The Seattle Seahawks take a five-game winning streak on the road this week to face their division rival, the Los Angeles Rams. Seattle’s recent run has included a trio of wins on the road as well as victories against some of NFC’s best in Minnesota and San Francisco. While Russell Wilson has established himself as an MVP candidate, it has been the defensive side of the ball that has driven the success. The Seahawks are plus-6 in takeaways during the stretch and have forced at least three turnovers in four of the five games during the streak.
For the Rams, it has continued to be a roller coaster of a season. The Jared Goff-led group has alternated wins and losses over the last four weeks and finds itself at 7-5 and on the outside looking in in regards to the playoffs. The Rams currently sit a game behind the Minnesota Vikings but have to face Seattle, Dallas and San Francisco over the next three weeks. If Sean McVay is going to live up to genius status, now is the time to start.
Will Seattle Continue To Soar?
During the current winning streak, the Seahawks are 4-1 ATS as well as 6-1 ATS over their last seven games on the road overall and 5-0 straight up in their last five road games. Three of their last four games have hit the over as well.
The Seahawks are currently 24th in the league in total yards allowed, so expect the Rams to be able to put up some points against them, especially with Goff seemingly snapping out of his funk last week at home against the Cardinals.
Will The Real Goff Please Stand Up?
The Rams are an incredibly talented team on paper but have yet to put any kind of consistency together this season. Much of that can be attributed to Goff, who has been bad against good teams and good against bad teams.
Another concern is the Rams’ rushing attack, which ranks 25th in the league despite boasting one of the most talented backs in the NFL in Todd Gurley. While the offensive line may not be as stout as last season, Gurley is still only averaging 14 rushing attempts per game. If you have that monster, you need to feed him.
Seattle Seahawks vs. Los Angeles Rams NFL Pick and Prediction
Are we missing something with this line? Does a good game against the Cardinals mean this much? On one side, you have an inconsistent quarterback, whose team is only 3-3 at home on the season against the likely MVP (if it wasn’t for Lamar Jackson), who is leading a team of road warriors that are 6-0 on the road in 2019. This pick just seems too simple, but take Seattle along with the under.