Week 5 of the 2021 NFL season kicks off Thursday night time when the Seahawks host the Rams in an NFC West showdown.
Two large traits will conflict on this matchup. The Rams are off to a 3-1 straight-up (SU) and 2-2 in opposition to the unfold (ATS) begin behind the strong play of quarterback Matthew Stafford. Los Angles has overwhelmed its division rival six instances previously eight conferences. However, Seattle has been extraordinarily worthwhile for bettors to assist on the moneyline with 9 consecutive wins in Thursday video games, and 10 of 11 general.
After beginning the season on a three-game profitable streak, the Rams have been upset, 37-20, as 3.5-point residence favorites final week by Arizona. On the flip aspect, Russell Wilson and the Seahawks snapped their two-game shedding streak in Week 4 after they earned a 28-21 street victory over San Francisco as 2.5-point underdogs.
Los Angeles Rams vs. Seattle Seahawks Betting Trends and Info
- Public (Spread) Betting Percentages: LAR 61% | SEA:39%
- Game Info: Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021, 8:20 p.m. ET | NFL Network
The line has risen since opening with Los Angeles as a 1-point favourite over Seattle at SI Sportsbook. The Rams at the moment are 2.5-point street favorites. The whole, which opened at 53, has begun to see motion to the over, pushing the road as much as 54.5.
Public steam has pushed this quantity up after its opening, with professional cash additionally coming in that lays the factors in assist of the Rams. The Seahawks (2-2 SU; 2-2 ATS), who’ve allowed 21-plus factors in three of 4 video games this season, won’t discover simple sledding in opposition to a high-powered Rams offense averaging 28.8 factors per sport.
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Rams Player Prop Info
It has been a strong begin for Stafford in his first season in Los Angeles. He’s among the many league leaders in a number of passing classes, rating second in landing passes (11), fourth in passing yards (305.5 per sport) and tied for second in QBR (76.6). On a brief week, the veteran might be in for a giant night time going through a Seahawks protection which has allowed the fifth-most passing yards per sport (292.5), a league-high 444.5 general yards per sport and eight passing touchdowns.
The Rams’ passing assault is led by a reliable pair of wideouts in Cooper Kupp and Robert Woods. Oddsmakers are projecting Kupp will lead the sport in receiving yards, as SI Sportsbook has his receiving yard betting market set at 85.5. My projections have Kupp, who has gone over this posted quantity in three of 4 video games this season, surpassing his betting proposition quantity Thursday. Kupp is averaging 5.3 receptions and 59 yards in eight profession video games in opposition to Seattle. His three landing receptions are tied for essentially the most in his profession in opposition to anyone opponent.
On the bottom, Darrell Henderson and the Rams might have a subject day in opposition to the NFL’s worst run protection. Henderson, when wholesome, has gained 4.9 yards per rush this season with two touchdowns. Oddsmakers have his speeding betting whole set too low at 64.5 yards, as he surpassed that quantity in opposition to Chicago (70) and Arizona (89).
Seahawks Player Prop Info
On the opposite aspect of the ball, the Seahawks possess their very own pair of elite wideouts in Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf. Russell Wilson, who has thrown for a number of touchdowns in three of 4 video games, has accomplished 72.5 % of his passes for 1,044 yards and 9 touchdowns. The veteran has protected the ball properly from opposing defenses, having didn’t throw an interception in 109 makes an attempt. Wilson will face a Rams protection that has solely surrendered 4 passing touchdowns in 4 video games, however ranks twenty fifth in passing yards per sport (273.3).
Lockett, who topped 100 receiving yards in his first two video games of the 12 months, has cooled off significantly over the previous a number of weeks. He posted solely 55 mixed receiving yards in opposition to Minnesota and San Francisco. In 12 profession video games in opposition to the Rams, the speedy veteran has averaged 3.9 receptions for 58.3 receiving yards per sport and tallied 4 touchdowns. Metcalf, who has scored a landing in three of 4 video games this season, may be discovered at odds of +105 on his anytime-touchdown at SI Sportsbook. Metcalf stands an honest likelihood of surpassing his reception whole of 5.5 in opposition to a Rams protection that has allowed Michael Pittman, Mike Evans and Chris Godwin to surpass 6-plus receptions this season.
In addition to his star wideouts, Wilson has a dependable possibility within the run sport in Chris Carson, who has three speeding touchdowns on the 12 months. Carson is at present questionable for Thursday night time after lacking follow this week with a neck damage. Carson, who’s averaging 4.3 yards per carry, is going through a Rams protection surrendering 123.5 speeding yards per sport and the second-most speeding touchdowns (6). The bruising again is averaging 94.8 speeding yards in 4 profession video games the Rams.
Frank’s Thursday Night Football Betting Advice
The Rams are the one workforce to have every of their first 4 video games go over the posted whole by oddsmakers. This NFC West showdown has the second-highest whole on the Week 5 NFL board, behind solely the titanic Bills-Chiefs matchup in Kansas City (56.5).
Seattle owns the NFL’s worst speeding protection, surrendering 152 yards per sport on the bottom. Matthew Stafford is 0-3 in his profession on the street at Seattle, all whereas a member of the Lions. Expect the Rams to bounce again from final week’s abysmal residence effort in opposition to Arizona by exploiting Seattle’s porous run protection, enabling Stafford to get his first win in opposition to the raucous twelfth Man.
SI BET: Los Angeles ML (-140)
Darrell Henderson, RB, Rams: Over 64.5 (-115) Rushing Yards
Darrell Henderson, RB Rams: Anytime-Touchdown (-105)
- Los Angeles is 6-2 SU in its final eight video games in opposition to Seattle
- Seattle has is 9-0 SU in its final 9 video games on Thursday night time soccer
- The Seahawks are 10-1 SU general in its final 11 Thursday night time video games
We received our NFL Monday night time wager for the third week in a row after we hit the Under of 52 in Chargers vs. Raiders. Let’s preserve it rolling on Thursday night time!
2021 SI Betting Monday Night Football: 3-1 ATS / Props 4-2 +2.95 models
2021 SI Betting NFL Football YTD: 8-9 ATS & Props +1.65 Units
2020 SI Betting NFL Football: 72-58-1 ATS (55%)
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