Free Week 5 NFL Prediction: Rams vs Seahawks NFL Odds
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NFL Week 5 Handicapping
(4-0) LA Rams vs. Seattle Seahawks (2-2)
Date: Sunday, October 7
Time: 4:25 PM
Venue: CenturyLink Stadium, Seattle, WA.
Week 5 ATS Betting Lines: Los Angeles -7
NFL Week 5 Moneyline Odds: OFF
Week 5 NFL Betting Total: 49.5
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The LA Rams will cruise into Seattle undefeated, on extra rest and looking seemingly unstoppable a year after triumphing both in Seattle and in the NFC West.
The Seahawks, meanwhile, got back to .500 with their second consecutive win after the 0–2 start but looked hardly dominant in a narrow win against the lowly Arizona Cardinals.
Los Angeles has scored more points than the last game in each and every one of its four games so far in 2018. It began with 33 against the Raiders, followed by 34 against the Cardinals, 35 against the Chargers and 38 last week against the Vikings.
The seven-point win against Minnesota on Thursday Night Football was the first time an opponent finished within single-digits and was also the first time all season the Rams’ defense failed to hold up its end of the bargain.
The Rams are immensely talented so the fact that the defense will be a point of emphasis in practice all week should worry Seahawks fans because this Seattle offense isn’t nearly as talented as the Minnesota unit that scored 31 last Thursday.
The offense for LA in that game, though: wow. Jared Goff threw for 465 yards and five touchdowns, smashing the record for passing yards in Thursday Night Football history and completing the game of his life, to date.
He was in synch all night with both Cooper Kupp, Brandin Cooks and Robert Woods, all of whom went over 100 yards and scored. Cupp scored twice, including a 70-yard bomb down the right sideline.
Don’t forget about Todd Gurley, who has looked every bit as good as last year in his breakout season, equally dangerous out of the backfield as a runner and as a receiver.
After seeing what the Rams did in Seattle last season and how they have started this one, I was surprised to see them going off at just -7. I’m fully expecting the public to bet them up to 7.5 by mid-week.
The Seahawks did beat the Cardinals, barely, after beating the Cowboys in Week 3, barely. They’re 2–2 but aren’t convincing anybody that they are legitimate contenders to hang with the Rams in the NFC West.
It took a missed field goal by Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson (who was old five years ago) with under 2:00 to play in the fourth quarter on Sunday to give Russell Wilson the ball back with the chance to lead a game-winning drive of his own. He did just that and Sebastian Janikowski nailed the game-winner from 52 yards out.
Seattle was without its lead back, Chris Carson, who rushed 32 times in the prior week’s win over Dallas. He sustained a hip injury and rested on Sunday, allowing Mike Davis to step in and run 21 times for 101 yards and catch an addition four balls. He scored twice.
Rashaad Penny, the first round pick out of San Diego State, also looked good running the ball. He carried it nine times for 49 yards.
Doug Baldwin caught five balls for 41 yards in his season debut but the Seahawks’ offense just doesn’t look to have any sort of explosiveness with Russell Wilson too often running for his life behind the sub-par offensive line.
NFL Betting Trends:
- LA Rams are 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
- LA Rams are 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
- LA Rams are 8-1 SU in its last 9 games on the road
4* Free NFL Betting Prediction: Los Angeles -7
I just don’t see Seattle’s offense doing much of anything against a vaunted, and motivated, LA defense. As far as the Rams’ offense goes, lots of possession should mean another thirty points, even if it’s in the legion of boom’s home.
NFL Free Week 5 Score Prediction: Seattle 13 – Los Angeles 31
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