MNF Seahawks At 49ers: Picks & Preview
Now this is a Monday Night Football treat to us from the NFL. The NFC West has become one of the best divisions in football with the rise of the San Francisco 49ers this season. This week they host the always dangerous Seattle Seahawks and their MVP contending Russell Wilson. This should be a fantastic game to close out Week 10.
Levi’s Stadium, 8:15pm ET Monday November 11th, 2019
1u – San Francisco 49ers -6.5 @ +100
- The San Francisco 49ers allow less than half the points on defense (12.8 PPG) than the Seattle Seahawks (25.8 PPG)
- Per statschecker, the San Francisco 49ers are 2-0 coming off nine or more days rest this season
This game is such a tough one to call, not least because of the recent history of these two teams. The Seattle Seahawks have won 10 of the last 11, but the most recent meeting was won by the 49ers last season. However, this game has a very different feel about it than previous season, because the 49ers have completed reinvented themselves this season. Their defense is the main story of the season, restricting their opposition to under 13 points per game. We saw the Sehawks struggle against the Ravens a few weeks back and how they fare offensively will be a big part of the outcome here.
My belief is that the 49ers offense will be able to score and score a decent amount on this Seahawks defense. Can the Seahawks get over 20? That I am less sure about. Only one team has scored over 20 points on this defense, and that came on a short week. Therefore, I will take the 49ers laying the points.
1u – San Francisco 49ers Over 26.5 points @ -117
- The 49ers have scored 27 or more points five times this season, including both of the last two games.
- The Seahawks have allowed 27 or more points five times season, including four of the last five.
This 49ers offense just seems to be humming. They have Tevin Coleman back after his injury, they added Emmanuel Sanders, and now they are getting healthy on the offensive line. Meanwhile the Seahawks defense looks vulnerable to strong opposing offenses, as the Buccaneers demonstrated last week. Give me the 49ers to get somewhere between 27 and 30 here.
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By Ben Rolfe