NFL Pick: Seattle Seahawks at San Francisco 49ers
- Updated: December 5, 2013
The Seattle Seahawks dominated the New Orleans Saints on Monday night football and they sent a message to the rest of the league that they are the team to beat in the National Football League. Last year the San Francisco 49ers were the team to beat and they went to the Super Bowl. Now they are on the verge of missing the playoffs if they don’t get a big win against their division rivals this week.
Seattle Seahawks at San Francisco 49ers Preview
The NFL odds for this game will show just how close that these teams play whenever they meet on the field. Although the Seahawks will be on a short week of preparation they should still attract plenty of early betting action as they have become a popular team in the NFL, The 49ers are flying under the radar but have put together impressive games leading up to this marquee matchup.
The 49ers will need to run the ball to win this game something they have struggled to do of late. Starting tailback Frank Gore has 121 yards on 41 carries in the past three games. As he did when asked about a floundering passing game, this season, 49ers’ coach Jim Harbaugh defended his team’s ground game and said there is little to worry about. He noted the Rams, who the 49ers beat Sunday, are tough to run on. Like many teams, the Rams stacked the box. As Crabtree continues to regain his health, that may not be the case. The 49ers exploited it Sunday.
The Seahawks have a tough defense and this big game could come down to a last minute field goal to decide the winner.
The latest football betting trends for this game reveal that the 49ers do have some positive wagering angles in this game. The 49ers are 7-1 against the spread (ATS) in their last 8 games after allowing less than 15 points in their previous game, 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games following a win against the spread and the home team is 7-2 ATS in their last 9 meetings. Defense is big in these games as the under is 4-0 in 49ers last 4 games overall, 4-0 in 49ers last 4 against the NFC and 4-1 in 49ers last 5 home games.
With plenty of time before kickoff we will wait for more information to come in before we select a side on this contest. Make sure to check the forum during the week and on the day of the game to get the latest and most up to date information on the game Seattle Seahawks at San Francisco 49ers.