Seahawks vs 49ers Betting Preview
The Seattle Seahawks clearly looked like the best team in football in their Monday night dismantling of the New Orleans Saints.
But the Seahawks head to San Francisco this week as the underdogs to the revenge-minded 49ers.
San Francisco opened as 2.5-point favorites over the Seahawks, who won the previous meeting between the NFC West rivals, 29-3, in Week 2. Seattle has covered the spread in seven of the last 10 games against the 49ers.
San Francisco, however, is on a 7-1-1 ATS run, overall. But the Niners are banged-up, especially on the offensive line, heading into Sunday’s game.
Seattle has covered the spread in eight of its last 10 road games, while San Francisco is 7-1-1 ATS in its last 9 games overall. The Seahawks have won six straight divisional games.
Supporters of the Seahawks have seen them go 11-1 and 8-4 ATS so far this season, while the 49ers are at 8-4 and 8-3-1 ATS. In totals betting, the 49ers are 5-7, while the Seahawks are 6-6.
The point spread was settled in at -2.5 favoring the host 49ers earlier in the week, according to BetOnline. The over under line was hovering around 41.5, with movement expected during the week at Bovada.
According to the Power Rankings here at OddsShark it's the No. 5-rated 49ers and the No. 3-rated Seahawks in this matchup. Predictive formulas point to a 32-27 win for the Seahawks on Sunday.
In their last action, Seattle was a 34-7 winner at home against the Saints. They covered the 6.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (41) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The 49ers grabbed a Week 13 victory over the Rams in their last game, winning 23-13 at Candlestick Park.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up San Francisco's No. 10-ranked offense (24.75 PPG) against a Seahawks defense that ranks No. 2 at 15.5 PPG. The 49ers passing attack has averaged 180.25 yards per game, more than the Seahawks give up through the air (177.33 YPG on average).
Defensively, the Seahawks feature the league's No. 18-rated road run defense, allowing 114.67 yards per game. San Francisco, meanwhile, ranks No. 15 in rushing offense at home.
A few Seahawks at 49ers trends to consider:
Seattle is 14-5 ATS in its last 19 games
Seattle is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Seattle is 8-2 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
Seattle is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
San Francisco is 7-1-1 ATS in its last 9 games
San Francisco is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 15 of San Francisco's last 23 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Francisco's last 5 games
Seattle at New York, Sunday, December 15th
San Francisco at Tampa Bay, Sunday, December 15th