Rams v. Seahawks NFL Player Props: The Most Wagered-On Bets For Thursday Night Football
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The Los Angeles Rams and Seattle Seahawks meet in a massive NFC West matchup that will decide the future of the conference’s playoff picture.
Besides the opening Thursday night game between the Dallas Cowboys and Tampa Bay Buccaneers — which, technically, wasn’t a Thursday Night Football operation — this is the most anticipated TNF game on the docket this season.
And bettors have shown that by hammering player props.
The three most bet on player props for tonight’s game at BetMGM are:
1.) Rams to win by 7-12 points (+425)
2.) Cooper Kupp to score the first touchdown in the game (+750)
3.) DK Metcalf to score and the Seahawks to win (+210)
At PointsBet, the most wagered on player props are:
1.) Cooper Kupp to score the first touchdown in the game (+750)
2.) Russell Wilson to rush for more than 23.5 yards (-115)
3.) Matthew Stafford to pass for more than 297.5 yards (-115)
Kupp has scored the first touchdown in a game just once in the last two seasons — during a 27-24 win over the Indianapolis Colts in Week 2 of 2021. Still, it’s the most popular individual prop across the two sportsbooks.
Kupp has scored five touchdowns this season, including in three of his four games, and is one of the league’s top receivers.
Metcalf has scored in a Seahawks win during 14 out of his 36 (39%) career games.
Wilson has rushed for 24 yards or more 17 times out of the 36 games (47%) he’s played over the last three seasons.
The Rams’ spread is -2.5 with 85% of the total money on that line. Los Angeles opened as just a -1.5 favorite before the influx of money shortened the line.
The Rams are 3-1 and lost to the only remaining undefeated team last week — the Arizona Cardinals — by a score of 37-20.
While Los Angeles’ offense put up a relatively serviceable game, the Rams’ former No.1-ranked defense faltered heavily. And it’s the second straight week they’ve done so.
The Rams’ defense has given up 911 yards and 61 points in their last two games. This matchup, at what’ll be a chaotic Lumen Field, will be important in determining what this defense’s ceiling is going forward.
As for Seattle, it’s shown pangs of what makes the franchise a perennial contender.
Russell Wilson is still doing Russell Wilson things, and he’s thrown for an average of 261 yards per game with nine interceptions and a pristine 0 interceptions.
But he couldn’t close out a very winnable Week 2 game against the Tennessee Titans in which the offense was forced to punt in each of its final three drives.
The Seahawks had been up 30-16 in the fourth quarter before the Titans got in the end zone for two unanswered touchdowns to bring that game to overtime.
Tennessee ended up winning 33-30.
And Wilson either lost the ball on downs or punted in every second-half possession of another very winnable game against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 3.
The Seahawks put up just 96 yards of offense during the second half of that game, including 39 in garbage time.