The battle for first place in the NFC West takes another turn this weekend when the LA Rams travel to face the Seattle Seahawks. The Rams currently have a 9-5 record while the Seahawks stand at 10-4, and have already clinched a play-off spot. If they win this weekend they will claim the NFC West title. The Rams lost to the abject NY Jets last weekend so will be desperate to return to form. Read on to see where the best betting value can be found!
The Seahawks clinched their play-off spot last weekend with a 20-15 win at Washington, a victory that also took them back to the top of the NFC West. This week, they will be boosted by the return to the roster of wide receiver Josh Gordon, who has been preliminarily reinstated from his indefinite suspension earlier this month. Fellow receive Penny Hart has been waived to clear a spot for Gordon. Coach Pete Carroll has stated this week that the plan is to get Gordon into action against the Rams.
The Rams suffered a humiliating 23-20 loss to the Jets last time out. That was the Jets’ first win of the season. Head coach Sean McVay admitted that the loss was embarrassing and humbling and now wants his team to learn lessons from it. The Rams have not lost two games in a row all season and will be itching to get to grips with Seattle. That defeat prevented the Rams from claiming a play-off spot, and they now stand fifth in the NFC overall, with the same record as Tampa Bay Buccaneers and one game ahead of Arizona Cardinals.
The Rams will need to do without running back Cam Akers who has suffered an ankle strain. It looks likely that Darrell Henderson and Malcolm Brown will be called up to anchor the running game. The Rams currently average 127.9 yards rushing per game.
Our Pick: LA Rams to win
Our tip for this game is to back the Rams to win. The Rams need to bounce back quickly from losing to the Jets if they want to seal a post-season place. The team from LA has not lost two games consecutively all season and we think that they will maintain that record. 888Sport is offering a price of +110 on our prediction turning out to be accurate and those odds look tempting to us.
Our pick: LA Rams to win @ +110 with 888Sport