Thursday Night Football Week 5 Best Betting Lines And Odds

  • The Seattle Seahawks are 3.0-point home underdogs to the Los Angeles Rams.
  • The Rams are -125 on the first-quarter moneyline.
  • WR Van Jefferson has -120 betting odds to receive a catch longer than 20.5 yards.

SEATTLE - The Seattle Seahawks will host the Los Angeles Rams for Thursday Night Football and will take the field as a home underdog for the 10th time in Russell Wilson’s career.

Best Game Line: Seahawks +3.0

Russell Wilson is one of the most talented quarterbacks in the league and potentially of all time, however, one area in which he really excels is as a home underdog. Online gambling sites have yet to acknowledge his success in these situations.

Seahawks Vs. Rams Spread Odds

  • Seattle Seahawks +3.0 -120
  • Los Angeles Rams EVEN

Wilson has covered the spread as a home underdog in six of his nine games and has won straight up five times as well. The Rams are a dangerous team but last week showed they are beatable. A career-long trend probably outweighs a four-game sample size of the Los Angeles Rams’ season.

Best Game Prop: First Quarter Moneyline

Although the Seattle Seahawks have a solid chance to win the game, they may struggle in the opening quarter. NFL betting sites have the Rams listed as the first quarter favorite but possibly not with short enough odds.

First Quarter Moneyline Odds

  • Los Angeles Rams -125
  • Seattle Seahawks +105

Los Angeles has one of the better first-quarter defenses around as they allow just 1.8 points per game on average. Meanwhile, the Seahawks rank 20th in points allowed in the first quarter with 5.0. The Rams also score well in the opening quarter with an average of 6.8 points per game while Seattle is slightly lower at 5.0 points per game.

Best Player Prop: Van Jefferson Longest Reception

WR Van Jefferson is averaging 17.4 yards per reception this season and is starting to become more involved in the offense. He’s seen his targets increase from 3.0 in the first two games of the year to 6.0 in the most recent two games.

Van Jefferson Longest Reception Odds

  • OVER 20.5 -115
  • UNDER 20.5 -115

Jefferson has had a catch of at least 21 yards in three of the four games this season. He averages the eighth-most yards per reception in the league so to get his line at only 20.5 yards with the -115 price seems overly generous by sportsbooks.

FOX and the NFL Network will have coverage of the game starting at 8:20 p.m. EST on Thursday night.