- Seattle Seahawks have failed to cover the spread in their last four games.
- The total points score went over for the Seattle Seahawks, in their last three games
- San Francisco 49ers have won their last six games in a row
The Seattle Seahawks (7-6) play the San Francisco 49ers (9-4) at Lumen Field on 16th December at 01:15. Going into this NFC West matchup, the San Francisco 49ers are in first place in the division. A tally of eight wins is two more than what their opponents have managed all season, with the Seattle Seahawks seeing victory seven times to go second. Now we’re over the halfway point of the regular season, every game counts more than ever. There is simply no more room for error. With this in mind, along with everything else that is at stake, we’re expecting the Seattle Seahawks and the San Francisco 49ers to put out all the stops for a much-needed victory.
Seattle Seahawks Form
The Seattle Seahawks were left licking their wounds when the Carolina Panthers handed them a surprise 24-30 defeat in their last match. They now have a 7-6 record for the season and are 2-3 in the last five home games.
From 13 games this season, the Seattle Seahawks have scored a solid 26.3 points on average. This gives them bragging rights as one of the league’s top-scoring offenses. On the other side of the ball, the hosts have continued to struggle in defense. In the same number of games, they’ve surrendered 27.0 points and rank in position number 31 in the league for points allowed, having given up 25.7 points this year alone.
Despite being one of the pre-tournament playoff favorites, the Seattle Seahawks got a fight on their hands. They’re only 7-6 this year, and unless things pick up soon, even a postseason berth will be out of their reach.
San Francisco 49ers Form
Form is strong for the San Francisco 49ers, who beat Tampa Bay Buccaneers by a 35-7 scoreline last time out, thereby extending their winning streak to six matches. Their overall regular season record is now 9-4 and 3-3 on the road.
The offense has continued to torment opposing defenses consistently, averaging 32.0 points in the last five matches. This leaves the San Francisco 49ers’ tally for the season at 25.3 points overall. On the defensive side of the ball, there has been no letup whatsoever. The visitors boast one of the stingiest defenses in the entire country, allowing just 16.4 points per game for this season, and have remained formidable in the past five games, having only given up 12.5 points on average.
In the San Francisco 49ers, lies a potential dark horse in the Super Bowl race. This team made it to the NFC Championship game in the previous football season, ending up third in the NFC West standings to boot, and should be capable of at least making it to the playoffs once more this year.
Seattle Seahawks vs San Francisco 49ers H2H
The San Francisco 49ers bagged a 27-7 win over the Seattle Seahawks in the previous matchup between these two franchises. The encounter took place at the Levi’s Stadium in September 2022. The Seattle Seahawks came away with four wins from their past five matchups against the San Francisco 49ers, leaving them with an overall record of 4-1.
In their last 25 head-to-head games, the Seattle Seahawks managed 23.88 points on average per game, while the San Francisco 49ers put 18.36 points on board.
Heading into Week 15 of the regular season, the Seattle Seahawks occupy second in the NFC West standings. They are 7-6 this season and 3-3 at home, while the San Francisco 49ers sit first in the NFC West and have gone 3-3 on the road and 9-4 overall.
This match has the makings of a straight win for the Seattle Seahawks. They went 6-4 S/U against NFC West teams last season, which was better than the 6-5 record posted by the San Francisco 49ers. Take the Seattle Seahawks (+160) for the win. The San Francisco 49ers are favored at -180 on the moneyline, while the Seattle Seahawks are the clear underdogs for this matchup with odds of +160. On the point spread, the San Francisco 49ers are as high as -3.5, with odds available at -110.
Against the Spread
The San Francisco 49ers open up as the 3.5-point favorites over the Seattle Seahawks, according to the oddsmakers. This implies a tight battle is likely, with a road win possible but not by much. With the average margin of victory in the last five matchups of this series being 9.4 points, it seems as though the smart money lies in a one-score game on Friday.
Going against the spread with the Seattle Seahawks hasn’t been a smart move of late, with the team failing to cover in four of the previous five games. The hosts are also 3-4 ATS in the past seven games at home and 5-5 ATS overall from their previous ten games.
The past five visits to the Lumen Field have seen the San Francisco 49ers end up on the wrong side of the scoreboard four times, with an average losing margin of 11.8 points. In their past 11 matchups against teams from the NFC West, the San Francisco 49ers have gone 6-5 ATS.
The average total from the previous 25 matchups between the Seattle Seahawks and the San Francisco 49ers was 42.24 points.
The average total from the last five meetings between the Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers was 49.8 points, more than 43.5—the number set by the oddsmakers for Friday’s contest at the Lumen Field.
Take a good look at the over when betting on the total, since the past three matches involving the Seattle Seahawks went over. Against the total, the Seattle Seahawks have gone over in their past three home games and are 7-3 in the last ten overall.
On average, the San Francisco 49ers have seen 46.3 points go on board during their past nine matches and 41.6 points in their last five contests on the road. Over was a winning bet three times in the past five road games for the San Francisco 49ers, who are 6-3 against the total in their last 10 home and away games combined.