On Thursday night sports gambling fans will be in store for a real slug fest between two 4-2 teams from the NFC West. The Seattle Seahawks will travel to San Francisco to play the 49ers at 8:25pm(Click here for another article for betting this matchup!!). The 49ers are coming off their worst defeat under the leadership of coach Jim Harbaugh, and will be looking to take out their frustration on their division foes. The Seahawks need to temper their emotions because they are coming off of a thrilling 13 point 4th quarter comeback against the New England Patriots.
On paper this appears to be slated for a very tough defensive battle. The 49ers are currently ranked as the number 1 defense in terms of yards allowed per game at 275.8 yards. Whereas, the Seahawks were ranked number 1 before last week’s game, and are now ranked 4th, allowing an average of 294.7 yards per game. It seems obvious that the sports betting strategy for this game should be to pick the under 37 1/2 points for the game, however don’t be teased into following the herd, which is the public. With good defenses, comes sloppy play and turnovers. So don’t be surprised if there are at least a few points scored by the defenses. I would suggest the sports betting strategy of actually picking the over for this game.
The 49ers are trying to avoid consecutive losses for the first time since December of 2010, and they could not have asked for a better team to do it against. The 49ers have recently owned the Seahawks, winning the last 3 match ups in a row, and also the last 3 match ups in San Francisco. In their last three home games against the Hawks the 49ers have out scored them 96-48. In addition the Hawks are 2-5 against the spread in their last 7 meetings in San Fran. The current line for this game has the 49ers as the -7 point favorites, and I would look for the 49ers to continue their dominance over their division foes. Thus, I would suggest the sports betting strategy of wagering on the 49ers to cover the -7 point spread. In addition I would also suggest using a parlay of the 49ers -7 for the game, with the over 37 1/2 points for a nice payout.