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Seahawks vs. 49ers Point Spread

What: Seattle Seahawks vs. San Francisco 49ers – Week 7 TNF
When: 8:25pm EST. Thursday, October 18th 2012
Where: Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California

Not too many bettors would have guessed that three teams in the NFC West would be 4-2 heading into week 7. The 49ers and the Seahawks are both 4-2, but with Seattle 0-2 in the division already, they need this win more than the 49ers on Thursday.

Seahawks vs. 49ers Betting Lines

Sportsbooks
Spread
ML
Over/Under
BetOnline.com
US Friendly
+7 (-105)
-7 (-115)
+280
-335
37.5 (-110)
37.5 (-110)
Bovada.lv
US Friendly
+7.5 (-115)
-7.5 (-105)
+270
-340
38 (-110)
38 (-110)

San Francisco opened up as a -9 point favorite this week, but the spread is now down to just a TD (-7). The action has been almost even this week, but the spread has dropped considerably. If you like the Seahawks in this week 7 TNF game, I’d get my bet in soon, as the point spread could drop a bit more.

Will the Seattle Seahawks Road Struggles Continue?

The Seattle Seahawks 4-2 (4-2 ATS) are only 1-2 on the road with their lone road win coming in week 5 against Carolina. Seattle won that game 16-12, but they didn’t have a great performance. Last week the Seahawks pulled off another miracle at home.

Seattle beat the Patriots 24-23 last weekend on a last minute deep bomb to Sidney Rice by rookie QB Russell Wilson. The rookie has been making it a habit of pulling off the last minute comeback, but that isn’t going to happen against tough defenses.

The Seahawks still have one of the worst offenses, as they rank 29th in total yards (300.7 YPG) and 28th in points (18.3 PPG). The defense has kept them in games. Seattle’s defense ranks 2nd in points allowed (15.5 PPG) and 4th in total yards (294.7 YPG).

Can the San Francisco 49ers Bounce Back From Last Week’s Blowout?

The San Francisco 49ers 4-2 (4-2 ATS) were blown out last weekend at home by the Giants (26-3). The offense didn’t score a TD the entire game and Alex Smith threw 3 INT’s plus was sacked 6 times. This can’t happen this week against the Seahawks.

It wouldn’t surprise me to see Kaepernick get a shot to start soon, as Smith isn’t getting it done. Kaepernick was 4/7 last week for 82 yards plus he’s always a threat to run the football. This week the 49ers need to get their rushing attack going.

Last week the #1 rushing attack in the NFL was unable to get going against the G-Men’s d-line. The 49ers average 176.8 RYPG and will need to find running room against the Seahawks. Seattle only allows 3 yards per rush on the road, so it will be hard.

Seattle Seahawks vs. San Francisco 49ers Point Spread Pick

Bet on the Seattle Seahawks +7 (-105) at BetOnline

Bovada is offering +7.5 (-115) on the Seahawks point spread. This should be a real close match-up and with the 49ers offensive struggles when the rushing game doesn’t get going, I like Seattle getting a TD on the road.

The Seahawks rank 2nd against the run (70 RYPG) and they should be able to limit the 49ers rush like the Giants did. That’ll force Smith to throw the football and last week we seen what happens when his team needs him to be reliable.

ScottThis article was written by Scott

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