San Francisco 49ers vs. Seattle Seahawks Analysis

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PUBLISHED: Thursday, December 26th, 2019
LAST UPDATE: 03:04 pm, Thu, December 26, 2019

San Francisco 49ers vs. Seattle Seahawks Analysis
All eyes will be fixated upon CenturyLink Field at 8:20 p.m. ET for the final edition of Sunday Night Football when Jimmy Garoppolo and the San Francisco 49ers take their show in front of the 12th Man to do battle with Russell Wilson and the Seahawks.

Date & Time
December 29th, 2019 8:20pm
Location
CenturyLink Field, Seattle, WA
Media Coverage
NBC
Teams

All eyes will be fixated upon CenturyLink Field at 8:20 p.m. ET for the final edition of Sunday Night Football when Jimmy Garoppolo and the San Francisco 49ers take their show in front of the 12th Man to do battle with Russell Wilson and the injury-riddled Seattle Seahawks. This matchup comes with much intrigue with the NFC West title and a bye throughout the NFC playoffs there for the 49ers taking should Kyle Shanahan’s troops avenge the loss incurred to Seattle back in Week 10 on MNF. If they don’t, Seattle would better its playoff positioning dependent upon what the Saints and Packers do in Week 17. San Francisco is currently installed 3-point favorites with the total lined at 47.

NFL Odds

San Francisco -3

Seattle +3

Over/Under 47

49ers vs. Seahawks Betting Analysis

The lookahead lines had this matchup set at a pick ‘em with the total coming in at 47. While the O/U is yet to budge, most of the action booked to this point has come in favor of the under. With so much on the line for both squads, it’s pretty safe to assume both offenses play it close to the vest in hopes of not setting the opposing offense up due to turnovers. That said, each of the last three skirmishes combined for high scorers with an average of 53 points hitting the board. The 49ers now find themselves installed 3-point road chalk with 75 percent of the bet count and 56 percent of the handle expecting them to come out of this game with a win by margin. Keep in mind however, Seattle has owned this rivalry in taking nine of the last 10 meetings and covering seven of them against the closing NFL odds.

San Francisco 49ers Odds

Things looked bleak for George Kittle and company following their shocking last second home loss to Julio Jones and the Atlanta Falcons back in Week 15. The defeat cost them the division lead and likely home field advantage throughout the playoffs dependent upon what Seattle did the rest of the way. To their amazement, Arizona hooked them up big time last week by going into Seattle and handing the Seahawks a debilitating defeat. In doing so, the pendulum has shifted back into their corner which has their path to Super Bowl LIV made all the more easier. That only holds true if in fact they go on to win this game under the Sunday night lights. San Fran checks in 6-1 SU and 5-2 ATS as visitors but has logged just one win and cover the last 10 times it took the field in front of the 12th Man.

Seattle Seahawks Odds

The betting markets came off looking like Nostradamus after the Cardinals went into CenturyLink and scored the eye-opening 27-13 outright win and cover as 8-point dogs last Sunday. That said, the injury bug played an enormous role with it taking huge bites out of Chris Carson’s hip and C.J. Prosise’s arm. Their absences left the Seahawks with little in the way of explosiveness in the backfield which allowed Patrick Peterson and his mates to lock down Seattle’s pass catching corps. Adding insult to injury was the knee injury incurred to Duane Brown that will force him to miss the rest of the season. With nobody in the backfield that started the season on the roster, upper management was forced to sign a couple dinosaurs off the street in Marshawn Lynch and Robert Turbin in hopes that they allow for the offense to get back to running the ball effectively - Good luck with that!

49ers vs. Seahawks Prediction

I was all over Seattle plus the points in San Francisco when these clubs last hooked up on MNF. The Seahawks have been at their best on the road all season, but their showings in front of the hometown faithful have left much to be desired evidenced by their 4-3 SU and 2-5 ATS records. With that, I want absolutely nothing to do with Wilson and company in this spot. I’ve doubted Seattle’s overall record numerous times this season, and it’s all starting to catch up to them when it matters most. The 49ers are the Real Deal Holyfield in my opinion, and will be competing for the NFC crown along with the Saints and Packers come January. Dependent on the matchup, Seattle could be one and done. With that, I’ll gladly lay the field goal on the road but will really be hoping Seattle finds a way to get in front early so I can get some better line value with the 49ers on the live betting market.