NFL Picks Week 17: San Francisco 49ers vs Seattle Seahawks 1/3/21 NFL Picks, Odds, Predictions

NFL Picks Week 17: San Francisco 49ers vs Seattle Seahawks 1/3/21 NFL Picks, Odds, Predictions Photo by Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Seattle Seahawks (11-4) at San Francisco 49ers (6-9)

NFL Football: Sunday, January 3, 2021 at 4:25 pm (State Farm Stadium)

The Line: San Francisco 49ers +4.5 -- Over/Under: 47 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The San Francisco 49ers battle the Seattle Seahawks Sunday in week 17 NFC West NFL action at State Farm Stadium in Phoenix.

The Seattle Seahawks look to head into the playoffs on a four-game winning streak. The Seattle Seahawks have split their last six road games. Russell Wilson is completing 69.7 percent of his passes for 4,031 yards, 38 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. Wilson has two or more touchdown passes in 10 of his last 15 games. DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett have combined for 2,246 receiving yards and 18 touchdowns while David Moore has 34 receptions. The Seattle Seahawks ground game is averaging 123.3 yards per contest, and Chris Carson leads the way with 637 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, Seattle is allowing 23.2 points and 384.1 yards per game. Bobby Wagner leads the Seattle Seahawks with 132 tackles, Jamal Adams has 9.5 sacks and Quandre Diggs has five interceptions.

The San Francisco 49ers look for a win after losing six of their last eight games. The San Francisco 49ers have lost six of their last seven home games. Nick Mullens is completing 64.7 percent of his passes for 2,437 yards, 12 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. Mullens and Jimmy Garoppolo have combined for 19 touchdown passes and 17 interceptions this season. Brandon Aiyuk and Kendrick Bourne have combined for 1,339 receiving yards and seven touchdowns while George Kittle has 41 receptions. The San Francisco 49ers ground game is averaging 120.2 yards per contest, and Jeff Wilson Jr. leads the way with 524 yards and six touchdowns. Defensively, San Francisco is allowing 24.3 points and 316.7 yards per game. Fred Warner leads the San Francisco 49ers with 115 tackles, Kerry Hyder Jr. has 8.5 sacks and Jamar Taylor has two interceptions.

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The Seahawks are 1-4 ATS vs. a team with a losing record and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 road games. The 49ers are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 home games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The under is 7-0 in Seahawks last 7 games overall. The under is 5-2 in 49ers last 7 games in January. The Seahawks are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 meetings in San Francisco and 13-4-1 ATS in their last 18 meetings.

The Seattle Seahawks are playing some of their best football at the moment and have allowed 17 or less points in each of their last five games. The San Francisco 49ers are coming off a surprise win over the Cardinals, but they've been dreadful at home this season and have failed to cover six of their last eight games overall. The Seattle Seahawks are still playing for a top-two seed and have won eight of the last 10 meetings against the 49ers. Assuming the Seahawks play their starters for the best possible seed, I'll take them by a touchdown here.

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Randy’s Pick Seattle Seahawks -4.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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