Seahawks vs Rams matchup preview and current betting lines
Two divisional rivals heading in opposite directions will hit the gridiron when the surprisingly-good Seattle Seahawks take on the slumping Los Angeles Rams in a game that could end up with the most lopsided score in the whole NFL slate for Week 13.
The reigning Super Bowl champions have been nothing short of a disaster since the start of the season. Their Super Bowl hangover has been one for the ages, with the team struggling to get anything going on either side of the field, even when they were at full strength.
Now, without Matthew Stafford, Cooper Kupp, Allen Robinson, and most likely Aaron Donald, Sean McVay admitted that he could be forced to feature both Bryce Perkins and John Wolford at quarterback in this divisional matchup.
Pete Carrol, on the other hand, continues to silence his critics by leading the Seahawks to an unexpectedly impressive season. They can still make the playoffs and even end up winning their division, even after parting ways with Russell Wilson in a shocking trade.
Players to Watch
Geno Smith: Geno Smith’s payback tour continues. He’s been one of the best players in the league this season, making us all wonder whether we made a mistake by counting him out so early. He’ll face a beatable defense, so we wouldn’t be shocked to see him post video game-like numbers against a divisional rival.
Tyler Higbee: With little to no weapons in the passing game, whoever is behind center will most likely have to rely on TE Tyler Higbee. He didn’t even get a target in their Week 12 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, but it’s not like they will have many other choices to get their passing game going. It should be a busy afternoon for Higbee.
Week 13 Predictions: NFL Bet of the week on Seahawks vs Rams
The opening Seahawks vs Rams spread has the visitors favored by a little over a touchdown. This only speaks volumes as to how terrible the Los Angeles Rams have been this season and how much trouble they could be in without their starting quarterback in Week 13.
This game would’ve had a double-digit spread if it were played in Seattle. But we’ve already seen that home-field advantage means absolutely nothing at SoFi Stadium, as there aren’t many Rams fans in attendance, even when the team is winning.
Geno Smith, Tyler Locket, D.K. Metcalf, and Kenneth Walker have wroke havoc together over the past month or so, and they’ll face an injury-depleted Rams defense with Jalen Ramsey having his hands full for most of the game.
Seattle features an explosive offense and is the kind of team that simply won’t take its foot off the gas, especially against a divisional rival. We look for Pete Carroll to try and make a statement and bounce back after consecutive losses.
The opening Seahawks vs Rams odds have this game total sitting at just 41.5 points, which makes sense considering the Los Angeles Rams’ offense is completely depleted. But even so, they’ve managed to score 17, 20, and 10 points in their past three games.
The Seahawks are coming off a 34-point performance to the Las Vegas Raiders in which they had 22 first downs and 372 total yards. Also, they allowed 40 points, 27 first downs, and a whopping 576 total yards, with Josh Jacobs torching them for 229 yards and 2 scores.
Geno smith posted 328 yards in the loss and won’t hesitate to challenge the Rams’ unproven secondary defense with constant shots downfield. That will lead to multiple pass interference calls and big, explosive plays for their offense.
So, we’re looking at a game between a team looking to make a statement and bounce back, facing a team that will go through the motions and hope the season is over already. This could be a blowout and easily go over this number.