Seattle Seahawks vs San Francisco 49ers Prediction, 10/3/2021 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 4
Game: Seattle Seahawks vs San Francisco 49ers
Date: Sunday, October 3, 2021
Location: Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, CA
Odds/Point Spread: 49ers (-2.5)
Levi's Stadium is the site where the San Francisco 49ers (2-1) will take on the Seattle Seahawks (1-2) on Sunday. San Francisco opens this contest as 2.5-point favorites from Vegas oddsmakers. The total is set at 49.5.
The Seattle Seahawks come into this game with a record of 1-2 for this season. In their last game, the Seahawks took the field against the Vikings and took a loss by a final of 30-17. Russell Wilson finished 23/32 with 298 yds through the air and 1 touchdown. He had a quarterback rate of 111.2 and ended the game without throwing a pick. D.K. Metcalf averaged 17.8 yds per reception by notching 107 yds on 6 catches. Chris Carson led the offense in rushing for the Seahawks with 12 carries for 80 yds (6.7 yards per carry). In the game, they ran 52 plays for 389 yds. The Seattle Seahawks ran the football 18 times and accumulated 106 yards, which is an average of 5.9 yds per attempt. Against the run, the Seahawks gave up 140 yds on 34 tries, which is an average of 4.1 yds per rush surrendered. Seattle allowed 30 pass completions on 38 attempts for 313 yards, and a completion percentage of 78.9%.
The Seahawks have racked up 1,167 total yards for the season. Seattle has accrued 36 first downs as a unit, and they have been hurt by 21 infractions for 188 yards. When it comes to distribution of touchdowns, Seattle has earned 7 passing touchdowns and 3 touchdowns via the ground. They have given the ball to the opposition 1 time (1 fumble). As a team they average 107.7 yards rushing which ranks them 11th in the league. When it comes to scoring points, the Seattle Seahawks are averaging 25.0 points per contest.
The Seahawks rank 21st in the league concerning team defense, allowing 26.3 points per game. They are giving up an average of 4.5 yards per run and 155.0 rushing yards per contest this year. Over the course of this season, they have conceded 465 running yards through 3 games. When talking about yards via the pass, the Seahawks have allowed 856 yards which ranks them 26th in the league. They have surrendered 285.3 yards per contest via the pass as well as allowing a completion percentage of 70.7%. Overall, they have yielded 440.3 yards per game ranking them 32nd in the league. They have surrendered 5 touchdowns via the pass as well as 3 touchdowns via the ground game.
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The 49ers head into this matchup 2-1 this season. The last time they took the field, the 49ers took a loss by a score of 30-28 when they played the Packers. Jimmy Garoppolo (2 touchdowns) walked away from the game with 257 yards on 25/40 passing while his quarterback rating was 87.2. He had 1 interception and his longest completion went for 39 yds. George Kittle was one of the featured targets for the 49ers, snagging 7 throws for 92 yards (13.1 yards per reception). Trey Sermon carried the ball 10 times for 31 yards, walking away from the game with 3.1 yds per carry for San Francisco. The 49ers finished the contest with a total of 298 yards while they ran 65 plays (4.6 yds per play). San Francisco rushed the football for 3.2 yards per carry, totaling 67 yards on 21 carries. San Francisco surrendered 25 running attempts for 100 yards (4.0 yds per rush). The 49ers passing defense gave up a completion percentage of 69.7%, relinquishing 253 yds on 23 out of 33 passing.
In terms of their scoring prowess, the 49ers are 9th out of all teams in the NFL holding an average of 28.7 points per game. For the season to this point, the 49ers have earned 731 yards via the pass as well as holding an average of 243.7 passing yards per contest, which has them ranked 16th in the league. They are averaging 105.0 yards via the ground game and have run for 315 yards for the year. The San Francisco 49ers average 348.7 yards/game which has them sitting 19th in the league. The San Francisco offense has compiled 225 yds of penalties on 16 violations, which is good for 28th in the league in terms of hurting your team. They have given away 1 pick while surrendering 3 fumbles and they have been able to earn 37 first downs.
San Francisco has surrendered a total of 367 rushing yards (122.3 yards per contest) as well as 3 touchdowns by ground for the season. They have conceded 5 touchdowns through the air as well as 248.0 yards/game, which has them sitting 16th in the NFL. Their defense has 1 takeaway (1 interception) over the course of the season. This year, they have conceded 74 total points. The 49ers defense has taken part in 198 plays, which ranks 23rd in the league. The 49ers are relinquishing 24.7 points per game, which has them ranked 16th of all teams in the league.
Who will win tonight's Seahawks/49ers NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the 49ers -2.5
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