Los Angeles Rams at Seattle Seahawks Week 15 NFL Picks & Predictions 12/17/2017
Sunday, December 17, 2017
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CenturyLink Field is the venue for the game between the Los Angeles Rams and the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, December 17, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Seattle as 1.5 point favorites. The total has been set at 48. The Seahawks are 5-7-1 against the spread and their over/under mark is 5-8-0. The Rams are 8-5-0 ATS and their over/under record is 8-5-0.
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Valuable Los Angeles Rams Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Rams are 8-5-0 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Rams are 8-5-0 against the spread
Important Seattle Seahawks Betting Trends
The Seattle Seahawks are 5-8-0 against the over/under
The Seattle Seahawks are 5-7-1 against the spread
Key Los Angeles Rams Injuries
12/11/17 LB Connor Barwin Arm is upgraded to probable Sunday vs Seattle
12/11/17 CB Kayvon Webster Achilles IR
12/11/17 WR Robert Woods Shoulder is upgraded to probable Sunday vs Seattle
12/10/17 T Andrew Whitworth Ankle left last game, is "?" Sunday vs Seattle
12/10/17 OL Rob Havenstein Knee left last game, is "?" Sunday vs Seattle
12/10/17 CB Trumaine Johnson Concussion left last game, is "?" Sunday vs Seattle
11/03/17 S Cody Davis Thigh IR
09/04/17 DT Dominique Easley Knee IR
09/04/17 TE Temarrick Hemingway Leg IR
Key Seattle Seahawks Injuries
12/10/17 DE Sheldon Richardson Ejected left last game, is "?" Sunday vs LA Rams
12/10/17 DT Quinton Jefferson Ejected left last game, is "?" Sunday vs LA Rams
12/10/17 LB K.J. Wright Concussion left last game, is "?" Sunday vs LA Rams
12/10/17 DT Nazair Jones Ankle is "?" Sunday vs LA Rams
12/10/17 G Oday Aboushi Shoulder is "?" Sunday vs LA Rams
12/10/17 DE Dion Jordan Neck is "?" Sunday vs LA Rams
12/10/17 LB Bobby Wagner Hamstring left last game, is "?" Sunday vs LA Rams
12/07/17 LB Josh Forrest Foot IR
11/28/17 DT Malik McDowell Concussion is out for season
11/18/17 S Kam Chancellor Neck IR
11/14/17 RB C.J. Prosise Ankle IR
11/12/17 CB Richard Sherman Achilles IR
11/08/17 RB Tre Madden Ankle IR
10/19/17 DE Cliff Avril Neck IR
10/02/17 RB Chris Carson Ankle IR
09/25/17 LB Dewey McDonald ACL IR
08/19/17 T George Fant ACL IR
07/30/17 DB Deshawn Shead Knee PUP
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Los Angeles Rams have run for 1,491 yards as a unit, which ranks 14th in the league. They've run 359 times, averaging 4.2 yards per rush as a unit. The Rams have been penalized on offense 93 times for 807 yards so far this year, which has them 10th in the NFL in penalties. They are 2nd in the National Football League in points scored with 396. They have run 803 plays this year for 4,779 yards, which ranks them 8th in the NFL in total offense. The Rams average 6 yards per play, which is 5th in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 257 1st downs this season, ranking them 12th overall as an offensive unit. Jared Goff has completed 260 throws while attempting 418 passes for a completion percentage of 62.2%. He has passed for 3,383 yards this year. He averages 13 yards per completion and 8.1 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 99.2.
The Rams rush defense has given up 344 attempts for 1,613 yards this season, putting them in 28th place in the NFL against the run. They have had 84 penalties for 671 yards on defense this year. That places them 4th in the league. They've allowed a score on 30.8% of possessions on defense, which is 8th in the NFL. Los Angeles is 12th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 265. They have given up a total of 4,456 yards on D, which is 18th in the league. The Rams are 17th in yards per play allowed with 5.3. Their pass defense has allowed 5.8 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 11th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 268 throws on 453 attempts against the Los Angeles Rams defense this season, ranking them 10th and 21st in the league. The Los Angeles pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,843 yards in the air, which is 11th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Los Angeles Rams have tried 38 field goals this season and made 36, which is 1st in the league. Their kickers have a FG percentage of 94.7%. Los Angeles Rams kickers have made 98% of their extra points, going 40 for 41 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,359 yards on 49 punts, averaging 48.1 yards per punt. That ranks them 5th in the NFL in punting average. Los Angeles is 4th in the NFL in punt returns with 35. They've totaled 321 punt return yards and are averaging 9.2 yards per return, which is 12th in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 40 yards. They have returned 33 kicks for 849 yards on special teams, placing them 1st in kick return yardage. The Rams average 25.7 yards per kick return and have a long of 103 yards this season. They are 1st in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 6,090.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Seattle Seahawks are 11th in the NFL in points scored with 314. They have run 845 plays this season for 4,705 yards, which ranks them 10th in the league in total offense. The Seahawks average 5.6 yards per play, which is 9th in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 260 1st downs this year, placing them 11th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Seattle has run for 1,374 yards as a team, which ranks 18th in the NFL. They've run 340 times, averaging 4 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Seahawks have been penalized on offense 120 times for 1,040 yards so far this season, which has them 1st in the league in penalties. Russell Wilson has thrown for 3,527 yards this season. He has completed 293 passes on 473 attempts for a completion percentage of 61.9%. His quarterback rating this season is 95.5. He averages 7.5 yards per pass attempt and 12 yards per completion.
Seattle is 8th in the league in points allowed on defense with 252. They have surrendered a total of 4,278 yards on D, which is 13th in the NFL. The Seahawks are ranked 13th in yards per play allowed with 5.1. Their pass defense has given up 5.9 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 13th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 274 passes on 463 attempts against the Seattle defense this season, placing them 16th and 26th in the National Football League. The Seahawks pass defense has also given up a total of 2,942 yards through the air, which is 16th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 346 attempts for 1,336 yards this year, putting them in 8th place in the league against the run. The Seattle Seahawks have committed 88 penalties for 753 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 18th in the NFL. They've given up a score on 30.5% of possessions on defense, which is 7th in the league.
Special Teams Stats
Seattle is ranked 12th in the league in punt returns with 29. They've accumulated 171 punt return yards and average 5.9 yards per return, which is 25th in the NFL. Their longest punt return so far this year is 21 yards. They have returned 31 kicks for 704 yards on special teams, ranking 6th in kick return yardage. The Seahawks average 22.7 yards per kick return and have a long of 57 yards this year. They are 6th in the league in all-purpose yards with 5,772. The Seattle Seahawks have attempted 27 field goals this season and made 20, which is 21st in the National Football League. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 74.1%. Seattle kickers have made 97% of their extra points, going 30 for 31 this year. Their punters have totaled 3,043 yards on 68 punts, averaging 44.8 yards per punt. That places them 17th in the NFL in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Rams/Seahawks NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Seahawks -1.5
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