Once again, another underdog was a winner last Thursday when Philadelphia upset Green Bay. Could it happen for a fifth straight week? Anything is possible and when you consider the history of the Rams-Seahawks series backing Los Angeles makes a lot of sense. Considering the play of the 2019 Rams does raise some concerns though.
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Game: Los Angeles Rams (3-1, 3-1 ATS) at Seattle Seahawks (3-1, 2-2 ATS)
When: 8:20 ET PM, Thursday, October 3rd, 2019
Where: CenturyLink Field, Seattle, Washington
Current Betting Line: SEA -1.5 Total: 49.5
TV Coverage: FOX
Through four games, the 2019 Rams are allowing 26 points a game. Their secondary got torched last week by Jameis Winston and Tampa Bay for 385 yards and four touchdowns. Coming into Thursday night, that secondary could be down a man or two.
Marcus Peters, who got burnt for a long touchdown last week, spent the week in concussion protocol but is expected to play. Safety Taylor Rapp is listed as doubtful.
The Rams secondary situation is good news for Seattle QB Russell Wilson who is completing an NFL-best 72.9 percent of his passes for 285 yards per game. The Seahawks offense finally got its running game going last week as RB Chris Carson recorded his first 100-yard rushing game of the season. Last week’s win over Arizona was also the first game in which Carson didn’t lose a fumble.
The Rams have won the last three straight in the series including both games last year, but the Seahawks are tough to beat at home. They are 6-1 in their last seven games at home. The loss was to New Orleans who Seattle spotted 14 points on fumble return and punt return touchdowns. The Seahawks held the Saints to just 265 total yards and 5.3 yards per play.
Seattle is also 11-3 in their last 14 home games against the Rams. Since beginning play at CenturyLink Field, the Seahawks are 99-40 in regular season games. It’s a tough place to play and here’s the kicker.
On Thursday night, the Seahawks will be wearing their Action Green uniforms. Seattle has worn them exactly three times. On each occasion, the Seahawks won. That includes a 2016 game against the same Rams.
So, I’m doing it again. I’m going against the underdog on Thursday night and taking Seattle -1.5.