Seattle Seahawks at San Francisco 49ers - 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 +3.5 -- Over/Under: 44.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Seattle Seahawks and the San Francisco 49ers meet in an NFC West division matchup in week 15 NFL action from Levi’s Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
The Seattle Seahawks will look to build on their 4-game winning streak after securing a 21-7 win over the Minnesota Vikings in their last outing. Russell Wilson has thrown for 2,788 yards, 29 touchdowns and 6 interceptions while Chris Carson leads the Seattle ground attack with 794 rushing yards and 5 touchdowns this season. Mike Davis has 418 rushing yards and 3 touchdowns while Rashaad Penny has 413 rushing yards and a pair of touchdowns this season. Tyler Lockett leads Seattle’s receiving corps with 49 catches for 755 yards and 9 touchdowns this season. Defensively, Frank Clark leads Seattle with 11 sacks while Bobby Wagner has a team-high 63 tackles this season. As a team, Seattle is averaging 347.2 yards of total offense and 26.2 points per game this season.
The San Francisco 49ers come into this game looking to build on a 20-14 win over Denver in their last outing. Nick Mullens has thrown for 1,479 yards, 9 touchdowns and 6 interceptions on 63.8% passing while Matt Breida leads the 49ers with 744 rushing yards and 3 touchdowns this season. George Kittle far and away leads San Francisco’s receiving corps with 69 catches for 1,103 yards and 4 touchdowns while Dante Pettis has 363 receiving yards and 5 touchdowns this season. Defensively, DeForest Buckner leads the 49ers with 9 sacks while Fred Warner leads San Francisco with 69 tackles this season. As a team, San Francisco is averaging 365.2 yards of total offense and 21.2 points per game this season.
Seattle is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a win while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 games overall. San Francisco is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 division games and 7-19-1 ATS in their last 27 games against a team with a winning record while the under is 5-2 in their last 7 games overall. Seattle is 11-2-1 ATS in the last 14 meetings between these two teams and 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings between these two teams in San Francisco.
These two teams met just two weeks ago in Seattle and the Seahawks were dominant in a 43-16 rout. In San Francisco’s defense, CenturyLink Field may be the hardest environment to go on the road and win, and all 3 of the 49ers’ wins this season have come at home. However, the Seahawks are in the driver’s seat in the Wild Card race, and can almost taste a playoff spot if they can grab a win here. I’m surprised to see the line being this low, given Seattle’s dominance ATS in this matchup, but I’ll take it as I don’t see the Seahawks taking this game lightly so I’ll side with Seattle to get the job done and cover in the process.