The great thing about the end of the football betting online regular season is the thrilling matchups that it gives way to. This weekend, the Rams and Seahawks will go head to head in order to secure a spot in this year’s postseason. The Los Angeles Rams vs. Seattle Seahawks Week 15 matchup will unquestionably be one of the best we’ve seen this season. The Rams will be vying to lock up the AFC West while, correspondingly, the Hawks will be looking to usurp Los Angeles in the division. What team will the 2 team parlay odds peg as the favorite?
Los Angeles Rams vs. Seattle Seahawks – Sunday, December 16th
When: 4:05 pm ET
Where: CenturyLink Field, Seattle, Washington
Stream: Fox Sports Go, NFL Game Pass
Football Betting Online Odds:
Los Angeles Rams +2 ½ (-105) 47 ½ (-105)
Seattle Seahawks -2 ½ (-115) 47 ½ (-115)
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— Seattle Seahawks (@Seahawks) December 14, 2017
Los Angeles Rams
The Rams have had a very successful season this year as they’re currently 9-4. However, Los Angeles is 2-2 in their last 4 games. Consequently, the Rams spot at the top of the division has come into jeopardy. But it should be said that those two losses have come against the Philadelphia Eagles and the Minnesota Vikings: two of the best teams in the NFC. So this doesn’t necessarily paint the Rams as a team that has lost their stuff. Rather, it pains Los Angeles as a team that can’t knock off the top teams in the conference. And if you can’t do that, what use is making the playoffs?
Without a doubt, the Rams have the statistical advantage this Sunday. Los Angeles has the league’s 2nd best scoring offense with an average of 30.5 points scored per game while the Seahawks are only putting up 24.2. Furthermore, while the Seahawks have a slight but undeniable advantage on defense, it’s still not enough to cover the aforementioned offensive differences. To clarify; the Rams give up 20.4 points while Seattle allots 19.4. With this in mind, it’s clear that taking the Rams straight up is the superior football betting online option this weekend.
The Seahawks fly into this Week 15 pairing excited and sporting an 8-5 record that puts them in a favorable spot to win the NFC West. With a win over the Rams this weekend, the Hawks will advance to 9-5 while the Rams will fall to that same record. Los Angeles has an early-season win over Seattle, so the division will come down to tie-breakers. But since the Seahawks beat the Eagles a couple weeks back, Seattle will likely claim the West if they win this weekend. Undoubtedly the stakes for this matchup are higher than ever, which only makes betting on the Los Angeles Rams vs. Seattle Seahawks more enticing.
Sportsbook players looking to bet on this game should consider the spread line. The Rams are 8-5 against the spread this season while Seattle is a meager 5-7-1. However, with a 2-point spread line prediction, bettors might be better off wagering on the over/under line.