Baker Mayfield and the Los Angeles Rams (5-11) hit the road for the final game of the 2018 season to take on Geno Smith and the Seattle Seahawks (8-8) in a Week 18 NFC West matchup on Sunday at Lumen Field. Seattle is 4-4 at home, while the Rams are 1-6 on the road. The Seahawks are coming off a 23-6 win over the New York Jets and need a win to keep their playoff hopes alive. Seattle needs a win and a Packers loss to claim the NFC's final Wild Card spot. The Rams are looking to bounce back from a 31-10 blowout loss to the Los Angeles Chargers and will be moving on to the offseason at the conclusion of the game.
Kickoff is set for 4:25 p.m. ET. Seattle is favored by 6 points in the latest Seahawks vs. Rams odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over/under is set at 41.5. Before making any Rams vs. Seahawks picks, you'll want to see the NFL predictions and betting advice from the proven computer simulation model at SportsLine.
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Now, the model has set its sights on Seahawks vs. Rams and just locked in its picks and NFL predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model's picks. Here are several NFL odds and betting lines for Seahawks vs. Rams:
- Seahawks vs. Rams spread: Seahawks -6
- Seahawks vs. Rams over/under: 41.5 points
- Seahawks vs. Rams money line: Seattle -267, Los Angeles +215
- Seahawks vs. Rams picks: See picks here
What you need to know about the Seahawks
Seattle strolled past the New York Jets with points to spare last week, taking the contest 23-6. The team ran away with 17 points in the first half and mostly just sat on those in the second to pick up the win. Running back Kenneth Walker III and Smith were among the main playmakers for the Seahawks as the former picked up 133 yards on the ground on 23 carries and the latter passed for two touchdowns and 183 yards on 29 attempts.
Seattle has a length Injury Report with Walker (ankle/illness), Tyler Lockett (shin), and Noah Fant (knee), among others, all listed as questionable. With a playoff spot on the line, all three will likely do everything they can to be available on Sunday. The Seahawks are 7-9 against the spread this season.
What you need to know about the Rams
Meanwhile, 2023 "welcomed" the Rams with a 31-10 loss courtesy of the Los Angeles Chargers this past Sunday. QB Baker Mayfield had a tough game. Besides failing to produce a single touchdown, he fumbled the ball once and finished with only 132 yards passing.
The Seahawks are third worst in the league in rushing yards allowed per game, with 150.5 on average, which could give the Rams a chance to use their running game to take some pressure off Mayfield. Los Angeles could be short-handed in this matchup, and it is unlikely that veteran players such as Aaron Donald push through the pain to play in a meaningless game. The Rams are 5-9-2 against the spread this season.
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