look as good in the last game, and the Rams are going to struggle to score here. The Rams are averaging 18.2 points per game and they will finish with less than that. Look for another strong game from Geno Smith here, and the Seahawks are going to get the job done. Back the Seahawks against the spread.