2013 Free Week 14 NFL Football Picks – Seahawks at 49ers

Date and Time: Sunday, December 8th, 2013, 4:25 pm EST on FOX
Game Line: San Francisco -2.5 (from JustBet)
Over/Under: 41
Sunday Seahawks/49ers NFL game analysis: The 11-1 Seattle Seahawks and 8-4 San Francisco 49ers meet on Sunday in an NFC West clash.

Seattle looked nothing short of unstoppable as they dominated New Orleans last Monday night winning 34-7. They now have to regroup and go on the road to meet one of their division rivals that they met in week 2, winning 29-3. Seattle’s offense is well balanced, averaging 218 yards through the air and 146 yards on the ground per game. Russell Wilson is having an exceptional season, and has been thrown into the MVP talk. Wilson has completed 64.9% of his passes for 2672 yards with 22 touchdowns and 6 interceptions, and has a quarterback rating of 108.5. Marshawn Lynch is one of the better running backs in the league, and has rushed for 970 yards with 9 touchdowns and is averaging 4.3 yards per carry. Wilson has plenty of capable receivers, in Golden Tate (46 rec 645 yds), Doug Baldwin (40 rec 663 yds). Seattle currently boasts the league’s best defense, allowing 177.3 yards per game through the air and 107.2 yards rushing. They are first in the league in takeaways with 27, and can rush the passer as they’ve registered 34 sacks on the year.

San Francisco currently sits at 8-4 and holds the #6 seed for the playoffs. This isn’t the same 49er team that faced Seattle in week 2. Back for the offense are Mario Manningham and Michael Crabtree. Crabtree made his return last week in a 23-13 win over St. Louis, with 2 receptions for 68 yards. One of his receptions was for 60 yards. That was the second longest passing play this season for the Niners. Colin Kaepernick looked very effective last week with a full arsenal of weapons against a solid Rams defense. Kaepernick was 19 for 28 with 275 yards which was his highest passing total since week 1. Frank Gore leads a potent rushing attack that is 7th in the league averaging 130.8 yards per game. The defense continues to play at a high level. The 49ers are ranked 4th in the league in total defense, allowing only 206 yards passing and 105.5 yards rushing per game.

Do not put any stock into the previous matchup, because this one will be a lot more competitive. In the previous matchup, Seattle corner Richard Sherman took 49er wide receiver Anquan Boldin out of the game, which led Colin Kaepernick to make mistakes. San Francisco now has a much more complete offense, with Crabtree and Manningham in the mix. Seattle will again be without corners Walter Thurmond (suspension) and Brandon Browner (groin). San Francisco’s defense will be up the task this week of limiting Marshawn Lynch, and should do enough to cause Russell Wilson some problems. Seattle currently has a 2 game lead for the #1 seed and has already clinched a playoff berth and might be feeling a little overconfident. San Francisco has a 1 game lead for the final wildcard sport and can’t afford another loss. I expect a focused effort from the 49ers on Sunday, and with the home crowd behind them and their offense starting to click, I see them getting the win here.

Seattle Seahawks vs. San Francisco 49ers Free NFL Pick: San Francisco -2.5 Under 41
Seattle Seahawks vs. San Francisco 49ers Game Prediction: San Francisco 21 Seattle 17

 

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Chad A. Dawkins is not only an avid sports betting blogger and writer, but he is also a truly dedicated sports handicapper. As a very passionate sports fanatic since childhood, he’s a spirited sports handicapper of the purest form. He not only picks winners by putting in hours of time on all sports; football, basketball, & baseball handicapping. Chad truely enjoys the daily capping grind. He utilizes his love of numbers, the basic betting trends and other raw data to draw up winners. His daily capping involves combining statistics, betting systems, and public perception. He then ties all of this information with his personal knowledge of the game; which is stemmed from his regular viewing habits. Dawkins uses all the tools available to him to practice different types of situational handicapping and to develop systems. Chad uses all of this to pick winners and find value where the sports betting public doesn’t see it. Recently, Dawkins has been contributing on several top websites. He’s been a long time (5+ year) member and often shares his insights on the Cappersinfo.com forums; whom we would like to thank for recommending Chad to Total Choice Sports Picks. He has a solid understanding of how the daily lines are set by the oddsmakers, what moves the line, influences the public; and just has a solid feel for the betting market in general. For all the said reason, this is a big reason why TC-Sports-Picks is honored to have him as a contribution and future expert.

 

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