NFC Championship Game Betting Odds
San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh is 4-2 against Pete Carroll and the Seattle Seahawks, but the Seahawks have covered the spread in the last five meetings between the NFC West rivals.
The two teams will square off for a third time this season on Sunday as the 49ers travel to Seattle for the NFC Championship Game.
Seattle opened as 3.5-point favorites for the game on Sunday. The Seahawks have outscored San Francisco 71-16 in their past two meetings in Seattle, including a 29-3 win this season in Week 2.
The two NFC West rivals split this season’s two meetings, with each squad winning at home. Both games stayed UNDER the total.
The Seahawks advanced with a 23-15 win over the Saints in the divisional round, while the 49ers outlasted the Panthers to reach the NFC Championship Game for the third straight season. San Francisco improved to 12-3-1 against the spread in their last 16 road games with the win over the Panthers.
The Niners have won three straight playoff road games, while the Seahawkshave won six straight playoff home games, according to the NFL database.
The 49ers have won five straight vs. NFC West foes, going 4-1 ATS, while Seattle is 8-2 ATS past 10 at home to San Francisco.
The Seahawks sit at 14-3 (11-6 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the 49ers are currently 14-4 (11-5-2 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Seattle is 6-11 OU, and San Francisco is 8-10 OU.
49ers vs Seahawks odds, NFC Championship betting line: The point spread was settled in at -3.5 favoring the host Seahawks earlier in the week, according to Bovada. The over under line was hovering around 39.5, with movement expected during the week at BetOnline.
According to the Power Rankings here at OddsShark it's the No. 1-rated Seahawks and the No. 5-rated 49ers in this matchup. Predictive formulas point to a 30-27 win for the Seahawks on Sunday.
Last time out for San Francisco, they were a 23-10 winner as they battled the Panthers on the road. The 49ers covered in the match as a 1-point favorite, while 33 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. San Francisco won its last game, 23-10 over Carolina on Sunday, behind a 136-yard receiving performance from Anquan Boldin at Bank of America Stadium. Marshawn Lynch went over the 100-yard mark (140) in his team's latest effort as Seattle defeated New Orleans by a score of 23-15 on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Seattle's No. 7-ranked offense, averaging 25.88 PPG, against a 49ers defense that ranks No. 3 this week at 16.78 PPG. The Seahawks aerial game is averaging 196.41 yards per game, less than the 49ers secondary allows through the air, 218.06 YPG per game.
In comparing defenses, the 49ers own the league's No. 4-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 89.5 yards per game when on the road. Seattle, on the other hand, rates No. 6 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
A few 49ers at Seahawks trends to consider:
San Francisco is 10-3-2 ATS in its last 15 games
San Francisco is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of San Francisco's last 10 games
San Francisco is 4-0-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Seattle is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games
Seattle is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Seattle's last 5 games
Seattle is 15-5 ATS in its last 20 games at home
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