San Francisco 49ers vs. Seattle Seahawks - 12/16/18 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Seattle Seahawks (8-5) at San Francisco 49ers (3-10)
NFL Football: Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 4:05 pm (Levi's Stadium)
The Line: San Francisco 49ers +5.5 -- Over/Under: 44.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers meet Sunday in NFL action at Levi's Stadium.
The Seattle Seahawks look to stay in the thick of the NFC playoff race while building on their four-game winning streak. The Seattle Seahawks have won three of their last four road games. Russell Wilson is completing 65.6 percent of his passes for 2,788 yards, 29 touchdowns and six interceptions. Wilson has three touchdown passes in five of his last nine games. Tyler Lockett and David Moore have combined for 1,168 receiving yards and 14 touchdowns while Doug Baldwin has 37 receptions. The Seattle Seahawks ground game is averaging 153.8 yards per contest, and Chris Carson leads the way with 794 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, Seattle is allowing 20.5 points and 360.4 yards per game. Bobby Wagner leads the Seattle Seahawks with 107 tackles, Frank Clark has 11 sacks and Bradley McDougald has three interceptions.
The San Francisco 49ers look to play spoiler again while winning back-to-back games for the first time this season. The San Francisco 49ers have split their last six home games. Nick Mullens is completing 63.8 percent of his passes for 1,479 yards, nine touchdowns and six interceptions. Mullens enters this game with 174 career pass attempts under his belt. George Kittle and Dante Pettis have combined for 1,466 receiving yards and nine touchdowns while Marquise Goodwin has 34 receptions. The San Francisco 49ers ground game is averaging 125.7 yards per contest, and Matt Breida leads the way with 744 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, San Francisco is allowing 26.9 points and 343 yards per game. Fred Warner leads the San Francisco 49ers with 96 tackles, DeForest Buckner has nine sacks and Antone Exum Jr. has one interception.
The Seahawks are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games, 6-0-1 ATS in their last 7 vs. NFC and 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The 49ers are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games in December, 6-15 ATS in their last 21 home games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Seahawks are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 meetings in San Francisco and 11-2-1 ATS in their last 14 meetings. The under is 5-2 in 49ers last 7 games overall. The over is 4-1 in Seahawks last 5 games overall.
The Seattle Seahawks seem to play better and better each week, and they're outscoring teams by an average of 11.75 points during their four-game winning streak. The San Francisco 49ers are coming off an upset win over the Denver Broncos, but this is a team that's scored 20 or less points in five of their last seven games and five of their last nine losses have been decided by 10 or more points. The Seattle Seahawks are 4-4-1 ATS in their last nine games when favored of at least four points. The San Francisco 49ers have failed to cover seven of their last 10 games when an underdog of at least four points. The 49ers aren't a good football team, and while a win over a hot Broncos side was impressive, it's not enough for me to get behind them here. The Seattle Seahawks have that swagger going, the defense has stepped up and the offense shows flashes of potential when Wilson isn't playing stupid. The Seahawks and 49ers also just played two weeks ago, and Seattle won by 27 points, putting the game out of reach by halftime. I'll eat the reasonable chalk.