Seahawks 49ers Betting Odds Preview
The Seahawks own one of the biggest home-field advantages in the league. They used it to paste the 49ers, 42-13, in the NFC West rivals last meeting in December.
Yet, Seattle is only a 3-point favorite over the visiting 49ers on Sunday. The Seahawks have covered the spread in 10 of their last 11 home games and are 16-4 ATS in their last 20 home games.
San Francisco went 6-3 against the spread on the road last season and has won three of four against the Seahawks under coach Jim Harbaugh.
The 49ers were impressive, especially offensively, in an opening win over the Green Bay Packers. Quarterback Colin Kaepernick threw for more than 400 yards in the win.
The Seahawks’ offense got off to a slow start in their opening win at Carolina, but the defense picked up right where left off last season.
Seattle is 10-1 ATS in its last 11 games at home, while San Francisco has struggled to a 1-5 ATS mark in 6 games at Seattle.
49ers Seahawks Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back the visiting 49ers in this one found them as 3-point underdogs earlier in the week at Bovada, while the total was settling in the neighborhood of 43 at shops such as SportBet.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at OddsShark have the No. 2-rated 49ers taking on the No. 11-rated Seahawks in this contest. Handicapping models indicate a 26-25 win for the 49ers on Sunday.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Seattle's No. 28-ranked offense (12 PPG) against a 49ers defense that ranks No. 23 at 28 PPG. The Seahawks passing attack has averaged 300 yards per game, less than the 49ers give up through the air (322 YPG on average).
San Francisco won its last outing, a 34-28 result against the Packers on September 8. The 49ers covered in that game as a 5-point favorite, while the 62 combined points took the game OVER the total. In their last game, the 49ers got 3 passing scores out of Colin Kaepernick en route to a 34-28 win over the Packers on Sunday at Candlestick Park.
In their last action, Seattle was a 12-7 winner on the road against the Panthers. They covered the 3-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (19) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. In Seattle's last outing, Russell Wilson threw for 320 yards to lead the Seahawks over Carolina 12-7 at Bank of America Stadium.
San Francisco 49ers Trends:
When playing in September are 6-4
When playing on turf are 6-4
After outgaining opponent are 7-2-1
When playing on within the division are 6-3-1
Seattle Seahawks Trends:
When playing in September are 5-5
When playing on turf are 7-3
After outgaining opponent are 8-2
When playing within the division are 5-5
A few 49ers at Seahawks trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Francisco's last 5 games
San Francisco is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Francisco's last 5 games on the road
San Francisco is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Seattle
Seattle is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Seattle is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
Seattle is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against San Francisco
The total has gone OVER in 15 of Seattle's last 22 games at home
San Francisco home to Indianapolis, Sunday, September 22
Seattle home to Jacksonville, Sunday, September 22