Los Angeles Rams vs Seattle Seahawks Prediction, 1/9/2021 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Wild Card Playoff
Game: Los Angeles Rams vs Seattle Seahawks
Date: Saturday, January 9, 2021
Location: Lumen Field in Seattle, WA
Odds/Point Spread: Seattle -4.5
The Los Angeles Rams (10-6) are headed to Lumen Field on Saturday where they'll take on the Seattle Seahawks (12-4) in an NFC Wild Card game. Los Angeles opens this matchup as 4.5-point underdogs. The total is set at 43.
The Los Angeles Rams head into this matchup 10-6 for this season. In their last game they went up against the Arizona Cardinals and won by a score of 18-7. John Wolford went 22/38 with 231 yards through the air but didn't get a passing TD in the game. He tossed 1 pick in the game. Wolford led the team on the ground during the game. His longest run of the day went for 14 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He rushed for 56 yards by way of 6 carries which meant he averaged 9.3 yards per carry. Cam Akers was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 52 yards on 4 receptions. He earned an average of 13.0 yards per reception during the game. The Los Angeles Rams ran the football 30 times and generated 110 yards which gave them an average of 3.7 yards per run. In all, they finished with a total of 70 plays for 333 yards. For the game, the Rams had a total of 21 1st downs and they had a total of 5 penalties for 38 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Los Angeles allowed 19 catches on 27 tries for a total of 166 yards, and a completion percentage of 70.0%. On the ground, the Rams allowed 48 yards on 18 attempts which is an average of 2.7 yards per carry allowed. On the day, they allowed 214 yards and earned 1 turnover.
The Rams have tallied 6,032 yards in total for the season. As a unit they're maintaining an average of 126.1 yards rushing ranking this team at 10th in the league. In terms of scoring touchdowns, Los Angeles has amassed 20 passing touchdowns and 19 rushing touchdowns. Regarding putting points on the board, the Los Angeles Rams have an average of 23.3 PPG. The Rams sit in 1st in the league regarding the opposition scoring, allowing 18.5 PPG. Opposing teams are running for an average of 3.8 yards per attempt on the ground and 91.3 rushing yards per game for the year. Over the course of this season, they have given up 1,460 rushing yards through 16 games. When it comes to passing yardage, the Rams have given up 3,051 yards which puts them in 1st in the NFL. Over the course of their 16 games, they have given up 190.7 yards per game via the pass as well as giving up a completion percentage of 63.3%. In total, they are surrendering 281.9 yards per outing which ranks them 1st in football.
The Seahawks head into this matchup 12-4 for this season. In their last contest they went up against the San Francisco 49ers and won by a score of 26-23. Chris Carson led the team in rushing in the game. He broke a long run for 9 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He rushed for a total of 44 yards by way of 11 carries which meant he averaged 4.0 yards per run. Tyler Lockett was the receiving yardage leader by earning 90 yards on 12 receptions. He notched an average of 7.5 yards per reception in the game. Russell Wilson went 20/36 with 181 yards through the air and threw 2 touchdowns. He finished this contest without throwing a pick. The Seattle Seahawks ran the ball a total of 27 times and totaled 121 yards giving them an average of 4.5 yards per rush. In the game, the Seahawks totaled 21 1st downs and they had 4 penalties for 35 yards. In the game, they totaled 65 plays which gave them a total of 280 yards. When discussing the defense, Seattle allowed 25 completions on 37 tries totaling 242 yards, and a completion percentage of 68.0%. For the game, they gave up a total of 328 yards and forced 1 turnover. In the running game, the Seahawks allowed 86 yards on 24 tries which is an average of 3.6 yards per attempt allowed.
During the season so far, the Seahawks currently have a total of 3,941 passing yards in addition to an average of 246.3 passing yards per contest, which has them ranked 16th in the league. The Seattle Seahawks have an average of 369.5 yards per outing ranking them 17th in the NFL. They maintain an average of 123.2 run yards per game and have run for 1,971 yards for this season. When discussing this team's ability to score points, the Seahawks rank 8th out of all teams in football holding an average of 28.7 points per game. When talking about passing yardage, the Seahawks have surrendered 4,560 yards which has them ranked 31st in the league. For the year, they have yielded 380.6 yards per contest which puts them 22nd in the National Football League. The Seahawks are ranked 15th in the National Football League in relation to team defense, conceding 23.2 points per game. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 3.9 yards per rushing attempt and 95.6 rushing yards per game this year. Over the course of their 16 games, they are conceding 285.0 yards per outing through the air and allowed a completion percentage of 66.8%. Over the course of this year, they have given up 1,529 rushing yards through 16 games.
Who will win tonight's Rams/Seahawks NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Seahawks -4.5
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