At the beginning of the season, this late season matchup between the San Francisco 49ers and the visiting Seattle Seahawks looked like it could be for the NFC West division title.
However, it is far from that, as the Seahawks are now considered the best team in the NFC and leads the division by 3 games over the 49ers with just four to play.
Seattle has clinched a postseason berth and with a win on Sunday in San Francisco can clinch the division title.
Nevertheless, Bovada and other online wagering sites have Seattle as an underdog on the road, even after they dismantled the 49ers earlier this season 27-3.
Seattle is fresh of its best performance of the season after routing the New Orleans Saints on Monday night 34-7. In the first meeting between the Seahawks and 49ers, the Seattle defense held San Francisco to just 207 total yards.
The 49ers also have problems with injuries on the offensive line, but remain a favorite by a field goal as of early Saturday morning on topbet and betonline.
The points are at 41 and have been as high as 42. The point spread opened at 3.5 in favor of San Francisco was pulled down to as low as 2.5 early in the week and is back to -3 for San Francisco.
Seattle controlled most of the game in September and put away the 49ers with 17 straight points during the fourth quarter.
The rivals from the NFC West have split the past 10 games SU, but the Seahawks are 7-3 ATS in those same 10 games. Over their past 10 games on the road, the Seahawks have a record of 8-2 ATS. San Francisco is 4-2 ATS over their 6 games at home.
Russell Wilson has moved ahead of Colin Kaepernick as the best young quarterback in the NFL. He gives Seattle a distinct advantage at that position in Sunday’s showdown.
In the first head-to-head game, Marshawn Lynch had three rushing touchdowns. For the season, Seattle is No. 3 in the NFL in rushing, while on defense they are first against the pass.
Both starting tackle Joe Staley and guard Mike Iupati are banged on offense for the 49ers. Staley will likely not play and Iupati is still questionable.
Last week, the 49ers defeated St. Louis, but Kaepernick suffered four sacks. The 49ers are No. 31 in passing yards this season.
Seattle is 30-14 ATS over its past 44 games overall and is 16-5 ATS in its past 21 as an underdog. San Francisco is 17-7 ATS over its past 24 home games.
Both teams are 3-0 ATS over their past three games overall. Last season San Francisco was -7.5 at home and won by just 7.
Pick: Take Seattle and the 3 points with the UNDER cashing out.