|2014 NFC Championship Game Odds & Spread: 49ers vs. Seahawks|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Sunday, 19 January 2014 12:30|
NFC Championship Game Odds
Seattle is 14-3 on the season, 8-1 at home and 11-6 against the spread. San Francisco is 14-4 overall, 8-2 on the road and 12-6 against the spread. These two split the season series and the home team has won nine of the last 10 meetings.
Trends show that the 49ers are 0-4 against the spread in their last 4 games against the Seahawks and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games in Seattle. These two have hit the under in 4 of their last 5 meetings.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Seattle is favored at home, as they have odds of -3.5 points against San Francisco. The over/under total for the game has been set at 40 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had Seattle favored by 3 points. The spread hit a peak of 4 points before dropping back to 3.5 points. The over/under total for the game opened at 40 points and fell to a low of 38.5 points before making the climb back to 40.
Seattle is coming off a 23-15 win over the Saints last week to advance to today’s game. The Seahawks had just 277 yards of offense in the win and allowed 409 yards to the Saints, but New Orleans was only 3 of 12 on third downs. The Seahawks allowed just 273.6 yards per game on defense this season while averaging 339.1 yards per game on offense. Russell Wilson has thrown for 3,357 yards and 26 touchdowns on the season while Marshawn Lynch has rushed for 1,257 yards and 12 scores. Bobby Wagner has led the defense with 120 tackles, five sacks and two interceptions.
San Francisco advanced to today’s title game by beating the Panthers, 23-10 on the road. San Francisco has scored 23 points in both playoff games this season. In last week’s win, the 49ers were held to just 315 total yards, but held Carolina to 325 total yards and had two key goal line stops. The San Francisco defense allowed just 316.9 yards per game this season, while the offense averaged 323.8 yards per contest. Colin Kaepernick has thrown for 3,197 yards and 21 touchdowns this season while Frank Gore has rushed for 1,128 yards and nine scores. The defense has been led by NaVorro Bowman, who has 145 tackles, five sacks and two interceptions.
In terms of Injuries, Seattle receiver Percy Harvin (concussion) is out for the game while defensive tackle Jordan Hill (groin) is questionable. San Francisco receiver Jonathan Baldwin (illness) and fullback Will Tukuafu (knee) are both questionable.
The Public Bets for this game are currently backing the 49ers, as San Francisco is getting 67% of the wagers with odds of -3.5 points against the Seahawks.