The Seattle Seahawks travel to San Francisco this Thursday to take on the 49ers in a battle of 2-4 NFC West teams. The 49ers are coming off a big home win against the Ravens Sunday, while the Seahawks had a rare, and surprising home defeat against the Carolina Panthers. The Panthers are now 5-0, winning three games on the road, so maybe it isn’t all that surprising after all.
According to the ESPN Power Football Index, the Seahawks have a 65.5% chance of winning this game. They are currently a 7.0 point favorite, and the over/under is pretty low at 41.5 points. That is largely because the 49ers are only averaging a little over 16.5 points per game, while the Seahawks are averaging just over 22 points per game. Seattle’s defense is pretty tough this year as they give up just under 21 points per game. San Francisco’s is a little higher, as they are giving up almost 27 points per game so far. Against he spread this year, Seattle is 1-4-1, and SF is 3-3. As the favorite, Seattle is 1-3 against the spread while SF is 3-3 as the underdog.
On the road, Seattle is 0-2-1 against the spread while SF is 2-1 as the home team. SF QB Kaepernick is coming off one of his better games of the year. I think he will keep the momentum going, and the Niners will put up some points against the Seattle. And I look for seattle to come out firing early as they seek to avenge their home loss last week, so I see this game going over 41.5 points. I don't know if SF will win outright, but I think they should be able to cover the 7.0 point spread at home on a Nationally Televised game.