MNF Betting Trends: Rams vs. Seahawks

The Seattle Seahawks opened as a 9.5 point favorite at Pinnacle and, according to Sports Insights’ NFL Betting Trends, is currently receiving 66% of all spread bets. This one-sided betting percentage, as well as a Cris Steam Move (56-45, +5.77 units) on Seattle, has shifted the line one-half of a point to 10.

The Rams have great uncertainty as to who will start as quarterback this evening, and that situation will be constantly monitored.  Right now Sam Bradford is listed as questionable with an ankle injury while his backup, A.J. Feeley, has already been ruled out. If Bradford is unable to play, the unknown Tom Brandstater would likely line up behind center for St. Louis. Our Premium and Premium Pro members can receive injury alerts to their e-mail or cell phones, but for anybody else make sure to visit our NFL injuries page for up to the moment updates.

A majority of the market-setting books have this game available at -10, although a number of books are offering this game at 10.5 including Easy Street, SIA and Bodog. Those half points are particularly significant when dealing with such a common margin of victory, which was exemplified yesterday by the Bears/Broncos and Redskins/Patriots as both games ended within 0.5 points of the line. This once again demonstrates the importance of shopping for the best line.

The following table shows the breakdown of spread betting percentages from our six contributing sportsbooks:


Team

# Bets

Sportsbook

BetUS

Carib

WagerWeb

5Dimes

SIA
Rams 29131 20% 38% 14% 37% 50% 30%
Seahawks 80% 62% 86% 63% 50% 70%

Update (12:00PM ET): Sam Bradford has been upgraded to probable, triggering a false steam move at Cris. The game was briefly taken off of the board at Cris, and the line was reduced from 10 to 9 with this breaking news.

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