You may remember the 49ers dominated this division in the past with quarterbacks like Joe Montana and Steve Young. The last decade though the 49ers have struggled and amazing as this sounds to gamblers making an NFL bet, the 49ers have not won the NFC West the last ten years while the other four teams, the Rams, Seahawks and Cardinals have.
San Francisco opens up the 2010 season on the road at Seattle and the 49ers are 3-point road favorites at Sbg global.com with the total at 37. The winner of this game will get a leg up in the NFC West so it is a very important opener. The Seahawks have a new head coach in Pete Carroll but whether they have enough to get past San Francisco is in question.
Hasselbeck vs. Smith – The quarterback matchup in this game is definitely not one to get excited about. Matt Hasselbeck used to be a very good quarterback but that was many years ago. Alex Smith has never been a good quarterback. Both teams believe that this is the year that their quarterbacks have good seasons, but we’ll see.
Betting Trends – The 49ers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. the NFC West. The 49ers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games in September and the 49ers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games in Week 1. If you like San Francisco it also helps that they are 7-3-3 ATS in their last 13 vs. the NFC. The Seahawks are 7-3-1 ATS in their last 11 home games but they are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 vs. the NFC.
Way Under – Who knows if San Francisco or Seattle wins this game? The better bet in NFL wagering online is the total and the numbers and trends point to the under. Neither offense is one to get excited about but both team’s defenses are good. And the trends really point to the under. The under is 6-0 in the 49ers last 6 games overall. The under is 7-0 in the 49ers last 7 vs. the NFC West. The under is 4-1 in the 49ers last 5 road games. The under is 5-1 in the Seahawks last 6 home games. The under is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings and the under is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings in Seattle. Anything can happen but you have to love the under in this game.