Seattle Seahawks (7-4) at San Francisco 49ers (7-4)
|Date & Time||Thursday November 27, 2014, 8:30 PM (EST)|
The Line: San Francisco 49ers PK -- Over/Under: 40
The Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers play Thanksgiving night at Levi's Stadium.
The Seattle Seahawks have won four of their last five games and looking to get back in the playoff hunt. The Seahawks rely heavily on their defense that’s allowing 19.8 points, 296.8 yards, and they’ve forced 16 sacks and 15 turnovers. The Seattle Seahawks have won 20 of their last regular season 26 games when allowing 30 or less points. K.J. Wright leads Seattle with 81 tackles and Earl Thomas has six pass deflections. Offensively, Russell Wilson is completing 63.6 percent of his passes for 14 touchdowns and five interceptions. Wilson has three touchdowns and zero picks in his last two games, and the Seahawks have 32 passing plays of 20 or more yards. Doug Baldwin and Jermaine Kearse have combined for more than 800 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Cooper Helfet has three catches in his last two games. The Seahawks ground game is averaging 5.4 yards per carry, as Marshawn Lynch leads the way with 852 rushing yards and nine touchdowns.
The San Francisco 49ers have won three straight and are also making their playoff push. The 49ers are led by a defense that’s allowing 20.5 points, 300.1 yards, and they’ve forced 22 sacks and 22 turnovers. The San Francisco 49ers have won six of their last seven games when allowing 30 or less points. Chris Borland leads San Fran with 71 tackles and Perrish Cox has 13 pass deflections. Offensively, Colin Kaepernick is completing 61.7 percent of his passes for 15 touchdowns and six interceptions. Kaepernick has three touchdowns and one pick in his last three games, and the 49ers have 40 passing plays of 20 or more yards. Anquan Boldin and Michael Crabtree have combined for close to 1,400 receiving yards and eight touchdowns while Vernon Davis has four catches in his last two games. The 49ers ground game is averaging four yards per carry, as Frank Gore leads the way with 684 rushing yards and two touchdowns.
The Seahawks are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Thursday games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The 49ers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games and 26-9-3 ATS in their last 38 games following a ATS loss. The Seahawks are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 meetings and the home team is 8-3 ATS in their last 11 meetings.
This is the ultimate toss-up game between two of the more talented teams in the league that haven't exactly played to their potential. With playoff hopes riding on this outcome, I'm going with the home team here. San Fran seems to be on track a bit and are making those plays they weren't making earlier in the season.