Winners of seven straight, the Seahawks next face a huge
test in San Francisco. Which of these NFC West powers will get the W? Let's see the NFL odds sportsbooks are offering and see who we can make as our NFL pick.
The 49ers are favored by 2.5 points at a lot of sportsbooks, with the O/U in the range of 41.5 to 42.5. Both teams have been
highly profitable – San Francisco is 8-4 SU and 9-3 ATS on the season and
Seattle is 11-1 SU and 8-4 ATS.
You've got to be loving life if you're a Seahawks fan.
Practically everyone figured Seattle would be a top
contender this season, but it's still remarkable to see them at 11-1 right now.
The cherry on top was an outstanding performance in a 34-7 shellacking of New
Orleans on Monday Night Football.
It couldn't have been a more
impressive effort from top to bottom for Pete Carroll's team. The Saints were
held to 188 total yards, while the Seahawks were able to rack up 429 total
yards in the win.
Russell Wilson was fabulous, completing 22-of-30 passes for
310 yards and three touchdowns – he added 47 yards on eight carries. On a night
Marshawn Lynch (16 attempts for 45 yards) couldn't get much going, Wilson more
than picked up the slack against Rob Ryan's defense. Zach Miller and Doug
Baldwin were the top targets, combining for nine receptions, 163 yards and two
The Seahawks have now won seven games in a row and have
cashed the spread in three consecutive matchups. Will this the week the good
times come to an end?
San Francisco 49ers
After consecutive losses to Carolina and New Orleans, the
49ers have come back to beat Washington (27-6 on the road) and St. Louis
Over their past four home games, Jim Harbaugh's boys have
beaten the Rams, Cardinals and Texans. Their one loss came to the surging
Panthers (10-9), who are one of the hottest teams in the NFL at the moment.
Against the Rams, the 49ers covered as 7.5-point favorites in the NFL odds.
Colin Kaepernick passed for 275 yards and a touchdown, while Frank Gore ran for
42 yards and a score. Anquan Boldin (nine catches for 98 yards) and Vernon
Davis (four receptions for 82 yards and a touchdown) made plays and Michael
Crabtree made his presence felt in his return, catching two balls for 68 yards.
Like Seattle, the 49ers have been on a nice winning run, but
they've actually been even better than their division rivals in terms of ATS
results. They've covered in three straight weeks and are 8-1 ATS over their
The winning has to continue for San Francisco. They're
currently holding on to the last wildcard spot in the NFC, but Philadelphia and
Arizona are both at 7-5 and within striking distance should the 49ers falter.
In September, the Seahawks crushed the 49ers at home,
winning 29-3 and easily covering as three-point favorites.
We all know Seattle's home-field advantage is formidable,
but they've been able to get the job done on the road as well.
Still, the 49ers are playing great football right now,
especially on the defensive side of the ball. They've allowed only 19 total
points over their last two games and we think they'll be able to keep Wilson
and the gang at bay. So, let's add San Francisco to our NFL picks in Week
Pick: San Francisco 49ers -2.5