Sunday, November 15, 2020, SoFi Stadium, Inglewood, Calif., 4:25 p.m. ET
Seahawks at Rams Betting Preview: Seahawks (+2/-115), Rams (-2/-105)
The NFC West-leading Seahawks (6-2) have lost two of their past three games, including a 44-34 defeat last Sunday in Buffalo. It was the second time in three weeks the Seahawks scored 34 and lost. The Seahawks’ pass defense is historically bad. They’ve already allowed more yards than the “Legion of Boom” did in their 2013 Super Bowl season and are on pace to break the league record for passing yards allowed — by more than 1,000.
After failing to register a QB hit on Arizona’s Kyler Murray in a 37-34 overtime loss on Oct. 25, the Seahawks brought the pressure in Buffalo and sacked Josh Allen seven times. But Allen threw for 415 yards and three TDs against the exposed secondary.
Running backs Chris Carson (mid-foot sprain) and Carlos Hyde (hamstring) have missed the past two games and are uncertain for Sunday’s trip to Los Angeles. That has put even more pressure on MVP candidate Russell Wilson, who uncharacteristically had four turnovers against the Bills — two interceptions and two fumbles.
Los Angeles Rams
Under Sean McVay, the Rams have come to be known for their offense, but it’s the defense that’s carrying them this season. With a first-year coordinator in Brandon Staley, the Rams rank No. 2 in the NFL in scoring defense (19.0 points per game) and total defense (291.9) and are allowing a league-low 4.7 yards per play. Only one team has allowed opponents to convert fewer third downs (33.3).
Defensive tackle Aaron Donald has nine sacks, seven tackles for loss, 15 QB hits and three forced fumbles through eight games and could win a third NFL Defensive Player of the Year Award. Offensively, the Rams are tied for 21st with 24.1 points per game. The Chicago Bears are the only other team with a winning record that scores less.
Quarterback Jared Goff has completed just 58.3 percent of his passes over the past three games. The Rams have lost two of those, including a 28-17 decision at Miami entering their bye week. Leading rusher Darrell Henderson Jr. (thigh/quad) has missed practice time this week and receiver Cooper Kupp (wrist) has been limited.
Seahawks at Rams Betting Pick for Week 10
Just a couple of years ago, the storyline would’ve been the Rams’ high-powered offense against the Seahawks’ stellar defense. The script has flipped.
The Rams’ offense is averaging 396.4 yards per game, which is sixth in the NFL, despite the struggles to score. With a wideout corps led by Cooper Kupp and Robert Woods, they should be able to find the end zone against the Seahawks’ putrid pass defense.
Seahawks at Rams Betting Pick:
Rams 34, Seahawks 31
Seahawks at Rams Best Bet for Week 10
The Rams have had two weeks to get their offense back on track and Goff could have a big day against the Seahawks’ secondary, which has had its four projected starters entering the season play just one game together. The Rams have a great defense, but nobody has slowed Wilson yet.
Seahawks at Rams Best Bet: OVER 55.5 total points