According to the oddsmakers in Las Vegas, the Rams are clear favorites in Sunday’s game against the Seahawks. Will they be right?
The Rams have opened as a 7 point favorite over the Seahawks for the week five matchup in Seattle on Sunday, according to Odds Shark. Los Angeles is 4-0 and looks every bit the best team in the NFL. Seattle is 2-2 and looks every bit the second or third best team in their division.
Being a 7 point underdog at home really means that Las Vegas thinks you will lose by more than a touchdown. A team usually is given 3 points just for home-field advantage. And let’s be honest, bettors are right to think the Rams will beat Seattle this week and defeat them with ease.
The Rams are winning by an average of 18 points a game. Plus, the Rams are second in the NFL in scoring, third in passing offense and seventh in rushing offense. And the Rams offense was supposed to be the weaker of their units. Los Angeles’s defense hasn’t yet played the way their talent is capable.
The Seahawks, meanwhile, will now be without Earl Thomas the rest of the season. (Or the rest of his career possibly.) Thomas broke his leg in week four against the Cardinals. How will a weakened Seattle pass defense hold up against the Rams?
In 2017, Los Angeles defeated Seattle 42-7 at CenturyLink. The Rams led 34-0 at halftime. Of course, there is no guarantee that Los Angeles will be able to control the game on Sunday the same way. 12s all hope that isn’t the case. But in 2018 the Rams appear better and the Seahawks seem worse. Las Vegas might still have the point-spread too low for the Rams against the Seahawks this week.