Seahawks vs. 49ers Prediction: Home Dogs Fades on ‘Thursday Night Football’

A few weeks ago, it looked like the Seahawks were running away with the NFC West in one of the more surprising divisions in recent memory. Then came this resurgent run from the 49ers, who are on a six-game winning streak heading into Thursday’s meeting with their archrival.

San Francisco is 3.5 points against the midway stretch this week, which would secure the division title for the Niners, but they’ll pull it out. Can Seattle pull off another surprise to keep their NFL playoff hopes alive?

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Seahawks vs 49ers Odds (via BetMGM)

  • 49ers -3.5 (-105), money line -185
  • Seahawks +3.5 (-115), money line +150
  • O/U 43.5 (-110)

Seahawks vs. 49ers predictions and analysis

If you’re someone who likes to play numbers and betting theory, there’s a strong case for the Seahawks, who were close to picking them up in some shops before last week, and are still running at an attractive price. As the home underdogs go.

If you’re going to bet on what we’ve seen from these two teams in recent weeks, it’s hard to imagine this final game being a close one. And that’s where Seattle’s case breaks down.

The Seahawks have been one of the NFL’s best bets in the first half of the season, winning six of their first nine games (6-3 ATS) behind an MVP-level start from Geno Smith. Then the wheels came off: They’ve lost three of their last four games (1-3 ATS) after last week’s stunning loss to the Panthers, who dominated Seattle’s defensive front (223 yards).

Kyle Shanahan
Kyle Shanahan
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That poor run defense has been the main culprit for the Seahawks’ recent collapse, as that group has surrendered at least 161 rushing yards in four games and 5.1 yards per carry in that 1-3 stretch. left. It came with an impressive streak for Smith, who has thrown as many innings in his last three starts (4) as he has in his first 10 games.

Both of those issues are serious concerns for the 49ers, who have the second-most touchdowns in the league (14) and 209 yards rushing in Week 14. This offense has been revived under Brock Purdy, the rookie who led this group. to two of its top four scoring drives all year, and San Francisco’s defense ranks first in nearly every relevant defensive category.

Should you bet on the NFL?

Simply put, no team wants to face the Niners right now after a six-game winning streak during which San Francisco ranks fourth in the NFL in scoring offense (28.7 PPG) and first in scoring defense. ranks first (10.7 PPG). differential (+108). All six of those wins came by at least six points, and five of them were decided by at least two touchdowns.

The 49ers are a brutal matchup for any team right now – let alone a 20-point loss when these teams met in Week 2 and one of the worst defenses in the league. First road start of his career, but I expect Kyle Shanahan to limit his chances for damage and play with the strengths of an elite roster in a crucial divisional rematch.

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