Seattle Seahawks vs. Los Angeles Rams NFL Week 5 Predictions & Odds
The Seattle Seahawks early season struggles has left the door open for the Los Angeles Rams to come in and take the lead in the NFC West, something few online sportsbook betting fans could have imagined. We were all expecting the Rams to come and face some struggles early on. Instead, they’ve amassed one of the league’s most explosive offenses. So far, Los Angeles hasn’t had any problems running up the scoreboard on the Dallas Cowboys, San Francisco 49es and Indianapolis Colts. But those teams don’t exactly have the same caliber defense as Seattle does. So what kind of odds are the best betting sites giving the Rams against their divisional opponents this Sunday?
The below listed odds come from TopBet sportsbook, a bookmaker that has been around for a while. More often than not, TopBet has some of the best odds on the internet for the greatest matchups of the weekend. They also have some of the most eye-catching sign up bonuses and reload bonuses to keep you coming for more. For this game, given the nature of the contest, TopBet sportsbook has decided to put together some Pick ‘em odds.
The Seahawks come into this contest sporting a 2-2 record that ties them with the Arizona Cardinals for 2nd place in the NFC West. Considering that the San Francisco 49ers have yet to win a game this season, it’s safe to assume that Seattle only has to beat Arizona and Los Angeles to win the division. But considering that online sportsbooks aren’t even favoring them this Sunday, it’s clear that the Seahawks could actually lose the West in 2017.
A poor offense has been the principal issue facing Seattle these last couple of years. Their defense has consistently remained near the top of the league, but their offense has struggled week in and week out. However, last Sunday, Seattle managed to run the scoreboard up on the Colts 46-18. That performance bumped up the Seahawks’ averages on the season, offensively, and now they rank 12th in the league in scoring. However, the Rams only give up 26.3 points per game. We’ll have to see how Russell Wilson and the Seahawks’ offense performs this Sunday.
Betting Los Angeles
The Rams are 3-1 on the season with their biggest victory coming over the Dallas Cowboys. However, if anything is clear in the NFC East it’s that this year’s Cowboys are not the same as the 2016 squad. So should we be buying into the 3-1 Rams? Especially since the team has, over the last couple of years, found early season success that only gave way to a losing record. Nevertheless, it’s undeniable that Jared Goff has been behaving himself like a seasoned veteran this season.
Goff was the Rams first round pick last season and although he got plenty of playing time, he never really got to shine. But with Jeff Fisher as your coach, how much success can you really find? Goff heads into this weekend’s action sporting 7 touchdowns, 1 interception, and a 112.2 passer rating. Let’s see how he plays versus the Legion of Boom.
Online Sportsbooks Odds:
Seattle Seahawks PK (-110) 46 ½ (-106)
Los Angeles Rams PK (-110) 46 ½ (-114)
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