Seahawks Lead NFL Odds for TNF Clash vs Niners

Posted by Aaron . on October 22, 2015 in

There’s probably no one who thought that both the Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers would be 2-4 going into their Week 7 game in the Bay Area this Thursday night. There were a lot of questions about the 49ers coming into the 2015 season given the drama surrounding Jim Harbaugh’s departure. However, the Seahawks were seen by many as likely to play with a mission this year, steamrolling their way right back to Super Bowl 50.

Seahawks vs. 49ers Analysis and NFL odds

Date/Time: Thursday, October 22nd, 8:25 PM
Location: Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, California
TV: CBS, NFL Network
NFL Odds: -6½

As you can see, though, all is not well in Seattle. They haven’t won on the road yet this year and have lost two in a row. Russell Wilson has seven touchdowns against three interceptions but only four touchdowns in the last four games. New pickup Jimmy Graham has not been the added weapon in the tight end position that people thought.

On the defensive side, the Seahawks have allowed 20.8 points per game, but that average is skewed a little low because of their shutout of the Chicago Bears – who were led by backup quarterback Jimmy Clausen. They head into San Francisco with a real need for a wake up call.

The 49ers are coming off a Week 6 win and are trying to get consecutive victories for the first time this year, as their other win came in convincing fashion against the Minnesota Vikings. Colin Kaepernick seems to have turned things around a bit from his three-pick performance against Arizona, with four touchdown passes in the last two games. Carlos Hyde appears to be finding his way as Frank Gore’s replacement in the San Francisco backfield. Reggie Bush is questionable for the Thursday night affair.

San Francisco 49ers

The Seahawks are 5-0 against the spread in their last Thursday night games, although they are only 1-6-1 against the spread in their last eight games. The 49ers are 9-2 against the spread over their last 11 October games. However, they are 0-4-1 against the spread in their last five games against division opponents. In the last seven games against the 49ers, the Seahawks are 6-0-1 against the spread.

Seahawks vs 49ers Betting Trends

 Seattle Seahawks

Seattle is 1-6-2 ATS in its last 9 games
Seattle is 13-6 SU in its last 19 games
Seattle is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Seattle’s last 9 games
Seattle is 3-5-1 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
Seattle is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games when playing San Francisco
Seattle is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing San Francisco
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Seattle’s last 5 games when playing San Francisco

 San Francisco 49ers

San Francisco is 3-9 ATS in its last 12 games
San Francisco is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Francisco’s last 5 games
San Francisco is 3-10 ATS in its last 13 games at home
San Francisco is 16-8 SU in its last 24 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of San Francisco’s last 10 games at home
San Francisco is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Seattle
San Francisco is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Seattle
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Francisco’s last 5 games when playing Seattle

It’s true that the 49ers played better than the New York Giants despite falling to them two weeks ago in New Jersey. Last week, the 49ers just took the Baltimore Ravens apart in their win and are looking more like winners. The Seahawks are showing some big problems on offense, particularly with regard to the offensive line.

Seattle Seahawks

Kam Chancellor has returned to solidify the Seahawks defense after his two-game holdout, but the fact that this game is in San Francisco and that Seattle doesn’t have much time to make adjustments after losing Sunday tells me that I should take San Francisco (+5.5) to cover, if not to win outright. Pete Carroll has some real work to do if he wants his Seahawks in the playoffs, let alone the title game.