Seattle Seahawks (3-2) at St. Louis Rams (1-4)
|Date & Time||Sunday October 19, 2014, 1:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: St. Louis Rams +6.5 -- Over/Under: 43
The St. Louis Rams and the Seattle Seahawks face off on Sunday in St. Louis in a NFC West NFL matchup.
The St. Louis Rams are a disappointing 1-4 for the season after a series of bad losses. The Rams can’t seem to put it together for a full game so while they have a roster loaded with high draft picks it hasn’t added up to wins. The Rams offense is averaging 20.2 points per game and 376 yards as QB Austin Davis has completed 63.8 percent of his passes with seven touchdowns and four interceptions. Zac Stacey and Benny Cunningham pace the St. Louis ground attack as each are averaging 3.9 yards per carry with a combined three touchdowns. Jared Cook leads the Rams in receiving but Kenny Britt appears to be moving into a more integral role and Tavon Austin is healthy so that will help. The Rams defense is allowing 30 points per game and 362.2 yards with a minus three turnover ratio. T.J. McDonald has 36 tackles, James Laurinaitis has 34 tackles, and Alec Ogletree has 33 tackles. He Rams have just one sack this season and appear to just be leaking all over.
The Seattle Seahawks are 3-2 for the season as the defending Super Bowl Champs have a target on their back every week. The Seahawks offense is averaging 26.6 points and 335.8 yards as QB Russell Wilson as completed 66.2 percent of his passes with eight touchdowns and two interceptions and he has rushed for 221 yards and two touchdowns. Marshawn Lynch is a force again this season averaging 4.6 yards per carry with three touchdowns and he has 14 receptions and another three touchdowns. Percy Harvin leads Seattle with 22 receptions, Doug Baldwin has 16, and Jermaine Kearse has 11 catches. The Seahawks defense is as physical as ever allowing 22.6 points and 334.4 yards and they have a plus one turnover ratio. Bobby Wagner has 50 tackles, Kam Chancellor has 37 tackles and an interception, and K.J. Wright has 35 tackles. The Seahawks know they have a lot of work to do on both sides of the ball if they hope to repeat.
St. Louis is 1-5 against the spread against a team with a winning record, 1-5 against the spread against the NFC, and 7-1-1 against the spread at home against a team with a winning road record. Seattle is 5-1 against the spread against a team with a losing record, 5-1 against the spread in their last six road games, and 38-17-1 against the spread in their last 56 games. The home team has covered the point spread in four of the last five meetings of these two.
While both of these teams are more known for their defense the offenses win this and I like the over. My stronger play is on who will cover the point spread and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as on the App.
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