Seahawks vs. 49ers Odds

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA (The Spread) – The Seattle Seahawks begin defense of their NFC West crown when they take on the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday at 4:15PM ET on FOX.

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The Seahawks won the NFC West despite just a 7-9 record. Seattle actually went on to win a playoff game as well. San Francisco finished a game back of Seattle at 6-10. The 49ers have a new coach in Jim Harbaugh, who had a little rivalry with Pete Carroll, current Seattle coach, when the two were coaching their respective colleges a few years ago.

Trends show that the home team is 4-0 against the spread in the last four games in this series. Seattle is also 2-11 against the spread in their last 13 games on grass and 6-20 ATS in their last 26 games as a road underdog.

According to oddsmakers, San Francisco is the favorite in this matchup with betting odds of -5.5 against San Francisco. The over/under total has been set at 38 points. (View Matchup)

Seattle averaged 19.4 points and 297.8 yards per game offensively last season. The Seahawks have added Tavaris Jackson to be their starting quarterback this season. Jackson has had a shaky career, throwing for 3,984 yards and 24 touchdowns with 22 interceptions in 36 games. Seattle gave up 25.4 points and 368 yards per game on defense in 2010. The Seahawks gave up nearly 250 passing yards per game.

San Francisco posted 19.1 points and 313.3 yards per game on offense last season. The 49ers struggled with quarterback play but will continue to go with Alex Smith this season. Smith threw for 2,370 yards in 11 games last season. He had 14 touchdowns with 10 interceptions. On defense, San Francisco gave up 21.6 points and 327 yards per game. The 49ers were strong against the run, allowing just 96 yards per game on the ground.

In terms of Injuries, Seattle receivers Mike Williams and Sidney Rice are both questionable with injuries while guard Robert Gallery is questionable with a knee injury. San Francisco receiver Michael Crabtree is questionable with a foot injury while cornerback Shawntae Spencer is questionable because of a bad hamstring.

Currently over 7,700 Public Bets have been placed on this game and Seattle is getting 53% of the wagers with odds of +5.5 against San Francisco.

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