We’re headed to Week 12 of the NFL season. But this week is a little different than others. With Thanksgiving on Thursday, we’ll have a tripleheader of NFL games on the slate.
The third and final matchup will be between the San Francisco 49ers and the Seattle Seahawks. Not only is this an exciting primetime matchup, but this game has huge implications for the NFC West.
The 49ers are sitting at 7-3 on the season, while the Seahawks are currently 6-4.
Still, at home, the Seahawks have a spread of +6.5 (-105), while the total is 43.5. However, the Under 43.5 is juiced to -115 at this time.
We’ll give our insights for 49ers vs Seahawks NFL odds below.
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49ers vs Seahawks NFL Odds
The San Francisco 49ers have only covered one game in their last five. Before their bye week in early November, the 49ers lost three straight games as favorites. They returned with a win and cover against the Jaguars after the bye week, but despite a win against the Buccaneers on Sunday, the 49ers still didn’t cover a 13.5-point spread after winning by 13.
Now the 49ers are just 5-5 against the spread with a 7-3 record straight up.
Meanwhile, the Under has hit in five of the first ten 49ers games. The 49ers have also pushed the total once this season.
On the other hand, the Seahawks are only 4-5-1 against the spread this season. However, Seattle won against the spread for the first time since October 2 last weekend against the Rams. As 1.5-point underdogs, the Seahawks lost by one point, earning the cover but not the win.
The Under has smacked in six of ten games this season for Seattle.
Finally, the 49ers have won three straight games over the Seahawks. Not only did the 49ers win those games, but they covered as favorites in each of them.
San Francisco Is Completely Back
There was an instance earlier this year when many believed that the 49ers could go undefeated this year. But in the middle of October, the 49ers began a three-game losing streak and went into the bye week on a three-game losing streak.
The 49ers were banged up, but that’s every team’s problem this late into the NFL season. San Francisco just needed to regroup and get back to playing their style of football.
Off the bye week, the Niners have won two straight games, scoring at least 27 points in each. The defense has also allowed just 17 points in eight quarters since the bye week.
San Francisco is right back in the Super Bowl race.
Geno Smith’s Status Unclear For Thanksgiving
Seattle quarterback Geno Smith was briefly knocked out of last week’s game against the Rams. He suffered a bruised right tricep injury, and now his status for Thursday’s game is up in the air.
Despite the injury, Smith led the Seahawks into field goal range late in the fourth quarter, down one point. But Jason Myers missed the game-winning 55-yard field goal.
Most of the time, injuries hurt a little more the next day.
Meanwhile, running back Kenneth Walker III is also questionable with an oblique injury he sustained in the first quarter.
It’s typically fun getting primetime games on holidays. But the Seahawks likely would’ve rathered a Sunday game to get their guys healthier.
San Francisco’s Run Game Can’t Be Stopped
A lot of the talk was about Brock Purdy last weekend. That’s understandable. Purdy was near perfect, completing 21 of 25 with 333 yards and three touchdowns.
But against the Seahawks, the run game will be more lethal. Seattle has allowed 116 yards on the ground per game this season. Obviously, the run defense hasn’t been good. But the missed tackles continue to destroy Seattle on the defensive end.
With Christian McCaffrey getting the ball for the Niners, San Francisco should have plenty of success on the ground. McCaffrey has rushed for 4.7 yards per carry and has nine rushing touchdowns on 174 carries.
However, he’s also been a factor in the air. He’s added 43 catches for 364 yards and another five touchdowns receiving this year.
The former Stanford Cardinal is one of the many reasons the Niners have scored 28 points per game this season.
On the other hand, Seattle’s banged up. We don’t know if Geno Smith or Kenneth Walker III will play in this game. This year, the run game has been limited to under 100 yards per game. Meanwhile, the passing game has just 231.33 yards per game.
Under Drew Lock, the Seahawks won’t be better off. We’ll still assume Smith plays, but even if he plays, you can’t expect elite stuff out of Smith, who will have just a few days to prepare for this game.
After all, Smith surely doesn’t want to miss this game. He’d rather try and shake up the NFC West standings. Right now, the 49ers are second in the Super Bowl odds. But the Seahawks, at +4500, can make a massive jump with a win. This is one of the biggest NFL matchups this week regarding implications.
The Seahawks are just getting the 49ers at a bad time. After looking at the 49ers vs Seahawks NFL odds, back San Francisco at -6.5.