The Seattle Seahawks (9-5-1 SU, 8-7 ATS) have already clinched the NFC West, but they still have plenty to play for this Sunday when they visit the San Francisco 49ers (2-13 SU, 4-11 ATS) in their regular season finale. Seattle would claim the No. 2 seed and a first-round bye in the NFC playoffs with a win over the Niners, but they also need the Atlanta Falcons to lose or tie their game against the New Orleans Saints. The Seahawks are 9.5-point favorites at press time with a total of 43.
The Seahawks aren’t nearly as dominant as they were during the first four years of the Pete Carroll-Russell Wilson Era. Injuries in the backfield have taken the sting out of Seattle’s offense, and the famed Legion of Boom defense lost arguably its most important player when safety Earl Thomas broke his leg in Week 13. The Seahawks are 1-2 SU and ATS with Thomas out for the season.
Seattle fell 34-31 as a 9-point home favorite against Arizona last week, but the Seahawks are 5-0 ATS in their last five games following a ATS loss and 7-2 ATS in their last nine after scoring more than 30 points in their previous game. San Francisco picked up its second win of the season with a 22-21 triumph at LA last week, but the team is 0-6 ATS in its last six home games.
Looking at head-to-head history we can note that the Seahawks are 9-1-1 ATS in their last 11 meetings and won 37-18 at home at CenturyLink Field on Sept. 25 in the most recent meeting. Under is 6-2 in the last eight meetings and 4-0 in the last four at Levi’s Stadium
In theory, the 49ers can tank Sunday’s game and earn the No. 1 pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. But they’ll need the 1-14 Cleveland Browns to beat the Pittsburgh Steelers in their early-afternoon tilt, something not very likely to happen with the Browns a hefty underdog.
San Fran and Seattle kick off at 4:25 PM ET on FOX.
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