Los Angeles Rams vs Seattle Seahawks NFL Week 15 TNF Betting Preview

Screen Shot 2016-12-15 at 10.58.56 AMThe LA Rams have been pathetic this year and just the other day fired head coach Jeff Fisher. Add insult to injury, they have to take on a Seattle Seahawks team that may be a bit angry after getting crushed by Green Bay last week. Furthermore, the Rams won 9-3 in week two just adding to the huge revenge/statement game for the ‘Hawks. Seahawks listed as a two touchdown favorite. This contest will be played at CenturyLink Field and has a start time of 8:25 pm EST.

Vegas odds have the Seahawks listed as 15 point favorites, while the total has been set at 38.5. This contest will be televised on NBC with a start time of 8:25 pm EST.

Breaking Down The Los Angeles Rams

The Rams have had a real rough year so far as they have gone just 4-9 on the year and that is after starting out 3-1. That 3-1 start included a 9-3 home win over Seattle. They have now fired HC Jeff Fisher and John Fassel will take over as interim coach. That defense for the Rams really played well earlier in the year, but has really tired out down the stretch as they have allowed 39 ppg in their last 3 games. Just horrible defense and now they have to try and slow down a Seattle team that was just embarrassed in Green Bay last week. Good luck there. The Rams defense comes in ranked 10th in total yards allowed. 9th vs the pass, 20th vs the run and 19th in points allowed, giving up 23.4 ppg. On offense they have really struggled and have even gone to rookie QB Jared Goff, who has started the last four games and he has just a 65.3 QBR so far, which would be the worst in the league if he had enough snaps. He has a good arm, but just needs another offseason to be the QB that they were expecting him to be when they took him with the overall number 1 pick. This offense comes in ranked 32nd in total offense, 29th in passing, 30th in rushing and 32nd in scoring, putting up just 14.9 ppg. It will not be easy for this offense against a very good Seattle defense.

Trends: The Rams have gone 7-1-1 ATS in their last 9 games following a double-digit loss at home and 4-1 ATS their last 5 games in this series, but just 5-16-1 ATS in their last 22 games on fieldturf and 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 games after allowing more than 30 points in their previous game. The Under is 9-0 in their last 9 games after allowing more than 30 points in their previous game and 10-3 in their last 13 games following a straight up loss.

Breaking Down The Seattle Seahawks

A couple of weeks ago, the Seattle Seahawks were off an embarrassing 14-5 loss at Tampa Bay and they came back home to rout Carolina by a score of 40-7. Now they come back home off an embarrassing road loss to Green Bay and are hoping for the same kind of play that they had vs Carolina. The Seahawks are huge favorites in this game, but they can’t take this Rams team lightly as they have lost to them once this year already and have now won the last three times these teams have faced each other. The Rams have been a thorn in the side of Seattle of late and even though their defense hasn’t played well of late, it could give a Seattle offense that has had issues of late. The Seattle offense comes in ranked 13th in total offense, 12th in passing, 19th in rushing and 22nd in scoring, putting up just 21.1 ppg. The defense has been strong all year and now gets a crack at a rookie QB and a horrible offense overall, plus they will be a bit upset after getting torched by the Packers last week. This defense comes in ranked 8th in the league in yards allowed, 10th vs the pass, 13th vs the run and 4th in points allowed, giving up just 17.8 ppg.

Trends:  The Seahawks have gone 6-0 ATS in their last 6 Thursday games and 19-7 ATS in their last 26 games following a straight up loss, but just 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games after allowing more than 30 points in their previous game and 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 games after scoring less than 15 points in their previous game. The Over is 4-1 in their last 5 games following a straight up loss and 6-2 in their last 8 games after scoring less than 15 points in their previous game.

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