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NFL Week 14 Predictions: Seattle Seahawks vs San Francisco 49ers Betting Odds

by Scott Burgess on Thursday, December 9th, 2010

The San Francisco 49ers host the Seattle Seahawks, Sunday Dec 12, for a NFC West battle that is still wide open. The Seahawks have won three of their last four meetings. NFL oddsmakers have the Niners as -5.5 point home favorites over the Seahawks while the game's total has been posted at 42 points. Be sure to get the latest NFL Point Spreads for your NFL Week 14 Predictions on the Seattle Seahawks vs San Francisco 49ers Betting Odds.

The Seahawks (6-6) (2-4 V) beat Carolina 31-14, at home, in Week 13 and sit tied for first in the NFC West, with St.Louis. QB Matt Hasselbeck completed 17 of 30 passes for 229 yards with two interceptions. RB Marshawn Lynch had 21 carries for 83 yards with three TD’s, and WR Cameron Morrah made three catches for 69 yards with a TD. Their defense had three sacks and an interception. Only four teams have gained fewer yards than Seattle this season, and only two teams have allowed more.Yet the Seahawks are at .500 and tied for first place in their division. And before you go chalk that up to the NFC West, consider that this week's opponent, San Francisco, has gained more yards than Seattle and allowed fewer points and yet the 49ers are 4-8. The Seahawks have won games by forcing turnovers and they’ve won games with their special teams. "I've seen teams win championships without great numbers," safety Lawyer Milloy said. "A team can be one team one week and a totally different team the next week." The Seahawks have a 28th ranked offense (305ypg) with a 17th ranked pass game (220ypg) and the NFL’s second worst ranked running game (84ypg). They score the 24th least amount of points per-game (20ppg). Earl Thomas has five interceptions for the Seahawks. The Seahawks battle the Niners 11th ranked defense (324ypg), their 17th ranked pass rush (223ypg) and their 11th ranked rush defense (101ypg). The Niners give up the 17th least amount of points per-game (21.6ppg).

The Niners (4-8) (3-3 H) lost in Green Bay 16-34, in Week 13, and have dropped to third in the NFC West, two back from Seattle. QB Troy Smith completed 10 of 25 passes for 194 yards with one TD and one interception. RB Anthony Dixon had nine carries for 33 yards and RB Brian Westbrook had nine carries for 31 yards. TE Vernon Davis made four catches for 126 yards with a TD, while WR Michael Crabtree made three catches for 45 yards. The Niners defense had four sacks and no interceptions. Head coach Mike Singletary said on Tuesday that Alex Smith will resume as the team's starting quarterback for Sunday's upcoming game against the Seattle. Smith has thrown for 1,554 yards with nine touchdowns and nine interceptions in seven starts. RB Brian Westbrook is one of only two active players with 6,000 rushing yards and 3,000 receiving yards and Vernon Davis leads all tight ends with 18 touchdowns since 2009. The Niners will be able to move the chains with their running game against the Seahawks ultra weak rush defense. The Niners offense is ranked 24th overall (316ypg) with a 22nd ranked pass game (206ypg) and a 15th ranked running game (109ypg). They score the 30th least amount of points per-game (16.9ppg). Michael Crabtree leads their offense with five TD’s. The Niners battle the Seahawks 30th ranked defense (389ypg), their 30th ranked pass rush (268ypg) and their 21st ranked rush defense (121ypg). The Seahawk allow the 21st most amount of points per-game (24.1ppg).

Recent Trends to Consider:

  • Under is 6-2-1 in the last 9 meetings.
  • Seahawks are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 meetings.
  • Underdog is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings.
  • Seahawks are 2-12 ATS in their last 14 games as a road underdog.
  • Seahawks are 3-22-2 ATS in their last 27 games following a SU win of more than 14 points.
  • 49ers are 5-0-1 ATS in their last 6 games after allowing more than 30 points in their previous game.

Seattle Seahawks vs San Francisco 49ers
When: Sun, Dec 12, 4:05 PM ET
Pick: Niners -5.5

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