Week 17 NFL Free Picks: Seattle At San Francisco

Posted by Henry Watkins on Friday,December 30, 2016 4:47, EDT in

The conference playoff match-ups are beginning to take shape, but we are going to need one more week of football to decide who plays who, and where. One team that needs a win to avoid having to play on Wild Card Weekend are the Seattle Seahawks. This is a team that looked like a lock for the number 2 seed in the NFC a couple of weeks back, but who have faltered coming down the stretch. Not only do they need to pick up the win in San Francisco on Sunday afternoon, they also have to hope that the Atlanta Falcons somehow manage to trip up against the New Orleans Saints. The San Francisco 49ers are a team in total disarray right now, and it looks as though they are going to have to blow things up and start from scratch in the offseason, as there is very little to like about this team as it currently is. The Seahawks will make the trip to the bay as a 9.5-point betting odds favorite.

Here’s A Closer Look At The Week 17 NFL Free Picks: Seahawks At 49ers

When: Sunday January 1 at 4:25 PM EST
Where: Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara
TV: FOX
Radio: KPIX and KSAN
Live Stream: FOX Sports GO
NFL Odds: TBA

 

 

Why bet on the Seattle Seahawks

The Seahawks have stumbled a little coming down the stretch, and have now lost 2 of their last 3 games. To make matters even worse, their treatment room is starting to fill up, with WR Tyler Lockett the latest to go down with a season ending injury. This is the time of the season when you want to be getting on a roll, but there are more questions than answers surrounding this team at the moment. The Seattle Seahawks have always been better at home, but their woes on the road this season are worse than normal, and they have now lost their last two road games. This is not a team built to blow out the opposition, as witnessed by their 7-7 ATS record this year.

Why bet on the San Francisco 49ers

The 49ers finally picked up their second win of the season last week with a 22-21 win over the Rams, but given how the LA squad has played this year, that really isn’t much to write home about. San Francisco are weak in just about every position, and the job of getting this franchise back to former glory’s is going to be a long, frustrating one. This team is just 27th in scoring this season, and is dead last in the league in points allowed per game. They are just 3-11 ATS, and even more alarmingly, they are just 1-6 ATS in home games. There is very little to like about this 49ers team, and I need to say that the spread for this one looks a little small.

 

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Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

It was a 38-17 win for the Seahawks when these two teams met earlier in the season, and while Seattle have injuries to contend with, they should still be way too strong for the 49ers.

Seattle Seahawks 27 San Francisco 49ers 10