Los Angeles Rams vs Seattle Seahawks Prediction, 12/27/2020 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 16
Game: Los Angeles Rams vs Seattle Seahawks
Date: Sunday, December 27, 2020
Location: Lumen Field in Seattle, WA
Odds/Point Spread: Seattle -1.5
Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks (10-4) host the Los Angeles Rams (9-5) at Lumen Field on Sunday, December 27, 2020. Seattle opens this matchup as 1.5-point favorites. The over/under opens at 48.5.
The Los Angeles Rams come into this game with a record of 9-5 this season. In their last game they went up against the New York Jets and lost 23-20. Jared Goff went 22/34 with 209 yards through the air and added 2 TD's. He threw 1 pick in the game. Cam Akers led the team in rushing for the game. He broke a long run for 11 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He rushed for 63 yards via 15 carries which means he ran for an average of 4.2 yards per tote. Tyler Higbee was the leader in receiving yardage by racking up 67 yards on 4 receptions. He earned an average of 16.8 yards per reception for the game. The Los Angeles Rams rushed the ball a total of 19 times and totaled 114 yards earning them an average of 6.0 yards per rush. In all, they ran 56 plays for a total of 303 yards. For the game, the Rams got 16 1st downs and they had 5 penalties for 43 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Los Angeles gave up 22 completions on 31 throws totaling 196 yards, and a completion percentage of 71.0%. Against the run, the Rams gave up 93 yards on 31 runs which means they had an average of 3.0 yards per run allowed. In the game, they allowed 289 yards but weren't able to force a turnover.
Regarding getting in the endzone, the Los Angeles Rams hold an average of 24.6 points per outing. As a team they have an average of 127.9 yards rushing which ranks them 9th in the National Football League. The Rams have racked up 5,365 total yards for this campaign. When it comes to getting in the endzone, Los Angeles has earned 20 touchdowns via the pass and 19 rushing touchdowns. The Rams are ranked 3rd in the NFL when it comes to team defense, conceding 19.2 points per contest. Opposing teams are running for an average of 3.8 yards per rushing attempt and 94.1 rushing yards per contest over the course of this year. Over the course of this year, they have conceded 1,317 yards via the ground game in 14 contests. When talking about passing yards, the Rams have allowed 2,688 yards which puts them in 1st in the NFL. Over the course of their 14 games played, they are conceding 192.0 yards per outing through the air and giving up a completion percentage of 63.0%. Overall, they are allowing 286.1 yards/game ranking them 1st in the National Football League.
The Seahawks head into this matchup 10-4 for this season. The last time they took the field they played the Washington Football Team and ended up getting the win by a score of 20-15. Chris Carson led the team on the ground for that game. His longest run of the day went for 13 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He racked up a total of 63 yards via 15 carries which meant he averaged 4.2 yards per run. DK Metcalf was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 43 yards on 5 catches. He earned an average of 8.6 yards per catch for that game. Russell Wilson went 18/27 with 121 yards through the air and threw 1 touchdown. He walked away with 1 pick on the day. The Seattle Seahawks ended up rushing 26 times and totaled 181 yards earning them an average of 7.0 yards per carry. Overall, the Seahawks racked up 16 first downs and they had a total of 4 penalties for 45 yards. Overall, they ran 53 plays for 302 yards. When discussing the defense, Seattle gave up 38 catches on 55 throws totaling 269 yards, and a completion percentage of 69.0%. For this contest, they allowed 353 yards and forced 2 takeaways. In the running game, the Seahawks gave up 84 yards on 20 attempts which gave them an average of 4.2 yards per run allowed.
In relation to their ability to score points, the Seahawks currently rank 4th in the league averaging 29.5 points per contest. Over the course of the season to this point, the Seahawks have earned 3,585 yards via the pass as well as an average of 256.1 throwing yards per outing, which is ranked 12th in football. They average 125.4 yards via the ground game and have toted the ball for 1,755 yards for the season. The Seattle Seahawks maintain an average of 381.4 yards per outing which has them ranked 9th out of all teams in the league. In terms of yards via the pass, the Seahawks have surrendered 4,102 yards which puts them in 32nd in the NFL. Overall, they are surrendering 387.6 yards/game putting them at 26th in the NFL. The Seahawks rank 14th in the NFL regarding their opponents scoring, allowing 24.2 PPG. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 3.9 yards per rushing attempt and 94.6 rushing yards per game over the course of this season. During their 14 games played this season, they are allowing 293.0 yards per game via the pass and allowed a completion percentage of 67.5%. For the season, they have allowed 1,325 rushing yards through 14 contests.
Who will win tonight's Rams/Seahawks NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Seahawks -1.5
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