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Seahawks Being Disrespected by Odds Against Rams in Wild Card Round

Larry Rupp
The Seahawks are being disrespected when it comes to their odds to beat the Rams in the Wild Card round.
The Seahawks are being disrespected when it comes to their odds to beat the Rams in the Wild Card round. / Christian Petersen/Getty Images

The Seattle Seahawks are in the playoffs for the third consecutive season and draw a matchup against the Los Angeles Rams in the Wild Card round. This will be the third matchup of the year between these two NFC West teams as the first two were split during the regular season.

The Seahawks enter the postseason 12-4 and are riding a four-game winning streak to end the season. On the other hand, the Rams needed a Week 17 victory to clinch a playoff spot and finished the season 10-6. Yet, the Seahawks are still being disrespected in this matchup.

Seattle heads into this game as just 4.5-point home favorites, according to FanDuel Sportsbook's NFL betting odds. This is definitely interesting considering the Seahawks are 7-1 at home this season and the Rams are dealing with a number of injuries and COVID-19 issues among players.

The Seahawks have been an offensive juggernaut all season and that shouldn't stop now. Quarterback Russell Wilson is tied for second in the NFL with 40 passing touchdowns this season and wide receiver DK Metcalf ranks seventh with 1,303 receiving yards. Overall, the Seahawks are averaging 28.7 points per game (No. 8 in the league).

The Rams will likely be without starting quarterback Jared Goff this week as he continues to deal with a thumb injury. If that is the case, the Rams could have their work cut out for them. The Seahawks have allowed their opponent to score over 17 points just once in their last six games played. This includes a 20-9 win over the Rams just two weeks ago.

This divisional rivalry is exactly the type of game fans and players look forward to when it comes to the NFL playoffs. It will be tough, but there is no reason the Seahawks shouldn't be viewed as almost a touchdown favorite heading into this matchup.

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