Seahawks vs. 49ers: Week 17 NFL Betting Preview – January 3, 2021

Posted By Staff on December 29, 2020

The Seattle Seahawks (11-4) are favored by  in a matchup against the San Francisco 49ers (6-9) on Sunday, January 3, 2021 at State Farm Stadium. The over/under is set at .

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Seahawks vs 49ers Betting Odds

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Betting the Total (Over/Under)

  • Seahawks games have gone over 47.5 points on nine occasions this season (60% of matchups).
  • San Francisco’s contests have gone over 47.5 points on five occasions (33.3% of games).
  • The total for this matchup is 47.5 points, 4.9 fewer than the combined scoring average of the two teams.
  • The two teams combine to yield 47.5 points per game, which equals this matchup’s over/under.
  • The points total average for Seahawks games this season is 52.1, 4.6 points higher than the over/under for this matchup.
  • The average total for 49ers games is 47.8 points, 0.3 more than this game’s over/under.
  • The Seahawks score the seventh-most points in the NFL this season, while the 49ers’ offense puts up the 20th-most.
  • This game features the league’s 16th-ranked (San Francisco) and 12th-ranked (Seattle) scoring defenses.
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Seahawks Betting Insights

  • Just nine of Seattle’s 15 games this year have gone over the point total (40% of its outings).
  • Seattle is 8-7 against the spread.
  • The Seahawks are just 3-4 ATS when favored by at least 4.5 points.

49ers Betting Insights

  • Just eight of San Francisco’s 15 games this year have gone over the point total (46.7% of its opportunities).
  • San Francisco has a losing 6-9 record against the spread.
  • The 49ers are just 1-3 ATS when an underdog by at least 4.5 points.

Seahawks vs 49ers: Head to Head

Seahawks vs 49ers: Last 3 Meetings
Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Total Yards Result
11/1/2020 Seahawks Seahawks -1.00 54.50 -114 +100 351-350 SF 37-27 SEA
12/29/2019 49ers Seahawks -3 47 -180 +155 398-348 SF 26-21 SF
11/11/2019 49ers 49ers -6.5 47 -265 +230 336-302 SEA 27-24 SEA

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When the Seahawks Have the Ball

  • The Seahawks, on average, score 4.6 more points per game this season (28.9) than the 49ers allow (24.3).
  • In games where Seattle score at least 28.9 points this season, they are 6-2 overall and 6-2 against the spread.
  • When the San Francisco defense allows 24.3 points or fewer this year, the 49ers have accumulated a 6-2 overall record and a 6-2 record against the spread.
  • The 49ers defense has given up an average of 316.7 yards per game so far this season, 58.8 yards fewer than the 375.5-yard average from the Seahawks offense.
  • On average, the Seahawks pick up 5.9 yards per play and the 49ers give up 5.1.
  • In contests where the Seattle offense totals at least their average yard output this season, they are 5-2 against the spread and 5-2 overall.
  • When the San Francisco defense allows less than their season average for total yards, they are 5-4 against the spread and 5-4 overall.
  • The 49ers have allowed opposing rushing attacks to average 105.5 yards per game, compared to the 123.3 yards the Seahawks offense has averaged on the ground.
  • In games where the Seattle rushing attack runs for at least their season average, the Seahawks are 5-1 overall and 3-3 against the spread.
  • This season, when the San Francisco defense allows opponents to pick up less than 105.5 yards on the ground, they are 3-6 against the spread and 3-6 overall.
  • This season, the 49ers have forced an average of 1.3 turnovers per game, compared to the 1.2 times Seahawks have turned the football over in each contest.
  • In games where they turn the football over 1.2 times or fewer this season, Seattle is 11-0 overall and 8-3 against the spread.
  • San Francisco’s record this season when they force more than 1.3 turnovers: 4-1 ATS, 4-1 overall

