Free NFL Picks Today: Seattle Seahawks vs San Francisco 49ers 12/15/22

Free NFL Picks Today: Seattle Seahawks vs San Francisco 49ers 12/15/22
Thu 15th December 2022

The Seattle Seahawks (7-6, 3-3 Home) welcome the San Francisco 49ers (9-4, 3-3 Away), who will be looking to build on their winning run, at Lumen Field on Thursday. The 49ers are 3.5-point favorites, and the total is 43.5.

San Francisco is coming off an impressive 35-7 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Levi’s Stadium on Sunday, their sixth straight victory. Brock Purdy threw for 185 yards and two touchdowns. Christian McCaffrey ran 14 times for 119 yards and a touchdown. He added two receptions for 34 yards and a touchdown.

Brandon Aiyuk caught two passes for 57 yards and a touchdown. Seattle lost 30-24 to the Carolina Panthers at Lumen Field on Sunday. Geno Smith was 21 of 36 for 264 yards, three touchdowns, and two interceptions. Travis Homer carried nine times for 26 yards. Marquise Goodwin scored once. He had five receptions for 95 yards.


The 49ers won the first meeting between the teams this season, a 27-7 victory in September. Jimmy Garoppolo threw one touchdown for San Francisco.


The 49ers are averaging 24.4 points per game for the season, eighth in the NFL, and they are facing a Seahawks defense that has surrendered 25.7 PPG (30th). Meanwhile, Seattle has scored 26.3 points a game this season, sixth in the league, and San Francisco is allowing 15.2 PPG (1st).

The 49ers rank 17th in the league in passing yards per game (241.2) and ninth in rushing (130.6). They have an advantageous matchup on the ground, as the Seahawks are 31st in the league in rushing yards allowed per game (160.5).

Against the pass, Seattle is 19th (235.6).Seattle is eighth in the league in passing yards per game (264.1) and 21st in rushing (111.1). San Francisco’s defense has proven stout on the ground, as the 49ers are No. 1 in the league in rushing yards allowed per game (75.1). Against the pass, the 49ers are 18th (230.4).


Through 11 games, Jimmy Garoppolo has thrown for 16 touchdowns (4 INT) and 221.5 yards per game to lead San Francisco in passing. In five away games this season, he has 11 TDs (3 INT) and an average of 244.6 yards passing. Jeff Wilson Jr. leads the team in rushing with an average of 58.5 yards a game over eight games. He has two touchdowns on the ground.

Brandon Aiyuk is the 49ers’ leading receiver with 58.1 yards a game and seven TDs. Geno Smith has 25 passing touchdowns (8 INT) with 264.1 yards per game through 13 games to lead Seattle. In six home games this season, he has thrown for 11 TDs (4 INT) and an average of 253.5 yards.

Kenneth Walker III has been the home team’s leading performer on the ground, averaging 59.0 yards a game through 11 games. He has nine touchdowns. Tyler Lockett has been a key target in the Seahawks’ passing game. He has eight touchdowns and a 68.9 yard per game average through 13 appearances. Tyler Lockett is averaging 7.6 targets per game (5.5 receptions).

SportsTips’ NFL Pick:

SF 49ers (-190)

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