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NFL Pick: San Francisco 49ers at Seattle Seahawks

Two NFC West Teams Battle to Earn First Win for 2017

The San Francisco 49ers (0-1) travel to play the Seattle Seahawks (0-1) is a 4:25 p.m. E.T. game. Each team will be trying to secure its first win of the young season. The 49ers lost their initial game of the 2017 season to Carolina 23-3, while the Seahawks were downed by Green Bay 17-9. Seattle is favored by 13.5 points and the over/under is at 41. Here’s our San Francisco plays Seattle 2017 NFL free pick for Sunday, Sep 17.

San Francisco Offense at Seahawks Defense

The 49ers will be looking to score their first touchdown of the season today. Veteran Brian Hoyer will be in the pocket once again. In his first game, he was sacked four times and he tossed one pick. Hoyer stuck to his bread and butter, which is the short pass, which garnered him a completion rate of 68.9 percent. Wideout Pierre Garcon (6 REC, 13.5 AVG, 0 TDs) was Hoyer’s primary target in the first game. In the first game, dual threat, running back Carlos Hyde had 45 yards rushing and 32 in pass catches. He averaged 5.0 YPA and 5.3 YPC.

The Seattle defense performed well against Green Bay. They notched four sacks, one interception, and five passes defended, holding a very fine Packer offense to under 20 points. DE Michael Bennett performed well, as he led the team with 1.5 sacks. DE Nazair Jones has one INT and one PD. LBs K.J. Wright and Bobby Wagner each had nine tackles.

Seattle Offense at 49ers Defense

The Seahawk offense sputtered again a very tough Packer D. They may certainly perform better against a much weaker 49er defense, which allowed 23 points. QB Russell Wilson, who connected on 51.9 percent of his passes and was sacked three times in week one, must do better in this game. He does have some very fine pass catchers, including Doug Baldwin and Paul Richardson. Each had four catches in the Green Bay game with the former averaging 15.8 YPC and the latter 14.8 YPC. Rookie RB Chris Carson could be a wild card today. In his first NFL game, he carried the ball six times and averaged 6.5 YPA.

The 49ers do have a decent secondary that includes safety Jaquiski Tartt. Tartt had one INT, one PD and seven tackles. The team had no sacks, as they struggled to get to the QB. They were also deficient versus the run. Corner Rashard Robinson posted one TFL, one FF, and one fumble recovery.

San Francisco Plays Seattle 2017 NFL Free Pick

The Seahawks will put a much more accomplished defense on the field than the 49ers, and their offense also has more potential than San Francisco’s. We’re going with under 41.0 points today and taking Seattle at -13.5. That’s our San Francisco plays Seattle 2017 NFL free pick

San Francisco Plays Seattle 2017 NFL Free Pick: Seattle at -13.5 and under 41 points.

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Paul has been writing about sports betting and sports for more than a decade, offering picks on the NFL, MLB, NHL, and NBA, as well as on college sports and European football. He's written thousands of season and post-season previews, innumerable articles on sports betting strategies, and various books on sports and sports betting.

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