Los Angeles @ Seattle
Regular Season Records: Los Angeles 10-6; Seattle 12-4
The Los Angeles Rams will duke it out with the Seattle Seahawks in the first round of the playoffs Saturday at Lumen Field at 4:40 p.m. ET. Los Angeles has a defense that allows only 18.5 points per game, so Seattle's offense will have their work cut out for them.
The Rams had a touchdown and change to spare in an 18-7 win over the Arizona Cardinals last week. Los Angeles' only offensive touchdown came from CB Troy Hill.
Most of the squad's points came courtesy of special teams, which contributed ten. K Matt Gay delivered a perfect 3-for-3 game.
Meanwhile, Seattle sure made it a nail-biter, but they managed to escape with a 26-23 victory over the San Francisco 49ers last week. Seattle's WR Tyler Lockett was one of the most active players for the team, catching 12 passes for two TDs and 90 yards.
Los Angeles is expected to win this handily, but they should have beaten the New York Jets Dec. 20 easily too and instead slipped up with a 23-20. In other words, don't count the Seahawks out just yet.
The Seahawks are a 3-point favorite against the Rams, according to the latest NFL odds.
Bettors have moved against the Seahawks slightly, as the game opened with the Seahawks as a 5-point favorite.
Los Angeles have won eight out of their last 12 games against Seattle.
The mad dash to Super Bowl LV begins now. After a wild Week 17 crystalized the playoff picture, we have 14 teams left standing and on the verge of trying to claw their way to Tampa. For the Packers and Chiefs, they get the luxury of sitting back and enjoying Super Wild-Card Weekend with the rest of us after securing the No. 1 seed in their respective conferences along with a first-round bye. Six games are on the weekend schedule and that's how many clubs will be erased from the playoffs when the dust settles on Monday.
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All NFL odds via William Hill Sportsbook.
Latest Odds:Buffalo Bills -6.5
"The Colts defense has waned in the second half of the season, which has to be a concern facing Josh Allen and the high-flying Buffalo offense. Indianapolis was once the top-ranked defense in the league, but they fell off in a big way in the final six games. Allen, meanwhile, continues to light up defenses and he will do the same here. The ideal plan for the Colts is to pound Jonathan Taylor and keep Allen off the field, but what happens when the Colts get down? Buffalo is rolling, but they will be challenged early here. In the end, Allen will get it going with his arm and move to the next round." -- Pete Prisco on why he's picking the Bills to beat Indy, 30-20.
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