It’s looking more and more as if the Seahawks will indeed be underdogs on Sunday when they play the 49ers in San Francisco.
The VegasInsider.com lines all show the 49ers as 2.5-3-point favorites over the Seattle, and they have essentially remain unchanged since being posted over the weekend, despite the Seahawks’ dominating win over the Saints Monday night.
Obviously, the 49ers remain a good team and are at home. Teams also often historically struggle when going on the road the week after playing on Monday Night, which likely plays into the line.
Recall that lines are also essentially designed to try to get bettors to bet evenly on each team, thereby assuring that Vegas wins. So far, this line appears to be doing just that:
Seahawks +2.5 dogs at 49ers after impressive MNF performance. Bettors evenly split so far with 50% of the action on each side
— Sportsbook.com ® (@Sportsbook_com) December 4, 2013
If the spread holds, it will be the first time this season that Seattle has been an underdog, and likely could be the only time
On to some other links this morning. …
— Russell Wilson was named the NFL Offensive Player of the Week:
— Paul Allen (@PaulGAllen) December 4, 2013
— Jayson Jenks explains how a healthier offensive line has helped the Seattle offense;
— ESPN.com’s Terry Blount says nothing can slow down the Seahawks;
— ESPN ranks the Seahawks No. 1 this week;
— Seahawks also atop the AP’s rankings;
— USA Today’s Jarrett Bell says Wilson’s mind is catching up to his athleticism;
— Blount speculates on Wilson’s MVP chances;
— All the ads on Fox’s Super Bowl broadcast are already sold out;
— Here’s more on the issues the Saints had getting out of Seattle;
— NOLA.com with some more reaction to Monday night’s game;
— Vernon Davis says the Seahawks and 49ers don’t like each other;
— 49ers.com with an early preview of the game;
— San Jose Mercury News columnist Mark Purdy says the 49ers will have something to prove against the Seahawks;
— The 49ers could have some offensive line issues against the Seahawks.