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49ers vs. Seahawks Lines

When: 8:20pn EST. Sunday, December 23rd, 2012
Where: CenturyLink Field. Seattle, WA

The San Francisco 49ers (10-3-1) are currently the #2 seed in the NFC. While it’s unlikely they’ll move into the #1 seed, they could drop to #3 if they don’t win this game. The Packers are right on their heels, at 10-4 heading into week 16. Of course they’ll want to win this game and keep their 1st round bye in the playoffs.

The Seahawks come into this game 9-5 and seeded #5 in the NFC. It’s incredibly unlikely the Seahawks will clinch a playoff spot with a win, but they can make it a lot easier on themselves. Statistically these teams are so evenly matched it’s amazing. Beyond that, both teams have a lot to play for and I’m expecting a serious dogfight.

Betting Lines for 49ers vs. Seahawks

At most online & mobile betting sites, this game is a pick’em. At the time I’m writing this (Saturday morning at 12:05am EST) we can get Seattle +1 (-105) at Bovada, so that’s the book to bet at if you like the Seahawks at home. If you like the Niners, go to BetOnline where you can get them at PK (-110). The 49ers vs. Seahawks over/under is just 39 points, one of the lowest in week 16.

BetOnline.com
US Friendly
Bovada.lv
US Friendly
Spread
Money
Spread
Money
49ers
Seahawks
Pk (-110)
Pk (-110)
-
-
-1 (-115)
+1 (-105)
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-
Over/Under
o39 (-110) / u39 (-110)
o39 (-110) / u39 (-110)

Although it’s only Saturday morning as I write this, I don’t think we’ll such a lot of movement in the betting lines from where we are right now – maybe 1/2 point in one direction or the other. I also think the over/under might come down a bit (1/2 – 1 point), so if you like the under (as I do), I recommend getting your bets in now.

SF vs. Seattle Betting Analysis

Defense, defense, defense is the name of the game here. The 49ers and Seahawks are tied for first in the league, giving up just 15.6 points per game apiece. The 49ers defense has a slight edge against the rushing game, while the Seahawks have a slight edge against the pass. These defenses are so evenly matched it’s amazing, and whoever breaks first loses.

On the offensive side of the ball, these teams are just as close as they are on defense. Amazingly, the Niners offense ranks 26th in passing, while the Seahawks rank 27th. The 49ers have 20 passing TD’s compared to 22 for the Seahawks. In the running game, the Niners rank 2nd and the Seahawks rank 3rd. The 49ers have 16 rushing TD’s compared to 14 for the Seahawks.

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The 49ers have thrown just 7 INT’s on the season, and the Seahawks have thrown only 9. Seattle is +11 in turnovers, while the Niners are +8.

49ers QB Colin Kaepernick is 101/154 (65.6%), with 7 TD’s, 2 INT’s, and 9 fumbles in what amounts to about 6 full games. With that said, the Niners only lost 2 of those fumbles. In his short time on the field, Kaepernick has also rushed 53 times for 379 yards (7.2 YPC). Aside from some of the typical mistakes young QB’s make, Kaepernick has been impressive. This kid is the real deal.

So is Seattle rookie QB Russell Wilson. All he’s done in his first season is go 222/353 (62.9%) with 21 TD’s and 9 INT’s. He’s also rushed for 402 yards on 78 carries (5.2 YPC).

Niners vs. Seahawks Betting Picks

The Seahawks are 6-0 at home this season, and desperately need the win. The 49ers have only lost 3 games this year, but two of those were on the road. Seattle lost their first game against the Niners, a 13-6 yawner in San Francisco. This time around, I think the Seahawks get their revenge, and win a squeeker at home.

I’m taking the Seahawks +1 (-105) at Bovada.lv.

49ers vs. Seattle Over/Under Pick

Everything points to a low scoring game, and even at O/U 39 it’s hard to bet the over. These defenses are so strong that it’s hard to see a score higher than something in the 20-17 range. This game is so important to both teams that I expect defenses to play their best, and for each of them to eat time off the clock with the running game.

I’ve bet the under of 39 (-110), and I’ve placed my bet at Bovada to consolidate it with my pick on the point spread.

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This article was written by Jess

Jess is the editor of MobileSportsBetting.com. His job duties include everything nobody else is doing, and making sure it all gets done on time. When he gets a chance, Jess loves to write about NFL, MLB, Formula 1, and tennis betting.


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