San Francisco 49ers vs Seattle Seahawks Picks, Odds, Week 17 Predictions 12/29/2019
Game: San Francisco 49ers vs Seattle Seahawks
Date: Sunday, December 29, 2019
Location: CenturyLink Field in Seattle, WA
Odds/Point Spread: Seattle +3
CenturyLink Field is the venue where Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks will take on the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday. San Francisco opens this matchup as 3-point favorites. The total opens at 47. The 49ers are 12-3-0 ATS and 8-7-0 when betting on the total. The Seahawks are 8-7-0 when wagering on the over/under and 11-4-0 against the spread.
The last time they took the field, the San Francisco 49ers played the Los Angeles Rams and earned the win by a score of 34-31. Taking the lead at quarterback for the 49ers was Jimmy Garoppolo who went 16/27 with 248 yards through the air and tossed 1 touchdown. He threw 2 picks in the game. Raheem Mostert paced the team on the ground for that game. He tore off a long run of 16 yards and he ran for 1 TD for the game. He rushed for a total of 53 yards via 11 carries which means he ran for an average of 4.8 yards per carry. George Kittle was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 79 yards on 5 receptions. He notched an average of 15.8 yards per reception for that game. The San Francisco 49ers ran the ball 23 times and added 119 yards giving them an average of 5.2 yards per rushing attempt. In the game, the 49ers totaled 19 1st downs and they had a total of 3 penalties for 26 yards. Overall, they totaled 56 plays which added up to 334 yards. In terms of defense, San Francisco gave up 27 catches on 46 throws for a total of 323 yards, and a completion percentage of 59.0%. In the running game, the 49ers gave up 72 yards on 24 tries which means they had an average of 3.0 yards per rushing attempt allowed. For the game, they gave up a total of 395 yards and earned 1 takeaway. Tony Sink has a NFL prediction for the contest between the Jets and Bills.
49ers Improve to 12-3 After Win
The 49ers head into this game 12-3 for this season. They are one of top scoring teams in the league with an average of 30 points per game, putting them 2nd in the league. As a unit, they are averaging 145 yards on the ground per game which is 1st in the NFC. For total yardage, they currently sit at 4th among NFC teams and 6th in the league with 5,699 yards. When it comes to getting in the endzone, the 49ers have compiled a total of 28 passing TDs and 20 rushing TDs. They are one of the dangerous teams among NFC West teams and they are capable of putting up big points on any given night.
The 49ers have one of the top tier defenses in the NFL, giving up 19.3 points per game putting them 3rd in the conference. In regard to yards on the ground, San Francisco is allowing 111.8 yards per game which has them at 1st among NFC West teams and 17th in the league. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.5 yards per rush ranking them 13th among NFC teams and 24th among NFL teams overall. Overall, they have conceded 2,177 rushing yards through 15 contests. When it comes to passing yards, the 49ers have allowed 2,484 yards. Teams are completing 61.2% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 4.7 yards per try. They have allowed 21 passing TDs and 10 rushing TDs.
In their last game, the Seattle Seahawks played the Arizona Cardinals and took the loss by a score of 27-13. Leading the way at QB for the Seahawks was Russell Wilson who went 16/31 with 169 yards through the air and threw 1 touchdown. He ended the game without an interception. Chris Carson paced the team on the ground during the game. He broke a long run for 16 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on the day. He ran for a total of 40 yards by way of 8 carries which meant he averaged 5.0 yards per carry. Jacob Hollister was the receiving yardage leader with a total of 64 yards on 5 catches. He had an average of 12.8 yards per reception during the game. The Seattle Seahawks rushed the ball a total of 20 times and totaled 91 yards which gave them an average of 4.6 yards per attempt. On the day, they totaled 56 plays which added up to 224 yards. For the game, the Seahawks earned a total of 13 1st downs and they had 7 infractions for 55 yards. In terms of defense, Seattle allowed 15 completions on 27 throws totaling 159 yards, and a completion percentage of 56.0%. For this contest, they conceded 412 yards but didn't add to their total of forced turnovers. On the ground, the Seahawks allowed 253 yards on 40 attempts which gave them an average of 6.3 yards per attempt allowed.
Seahawks Slide to 11-4 After Loss
The Seahawks head into this matchup 11-4. In discussing the offensive production, the Seahawks have an offense that could be called mediocre in the NFL. When talking about the points that are being put on the board, the Seahawks sit in 2nd among NFC West teams and 9th out of all the teams in the league averaging 25.6 points per game. Seattle is making teams consider moving more up into the box by averaging 138 rushing yards per game, which has them at 3rd among NFL teams. As a team, they have compiled a total of 2,075 yards rushing through 15 games, so they are going to want to make some changes to the ground game if they want to make teams respect them. The Seahawks average 376 yards per contest overall ranking them 7th in the NFL and 5th in the conference.
The Seahawks are allowing 24.8 points per contest which puts them at 3rd in the division and 21st in the league. Their passing defense is one of the mediocre units in the NFL. They are giving up 264 passing yards per game. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Seahawks sit in 13th in the conference. They have allowed 19 passing TDs this season. When it comes to points given up, they have given up 372 points in total. When it comes to yards rushing, they are allowing 117 yards per game ranking them 24th in the league and 3rd among NFC West teams. For 2019, they have conceded a total of 1,755 yards rushing and 19 rushing touchdowns.
Who will win tonight's 49ers/Seahawks NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Seahawks +3
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