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Coming into this season, it was all but assumed that the San Francisco 49ers would cruise to the NFC West division title. But after six weeks, there is a three-way tie at the top, and the NFC West now appears to be one of the most competitive divisions in the NFL. On Thursday night, the 49ers will match up with the Seattle Seahawks, with the winner getting a big division win coming into the midway point of the year.
Both the Seahawks and 49ers enter this game with 4-2 records but are coming off of very different performances in Week 6.
For Seattle, it was a big win at home over the New England Patriots. Seattle is definitely one of the toughest places in the NFL to play, as was put on display by the poor showing from the Patriots. Unfortunately for the Seahawks though, they go on the road in this one.
For San Francisco, it was an inept performance on the offensive side of the ball in a 26-3 loss at home to the New York Giants. The Giants came in and flat out dominated them, really on both sides of the ball.
So how do the odds stack up in this one?
Playing at home, it’s the 49ers who get the edge over the Seahawks on Thursday Night Football Betting Odds available at Bovada Sportsbook. San Francisco has been set as a touchdown favorite over Seattle to pull ahead of the Seahawks i the division by one game. To cover the seven points, the 49ers will need to win by at least eight points, with a win by six points or less giving the win against the spread to the Seahawks. Exactly seven points and it’s a push.
Both Seattle and San Francisco sport identical straight up record and records against the spread at 4-2. So each has had success for bettors when it comes to covering points.
This has all of the makings to be a tough defensive battle, with the Seahawks really needing another stout performance on that side of the ball. If they can create some turnovers by Alex Smith and the 49ers offense, then don’t be surprised to see Seattle go into Candlestick and come out with a win.
The 49ers and Seahawks kick off at 8:20 pm ET on Thursday night, with coverage on the NFL Network.