NFL betting odds excitement is also high for the Seattle Seahawks as despite all of their problems they can make the playoffs with a win over St. Louis and the NFL betting lines on Sunday night.
NBC Sunday Night Football gets the NFC West Division showdown from Seattle between the St. Louis Rams and Seattle Seahawks with a start time of 8:25 PM ET. Sports-Gambling opened with St. Louis as a 1 point favorite and with a total of 43.
The winner of this game will be the NFC West champion and make the playoffs. St. Louis scored a 20-3 home payout over Seattle on October 3 in the previous meeting between the teams.
St. Louis has a record of 7-8 straight up and 10-5 against the spread while going under the football betting total 9 times. The Rams have won 3 of their last 5 games and are coming off a 25-17 home payout over San Francisco. The Rams have been a great value on the road with 5 payouts in 7 games.
St. Louis is a much improved team in Steve Spagnuolo’s 2nd year as coach as they rank 14th for points allowed on defense, which is Spagnuolo’s strength and area of expertise. Rookie quarterback Sam Bradford has a 78.0 QB rating with an 18/14 TD/INT ratio and his team plays hard for him. Steven Jackson has 1196 yards rushing with 6 TD’s.
Seattle has a football gambling record of 6-9 both straight up and against the spread with 11 of their games going over the total. The Seahawks are reeling with 5 losses in their last 6 games and are coming off 3 consecutive blowout losses including last week’s 38-15 debacle at Tampa Bay. Seattle ranks 28th for total offense and an even worse 30th for total defense.
Matt Hasselbeck was back at quarterback last week but it was by default as there is nobody better. Hasselbeck has a 73.2 QB rating with a 12/17 TD/INT ratio. One key asset with the NFL betting odds for Seattle is Leon Washington, who has returned 3 kicks for touchdowns this year to rank as the most dangerous offensive threat on the team.