With as well as the Arizona Cardinals have been playing this year, there might only be one playoff spot up for grabs for either the Seattle Seahawks or the San Francisco 49ers. The two will fight it out for the first time this year at Levi’s Stadium on Thanksgiving Night. The Niners are lined at -1.5, while the ‘total’ is one of the lowest of the entire season at 40.
SF 49ERS – SEAHAWKS THANKSGIVING POINT SPREAD 2014:
San Francisco is seemingly a one-man offense right now, as WR Anquan Boldin is the only man able to stretch out the field. If that’s the case, DB Richard Sherman could lock him down and force QB Colin Kaepernick to find some different options to get the ball to. As we will discuss in a moment as well, the Seahawks have dominated in this series, which is all the more reason to believe that they can win and cover this game.
2. Why the SF 49ERS will cover the spread: Very quietly, the 49ers have won three straight games and covered two of the three, and it feels as though their win at the New Orleans Saints back on November 9th was the turning point of the season. This is a tough game on a short week, but with the way the Niners have been playing defensively, it might not matter. LB Aldon Smith is making a difference already. He had two sacks last week against the Washington Redskins, and he could have a field day running down Wilson as well on Thursday. Seattle’s offensive line is banged up right now, and the 49ers could take advantage of that.
3. Total Talk 49ERS/SEAHAWKS: Six of the last nine games for the 49ers have failed to reach the ‘total’, including four straight games here at Levi’s Stadium. Seattle had played three straight past the number prior to the easy ‘under’ last Sunday in the 19-3 win over Arizona.
The last three games in this series and five of the last six have failed to get to the ‘total’, too. The average points per game tally in the last six is just 36.3 points per game.
4. Betting Trends for 49ERS/SEAHAWKS : The biggest trend here to follow is that the Seahawks are 6-0 ATS in the last six in this series in spite of the fact that they are only 3-3 SU in those duels. Seattle though, is just 1-4 ATS on the road this season, and it hasn’t covered a game away from CenturyLink Field since October 6th.
49ers 19 – Seahawks 16