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Seattle Seahawks vs. San Francisco 49ers: Spread Analysis and Pick Prediction

SEATTLE - SEPTEMBER 15:  Colin Kaepernick #7 of the San Francisco 49ers escapes the tackle of Michael Bennett #72 of the Seattle Seahawks on September 15, 2013 at Century Link Field in Seattle, Washington.  (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)
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OddsShark.comFeatured ColumnistDecember 4, 2013

The Seattle Seahawks may be known for being the beneficiaries of one of the great home-field advantages in the NFL, but lately Seattle has been a moneymaker on the road, going 8-2 against the spread over its last 10 games on the room-service circuit.

Meanwhile, the San Francisco 49ers are 7-1-1 ATS over their last nine games. In what should be a great NFC West grudge match, the Niners host the Seahawks Sunday afternoon.

 

Point spread: 49ers opened as 2.5-point favorites; the total was 41.5. (Line updates and matchup report)

 

Odds Shark computer prediction: 30.4-27.4 Seahawks

 

Why the Seahawks can cover the spread

Seattle is the best team in football at the moment, proving that by demolishing the New Orleans Saints on Monday night 34-7. Quarterback Russell Wilson was brilliant with his feet, arm and head, and the Seahawks defense held the high-powered Saints to 188 yards of total offense.

Seattle ranks third in the league in rushing and first in total defense and smashed San Fran in the teams' first meeting this season 29-3 back in September. Seattle has also won six straight divisional games straight-up.

 

Why the 49ers can cover the spread

The revenge factor doesn't always work out, but you can bet Coach Harbaugh will have his team riled up and ready to go against Coach Carroll and his visiting troops Sunday. The Niners stumbled a bit a few weeks ago, losing back-to-back games to the Panthers and Saints, but there's really no shame in losing to those two teams.

They probably won't catch the Seahawks in the divisional race, but they would probably love just to inflict a little pain on their hated rivals Sunday.

 

Smart Pick

The Odds Shark computer is calling for Seattle to win outright in a game that plays OVER its total. These two teams don't like each other, and neither do these coaches, so this should be a dandy of a game.

The computer has a tough time factoring in intangibles such as revenge. While revenge isn't always a winning factor, it should play a big part in this one. Take the Niners.

 

Trends:

  • Seattle is 8-2 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
  • San Francisco is 7-1-1 ATS in its last nine games
  • Seahawks have won six straight divisional games

 

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