San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks will face each other on Sunday afternoon in the NFL 2021 season Week 4. The home side wants to bounce back with a win after losing to the Packers last weekend. The visitors also go to this match after losing in the previous round as they suffered a defeat against Minnesota Vikings in their last game.
San Francisco opened the campaign very well, as they recorded two wins in their first two matches. They were better than the Lions and the Eagles before suffering a defeat last weekend for a 2-1 record. Seattle Seahawks also started the new season with a victory as they beat the Colts on the road, but they failed to two straight losses and a 1-2 record.
San Francisco 49ers – Can they improve in defense?
The Niners suffered a heartbreaking loss in their previous match, as the last-second field goal saw them losing to the Packers 30-28. They are now third in the NFC West with a 2-1 record, and the hosts will look forward to getting back on the winning track this weekend. They had a terrible start against Green Bay, as San Francisco was 17-0 down in the second period, but they managed to get back into the game. The Niners scored 14 points in the last quarter, but that still wasn’t enough to keep the perfect record after the third round.
Jimmy Garoppolo threw for 257 yards in that match, with two touchdowns and an interception, while Trey Sermon rushed for 31 yards with a score. The Niners picked up only 244 yards in the air per game this season, while the rushing offense generated 105 yards per match on average. San Fransisco’s offense has been producing 28.7 points per game, but their defense hasn’t been that tight, allowing 24.7 points per match on average.
Expected Line-Up (Offense): Trey Sermon, Deebo Samuel, Brandon Aiyuk, Mohamed Sanu Sr., Ross Dwelley, Kyle Juszczyk, Trent Williams, Laken Tomlinson, Alex Mack, Daniel Brunskill, Mike McGlinchey
Expected Line-Up (Defense): Arik Armstead, Javon Kinlaw, D.J. Jones, Nick Bosa, Fred Warner, Azeez Al-Shaair, Marcell Harris, Emmanuel Moseley, Jaquiski Tartt, Jimmie Ward, Deommodore Lenoir
Quarter Back: Jimmy Garoppolo
Kicker: Robbie Gould
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Seattle Seahawks – Short Summary
The Seahawks put a very good display against the Colts in the opening round, but they had troubles against the Titans in the next game. They went into overtime and lost 33-30 at the home ground. However, Seattle had a very disappointing performance in the match versus the Vikings last weekend, which culminated with a scoreless second half. They eventually lost 30-17 in a game where both the offense and defense played below any standard. After that defeat, the Seahawks are at the bottom of the NFC West with a 1-2 record.
Russel Wilson had 298 passing yards and a touchdown, while Chris Carson rushed for 80 yards and a score on 12 carries. The Seahawks’ offense threw for 281 yards per match this season, while the rushing offense generated 108 yards per game on average. The average points scored by Seattle’s offense is at a 25 figure, but their defense has allowed 26 points per match this season.
Expected Line-Up (Offense): Chris Carson, DK Metcalf, Tyler Lockett, Freddie Swain, Gerald Everett, Nick Bellore, Duane Brown, Damien Lewis, Kyle Fuller, Gabe Jackson, Jake Curhan
Expected Line-Up (Defense): Rasheem Green, Poona Ford, Al Woods, Carlos Dunlap II, Jordyn Brooks, Bobby Wagner, Darrell Taylor, D.J. Reed, Jamal Addams, Quandre Diggs, Tre Flowers
Quarter Back: Russel Wilson
Kicker: Jason Myers
Expert Pick #1 – San Francisco 49ers -2.5 @-110
Although the hosts go to this match after an unlucky defeat last time, they are still in a better momentum than their rivals. The Seahawks will need to improve a lot if they want to be competitive in this matchup. I believe the Niners will beat their opponents and cover the spread, which is not set too high. Therefore, it’s going to be my first pick.
Expert Pick #2 – Over 51.5 @-110
San Francisco has been pretty good in offense, but they gave away too many points to their rivals. The Seahawks have similar defensive issues, and this game coulg go over a 51.5 margin. I expect an efficient clash, and it’s going to be my second bet.
Expert Pick #3 – 49ers & Over 41.5 @+130
The Niners win, followed by more than 41.5 total points, brings us pretty good odds. It’s worth trying to combine the home victory with a moderate margin on the totals. I find this market offering a good value, and I’ll pick it as my third tip.