Sunday, September 13, 2015
Edward Jones Dome
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The Seattle Seahawks hit the road to play the St. Louis Rams on Sunday at the Edward Jones Dome. The opening line for this matchup has the Seahawks as 3.5 point favorites and the over/under was set at 43. The Seahawks had a 10-8-1 ATS record last season, meaning they covered the spread 56% of the time. Their over/under record was 11-8-0. The Rams finished with an ATS record of 7-9-0, covering the spread 44% of the time. Their over/under record finished at 8-8-0.
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When Seattle take the field, Russell Wilson will be leading the way for the Superbowl runner-ups. Wilson completed 285 of his 452 passing attempts in the 2014 season and threw for 3,475 yards. He had two 300 yard plus games and threw for 20 touchdowns while throwing 7 interceptions. Wilson is also dangerous on the ground as he ran for 849 yards on 118 attempts on the season. His top receiving target will be Doug Baldwin, who had 825 yards receiving on 66 catches. He had three touchdowns on the year and two games in which he eclipsed 100 yards receiving. In regards to the ground game, Marshawn Lynch will once again be the back to carry the load. He ran for 1,306 yards last season on 280 carries. He scored 13 touchdowns and had five games where he went over 100 yards. Lynch also had 367 receiving yards on the season on his 37 catches. He scored four touchdowns through the air and will most likely be the focal point of the Seahawks' offense this 2015 season.
For the Rams, Nick Foles will take the reigns after leaving the Eagles. He threw for 2,163 yards last season on 186 completions. Foles threw for 13 touchdowns and 10 interceptions while going over 300 yards passing four times. He'll lean on Brian Quick to be his number one receiver, who had 375 yards last season and one receiving touchdown on his 25 catches. Quick averaged 15 yards per catch in 2014 but he should have many more opportunities this season to add to his totals. Tre Mason is suspected to be on the field to make the start for the Rams at running back on Sunday. He totaled 765 rushing yards last season over his 179 carries, giving him an average of 4.3 yards per carry. Mason scored four touchdowns on the year and ran for over 100 yards two times.
The Seahawks are 4-0-1 against the spread in their last 5 vs. the NFC West, 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games in September and are 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall. They are 15-6 ATS in their last 21 road games, 37-15-1 ATS in their last 53 vs. the NFC and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games on turf. The under is 9-2 in the Seahawks last 11 vs. the NFC West and 4-1 in their last 5 games on turf. The over is 4-1 in their last 5 games in September and 4-1 in their last 5 games overall.
The Rams are 14-35-2 ATS in their last 51 games in September and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 vs. the NFC West. They are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. the NFC and 3-13 ATS in their last 16 games in Week 1. The over is 5-2 in the Rams last 7 home games and 5-2 in their last 7 games on turf. On the other hand, the under is 7-3 in their last 10 vs. NFC West and 9-4 in their last 13 games in Week 1.
Head to head, the home team is 4-0 against the spread in their last 4 meetings. However, the Seahawks are 11-5 ATS in their last 16 meetings but only 1-4 ATS in their last 5 meetings in St. Louis. The under is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings. and 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in St. Louis. The underdog is 7-3 ATS in their last 10 meetings.
Seattle Betting Trends
Seattle was 11-8-0 against the over/under last season
Seattle had an ATS record of 10-8-1 last season
St. Louis Betting Trends
St. Louis was 8-8-0 against the over/under last season
St. Louis had an ATS record of 7-9-0 last season
Injuries to Watch
09/04/15 CB Jeremy Lane Knee out indefinitely
09/04/15 S Kam Chancellor Holdout "?" Sunday vs. St. Louis
09/04/15 WR Paul Richardson Knee out indefinitely
09/04/15 RB Tre Mason Hamstring "?" Sunday vs. Seattle
09/04/15 RB Trey Watts Suspension expected to miss first 4 games of regular season
08/16/15 CB E.J. Gaines Foot out for season
08/08/15 RB Todd Gurley Knee out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take St. Louis
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