This evening at 8:15 PM on Amazon Prime, two NFC West rivals will clash, with one of them possessing a chance to secure the division title with a win.
The San Francisco 49ers vs. Seattle Seahawks is always a marquee matchup in the NFL deserving of prime-time attention. What’s not the norm is someone other than Jimmy Garoppolo or Russell Wilson lining up under center.
Tonight, journeyman Geno Smith will attempt to continue his amazing comeback season with the Seahawks by beating the 49ers and pulling the series to a 1-1 tie on the year.
San Francisco is down to their third-string QB in 2022-23, with second-year Brock Purdy hoping to lead the 49ers into the postseason.
The following odds for NFL betting on Thursday Night Football give San Francisco an edge on the road, implying that Purdy will continue to perform above expectations.
San Francisco 49ers vs. Seattle Seahawks Betting Line
- 49ers Point Spread: -3.5
- 49ers Moneyline: -175
- Seahawks Point Spread: +3.5
- Seahawks Moneyline: +150
- Over/Under: 43.0
Seattle had been hot until lately, compiling a 1-3 record over their past four games.
All was thought to be lost for the 49ers when Jimmy Garoppolo went down for the season with an ankle injury against the Miami Dolphins two weeks ago, but now hopes are riding on Brock Purdy as he’s shown plenty of potential in the passing game.
49ers' rookie QB Brock Purdy, listed as questionable for tonight due to oblique and rib injuries, is expected to start vs. the Seahawks, per league sources.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 15, 2022
This evening, San Fran is one win away from clinching the NFC West and a precious top-four NFC Playoff seed.
NFC West Standings
- San Francisco 49ers 9-4
- Seattle Seahawks 7-6
- Arizona Cardinals 4-9
- Los Angeles Rams 4-9
Odds for betting on the NFL Playoffs suggest that the 49ers are an overwhelming favorite to win the NFC West, whether tonight or later on during the 2022-23 season.
NFC West Futures
- San Francisco 49ers -2500
- Seattle Seahawks +1400
San Francisco’s -2500 odds to win their division translates to a 96% likelihood of success. Wagers of $25 will be required for betting on the San Fransico 49ers just to net a dollar in profit on the above NFL Playoff prop.
Alternatively, now may be NFL gamblers’ last chance to get in on the +1400 moneyline odds for Seattle to win the NFC West. Their path to a division crown would have to begin with a win tonight, and if they do, their playoff odds will become less profitable.
All hope is not lost for the Seahawks this season. Seattle will remain alive in the playoff hunt even if they lose tonight, and they are still relevant in the current Super Bowl futures.
Super Bowl Odds To Win
- Buffalo Bills +350
- Philadelphia Eagles +450
- Kansas City Chiefs +500
- Dallas Cowboys +800
- San Francisco 49ers +800
- Cincinnati Bengals +900
- Miami Dolphins +2000
- Baltimore Ravens +2200
- Minnesota Vikings +2200
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers +3000
- Los Angeles Chargers +4000
- Tennessee Titans +6000
- Seattle Seahawks +7000
Although they may look hopelessly low on the list of Super Bowl contenders, they’re actually the 6th franchise listed in the NFC, implying they’ll earn a wild card seed between 5 and 8.
Although the 49ers are listed 3rd among all NFC teams in the Super Bowl 57 odds, they’d finish as the number 2 seed if the above NFL prop bet is correct because the Philadelphia Eagles and Dallas Cowboys are in the same division.
Thursday Night Football Betting Odds – Bovada Sportsbook
Source – NFL.com