Teams: Seattle Seahawks (1-0 SU, 0-1 ATS) vs. LA Rams (0-1 SU, 0-1 ATS)
Game Time: 4:05 PM EST Kickoff on Sunday, September 18, 2016
Location: Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California
The Rams relocated from St. Louis in the offseason and they’ll play their first home game in Los Angeles since 1994 when they host the NFC West rival Seattle Seahawks on Sunday. Los Angeles was shut out in a humbling 28-0 loss at San Francisco as a -2.5-point favorite in the season opener while Seattle won but failed to cover the -10.5-point spread in a 12-1+ victory over the Dolphins.
Seattle has concerns over the health of quarterback Russell Wilson who drove the team 75 yards for the winning touchdown pass with 31 seconds to play in the win over Miami, but reportedly suffered a fairly significant ankle injury in the game. Good news for the Rams who will have no chance if they try to win in a shootout, and their only hope is to slow down the Seahaws offense and catch a few lucky breaks when on the ball.
The Rams won both regular-season matchups last year; 34-31 at St. Louis in overtime in Week 1 and 23-17 at home in Week 16.
Seahawks are 8-3 ATS vs. a team with a losing record.
Seahawks are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games in Week 2.
Seahawks are 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 games after scoring less than 15 points in their previous game.
Rams are 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.
Rams are 14-36-1 ATS in their last 51 games in September.
Rams are 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a straight up loss.
Home team is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 meetings.
Underdog is 9-3 ATS in their last 12 meetings.
Seahawks are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 meetings.