Rams vs Seahawks Prediction, Odds & Best Bets for Week 18 (Seattle Finishes Above .500 at Lumen Field)

Larry Rupp
Los Angeles Rams vs Seattle Seahawks prediction, odds and best bets for NFL Week 18 game.
Los Angeles Rams vs Seattle Seahawks prediction, odds and best bets for NFL Week 18 game. / AP Photos/Mark J. Terrill
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Rams vs Seahawks Week 18 Game Info

2022 NFL Regular Season — Week 18
Los Angeles Rams (5-11, 1-6 Away) vs. Seattle Seahawks (8-8, 4-4 Home)
Date: Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023
Time: 4:25 p.m. ET
Venue: Lumen Field — Seattle, WA
Coverage: FOX

The Los Angeles Rams will look to crush the Seattle Seahawks' dream of making the playoffs when they visit Lumen Field in Week 18 NFL action. The Rams fell short in a 31-10 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday, marking their eight loss in their last 10 games. Cam Akers rushed for 132 yards.

Meanwhile, the Seahawks took care of business in a 23-6 win over the New York Jets and snapped a three-game losing streak as a result. Rookie running back Kenneth Walker tallied 133 rushing yards and quarterback Geno Smith tossed 2 touchdowns. Linebacker Darrell Taylor racked up 2.0 sacks.

Rams vs Seahawks Odds & Spread

All NFL betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: LAR: (+240) | SEA: (-295)
Spread: LAR: +6.5 (-110) | SEA: -6.5 (-110)
Total: 41.5 — Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

The Seahawks enter this contest as notable home favorites on the moneyline and spread on FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 4:25 p.m. ET clash also features one of the higher totals on the Week 18 slate at 41.5 points.

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Rams vs Seahawks Prediction & Pick

This was circled as a potentially meaningful game prior to the regular season, but injuries killed any hope the Rams had in 2022. The loss of quarterback Matthew Stafford and wide receiver Cooper Kupp is obvious on an offense that ranks 26th in points per game (18.2). It's been disappointing.

The Seahawks have exceeded expectations, though, and have a shot at securing a playoff spot with a victory. All they would then need is a loss by the Green Bay Packers on Sunday Night Football. Seattle is 13-5 straight up in its last 18 home games against the Rams, so I don't expect to see an upset here.

Seattle took down the Rams 27-23 back in Week 13 and I'm siding with a similar result in Week 18.

Final Score Prediction: Rams: 14 | Seahawks: 24

Rams vs Seahawks Betting Trends

- The Rams are 5-12-1 against the spread (ATS) in its last 18 games.
- The total has hit the under in five of the Rams' last seven games against Seattle.
- Seattle is 13-5 straight up in its last 18 home games against the Rams.
- The total has hit the under in four of Seattle's last six home games.

Rams vs Seahawks Best Bet

The key for the Seahawks on Sunday will be slowing down Akers. He has become LA's top offensive weapon and has tallied 241 yards on the ground over the last two weeks. Thankfully, Seattle has stepped up by allowing an average of 107.3 rushing yards over the last three games (No. 12 in NFL).

Forcing quarterback Baker Mayfield to throw is exactly what the Seahawks want to do considering they have logged 13 interception on the year. Keep in mind the Rams are 5-12-1 against the spread (ATS) in their last 18 games and five of their last six losses have come by at least a touchdown.

Bet: Seattle Seahawks -6.5 (-110)

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