The San Francisco 49ers (9-4) play the Seattle Seahawks (7-6) in a crucial NFC West Division contest on Thursday Night Football.
The Seahawks started the season 6-3 and led the NFC West, but have lost three of their last four and were overtaken in the standings by the 49ers, who have won six straight despite major injuries to their top two quarterbacks (rookie Brock Purdy). started last week).
Seattle leads the NFL all-time series 30-18, but San Francisco won the most recent meeting 27-7 in Week 2.
Here’s everything you need from a betting perspective on the 49ers-Seahawks game, from point spread, money line, Over/Under total and expert pick (with odds via from FOX Bet):
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49ers at Sea falcons (8:15 p.m. ET Thursday, Amazon Prime Video)
Distribution of points: 49ers -3.5 (49ers favored to win by more than 3.5 points, otherwise Seahawks cover)
Moneyline: 49ers -182 favorites to win (bet $10 to win $15.49 total); Seahawks +140 underdogs to win (bet $10 to win $24 total)
Total Over/Under Score: 43.5 points scored by the two teams together
San Francisco 49ers
Pick through the FOX Sports NFL Analyst Geoff Schwartz:
The 49ers and Seahawks appear to be moving in opposite directions. The 49ers have won six straight and hold a two-game lead in the NFC West. The Seahawks got off to a fast start, going 6-3 after the first nine games, but have cooled off recently with losses in three of their last four games.
The football fan in me would say hammer the 49ers, but the betting mind would say the Seahawks beat a field goal at home on the short week. I’m doing neither, as I think the Seahawks are too unreliable to bet for or against right now. So let’s dive into an accessory that I love.
The Seahawks may not have won as much over the past month, but their quarterback has continued his career comeback season. Geno Smith is the fourth most efficient quarterback in the NFL while leading the league in completion percentage. With the Seahawks down on multiple running backs, who have limited their rushing attack to just 59 yards per game over the past month, the offensive production must come from Geno Smith. He has delivered, averaging more than 300 yards in the last month, which is more than 60 yards more than he averaged per game through the Seahawks’ first nine contests. Also, with Seattle losing at the end of several games over the last month, he has had to throw the team back into games.
Now, the 49ers defense is fantastic. They allow the fewest rushing yards per game while harassing quarterbacks with their ferocious pass rush. If you’re going to move the ball on the Niners, it has to be through the air, throwing quickly to avoid the pass rush. That will have to be the main way the Seahawks play offense Thursday night without their rushing attack at 100 percent. Geno Smith will be the offense, even against this excellent 49ers defense.
TO PICK UP: Geno Smith 250.5+ yards passing (-115 at FOX Bet, bet $10 to win $18.70 total)
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