The NFL doesn’t pre-schedule a Sunday Night Football game in Week 17 because ideally it hopes for a winner-take-all matchup for a division title or playoff spot. It doesn’t always work out that way, but it did this season. Thus, the San Francisco 49ers at Seattle Seahawks matchup was flexed into the prime-time window as they battle for the NFC West crown. Kickoff is set for 8:20 p.m. ET from CenturyLink Field in Seattle.
The NFC playoffs will go through San Francisco if the 49ers win as they would not only be division champions but the conference’s No. 1 overall seed. Seattle would not be the NFC’s top seed solely with a win but would need losses earlier Sunday by the Green Bay Packers and New Orleans Saints. The Seahawks are 6-1-1 against the spread in the past eight home meetings against the 49ers. San Francisco is a 3.5-point favorite in the latest 49ers vs. Seahawks odds, while the over-under for total points scored is 46. Before making any Seahawks vs. 49ers picks, be sure to check out the NFL predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.
The model, which simulates every NFL game 10,000 times, is up over $7,000 for $100 players on its top-rated NFL picks since its inception four years ago. It has nailed its recent top-rated NFL picks, entering Week 17 of the 2019 NFL schedule on a strong 33-22 run that dates back to last season. It’s also on an incredible 95-65 roll on top-rated NFL picks that dates back to the 2017 season.
The model ranked in the Top 10 on NFLPickWatch the past three years on straight-up NFL picks and beat more than 96 percent of CBS Sports office pool players last season. Anyone who has followed it is way up.
Now, the model has set its sights on Seahawks vs. 49ers. We can tell you it is leaning over, and it also says one side of the spread cashes in more than 50 percent of simulations. You can head to SportsLine to see the pick. Now, here are several NFL odds and trends for Niners vs. Seahawks.
Seahawks vs. 49ers spread: San Francisco -3.5
Seahawks vs. 49ers over-under: 46 points
Seahawks vs. 49ers money line: San Francisco -179, Seattle +153
SF: 49ers are 5-2 ATS in their past seven vs. teams with a winning record
SEA: Seahawks are 33-15-3 ATS in their last 51 games as an underdog
The model knows that the 49ers are 5-2 against the spread in their past seven road games. Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo has been lights out in his past four games against NFC West foes. He has thrown for 1,237 yards with 10 touchdowns over that stretch. Garoppolo needs 307 passing yards Sunday to become the third quarterback in franchise history – joining Steve Young and Jeff Garcia – with at least 4,000 yards passing in a season.
The Niners catch a break here in that they are on an extra day of