NFL Week 7 San Francisco 49ers v Seattle Seahawks

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Wed, 2012-10-17 16:45 -- TheFootballLines

Week 7 Thursday Night Football dishes up a tasty matchup between the San Francisco 49ers and the Seattle Seahawks. The point spread opened the week at 49ers -8.5 Seahawks +8.5 however the Seahawks have received enough support to push that line down a full point to a point and a half. Currently the average spread is San Francisco -7.5 Seattle +7.5 although some sportsbooks have dropped the line down to -/+7. The Latest NFL Odds see the 49ers trading between -340 ($1.29) up to -327 ($1.31) and if you smell an upset coming you can get the Seahawks at odds between +270 ($3.70) up to +287 ($3.87). The over under total for this game opened at O/U38.5 and it has come in a half point to currently sit at O/U38.

How are the wagers being distributed? Well at this stage 53% of the point spread wagers placed at a major offshore sportsbook have been on Seattle to cover while in the moneyline odds market the action is currently split 50/50. There is quite a strong leaning toward the under bet in the totals market at this point with some 61% of wagers placed on the under.

Jim Harbaugh's 49ers suffered their second loss of the season last week going down to the Giants (3-26) at home as -313 ($1.32) favorites. San Francisco's other loss was in week 3 against the Vikings (13-24) while their wins have been against GB (30-22), DET (27-19), NYJ (34-0) and BUF (45-3). In wagering results the 49ers are 4-2 (+$180) against the point spread, 2-3-1 in over under results and they are showing a profit of +$160 against the opening moneyline odds and +$140 against the close (for $100 bets each week).

While San Francisco were being held to just 3 points last week the Seahawks were busy causing a (24-23) upset against the Patriots as +169 ($2.69) underdogs. That win takes Seattle to 4-2 for the season with their other wins coming against the Cowboys (27-7), Packers (14-12) and Panthers (16-12) while the losses have been against the Cardinals (16-20) and Rams (13-19). In NFL Odds Betting Results the Seahawks are the second most profitable team in the league showing a profit of +$405 against the opening odds. In other NFL wagering results they are 4-2 against the point spread and they have gone 1-5 in over under betting.

San Francisco and Seattle have plenty of history. The victories are split 5-5 over their last ten meetings. The home v away record is 6-4 as too the favorite v underdog. The team who has won outright has also covered the point spread in all 10 matches. The over under record is 4-6 and the average game total is 41.40 points.

The Pick - Here at our handicapping numbers pretty much agree with the sportsbooks lines. We don't see enough value for a play here. If you were only taking lasts weeks performances into account you would be all over Seattle at their current odds, but that ain't how it works and one poor home showing isn't anywhere near enough to tamper with the 49ers well deserved home field advantage. Why not check out our NFL Picks Results and Picks Packages and join us this weekend.