NFL Week 16 2011: Seattle Seahawks v San Francisco 49ers

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Fri, 2011-12-23 01:50 -- TheFootballLines

NFL week 16 sees the Seattle Seahawks play host to the San Francisco 49ers. The Latest NFL Lines have Seattle at +1 against the point spread with the over under line currently at O/U 37.5. In the NFL Odds market the Seahawks opened the week at around +124 (2.24) and have steadily been backed into around +100 (2.00) while the 49ers are currently at odds of -110 (1.91).

Seattle are 7-7 overall this season with an average of 20.29 points per game on offense and 19.50 on defense for a points differential of (+.79). At home where the Seahawks are usually hard to beat they are sporting a 4-3 record with a point's differential of (+1.72). In NFL wagering results this season the Seahawks are 9-4-1 against the closing point spread, having covered in their last 3 games. Their last 4 games have all gone over the closing total giving them a 9-5 over under record and they are +$617 against the closing money line odds ($100 bets each week).

The 49ers are coming off a solid (20-3) home win over the Steelers last week. They are 11-3 straight up this season with an overall point's differential of (+10.15). On the road San Francisco are 4-2 with a (+1.34) points differential. Betting the 49ers has been favorable for bettors this season with their 11-2-1 record against the spread, 6-8 over under record and their +$740 against the money line odds ($100 bets each week).

Both of these teams will finish the regular season with road trips in week 17, with the Seahawks visiting the Cardinals and the 49ers visiting the Rams.

The verdict - Our handicapping numbers here at shows value on the Seahawks in this game and we have taken them on the moneyline at +120 (2.2). Their odds have dropped since, however we would have bet them at +102 (2.02) upward and at present a bit of line shopping uncovers some sportsbooks still offering them at up to +115 (2.15). We also got in and wagered the Seahawks against the point spread at +2.5 -105 (1.95). Our number agrees with the over under line, so no play there.