Los Angeles Rams at Seattle Seahawks Week 5 NFL Picks & Predictions 10/7/2018
Sunday, October 7, 2018
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CenturyLink Field is the venue for the game between the Los Angeles Rams and the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, October 7, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles as 7.5 point favorites. The total has been set at 48.5.
The Seahawks are 1-2-1 against the spread and their over/under mark is 1-3-0. The Rams are 3-1-0 ATS and their over/under record is 2-2-0.
Valuable Los Angeles Rams Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Rams are 2-2-0 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Rams are 3-1-0 against the spread
Important Seattle Seahawks Betting Trends
The Seattle Seahawks are 1-3-0 against the over/under
The Seattle Seahawks are 1-2-1 against the spread
Key Los Angeles Rams Injuries
10/01/18 DT Dominique Easley Knee IR
09/30/18 LB Mark Barron Ankle is questionable Sunday vs Seattle
09/26/18 CB Aqib Talib Ankle IR
09/22/18 K Greg Zuerlein Groin is out indefinitely
09/20/18 WR Mike Thomas Hip IR
09/12/18 WR Pharoh Cooper Ankle IR
09/04/18 LB Carlos Thompson Undisclosed IR
09/04/18 LB Garrett Sickels Undisclosed IR
09/04/18 DE Morgan Fox Knee IR
09/04/18 DE Ryan Davis Undisclosed IR
08/11/18 CB Kevin Peterson ACL IR
Key Seattle Seahawks Injuries
10/01/18 LB K.J. Wright Knee is downgraded to doubtful Sunday vs LA Rams
10/01/18 TE Will Dissly Knee is out for season
10/01/18 DE Dion Jordan Hip is upgraded to probable Sunday vs LA Rams
10/01/18 S Earl Thomas Knee is out for season
10/01/18 TE Ed Dickson Undisclosed is OUT Sunday vs LA Rams
10/01/18 C Ethan Pocic Ankle is upgraded to probable Sunday vs LA Rams
10/01/18 RB Chris Carson Hip is upgraded to probable Sunday vs LA Rams
09/30/18 DE Rasheem Green Ankle is questionable Sunday vs LA Rams
09/30/18 RB C.J. Prosise Abdominal is questionable Sunday vs LA Rams
09/08/18 CB Dontae Johnson Hip IR
09/04/18 RB J.D. McKissic Foot IR
09/04/18 T Jamarco Jones Ankle IR
09/04/18 LB Erik Walden Hip IR
09/04/18 CB Byron Maxwell Hip IR
07/26/18 S Kam Chancellor Neck is out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Los Angeles Rams have run for 501 yards as a unit, which ranks 8th in the league. They've run 114 times, averaging 4.4 yards per rush as a unit. The Rams have been penalized on offense 21 times for 198 yards so far this year, which has them 16th in the NFL in penalties. They are 1st in the National Football League in points scored with 140. They have run 254 plays this year for 1,874 yards, which ranks them 10th in the NFL in total offense. The Rams average 7.4 yards per play, which is 7th in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 105 1st downs this season, ranking them 16th overall as an offensive unit. Jared Goff has completed 97 throws while attempting 134 passes for a completion percentage of 72.4%. He has passed for 1,406 yards this year. He averages 14.5 yards per completion and 10.5 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 127.3.
The Rams rush defense has given up 75 attempts for 344 yards this season, putting them in 28th place in the NFL against the run. They have had 28 penalties for 267 yards on defense this year. That places them 3rd in the league. They've allowed a score on 31.7% of possessions on defense, which is 8th in the NFL. Los Angeles is 12th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 67. They have given up a total of 1,334 yards on D, which is 19th in the league. The Rams are 19th in yards per play allowed with 5.8. Their pass defense has allowed 6.4 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 11th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 100 throws on 147 attempts against the Los Angeles Rams defense this season, ranking them 8th and 20th in the league. The Los Angeles pass defense has also surrendered a total of 990 yards in the air, which is 13th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Los Angeles Rams have tried 9 field goals this season and made 6, which is 2nd in the league. Their kickers have a FG percentage of 66.7%. Los Angeles Rams kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 14 for 14 this season. Their punters have accumulated 339 yards on 7 punts, averaging 48.4 yards per punt. That ranks them 4th in the NFL in punting average. Los Angeles is 2nd in the NFL in punt returns with 11. They've totaled 157 punt return yards and are averaging 14.3 yards per return, which is 4th in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 60 yards. They have returned 10 kicks for 225 yards on special teams, placing them 3rd in kick return yardage. The Rams average 22.5 yards per kick return and have a long of 27 yards this season. They are 3rd in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 2,289.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Seattle Seahawks are 11th in the NFL in points scored with 85. They have run 248 plays this season for 1,208 yards, which ranks them 15th in the league in total offense. The Seahawks average 4.9 yards per play, which is 18th in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 67 1st downs this year, placing them 19th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Seattle has run for 422 yards as a team, which ranks 23rd in the NFL. They've run 111 times, averaging 3.8 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Seahawks have been penalized on offense 30 times for 206 yards so far this season, which has them 1st in the league in penalties. Russell Wilson has thrown for 888 yards this season. He has completed 76 passes on 121 attempts for a completion percentage of 62.8%. His quarterback rating this season is 94. He averages 7.3 yards per pass attempt and 11.7 yards per completion.
Seattle is 14th in the league in points allowed on defense with 81. They have surrendered a total of 1,307 yards on D, which is 11th in the NFL. The Seahawks are ranked 4th in yards per play allowed with 5.2. Their pass defense has given up 5.7 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 6th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 84 passes on 134 attempts against the Seattle defense this season, placing them 10th and 18th in the National Football League. The Seahawks pass defense has also given up a total of 817 yards through the air, which is 6th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 106 attempts for 490 yards this year, putting them in 19th place in the league against the run. The Seattle Seahawks have committed 26 penalties for 208 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 11th in the NFL. They've given up a score on 29.2% of possessions on defense, which is 14th in the league.
Special Teams Stats
Seattle is ranked 13th in the league in punt returns with 11. They've accumulated 89 punt return yards and average 8.1 yards per return, which is 24th in the NFL. Their longest punt return so far this year is 19 yards. They have returned 8 kicks for 170 yards on special teams, ranking 2nd in kick return yardage. The Seahawks average 21.3 yards per kick return and have a long of 30 yards this year. They are 10th in the league in all-purpose yards with 1,569. The Seattle Seahawks have attempted 8 field goals this season and made 5, which is 24th in the National Football League. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 62.5%. Seattle kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 10 for 10 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,210 yards on 25 punts, averaging 48.4 yards per punt. That places them 15th in the NFL in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Rams/Seahawks NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Seahawks +7.5
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