Expert Picks for Rams vs. Seahawks on Thursday Night Football
Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Jared Goff
- Our experts reveal their picks for the Thursday Night Football showdown between the Rams and Seahawks.
- You'll find tonight's spread and over/under below, following by a pick on the total and the best prop bet on the board.
Rams at Seahawks Betting Picks
- Spread: Seahawks -1.5
- Over/Under: 49
- Kickoff: 8:20 p.m. ET
- TV channel: FOX/NFL Network
The Seahawks host the Rams for an NFC West showdown on Thursday Night Football. See how our experts are betting the game, complete with an over/under pick and Sean Koerner’s favorite prop bet.
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Mike Randle: Under 49
The Rams’ brutal defensive performance against Tampa Bay was a likely anomaly, having to adjust for short fields with Jared Goff’s four turnovers. Defensive coordinator Wade Phillips’ group still ranks sixth-best in opponents’ completion percentage and ninth-best in rushing yards allowed per game.
Seattle’s defense has been even better against the run allowing only 79.5 yards per game, sixth-best in the league. The Seahawks have also improved each week against the pass, allowing only 10.7 yards per pass completion.
Seattle offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer will continue to feature a run-first offense that ranks sixth-slowest in the NFL, averaging 29.1 seconds per play. Last week’s game an exception, Thursday night games typically are ugly, lower-scoring battles. In addition, Goff’s 43.4% average fantasy point production in road games also leans me toward the under.