The Los Angeles Rams had a dominating defense under Brandon Staley last season, but their offensive luck with Jared Goff at the helm finally ran out. Head coach Sean McVay seemed to lose all trust in Goff at the end of last year and they ended up trading him and draft picks for the Lions Matthew Stafford. The fit should be a good one, but we’ll still need to see results.
We’ll take a look at the latest DraftKings Sportsbook lines and predict if the Seahawks can beat their 2021 win total. The odds below are as of June 1, 2021.
NFC West win totals
Los Angeles Rams 10.5 (Over +105, Under -129)
San Francisco 49ers 10.5 (Over +107, Under -130)
Seattle Seahawks 9.5 (Over -134, Under +110)
Arizona Cardinals 8 (Over -134, Under +110)
Notable offseason moves
The most notable move this offseason was trading Goff plus two first round draft picks to the Lions for Stafford. They also re-signed edge rusher Leonard Floyd and brought in wide receiver DeSean Jackson.
Los Angeles Rams prediction: OVER 10.5
The Rams won 10 games last year, and then managed to beat the division champion Seattle Seahawks in the first round despite Goff completing just nine passes. They won through their defense and rushing game and both of those aspects should still be strong in 2021 while Stafford will help rejuvenate the passing game.
The worry for this season is that the 49ers should be healthier and better while the Cardinals should continue to improve and the Seahawks, despite their late season fall, are still a very good team. The NFC West, on paper, is the best division in the league at the moment. But, Aaron Donald, Jalen Ramsey and company are going to keep games close and Stafford should be the x-factor for even more wins in 2021.
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