Free NFL Prediction: Seahawks vs Rams Odds
Week 1 NFL betting sees the Seattle Seahawks taking on the St. Louis Rams on Sunday September 13th at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis, Missouri. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all NFL season long so stay tuned for more FREE NFL predictions.
Seattle Seahawks (0-0) at St. Louis Rams (0-0)
Date: Sunday September 13th
Time: 1:00 PM
Venue: Edward Jones Dome, St. Louis, Missouri
ATS Betting Lines: Seattle Seahawks -4
NFL Moneyline Odds: Seahawks -210
NFL Betting Total: 41.0
Finally, the regular season is here! For the first time since last season we get to see our favorite teams starters play an entire game that actually counts. Both of these two teams look to be at the top of the division at the end of the year, but only one of them will be.
This is where that divisional push starts in 2015.
Kick off is set for 1:00 PM PT as both teams are rolling out some new faces.
The Rams finally gave up on Sam Bradford, and brought in Nick Foles to try to make up some ground on the Seahawks and Cardinals. While Seattle has brought in a few new toys of their own in explosive rookie Tyler Lockett, veteran RB Fred Jackson and monster TE Jimmy Graham.
The Seahawks came oh so close to winning their second consecutive Super Bowl last season, so you know that all guns will be blazing for a chance to get back to their third straight Championship game.
The new weapons on offense should help with the passing game, as Graham will be effective both in route running and with pass blocking.
The running game, which the Seahawks rely heavily on, got a whole lot better this week with the addition of Jackson who is a double threat with his hands and his feet.
The biggest question mark for this team moving forward is how to handle Kam Chancellor and his looming hold out situation. Coach Pete Carroll has stated that he has no plans to trade Chancellor, and that his team will be ready for battle with or with out the Pro-Bowl Safety.
Still heavily favored by a lot of people in the sports world, the Seahawks won’t have an easy path to get back to the Super Bowl, much less the NFC Championship game.
Everything lives and dies with how well they play in their division, and it’s no secret that the Seahawks struggle under the lights of Edward Jones Dome.
St. Louis Rams
The Rams are a team that has been on the verge of breaking out for a few years now. Tough defenses, coupled with a good ground game and some flashy receivers make for an exciting team to watch.
Now this isn’t quite “The Greatest Show on Turf” we’re talking about here, but Foles may just be the second coming of Kurt Warner for this franchise. A gun slinger who can put up some points, alongside top rookie stud RB Todd Gurley, and this team could finish second in this division.
In fact, that is exactly where I have them finishing in 2015.
Though coach Jeff Fisher said Gurley won’t be playing in the season opener, he isn’t too far off, and that is a good thing for Rams fans.
On the defensive side of things, this Rams team looks downright mean. Defensive Ends Chris Long and Robert Quinn are a tough pair to handle. Hard hitting LB James Laurinaitis then waits at the next line of defense.
For a run heavy team like the Seahawks, this could make for a very long and frustrating day for both the players and fans alike.
NFL Betting Trends:
- Seahawks are 8-8 all time at Rams
- Seahawks have swept the season series 6 times
- Rams have not made the post season since 2010
- Under is 9-2 in SEA last 11 vs. NFC West.
- SEA are 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall.
- SEA are 15-6 ATS in their last 21 road games.
- STL are 3-13 ATS in their last 16 games in Week 1.
- STL are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 vs. NFC West.
- Under is 7-3 in STL last 10 vs. NFC West.
- Underdog is 7-3 ATS in their last 10 meetings.
- SEA are 11-5 ATS in their last 16 meetings.
4* Free NFL Betting Prediction: Under 41
With tough defenses on both sides of the ball, and with the history of field goal only games here, I expect this to be a low scoring affair. Take the under here.
NFL Free Score Prediction: Seahawks 21 – Rams 10
The players will be fired up to get this season started, and I couldn’t be happier for this week to be here.
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