Week 15 by the numbers
Aside from the statistics from the field of play, one of the most interesting set of numbers for the San Francisco 49ers’ Week 15 matchup with the Seattle Seahawks comes from Las Vegas.
Last week, the Niners saw significant “reverse line movement” as “sharp” betters pushed the line in San Francisco’s direction throughout the week. After opening as six-point underdogs, the 49ers began the game as just three-point underdogs, before winning the matchup by six points.
This week, we’ve seen similar action at the sportsbooks. Seattle began the week as six-point favorites, but the “sharps” pushed the line down to 3.5 points during the week, per OddShark, despite the vast majority of betters siding with the Seahawks. With the big money coming in on the home team, could we see a repeat upset in Week 15?
As for the numbers on the field, not much has changed for Seattle over the past two weeks. The Seahawks still lead the NFL in rushing — with exactly 2,000 yards on the ground — after adding over 200 yards to their season total in last week’s ugly 21-7 victory over the Minnesota Vikings.
Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson‘s recent statistics equaled out after the QB followed up a four-touchdown performance against the 49ers with just 72 passing yards, an interception and a passer rating of 37.9 against the Vikings. San Francisco hopes the Week 14 version of Wilson, as opposed to the Week 13 version who averaged over 10 yards per pass attempt while recording a quarterback rating of 140.9, shows up in Santa Clara for this afternoon’s NFC West matchup.