December 28, 2013

St. Louis Rams at Seattle Seahawks: Preview and Pick

The Seattle Seahawks are one of the best teams in the National Football League and the odds on favorite to win the Super Bowl. However after a home loss to the Arizona Cardinals, the Seahawks were sent a message that they need to finish the season strong. They have to beat the St. Louis Cardinals if they have any hopes of clinching the division and the home field advantage throughout the playoffs.

St. Louis Rams at Seattle Seahawks Preview

The NFL odds for this game opened up with the home team listed as double digit favorites. The Seahawks are labeled as (-10.5) point favorites for this season finale against the hard charging Rams. The betting public believes that the Hawks will rebound after their first road loss since drafting Russell Wilson as over 69 percent of the betting is on the home team. Despite that influx of wagering, the line has actually dropped a half a point and it can now be found at Seattle (-10) at several of the top rated online sportsbooks.

The Rams are winning with defense. Robert Quinn only added to the already great résumé against the Bucs, racking up three more sacks and six tackles. In the process, Quinn became the franchise’s single-season leader for sacks, besting Kevin Carter’s previous record of 17 by one. Quinn’s 18 sacks now lead the NFL in that category, and he remains tied with Indianapolis’ Robert Mathis in forced fumbles with seven. He could cause some big problems for Wilson and Co.

The latest football betting trends for this game reveal that Seattle has the edge in this pivotal match up. Seattle is 18-4 straight up in its last 22 games and the total has gone under in 4 of St. Louis’s last 6 games when playing on the road against Seattle. St. Louis is 0-5 straight up in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Seattle and 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Seattle. St. Louis is 6-18-1 straight up in its last 25 games on the road and 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road overall. Seattle is 15-2 straight up in its last 17 games when playing St. Louis overall as they have dominated the series, but St. Louis is 4-2 straight up in its last 6 games.

St. Louis Rams at Seattle Seahawks Pick

With plenty of time before kickoff we will wait for more information to come in before we select a side on this contest. Make sure to check the forum during the week and on the day of the game to get the latest and most up to date information on the game.

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Cole Ryan

Cole started off as a part time handicapper and a full time computer programmer. After developing a computer program that consistently provided winners in NFL, NBA, MLB, and college sports Cole went into full time handicapping. The computer program and his knack for winners made him a rising star in the handicapping world. His complex computer program based on algorithms and analytical calculations have led to a 60% ATS rate.

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