Los Angeles Rams vs Seattle Seahawks Prediction, 1/8/2023 NFL Picks, Best Bets & Odds Week 18
Game: Los Angeles Rams vs Seattle Seahawks
Date: Sunday, January 8, 2023
Location: Lumen Field in Seattle, WA
Odds/Point Spread: Seahawks (-3)
The Seattle Seahawks (8-8) will try to defeat the Los Angeles Rams (5-11) at Lumen Field on Sunday. Los Angeles opens this game as 3-point dogs. The total has been set at 41.
The Los Angeles Rams head into this game 5-11 for this season. The last time they stepped on the gridiron, the Rams faced off with the Chargers and took a loss by a final of 31-10. Baker Mayfield went 11/19 with 132 yds passing. He had a QB rate of 79.3 and ended the game without throwing a pick. Cam Akers was the rushing leader for the Rams with 19 totes for 123 yards (6.5 yards per attempt). Van Jefferson had an average of 25.7 yards per catch by totaling 77 yds on 3 receptions. The Los Angeles Rams ran the ball a total of 26 times and totaled 166 yds, which came out to an average of 6.4 yards per attempt. For the game, they tallied 48 plays which gave them 277 yards. Los Angeles allowed 24 pass completions on 31 tries for 239 yds, and a completion percentage of 77.4%. Against the rush, the Rams conceded 192 yds on 31 tries, which calculates to 6.2 yards per run allowed.
The Rams currently have 4,500 total yards for the season. Los Angeles has amassed 174 first downs as an offense, and they have been called for 73 infractions for 620 yds. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, Los Angeles has totaled 16 touchdowns via the pass and 14 rushing touchdowns. They have turned the football over 22 times (14 picks and 8 fumbles). As a unit they're maintaining an average of 94.7 yards on the ground ranking them 28th in the NFL. Concerning putting points on the board, the Los Angeles Rams have an average of 18.2 points per game.
Concerning yards through the air, the Rams have surrendered 3,637 yards which has them sitting in 22nd in football. They have surrendered 227.3 yards per outing via the pass and giving up a completion percentage of 67.8%. During the season, they have relinquished 337.3 yards per contest which has them ranked 17th in the league. They have yielded 22 touchdowns via the pass and 12 touchdowns on the ground. They are allowing 4.2 yards per rushing attempt and 109.9 rushing yards per contest for the year. Over the course of this season, they have given up 1,759 yards via the running game in 16 contests. The Rams are ranked 21st in the NFL regarding team defense, allowing 22.8 PPG.
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The Seahawks head into this game 8-8 this season. The last time they took the field, the Seahawks went home victorious with a score of 23-6 when they faced the Jets. Kenneth Walker III ran the football 23 times for 133 yards, walking away from the game with 5.8 yds per carry for Seattle. DeeJay Dallas was a featured target for the Seahawks, grabbing 3 balls for 55 yds (18.3 yds per catch). Geno Smith (2 TDs) ended the game with 183 yds on 18/29 passing while his quarterback rating was 103.1. He kept the ball away from the defense with no picks and his Y/A was 6.3 yards. Seattle conceded 17 attempts on the ground for 75 yds (4.4 yards per carry). The Seahawks passing defense gave up a completion rate of 50.0%, surrendering 204 yards on 23 out of 46 through the air. The Seahawks finished the contest with a total of 346 yds and they ran 71 plays (4.9 yds per play). Seattle ran the ball for 5.2 yards per carry, finishing the game with 198 yds on 38 carries.
The Seattle Seahawks are averaging 348.4 yards per outing which ranks them 14th out of all teams in the NFL. They are averaging 115.3 run yards per game and have run for 1,845 yards for this season. The Seattle offense has totaled 834 yds of penalties on 102 infractions, which is good for 6th in the league in terms of helping out the opposition. They have given away 10 interceptions while letting opponents recover 11 fumbles and they have tallied 196 1st downs. Over the course of the season so far, the Seahawks have thrown for 3,729 yards through the air as well as an average of 233.1 passing yards per game, which ranks 12th out of all NFL teams. Regarding their ability to score points, the Seahawks sit 9th in the NFL by scoring 24.3 points per game.
They have surrendered 23 touchdowns through the air and 217.0 yards per outing, which has them in 18th in the NFL. Seattle has conceded a total of 2,408 yards rushing (150.5 yards per contest) as well as 20 touchdowns rushing for the season. They have tallied 24 takeaways (11 fumbles recovered and 13 interceptions) for the year. The Seahawks defense has participated in 1,058 plays, which has them ranked 30th in the league. This season, they have given up 385 points in total. The Seahawks are conceding 24.1 PPG, which has them in 24th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Rams/Seahawks NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Rams +3
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