The NFC champion San Francisco 49ers will attempt to erase the memory of last year’s playoff exit when they host the division-rival Seattle Seahawks on Saturday in a 2023 NFL Super Wild Card Weekend game. San Francisco (13-4) entered the fourth quarter of last season’s NFC Championship Game against the Los Angeles Rams with a 10-point lead but squandered it and suffered a 20-17 defeat. The 49ers enter the 2023 NFL playoffs with a 10-game winning streak and won both regular-season meetings with the Seahawks, outscoring them 48-20. Seattle (9-8) appears to have righted the ship, winning its final two contests after losing five of six.

Kickoff from Levi’s Stadium is set for 4:30 p.m. ET. San Francisco is a nine-point favorite in the latest 49ers vs. Seahawks odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over/under for total points scored is 42. Before locking in any Seahawks vs. 49ers picks, make sure you check out the latest NFL predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s proven projection model.

The model, which simulates every NFL game 10,000 times, is up well over $7,000 for $100 players on top-rated NFL picks since its inception. The model enters the Super Wild Card Weekend in the 2023 NFL playoffs on an incredible 161-113 run on top-rated NFL picks that dates back to the 2017 season. It is also on a 15-6 roll on top-rated NFL picks since Week 7 of this season.

The model ranked in the Top 10 on NFLPickWatch four of the past six years on straight-up NFL picks and beat more than 94% of CBS Sports Football Pick’em players four times during that span. Anyone who has followed it is way up.

Now, the model has set its sights on 49ers vs. Seahawks on Saturday and just locked in its picks and NFL playoff predictions. You can visit SportsLine now to see the picks. Here are the NFL odds and trends for Seahawks vs. 49ers:

  • 49ers vs. Seahawks spread: San Francisco -9
  • 49ers vs. Seahawks over/under: 42 points 
  • 49ers vs. Seahawks money line: San Francisco -500, Seattle +400
  • SF: 49ers are 8-0 against the spread in their last eight games against division rivals 
  • SEA: Seahawks are 1-7 ATS in their last eight games
  • 49ers vs. Seahawks picks: See picks here

Featured Game | San Francisco 49ers vs. Seattle Seahawks

Why the 49ers can cover

San Francisco averaged 138.8 rushing yards during the regular season to rank eighth in the NFL. The 49ers will face a Seattle defense that was 30th against the run with an average of 150.2 yards allowed. Christian McCaffrey excelled against the Seahawks in Week 15, rushing for 108 yards and a touchdown, and has averaged 106.7 yards in three career meetings with the club.

The 49ers now have a viable second option in the backfield in Elijah Mitchell. The 24-year-old was on injured reserve twice this season, but returned from his second stint in Week 18 to make five carries for 55 yards and a pair of touchdowns against Arizona. After being selected in the sixth round of the 2021 NFL Draft, Mitchell ran for 963 yards and five TDs in 11 games during his rookie season. See which team to pick here.

Why the Seahawks can cover

Seattle proved the naysayers wrong after it qualified for the 2023 NFL playoff bracket in its first campaign without Russell Wilson, who was traded to Denver in March after 10 years with the club. Veteran Geno Smith stepped into the starting quarterback role and performed exceptionally, setting numerous single-season franchise passing records and leading the NFL with a 69.8 completion percentage. The 32-year-old was among the league leaders with a 100.9 passer rating (fifth), becoming the first signal-caller to finish in the top five after not being a primary starter for at least the previous five seasons since Erik Kramer in 1995.

Tyler Lockett was a key ingredient in Smith’s success, as he had 84 catches for 1,033 yards and a team-high nine touchdowns. The 30-year-old joined Steve Largent as the only players in Seahawks history to post four consecutive 1,000-yard receiving seasons. Lockett has eight career TD receptions against San Francisco and registered the first of his three 100-yard performances in 2022 versus the 49ers in Week 2 (nine catches, 107 yards). See which team to pick here.

How to make 49ers vs. Seahawks picks

SportsLine’s model is leaning Under the total, calling for 42 points. The model also says one side of the spread hits in well over 50% of simulations. You can only see the model’s picks at SportsLine.

So who wins Seahawks vs. 49ers on Saturday? And which side of the spread hits well over 50% of the time? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Seahawks vs. 49ers spread to pick, all from the advanced model that is up well over $7,000 on its top-rated NFL picks, and find out.

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