Football Betting Odds – San Francisco 49ers at Seattle Seahawks
There is never been much question about the Seattle Seahawks' defense; in fact, they have allowed fewer points than any team in the league in four of the last five seasons
There is never been much question about the Seattle Seahawks‘ defense; in fact, they have allowed fewer points than any team in the league in four of the last five seasons. But there were definitely some questions to be answered about the offense, and those questions persist after dreadful performance in the season opener. The Seahawks will seek better luck on Sunday as they take on the San Francisco 49ers at 4:25 PM ET at CenturyLink Field in Seattle. If you are a BetAnySports customer, you can get free play bonus just for signing up, and then you can get reduced juice, which gives you better football betting odds.
The Seahawks were, in a word, awful against the Packers. They got to run just 45 plays, with only nine first downs, and they gained only 225 yards. The running game averaged five yards a pop,. but the Seahawks would truly like to dominate the line of scrimmage with people like Eddie Lacy and Thomas Rawls. Russell Wilson threw for five yards an attempt, and that is not where they want to be either. When you get just nine first downs, you can’t keep your defense off the field.
The Niners also had their difficulties on the offensive end as they struggled against the Carolina Panthers, losing a 23-3 decision at home in Santa Clara. The dilemma facing Kyle Shanahan when he took over was that his team didn’t have enough talented personnel. That makes them a work in progress. Brian Hoyer is the quarterback, at least for the time being, because at least he has some familiarity with Shanahan’s system. But they may, at one point, want to see if CJ Beathard, the rookie out of Iowa, could be part of the future.
In the football betting odds posted on this game by the folks at BetAnySports, the Seahawks are substantial favorites:
Seattle Seahawks -13.5 (115)
San Francisco 49ers +13.5 (-105)
Over 41.5 points -110
Under 41.5 points -110
The Niners had just 13 first downs against Carolina, managing just 217 yards of total offense. So basically they are going to find themselves in a rough situation with the Seahawks, who recently acquired Sheldon Richardson to bolster the defensive line. It should be mentioned that last season, after Seattle had lost in an upset to the Rams in the opner, they came back and spanked the 49ers 37-18 the next week.
What they may want to consider is running the football a bit more, because they did so only 18 times against the Pack in the 17-9 loss. Could Lacy become a Marshawn Lynch-type back for them? Well, as BetAnySports patrons are aware, he would have to stay healthy for that to happen.
Seattle has covered just eight of its last 23 games, but they have had a lot of pointspread success against the Niners, going 8-0-1 ATS the last ten times they have hosted them. Obviously Shanahan is not going to be such a “guru” without good players, and you wouldn’t necessarily want to be facing the Seahawks this week.
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