UPDATE: Josh Gordon is ACTIVE
For the second week in a row, we’ll watch division opponents go toe-to-toe on Monday Night Football. The main difference in this one, aside from it being on the opposite coast, is that it should be a very competitive game. While the spread doesn’t reflect that (Seahawks are getting 6.5 points), I can’t find any reason to doubt Russell Wilson after seeing the stats he’s been putting up. With just the 10th most passing yards per game of any quarterback, Wilson has the most touchdowns. THAT is efficiency.
Wilson will go up against arguably the best defense in the league. But we shouldn’t ignore the Seahawks defense. While Seattle is allowing a good chunk of yards and points per game, it’s finding ways to force other teams to make mistakes. They’re tied with the 49ers with 16 takeaways on the season, good for the fourth-most in the league. I’m not assuming this will turn into a defensive battle, but I do think the Seahawks are more than capable of keeping it close with the Niners, whether it’s through sheer offensive will or via a couple of turnovers. Or, more likely, a combination of the two.
Saturday’s injury report indicated George Kittle is doubtful for this one. Regardless of a long break after Thursday Night Football, in which he played through his knee issues and put up a 6-79-1 stat line, the TE1 will likely be sitting out. San Francisco’s kicker, Robbie Gould, is also doubtful, which could force the Niners to be a bit more aggressive and not settle for long field goals. On the Seahawks side of things, we’ll want to pay attention to newly acquired Josh Gordon’s status. While he’s new to the offense, his skill set is hard to ignore.
This may be my skepticism talking, especially after watching my Patriots lose their undefeated record last week, but the Seahawks deserve more respect in this game. I’ll take Seattle to cover the spread.
All odds provided by DraftKings Sportsbook and all odds subject to change.
Seahawks at 49ers
Point Spread: Seahawks +6.5
Total Points: 48
Money Line: Seahawks +225; 49ers -265
Overall: Seahawks 7-2; 49ers 8-0
ATS: Seahawks 4-5; 49ers 5-3
O/U: Seahawks 5-4; 49ers 3-5
- Lano Hill (SS) - Questionable
- Phil Haynes (G) - Questionable
- Robbie Gould (K) - Doubtful
- George Kittle (TE) - Doubtful
- Ahkello Witherspoon (CB) - Questionable
- Raheem Mostert (RB) - Questionable
- Mike McGlinchey (T) - Questionable
- Joe Staley (T) - Questionable
Notable Prop Bets
- Tyler Lockett over 5.5 receptions: +115
- Chris Carson under 17.5 rush attempts: -112
- Ross Dwelley to score a TD: +325
- Emmanuel Sanders to score a TD: +120
- The Seahawks have won 10 of their last 11 games against the 49ers.
- The Seahawks have covered the spread in each of their last eight games as underdogs.
- Each of the Seahawks’ last six games as underdogs have gone OVER the total points line.
- Tyler Lockett has scored a touchdown in each of the Seahawks’ last five regular season games as underdogs against NFC opponents.
- Chris Carson has scored at least one touchdown in each of the Seahawks’ last four regular season night games.
- D.K. Metcalf has scored at least one touchdown in each of the Seahawks’ last three games against NFC opponents.
- Matt Breida has scored at least one touchdown in each of the 49ers’ last three Monday night games.
- George Kittle has scored a touchdown in three of the 49ers’ last four night games.
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