Rams Enter Week 5 TNF as 2-Point Favorites Over Seahawks

| October 6, 2021 6:39 am PDT

Week five in the 2021 NFL season gets going soon, with the Los Angeles Rams and Seattle Seahawks meeting up on Thursday Night Football.

The primetime affair is loaded with fun storylines, with a big one being the Rams entering as 2-point road favorites, per the top sites for betting on the NFL.

Sean McVay’s Rams are coming off their first loss of the season and will be on the road against a bitter rival, but they’re still priced as the betting favorites on a short week.

Thursday Night Football Odds for Week 5

Rams (-2)-115
Seahawks (+2)-105
Rams to Win-138
Seahawks to Win+118
Over 54.5-115
Under 54.5-105
Thursday Night Football Graphic

Whether you’re looking to bet on Thursday Night Football in week five or not, you may care about the pricing for this game.

Perhaps you just want to fill your fantasy football lineups correctly, or maybe you’re a fan of the Rams or Seahawks. You might even be a Cardinals fan that prefers to see L.A. lose.

Whatever the case, these odds are somewhat interesting, seeing as the Rams are on the road, and are coming off a tough loss to Arizona.

Seattle scored a clutch victory last week to avoid a 1-3 hole, and they’ll be amped up to get back over .500 in front of their home crowd.

For betting advice for this game, take a look at Dan Vasta’s Rams vs. Seahawks betting pick.

Rams vs. Seahawks Record History

Should the Rams even be favored in this game? By all accounts, they are the more talented team, but the coaching might be a wash, and betting against Russell Wilson has historically gone poorly.

This matchup has been even in recent years, too. Here’s a look at the recent Rams vs. Seahawks results.

Date Score Winner
1/9/2021 30-20 Rams
12/27/2020 20-9 Seahawks
11/15/2020 23-16 Rams
12/8/2019 28-12 Rams
10/3/2019 30-29 Seahawks

The Rams are 3-2 over the last five meetings, and all the key pieces are virtually the same for both sides.

What’s similar between most of these games, though? The games have largely been fairly low-scoring, and they’ve also been close.

The most recent showdown came in the NFL playoffs last year, though, so these two have gone right down the middle (2-2) over their last four regular season clashes.

Seahawks in Unfamiliar Territory

The Rams vs. Seahawks odds feel especially weird because Seattle is very rarely an underdog at home. That literally never happened in eight regular season games in 2020.

Seattle went 6-3 ATS in general at home last year, and 7-2 straight up. They did lose to the Rams at home in one of those games, of course.

Still, the Seahawks and the 12th Man have been formidable road draws, regardless of who the opponent has been.

Over the past three seasons, Seattle has lost a regular season home game just four times.

That was prior to 2021, though.

The Seahawks already are 0-1 at home this year, so bettors will have to pit history against current form as they try to pick the right bet for TNF in week five.

Thursday Night Football Details for Week 5

  • When: Thursday at 8:20 pm ET
  • Where: Lumen Field
  • What Channel: FOX and Yahoo! Sports App

You know who plays on Thursday Night Football in week five, and now you have the when, where, and channel details, as well.

It’s a huge game, as the Rams can bounce back from a blowout loss and stay right behind the undefeated Cardinals, while the Seahawks hope to avoid a 2-3 start.

For help on betting on this contest – and all other week five NFL games – hit up our free NFL picks.

Noah Davis

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