San Francisco 49ers at Seattle Seahawks - 9/25/16 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Francisco 49ers (1-1) at Seattle Seahawks (1-1)
NFL Football: Sunday, September 25, 2016 at 4:05 pm (CenturyLink Field)
The Line: Seattle Seahawks -9.5 -- Over/Under: 40.5 See the Latest Odds
An NFC West showdown takes place at CenturyLink Field on Sunday as the San Francisco 49ers take on the Seattle Seahawks in week 3 NFL action.
The San Francisco 49ers fell to 1-1 after a 46-27 thrashing at the hands of the Carolina Panthers. Blaine Gabbert completed 17 of his 36 pass attempts for 243 yards, however his 2 touchdowns were negated by 2 interceptions on the afternoon. It was yet another lackluster performance by the 49ers backfield, as Carlos Hyde led the way with only 34 yards on 14 carries. Vance McDonald led the 49ers in receiving with his lone reception resulting in a 75-yard touchdown. Torrey Smith logged a touchdown of his own along with 55 receiving yard on 3 catches. The 49ers defensively allowed a whopping 529 yards of total offense to the Panthers, however they did come to play, with Antoine Bethea picking off Cam Newton and a sack from Gerald Hodges Jr. accompanied the Niners two forced fumbles, both of which San Fran recovered.
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The Seattle Seahawks dropped a 9-3 laugher to the Los Angeles Rams in the Rams first home game in L.A. in 20 years. Russell Wilson completed 22 of 35 pass attempts for 254 yards in the loss. Christine Michael saw the majority of the workload out of the Seahawks backfield, recording 60 yards on 10 carries to go along with his 3 receptions for 26 yards, however Michael was the target of 2 fumbles on the day. Tyler Lockett led the aerial attack for the Seahawks, catching 4 passes for 99 yards. That was the lone bright spot through the air for Seattle as the next closest receiver in terms of yardage was tight end Jimmy Graham who logged 42 yards on 3 receptions. It’s not often you will allow under 300 yards of total offense and still end up on the losing end, but that’s exactly what happened to the Seahawks. Michael Bennett and Frank Clark did their best to help the cause defensively, logging a combined 3 sacks for Seattle on the day.
San Francisco is 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 divisional matchups and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games while the under is 20-9 in their last 29 vs. the NFC. Seattle is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. the NFC and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall while the under is 7-1 in their last 8 overall.
I never thought I’d say this going into the season, but I like San Francisco here. They just put up 27 points on one of the best defenses in the NFC, while Seattle has struggled against two of the worst in the entire league. Seattle is a tough place to play but I think double digits is way too much to ask from this Seahawks team at this point.
Give me the points and the 49ers.