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Seahawks at Rams predictions: Point spread, total, player props, TV, streaming for Tuesday Week 15 matchup

The Los Angeles Rams and Seattle Seahawks will finally go head-to-head for their Week 15 matchup on Tuesday night. This game was one of the three contests that the NFL rescheduled this week as COVID-19 hit the league harder than it had all season. At one point, L.A. had as many as 29 players on the reserve/COVID-19 list, including Odell Beckham Jr., corner Jalen Ramsey, and running back Darrell Henderson Jr. Meanwhile, Tyler Lockett has been on the COVID list for Seattle. 

As we continue to sort out who’ll be in and who’ll be out for this matchup, we’ll specifically be looking at the different betting angles that this NFC West matchup has on deck for us. Below, we’ll be taking a look at how the lines have shifted throughout the week leading into Tuesday and, of course, give you our picks for this game along with a handful of our favorite player props. 

All NFL odds via Caesars Sportsbook.

How to watch

Date: Tuesday, Dec. 21 | Time: 7 p.m. ET

Location: SoFi Field (Inglewood)

FOX | Stream: fuboTV (try for free)

Follow: CBS Sports App

Odds: Rams -7, O/U 46

Line movement

Latest Odds: Los Angeles Rams -7

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This line re-opened on Saturday with the Rams still holding a 6.5-point advantage, despite all their COVID issues. That advantage has increased as we’ve gotten closer to this matchup actually kicking off and L.A. is now a 7-point favorite as of Tuesday morning. 

The pickSeahawks +7. Russell Wilson has started to look like his old self as of late. After struggling upon his return from that finger injury, Wilson has completed nearly 70% of his passes and averaged 246 yards through the air over the last three weeks. He also has six touchdowns to just one interception. That makes the touchdown advantage particularly enticing, especially against a Rams defense that still has plenty of questions. Delaying the game did bring Von Miller back into this equation, but this inner-divisional matchup should be close. 

Key trend: Rams are 1-5 ATS in the last six games as a favorite. 

Over/Under total

Similar to the spread, there was some mild movement with the total after it opened back up at 45 on Saturday. It ticked up a half-point by Sunday and now stands at 46 on the morning of this head-to-head. 

The pick: Under 46.5. Something about these rescheduled games sucks the life out of much scoring. Teams are out of sync as they inject players back into the lineup and that should create a recipe for a lower-scoring affair. That’s the way I’ll lean here, especially with both teams having solid ground attacks that could slow down the scoring. The Under is 6-1 in Seattle’s last seven road games, while the Under is 11-3 for the Rams in their last 14 home games. 

Key trend: Under is 4-1 in their last five meetings. 

Player props to consider

Russell Wilson total passing yards: Over 234.5 (-115). As we noted above, Wilson has looked much healthier in recent weeks and has gone over this passing yards prop in two of his last three games. Los Angeles is also coming off a game last week where they allowed Kyler Murray to throw for 383 yards, so elite quarterbacks should be able to find success against this secondary. 

Cooper Kupp total receptions: Over 8.5 (+110). On its face, this is an insanely high number. However, Kupp has routinely gone over this number over the bulk of the season. Over his last eight games, Kupp is averaging nearly 12 targets per game and 9.5 receptions. He’s only failed to go over 8.5 catches three times over this eight-game stretch. If this game is remotely close, Stafford will constantly feed the league’s best receiver. 

Darrell Henderson Jr. total rushing and receiving yards: Under 69.5 (-120). Henderson is just getting back off the COVID list and Sony Michel was able to play well in his absence. Michel’s success could lead to more of an even split out of the backfield, which naturally would be a blow to Henderson’s production. The back will also be facing a Seahawks run defense that ranks 8th in the NFL in DVOA. 

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