San Francisco 49ers at Seattle Seahawks - 12/29/19 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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San Francisco 49ers (12-3) at Seattle Seahawks (11-4)
NFL Football: Sunday, December 29, 2019 at 8:20 pm (CenturyLink Field)
The Line: Seattle Seahawks +3.5 -- Over/Under: 45.5
The San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks meet Sunday in NFL week 17 action at CenturyLink Field.
The San Francisco 49ers need a win here to win the NFC West and get the top seed in the conference. The San Francisco 49ers have won six of their last seven road games. Jimmy Garoppolo is completing 68.5 percent of his passes for 3,693 yards, 27 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. Garoppolo has four touchdown passes in three of his last eight games. George Kittle and Deebo Samuel have combined for 1,667 receiving yards and eight touchdowns while Emmanuel Sanders has 33 receptions. The San Francisco 49ers ground game is averaging 145.1 yards per contest, and Raheem Mostert leads the way with 715 yards and six touchdowns. Defensively, San Francisco is allowing 19.3 points and 277.4 yards per game. Fred Warner leads the San Francisco 49ers with 104 tackles, Arik Armstead has 10 sacks and Richard Sherman has three interceptions.
The Seattle Seahawks need a win here to win the NFC West and get the top seed in the conference. The Seattle Seahawks have split their last four home games. Russell Wilson is completing 66.4 percent of his passes for 3,877 yards, 29 touchdowns and five interceptions. Wilson has two or more touchdown passes in 20 of his last 27 games. Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf have combined for 1,825 receiving yards and 13 touchdowns while Jacob Hollister has 37 receptions. The Seattle Seahawks ground game is averaging 138.3 yards per contest, and Chris Carson leads the way with 1,230 yards and seven touchdowns. Defensively, Seattle is allowing 24.8 points and 380.5 yards per game. Bobby Wagner leads the Seattle Seahawks with 152 tackles, Rasheem Green has four sacks and Tre Flowers has three interceptions.
The 49ers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games, 7-15-1 ATS in their last 23 vs. NFC and 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 vs. NFC West. The Seahawks are 33-15-3 ATS in their last 51 games as an underdog, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 vs. NFC West and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 home games. The over is 7-2 in 49ers last 9 games overall. The over is 13-6 in Seahawks last 19 vs. NFC. The 49ers are 1-6-1 ATS in their last 8 meetings in Seattle and 3-12-1 ATS in their last 16 meetings. The over is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings.
This is pretty much a playoff game with the division and possibly the top seed in the conference on the line. We're getting more than a free field goal with the Seattle Seahawks, the team that already beat the 49ers on the road. Yes, the Seahawks have injuries in their backfield and just had a bizarre loss last week to the Arizona Cardinals, but at home, under the lights and in a game this meaningful, it's hard to find a team more prepared and battle tested in spots like this. I'll take the points in a game the Seahawks should probably win outright.