When teams lose at home to a divisional rival by the palindromic and certainly not lucky score of 31-13, they have to look for silver linings to feel optimistic about journeying to said rival’s home stadium as -10.5 underdogs seeking vengeance just two weeks later.
Such is the case for the Seahawks, who look to rebound from said Week 12 throttling at the hands of the 49ers on Thanksgiving. They can definitely feel good about Geno Smith playing amazing on Thursday Night Football at Dallas in Week 13, with the veteran QB slinging it for 334 yards and three TDs. However, Seattle failed to emerge victorious from Jerry Jones Land, dropping their Week 13 game by a shootout score of 41-35.
Surrendering 31 and 41 points in their last two contests isn’t even the most troubling thing the Seahawks have on their minds entering Week 14, though. That designation would have to go to the box score from San Francisco’s 42-19 absolute dismantling of the Eagles in Philadelphia in Week 13.
Brock Purdy threw for four touchdowns, Deebo Samuel backed up his ample amount of trash talk by scoring three times (one rushing, two receiving), and the Eagles only mustered 46 rushing yards against the 49ers. San Francisco even took their defensive attack outside the lines on the field, where LB Dre Greenlaw earned an ejection along with the Eagles head of security after a sideline dust up.
Pete Carroll’s Seahawks hope to avoid a comprehensive whooping like the one Philadelphia just endured, but they’re going to have their work cut out for them vs. a San Francisco team firmly entrenched as the Super Bowl favorites.
Betting odds for Seahawks vs. 49ers: Point spread, moneyline, total for NFL Week 14 matchup
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Seahawks betting news: Seattle’s ATS record has been a model of inconsistency
Seattle is 5-6-1 ATS in 2023, but they certainly haven’t accrued this record in a steady fashion by any means. Like hometown rapper Mackelmore, it was a hit for a brief moment, then it wasn’t… and it’s hard to tell if or when it might be again. After the first month of the season, Seattle was a promising 3-1 ATS. The following five weeks featured 0 wins, 4 losses and a push.
The Seahawks have covered in two of the last three weeks and should have a double-digit spread to work with in San Francisco Sunday.
It might still be a tall order to cover, though. The Legion of Boom days of punishing, turnover-forcing defensive play are far gone in Seattle, as evidenced by Dak Prescott and company amassing 41 points via 299 yards passing and 136 more on the ground against them last week.
Whether the Seahawks wear their highlighter green jerseys or their Steve Largent 80s versions, they’re still going to have to contend with a 49ers offense that just shredded the Eagles defense so badly that people are writing “Is the Eagles defense fixable?” type articles about it in the aftermath. Putting up 42 points and 456 yards of total offense can have that effect on teams and journalists alike.
LB Bobby Wagner has racked up an impressive 127 tackles in 12 games, but it seems like Seattle would need a few more of him to gum up the works of the Niners offense at this point.
49ers betting news: League’s hottest ATS record impacted by big spreads
San Francisco is 7-5 ATS this season, and it’s worth noting that this week will be the fourth time thus far that they’ve been favored by double digits. They’re 3-2 in their last five and have won their last four in a row by margins of 31, 13, 18 and 23.
Mr. Irrelevant, QB Brock Purdy, sliced and diced Philly last week and currently sits at to win MVP. When you throw four touchdowns and just eight incompletions on the road vs. the team with the best record in the NFL, these things happen.
Another thing to keep in mind about the 49ers torrid offensive play is that when defenses get picked apart, they often resort to throwing the kitchen sink at the QB, calling blitzes far more than they would if they felt able to stop them.
The Eagles tried that last week, and Purdy didn’t exactly wither under the pressure. Instead he went 10-of-10 for 213 yards, three TD and a perfect 158.3 passer rating. By the insane standards that Christian McCaffrey has established, last week’s 17 carries for 93 yards and a score coupled with three catches for 40 yards was sort of pedestrian. The fact that San Francisco put up 42 points with seeming ease really makes this unit seem to be a “pick your poison” type of deal.
Scheming to limit McCaffrey in an effort to make someone else beat you doesn’t make SF miss a beat. Deebo Samuel notched 116 yards receiving on just four receptions and four targets. TE George Kittle (4/6/68) and No. 2 WR Brandon Aiyuk (5/7/46, 1 TD) were also frighteningly efficient. If you figure out how to slow down the 49ers offense, please let the other 31 NFL franchises know how.
Seahawks vs. 49ers props
Sportsbooks had not yet posted Seahawks vs. 49ers vs. player props as of this writing, but two angles to pursue include:
- Bobby Wagner OVER tackles. has notched double-digit totals for tackles in four of his last six games. Look for him to do so again this week. Regardless of how many points the 49ers score, the veteran LB will bring and end to many SF plays.
- Deebo Samuel + Jauan Jennings Anytime TD Scorer Combined prop. It doesn’t take a very brave person to bet on Deebo finding paydirt, but if you couple it with a Jennings TD you could see quite a favorable payout line. If you’re feeling extra spicy, throw Kittle onto the ticket!
Seahawks vs. 49ers prediction: San Francisco continues to cover
It remains to be seen whether the Seattle offense will get bottled up like they did two weeks ago vs. San Francisco, but regardless they’re not going to be able to unravel the mystery of how to get out of the way when the train is a-coming when it comes to the ascending-at-just-the-right-time Niners. A lot of things would have to go right for Seattle to cover on the road this week, and they likely won’t. 49ers win, 31-17.