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9/10/2013 4:33:00 PM
In the marquee matchup of the weekend, the Seattle Seahawks host their divisional rival, the San Francisco 49ers, in Week 2 of the NFL regular season.
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The NFL odds for this one just opened up a few days ago, and
right now the 'Hawks are a -3 favorite with a total of 44.5. Let’s take a look
at the rest of the factors surrounding this game, and see who we should favor with our sports picks going into Week2's Sunday night game.
Wilson and the Seahawks traveled almost 3000 miles to play their first regular
season game, and even though they were hampered by injury, and on the road,
they managed to sneak away with a win, 12-7. Wilson played solidly, but the 'Hawks’ running game was awful against an improved Carolina defense. Marshawn
Lynch had only 43 yards rushing on 17 carries and was shut down all day. Now
going up against the 49ers’ defense, things don’t look great for the Hawks
unless they get going at home. Seattle was also missing starters Brandon
Browner CB, and Cliff Avril DE, on Sunday, and their Week 2 statuses are
49ers won in impressive, but not convincing fashion on Sunday when they beat
out the Packers. Anquan Boldin’s debut as a 49er went better than I think anyone
expected, even after Michael Crabtree’s injury. Vernon Davis had a pair of
touchdowns as well, and while the 'Niners didn’t stop the Packers, they slowed
them down enough to win the game, 34-28. The Seahawks have a much less imposing
offense than Green Bay’s, and even though they are now on the road, San
Francisco has won in Seattle once in the last two seasons.
now I have to be leaning towards the 49ers for my NFL betting picks, but you have to get the right NFL odds before a lean starts having value. Right now as it stands, the line is
pretty sharp. I expect if it does move it will shift more towards the 'Hawks.
Right now you can lay -3 with Seattle and have the price at +105.
line so happens to creep up to +3.5 49ers, that is when I would start to
consider an early week bet on the underdogs, but only with it is +3.5 or more.
Right now at +3, and even +2.5 at some shops is not that appetizing for a team
that has lost seven of their last ten trips to Seattle.
Be sure to hop over and check out how to bet this game against the spread!
mentioned above, the 'Hawks have owned the Niners SU at home in the last ten
years, but not only have they beat up on them SU, they have also been very
successful ATS. The Seahawks are 5-1 ATS in their last six games against the 'Niners at home, and overall they have covered in three straight games against
overall Seattle is only 1-4 SU in their last five meetings with the 49ers, of
which three of the games were played in San Francisco. I still think the 'Niners
could end up being undervalued at some point this week, but they aren’t there
yet, so tread lightly around this game as Sunday approaches.
NFL odds shift, that could create some value, however that might not happen
until Saturday or Sunday. Make sure you check back at the end of the week for
my picks on the spread and total of this game.
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