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Seahawks vs. 49ers - 12/14/14 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
San Francisco 49ers (7-6) at Seattle Seahawks (9-4)
Date & Time Sunday December 14, 2014, 4:25 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Seattle Seahawks -10 -- Over/Under: 38
TV Channel
FOX
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NFL | San Francisco 49ers (7-6) at Seattle Seahawks (9-4)
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The San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks play a key division matchup Sunday at CenturyLink Field.

The San Francisco 49ers have split their last six games and will play their final road game. Colin Kaepernick is completing 60.6 percent of his passes for 16 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Kaepernick has one touchdown and four picks in his last two games, and the 49ers have 43 passing plays of 20 or more yards. Anquan Boldin and Michael Crabtree have combined for more than 1,500 receiving yards and eight touchdowns while Vernon Davis has seven of his 25 receptions in his last three games. The 49ers running game is averaging four yards per carry, as Frank Gore leads the way with 775 rushing yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, the San Francisco 49ers are allowing 20.6 points, 308.5 yards, and they’ve forced 27 sacks and 22 turnovers. Chris Borland leads the 49ers with 101 tackles and Perrish Cox has 14 pass deflections.

The Seattle Seahawks have won six of their last seven games and are looking like that Super Bowl contender. Russell Wilson is completing 63.4 percent of his passes for 17 touchdowns and five interceptions. Wilson has five total touchdowns and zero picks in his last three games, and the Seahawks have 41 passing plays of 20 or more yards. Doug Baldwin and Jermaine Kearse have combined for more than 1,000 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Luke Willson has five of his 17 receptions in his last two games. The Seahawks ground game is averaging 5.2 yards per carry, as Marshawn Lynch leads the way with 1,042 rushing yards and nine touchdowns. Defensively, the Seattle Seahawks are allowing 18.1 points, 274.5 yards, and they’ve forced 23 sacks and 20 turnovers. K.J. Wright leads Seattle with 91 tackles and Michael Bennett has six sacks.

The 49ers are 12-5 ATS in their last 17 road games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Seahawks are 35-16-1 ATS in their last 52 home games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The 49ers are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 meetings in Seattle and 0-6 ATS in their last 6 meetings overall.

Maybe I'm crazy, but when was the last time you saw an NFL total below 40 points? This is insanely low. I know both teams butter their bread on the defensive side and the 49ers offense has been horribly bad, but this number is too low to pass up here. I'm taking the over. 

Pick:
Over 38

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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