Thursday, December 15, 2016
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The Los Angeles Rams take on the Seattle Seahawks on Thursday, December 15, 2016 at CenturyLink Field. The opening line for this game has Seattle as 13 point favorites and the over/under was set at 40.5. The Rams are 4-8-1 against the spread and their over/under record is 5-8-0. The Seahawks have an over/under record of 7-6-0 and they are 7-6-0 against the spread.
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Jared Goff finished with 235 yards through the air for Los Angeles last week. He completed 24 passes out of 41 attempts for a 59% completion percentage. The Rams were led in rushing by Todd Gurley, who finished with 61 yards on 16 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 4 yards per carry. Kenny Britt was the team leader in receiving with a total of 82 yards and 7 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 12 yards per reception. As a team in that game Los Angeles got a total of 21 first downs. Of those first downs, 6 came on the ground while 13 came through the air. They ran 67 total plays for 312 yards for the game. The Rams ran for 104 yards on 23 attempts.
Russell Wilson finished with 240 yards passing for Seattle last week. He went 22 for 39, resulting in a 56% completion percentage. The Seahawks were led on the ground by Thomas Rawls, who finished with 67 yards on 12 carries. He ended the game with an average of 6 yards per rush. Doug Baldwin led the team in receiving with 46 yards and 6 catches. He finished the game with an average of 8 yards per reception. Seattle had 22 first downs total. 7 came from running the ball and 14 came from a pass. They ran 68 total plays for 354 yards for the contest. The Seahawks ran for 136 yards on 26 carries as a team.
Los Angeles scores 15 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 32nd in the NFL. In the passing department, they average 20 passes on 35 attempts for a 57% completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 205 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 29th in the league. The Rams run for an average of 81 yards per game on 24 attempts for an average of 3.4 yards per carry. That ranks them 30th in the league. They also run 61 plays per contest and average 4.7 yards per play for an average of 286 yards per game, ranking their offense 32nd overall this season. The Rams average 16 first downs per game which ranks them 32nd in the NFL. They accumulate 69.9 penalty yards per game via 8 penalties, which ranks 6th in the league.
Los Angeles allows 230 passing yards per game, ranking 8th, and they allow 23 points per contest on defense, which ranks 19th. They give up 24 completions on 37 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 65%. The Rams allow 110 rushing yards per game on 26 carries for an average of 4.2 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 20th in the NFL. Los Angeles allows 340 total yards per game including 5.3 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 10th in terms of yards per game. They get flagged for 6.2 penalties for 52.5 yards per game, ranking them 5th among NFL teams.
Seattle averages 21 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 22nd in the league. In the passing department, they complete 23 passes per game on 35 attempts for a 66% completion percentage. They throw for 253 yards through the air per game, ranking them 13th. The Seahawks run for an average of 104 yards per game on 25 attempts for an average of 4.2 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 19th on the ground. They also run 62 plays per game and average 5.8 yards per play for a total of 358 yards per game, ranking them 14th in the league on offense. The Seahawks get an average of 19 first downs per game, which ranks 21st. They average 62.3 penalty yards per game via 7.3 penalties, ranking them 14th in the NFL.
Seattle allows an average of 231 passing yards per game, which ranks 9th in the league. Their defense overall allows 18 points per contest, which has them ranked 3rd. They give up 22 completions on 35 attempts for a completion percentage of 63% per game. The Seahawks allow 99 rushing yards per contest on 28 carries for a 3.5 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 13th in the NFL. Seattle allows 330 total yards per game for an average of 5.1 yards per play, which ranks 8th in the league. They force 6.5 penalties for 56.8 yards in each contest, ranking 2nd.
Los Angeles Betting Trends
Los Angeles is 5-8-0 against the over/under this season
Los Angeles has an ATS record of 4-8-1 this season
Seattle Betting Trends
Seattle is 7-6-0 against the over/under this season
Seattle has an ATS record of 7-6-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
12/11/16 RB Benny Cunningham Neck "?" Thursday vs. Seattle
12/11/16 CB E.J. Gaines Quad "?" Thursday vs. Seattle
12/11/16 S Maurice Alexander Concussion injured last game, "?" Thursday vs. Seattle
12/11/16 DE Robert Quinn Concussion "?" Thursday vs. Seattle
09/09/16 DT Louis Trinca-Pasat Knee out for season
12/11/16 LB Brock Coyle Foot "?" Thursday vs. Los Angeles
12/08/16 S Earl Thomas Tibia IR
11/21/16 RB C.J. Prosise Shoulder expected to miss 6-8 weeks
10/18/16 DT Garrison Smith Undisclosed IR
09/08/16 G Germain Ifedi Ankle out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Seattle -13
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