When the 49ers Have the Ball

  • The 49ers average just 0.3 more points per game (23.5) than the Seahawks allow (23.2).
  • When San Francisco records at least 23.5 points, it is 4-3 against the spread and 4-3 overall.
  • This season, Seattle has a 6-2 record against the spread and a 6-2 record overall in games when it holds opponents to 28.9 or fewer points.
  • The 49ers collect just 11 fewer yards per game (373.1), than the Seahawks allow per matchup (384.1). On average, the 49ers pick up 5.7 yards per play, while the Seahawks allow 5.5 per play.
  • Seattle has a 4-3 record ATS and a 6-1 record overall when holding its opponents to 384.1 yards or less.
  • This season, the 49ers pile up 120.4 yards per game on the ground, 24.2 more per game than the Seahawks allow per contest (96.2).
  • When San Francisco runs for at least 120.4 yards, it had a 4-3 ATS record and a 4-3 overall record.
  • Seattle is 6-3 against the spread and 8-1 overall when holding opponents to 96.2 rushing yards or less.
  • This year, the 49ers turn the ball over two times per game, 0.6 more turnovers per game than the 1.4 the Seahawks force on average.
  • San Francisco has a 5-4 record against the spread and a 5-4 record overall when it turns the ball over 2 times or less.
  • When it forces 1.4 or more turnovers, Seattle has a 4-3 record against the spread and a 6-1 record overall.

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Seahawks Players to Watch

  • Russell Wilson leads the team with 4,031 passing yards (268.7 yards per game) and has a 69.7% completion percentage this year (364-of-522) while throwing 38 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. He also has 484 rushing yards on 78 carries with two touchdowns, averaging 32.3 yards per game.
  • Chris Carson has ran for a team-leading 637 yards on 130 attempts (57.9 yards per game) while scoring five touchdowns in 11 games. He also averages 22.5 receiving yards per game, grabbing 35 passes for 248 yards and four touchdowns.
  • This season, D.K. Metcalf has 80 catches (on 120 targets) to lead the team with 1,282 yards (85.5 per game) with 10 touchdowns.
  • Tyler Lockett’s statline this year shows 88 grabs for 964 yards and eight touchdownss. He puts up 64.3 receiving yards per game and has been targeted 118 times.
  • David Moore has caught 34 passes on 46 targets for 412 yards and six touchdowns, averaging 27.5 yards per game.
  • Jamal Adams has 9.5 sacks to lead the team, and has also racked up 10 TFL and 81 tackles over 11 games.
  • Bobby Wagner has collected 130 tackles, seven TFL, and three sacks this season.
  • Quandre Diggs has intercepted five passes to lead the team while adding 58 tackles and 10 passes defended.

49ers Players to Watch

  • C.J. Beathard has thrown for 514 yards while completing 61.2% of his passes (41-of-67), with five touchdowns and zero interceptions in five games this year (102.8 yards per game).
  • Jeff Wilson Jr. has racked up a team-high 527 rushing yards (52.7 yards per game) and scored six touchdowns in 10 games.
  • Jerick McKinnon has 319 yards on 81 carries (21.3 ypg), with five rushing touchdowns. He also has 32 catches for 247 yards (16.5 ypg) and one touchdown.
  • Brandon Aiyuk has been targeted 96 times and has 60 catches to lead the team with 748 yards (53.4 ypg) and scored five touchdowns.
  • Kendrick Bourne’s statline this year shows 44 catches for 591 yards and two touchdowns. He puts up 39.4 receiving yards per game and has been targeted 68 times.
  • George Kittle has caught 41 passes on 54 targets for 566 yards and two touchdowns, averaging 80.9 yards per game in seven contests.
  • Kerry Hyder has 8.5 sacks to lead the team, and has also collected nine TFL and 47 tackles.
  • Fred Warner has racked up 117 tackles, three TFL, and two interceptions this season.
  • This season, Jason Verrett leads the team with two interceptions and has added 52 tackles, two TFL, and six passes defended.

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