San Francisco 49ers vs Seattle Seahawks Prediction, 12/15/2022 NFL Picks, Best Bets & Odds Week 15
Game: San Francisco 49ers vs Seattle Seahawks
Date: Thursday, December 15, 2022
Location: Lumen Field in Seattle, WA
TV: Prime Video
Odds/Point Spread: Seahawks (+1.5)
The Seattle Seahawks (7-6) will play the San Francisco 49ers (9-4) at Lumen Field on Thursday. San Francisco opens this matchup as 1.5-point favorites. The betting total comes in at 43.5.
The San Francisco 49ers head into this game 9-4 for this season. In their last game, the 49ers played the Buccaneers and took home the win by a score of 35-7. Christian McCaffrey led the offense in rushing for the 49ers with 14 attempts for 119 yards (8.5 yds per attempt). Brandon Aiyuk had an average of 28.5 yards per catch by recording 57 yds on 2 catches. Brock Purdy connected on 16/21 with 185 yds passing and 2 TDs. He had a QB rate of 134 and finished the game with no interceptions. When it came to the battle of the line of scrimmage, the 49ers gave up 69 yards on 19 tries, which averages out to 3.6 yards per run allowed. San Francisco surrendered 34 completions on 55 tries for a total of 253 yards, and a completion rate of 61.8%. In all, they ran 59 plays for 404 yds. The San Francisco 49ers ran the football 36 different times and accumulated 209 yds, earning them an average of 5.8 yds per carry.
The 49ers have racked up 4,699 total yards for this campaign. San Francisco has accumulated 147 1st downs, and they have committed 72 infractions for 564 yds. In terms of getting in the endzone, San Francisco has amassed 21 touchdowns through the air and 13 touchdowns on the ground. They have turned the football over 15 different times (7 picks and 8 fumbles lost). As a unit they're holding an average of 130.6 yards rushing which ranks them 9th in the NFL. When it comes to putting the ball in the endzone, the San Francisco 49ers have an average of 24.4 points per outing.
The 49ers rank 1st in the National Football League in relation to their opponents scoring, giving up 15.2 PPG. They are giving up an average of 3.4 yards per rushing attempt and 75.1 rushing yards per contest this year. In total, they have conceded 976 yards via the ground game in 13 games. In terms of passing yardage, the 49ers have surrendered 2,753 yards which puts them in 12th in the National Football League. They have yielded 211.8 yards per game through the air and allowed a completion percentage of 63.9%. Over the course of this year, they have relinquished 286.8 yards/outing ranking them 1st in the NFL. They have surrendered 12 touchdowns via the pass as well as 9 touchdowns on the ground.
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The Seahawks come into this game with a record of 7-6 for this year. In their last contest, the Seahawks took a loss by a final score of 30-24 when they played the Panthers. Geno Smith (3 touchdowns) walked away from the game with 264 yards on 21/36 passing while his QB rating was 85.9. He had 2 interceptions and his avg yards per attempt was 7.3 yards. Travis Homer carried the football 9 times for 26 yards, walking away from the game with 2.9 yds per carry for Seattle. Marquise Goodwin was a featured target for the Seahawks, snagging 5 throws for 95 yards (19.0 yards per catch). Seattle rushed for 3.3 yards per attempt, finishing with 46 yards on 14 attempts. The Seahawks finished with a total of 287 yds while they ran 53 plays (5.4 yds per play). The Seahawks passing defense allowed a completion percentage of 58.3%, relinquishing 105 yds on 14 for 24 through the air. Seattle surrendered 46 run attempts for 223 yards (4.8 yds per rush).
When it comes to the points being put on the board, the Seahawks are ranked 6th out of all teams in the league scoring 26.3 points per game. Over the course of the season to this point, the Seahawks currently sit at 3,174 passing yards together with holding an average of 244.2 passing yards per contest, giving them a rank of 9th in football. They maintain an average of 111.1 run yards per game and have run for 1,444 yards for the year. The Seattle Seahawks maintain an average of 355.2 yards/contest which has them ranked 13th in football. The Seattle offense has racked up 695 penalty yds on 83 infractions, which has them sitting 7th in the league in terms of making mistakes. They have given away 9 picks while allowing opponents to recover 10 fumbles and they have earned 166 1st downs.
The Seahawks are allowing 25.7 points per contest, which has them ranked 30th in football. They have given up 19 touchdowns via the pass and 218.2 yards per game, which has them in 18th out of all teams. This year, they have surrendered 334 points in total. Seattle has conceded a total of 2,086 yards rushing (160.5 yards per outing) as well as 18 touchdowns by ground this year. The Seahawks defense has taken part in 879 plays, which is 32nd in football. Their defense has totaled 21 turnovers (10 fumbles and 11 picks) on the year.
Who will win tonight's 49ers/Seahawks NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the 49ers -1.5
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