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8* Take the LA Rams on the Moneyline (#270)
The Rams went into the bye week in a foul mood; off a truly ugly loss at Miami. Head coach Sean McVay: “This is a sick taste in your mouth…unfortunately, you’ve got to kind of sit on this a little bit longer than what you’d like.” WR Robert Woods: ‘We’re good. We’re not great.”
McVay’s been pretty good off a bye week with a 34 point win and a 14 point win in three previous tries. McVay’s also been pretty good against Pete Carroll; 4-1 SU in the last five meetings with the lone SU loss coming in spread covering fashion by a single point. It’s surely worth noting that the Rams offense has scored 28+ in each and every one of those last five meetings; whereas Seattle has been held under 14 points against LA twice during that span.
Since starting the season 4-0 SU, 4-0 ATS, Seattle has a grand total of one pointspread cover – against a 49ers team with $80 million in salary cap on injured reserve. They’ve played one wacky game after the next, not exactly a ‘fresh, ready and rested’ team to face an opponent off a bye. Three defenders – DT Bryan Mone, LB KJ Wright and B DJ Reed all sprained their ankles last week. CB Quinton Dunbar hobbled off the field with a sore knee. There’s an enormous defensive disparity between these two teams.
The Rams rank #1 in the NFL, holding foes to 4.7 yards per play. The Seahawks rank #28 in the NFL, allowing 6.2 yards per snap. The Rams are rested and ready; the Seahawks are gassed, and playing on the opposite coast from last week. Jared Goff has owned Russell Wilson in recent meetings. In this pointspread range, it’s a moneyline wager; giving us a bit of extra protection – a SU win cashes our bet. Take the Rams on the Moneyline.