2014 NFC Championship, San Francisco 49ers vs. Seattle Seahawks: Betting odds, prediction, preview

The computer picks Seattle to win the NFC Championship Game but not to cover the point spread against San Francisco. See the prediction, trends and current odds. SB Nation 2014 NFL Playoff Coverage

The San Francisco 49ers are 8-0 SU and 5-2-1 ATS over their last eight games and will try to carry that momentum into one of the toughest buildings in the league to play in Sunday visiting the Seattle Seahawks.

Seattle is a 3.5-point favorite at home on the NFC Championship Game odds menu at most shops monitored by Odds Shark. That won't be enough to cover the spread if the computer prediction of a 30-27 final proves correct.

Fueled by two impressive goal line stands in the first half, the San Francisco 49ers held the Carolina Panthers to just 10 points in a 23-10 win on Sunday. Colin Kaepernick's record as a starter in the postseason improved to 4-1 SU and 3-1-1 ATS with the win as Kaepernick passed for one touchdown and rushed for another while avoiding any turnovers in the process.

San Francisco is 7-4 SU and 7-3-1 ATS in its last 11 games as the betting underdog so they come into this game baring their teeth. However, the Seahawks have won six straight playoff home games and they ar 8-2 ATS in their past 10 home games against San Francisco.

The Seattle Seahawks followed up their 34-7 regular season blowout over the New Orleans Saints with another dominating performance on defense in a 23-15 win on Saturday. The final score and statistics looked a lot better for the Saints thanks to 15 fourth quarter points, but the Seahawks were in complete control from the start with a 16-0 lead heading into the final 15 minutes.

Seattle's offense has been a bit stagnant of late averaging just 20 points per game over the last five games, but part of that stems from conservative play calling down the stretch as the team trusts its defense to hold on to leads.

Seattle is 5-0 ATS in its last five games against San Francisco, but the 49ers own the SU edge 3-2 over that stretch. Each of the last two games between these NFC West rivals in Seattle were blowouts in the Seahawks' favor as Seattle won 42-13 in Seattle last year and 29-3 at home this year.

Four of the last five games in this series have gone UNDER the total.

PFT Commenter

With a 16-1 SU and 12-5 ATS record over their last 17 home games, the Seattle Seahawks are one of the league's best teams at home. But San Francisco is 7-1 SU and 6-0-2 ATS in eight road games since the loss in Seattle back in September.

This should be a great rivalry game between two outstanding defensive teams. The line was holding steady at -3.5 at 5Dimes.eu and other shops.

In early betting, the Niners were getting about 59 percent of the wagering volume according to the NFL consensus betting data at Odds Shark.

Computer Prediction: 30-27 Seattle

NFC Championship Game betting trends:

Niners have won three straight playoff road games

Seahawks won six straight playoff home games

Seahawks have played five straight UNDERs when favored

Seahawks are 21-3 SU past 24 games as favorites

UNDER is 6-1 past seven Seahawks games vs. NFC West foes

49ers won five straight vs. NFC West foes (4-1 ATS)

Seattle is 8-2 ATS past 10 at home to San Francisco

49ers are 7-3-1 ATS past 11 times as an underdog

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