Total: 38.00 | -105.00 Under
For a number of different reasons I expect this total to eclipse the posted number as the game comes down the stretch. Seattle has turned things around of late and is once again positioning itself for a post-season push. The 49ers will need to sweep their remaining games and get some help if they have any shot at returning to the Playoffs. Despite two of the league's best defenses going head to head today, I think the conditions are finally rigtht for a higher-scoring shootout. This is a revenge game for the 49ers after the â€˜Hawks won 19-3 in San Francisco earlier in the year. San Francisco not only plays with revenge, but likely also for head coach Jim Harbaugh's job, especially after the team fell 24-13 to the lowly Raiders last week. Seattle could obviously care less about the 49ers issues, the team is rolling on both sides of the ball and easily handled Philadelphia in last weeks 24-14 victory, outgaining the Eagles 440-139. QB Russell Wilson has thrown five TD's and no INT's and has a 110.6 passer rating during his team's three game win skein. San Francisco QB Colin Kaepernick has struggled this year and he's always had difficulty vs. the Seahawks tough defense, but note that the 49ers have seen the total go OVER the number in both games that it's played as an underdog this season and in seven of its last nine in the same position over the last two. And note that San Francisco has seen the total sail above the posted number in four of its six home games this season. In my opinion, when taking into account all of the above situational, motivational and trend based factors, all signs do indeed point to the OVER as the sharp move here.