The 2021 NFL betting season rolls along with the Rams heading to Seattle to take on the Seahawks on Thursday night, and BetRivers is proud to provie the latest Seahawks-Rams Week 5 odds, parlays, and game predictions. The Rams suffered their first loss of the season at the hands of the undefeated Arizona Cardinals. The Seahawks got back on track after suffering two 3-point losses, with a seven-point road win at the San Francisco 49ers. The Seahawks are 2-2 compared to the Rams’ 3-1 record, but Seattle has played at home just once prior to Thursday night, while Rams played three of their first four games at home. That makes for some very interesting Seahawks-Rams Week 5 odds.
Longtime Poker broadcaster and sports bettor David Tuchman is here to preview the Seahawks-Rams Week 5 odds and drops knowledge on the best bets worth a wager.
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THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL: SEAHAWKS-RAMS WEEK 5 ODDS
SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (2-2) vs. LOS ANGELES RAMS (3-1)
DATE/TIME: Thursday, October 7, 8:20 p.m.
CHANNEL: NFL Network/FOX
MONEYLINE: Rams -136 ML, Seahawks +118 ML
SPREAD: Rams -2.5
OVER/UNDER: 54 points
SEAHAWKS-RAMS WEEK 5 PUBLIC TRENDS:
Rams Moneyline: 80% money, 71% bets
Rams Spread: 72% money, 68% bets
Over: 49% money, 57% bets
A huge game in the highly contested NFC West as two of the best twelve teams in the NFL match up on Thursday night.
The Rams have the advantage in the trenches. QB, Matthew Stafford is being pressured by opposing defenses at a very low rate, while Aaron Donald and company are, once again, dominating the line and forcing opposing QBs to make decisions faster than they probably want.
In addition, the Rams have the advantage when they’re passing. Simply put, the Rams’ receivers are better than Seattle’s cornerbacks. Cooper Kupp figures to match up against Ugo Amadi. Hard to imagine, Seattle feels good about this one. Stafford also has Robert Woods, Van Jefferson, and DeSean Jackson to throw the ball to. Seattle’s secondary just doesn’t match up well.
Seattle is home. Seattle has Russell Wilson. And as long as Wilson is under center for the Seahawks, they have a chance against any team.
Where am I putting my money?
The Pick: D.K. Metcalf UNDER 71.5 receiving yards
I need to preface this with, I LOVE Metcalf. He’s on two of my fantasy football teams. I think he has the ability to be the #1 receiver in football one season. He has that 1500 yard, 15 Touchdown type of ability.
All that said, this isn’t the game he will do all that. I don’t expect him to be matched up exclusively against Jalen Ramsey, but he will get a taste of the best cornerback in the league. Last season, Metcalf had eight catches for 87 yards in two games against this Rams’ secondary. Add to all this, Metcalf is off to a slow start – he’s only surpassed 71 yards once this season.
That’s the bet I love. It’s the one I am making with my money.
As for the rest of the game, I do think the Rams win this one. Their advantage in the trenches and when Stafford is throwing the ball should be too much for Russell Wilson or that home crowd to overcome.
The Pick: Rams -2
As for the total, earlier in the week it was 54.5 and we were definitely leaning UNDER. The value was thin and now that it’s moved down to 54, we’re going to stay away. If it slides back up to 54.5 don’t be afraid to fire.