Seattle Seahawks at St. Louis Bet on Football

December 1, 2010 NFL Football

Bet on football favors Seattle on the road as they travel to St. Louis on Sunday to face the Rams.

Favoring the Seahawks in NFL betting is pretty risky considering the team has been terrible for much of the season but St. Louis has been even worse.

Bet on football last week saw the Seahawks get routed 35-9 at Minnesota. Seattle had a franchise-low four rushing yards in the loss.  Seattle is still favored in NFL betting though as they are laying three-points at St. Louis.  The Seahawks were expected to be much better this season under new head coach Jim Mora Jr. but things have not gone well.  The team is last in the NFL in rushing yards and that has put a lot of pressure on quarterback Matt Hasselbeck.  “Our inability to sustain type of running attack bothered me,” Mora said.  What should help the Seahawks this week is the return of Julius Jones who missed last week’s game against Minnesota. What also helps the Seahawks this week is that St. Louis is allowing 146.4 rushing yards per game.

St. Louis will be without starting quarterback Marc Bulger for this bet on football matchup against Seattle.  Backup quarterback Kyle Boller will get the start and that might be the case the rest of the season.  Bulger has a history of injuries and he may not play again this season.  The Rams are led on offense by running back Steven Jackson who is having another excellent season.

Seattle has not been favored that often in bet on football action this year but they are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games as a favorite. Seattle can sometimes be favored at home but it doesn’t happen as often on the road and when it does, the Seahawks struggle. The Seahawks are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games as a road favorite. Seattle has been poor within their division in NFL betting. The Seahawks are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. the NFC West. The Seahawks are 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings against St. Louis.

St. Louis did cover in NFL betting last week but the Rams are still a poor home underdog. The Rams are 5-12 ATS in their last 17 games as a home underdog. They also struggle in bet on football odds within their division as they are 2-9 ATS in their last 11 vs. the NFC West.

Four of the last five St. Louis home games have gone over the bet on football total.  Three of the last five meetings between the two teams have gone under in bet on football lines.