San Francisco 49ers rookie wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk had six receptions for 115 yards in last week’s win over the New England Patriots. Photo from @49ers (Twitter).
- The San Francisco 49ers visit the Seattle Seahawks at 4:25pm ET in a game matching NFC West rivals
- The 49ers will be missing two key running backs as Raheem Mostert and Jeff Wilson Jr. both have ankle injuries
- Read below for some of our favorite prop bets in this NFC West showdown
The high-scoring Seattle Seahawks – who also give up a lot of points – host the San Francisco 49ers at 4:25pm ET Sunday in what should be an interesting matchup between NFC West teams at Quest Field.
Both teams have injury issues at running back.
San Francisco (4-3) will be without Jeff Wilson Jr. (ankle). In last week’s 33-6 rout of the New England Patriots, Wilson filled in admirably for the injured Raheem Mostert (ankle), rushing for 112 yards and three touchdowns.
Rookie Deejay Dallas is the only Seahawks’ running back certain to play. Carlos Hyde (hamstring) is listed as doubtful for Seattle (5-1) while Chris Carson (foot) and Travis Homer (knee) are questionable.
Thus, no props have been posted for any running backs on either team.
The Seahawks are a 2.5-point favorite and the over/under is 53.5.
49ers vs Seahawks Player Props
|Quarterback||Completions||Passing Yards||Passing TDs|
|Jimmy Garoppolo (SF)||23.5 (O -117 | U -105)||260.5 (O -110 | U -110)||1.5 (O -128 | U +100)|
|Russell Wilson (SEA)||26.5 (O +112 | U -139)||295.5 (O -110) | U -110)||2.5 (O +142 | U -284)|
|Wide Receivers + Tight Ends||Receptions||Receiving Yards||Longest Reception|
|Tyler Lockett (SEA)||4.5 (O +112 | U -139)||72.5 (O -112 | U -112)||24.5 (O -110 | U -112)|
|DK Metcalf (SEA)||5.5 (O +131 | U -165)||73.5 (O -112 | U -112)||25.5 (O -110 | U -112)|
|Will Dissly (SEA)||N/A||19.5 (Ov-112 | U -112)||N/A|
|David Moore (SEA)||N/A||27.5 (O -112 | U -112)||14.5 (O -115 | U -106)|
|Greg Olsen (SEA)||2.5 (O -152 | U +122)||25.5 (O +100 | U -128)||N/A|
|Kendrick Bourne (SF)||3.5 (O +115 | U -143)||39.5 (O -112 | U -112)||N/A|
|George Kittle (SF)||6.5 (O +115 | U -143)||70.5 (O -112 | U -112)||N/A|
|Brandon Aiyuk (SF)||4.5 (O +128 | U -159)||53.5 (O -125 | U +102)||N/A|
Odds taken Oct. 31 from FanDuel, DraftKings and FOXBet
Prop #1: Brandon Aiyuk Over 4.5 Receptions
The 49ers will also be without top wide receiver Deebo Samuel (hamstring). That may not be such a big factor against Seattle’s pass defense, which is the last in NFL, surrendering 368.7 yards a game.
The Seahawks will be missing cornerback Shaquill Griffin (concussion). Nickel corner Ugo Amadi (hamstring) is doubtful and safety Jamal Adams (groin/illness) is questionable.
Joe please play shutdown coverage for the Seahawks secondary https://t.co/H8RcygiT9R
— 🎃Nick 👻 (@seahawksnerd75) October 30, 2020
So even though 61% of San Francisco’s offensive plays have been runs in the last two weeks, look for quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo to air things out.
That could mean a big day for rookie wide receiver Brandon Aiyuik. He had a breakout game against the Patriots with six receptions for 115 yards.
Both figures were season highs for the first-round draft pick from Arizona State.
Pick: Brandon Aiyuk over 4.5 receptions (+128), 1.0 unit
Prop #2: Russell Wilson Over 2.5 TD Passes
San Francisco’s defense was outstanding in back-to-back wins over the Los Angeles Rams and Patriots. The 49ers allowed a combined 22 points and had five interceptions.
However, the 49ers will have their hands full with Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, the favorite to win NFL MVP. Wilson’s 115.9 passer rating tops the NFL as he has completed 71.8% of his attempts for 1,582 yards and 17 touchdowns.
Wilson might be up for some trickery on Halloween weekend.
Getting 𝓽𝓻𝓲𝓬𝓴𝔂, just in time for Halloween. 😉
Check out some of our favorite trick plays from the past, including this 33-yard flea-flicker touchdown pass to Malik Turner vs. the Eagles in 2019.
Watch more Seahawks highlights on NFL Game Pass: https://t.co/gcl1XKzIik pic.twitter.com/dhCs6dbUYT
— Seattle Seahawks (@Seahawks) October 30, 2020
Though Wilson threw three of his six interceptions this season in last week’s 37-34 OT loss to the Arizona Cardinals, he still put on quite a performance. He finished with a season-high 388 passing yards and added 84 more on the ground.
It is instructive to note that Wilson has thrown at least three touchdown passes in five of six games this season. He also has a 31-8 career record following a loss in his career.
Pick: Russell Wilson over 2.5 TD passes (+142), 1.0 unit
49ers vs Seahawks Scoring Props
|Player||Odds to Score 1st TD||Odds to Score Any TD|
|Tyler Lockett (SEA)||+650||-110|
|George Kittle (SF)||+700||-105|
|DK Metcalf (SEA)||+700||-105|
|Brandon Aiyuk (SF)||+900||+130|
|Jerick McKinnon (SF)||+900||+135|
|Carlos Hyde (SEA)||+950||+145|
|Chris Carson (SEA)||+950||+145|
|Travis Homer (SEA)||+950||+145|
|JaMycal Hasty (SF)||+1000||+135|
|Tevin Coleman (SF)||+1000||+135|
Prop #3: Jerick McKinnon Scores First Touchdown
These teams are meeting for the first time since the final game of the 2019 regular season when the 49ers won a 26-21 thriller in Seattle to capture the division title.
It came down to the last play.
The difference between the 1st and 5th seed, Greenlaw’s stop against Jacob Hollister and Seattle will never get old. | #49ers pic.twitter.com/64zzbB5dku
— OurSF49ers (@OurSf49ers) April 30, 2020
The 49ers’ touchdowns in that game came from Mostert (two) and Samuel (one). Neither will play this time.
Wilson threw two touchdown passes, one each to Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf. Marshawn Lynch had the other Seahawks’ other TD before moving on to SBD.
Let’s look for a value play and go with 49ers running back Jerick McKinnon to score the first touchdown, particularly with San Francisco missing two running backs.
McKinnon has four touchdowns on 61 touches after sitting out the two previous seasons because of a severe knee injury.
Pick: Jerick McKinnon to score 1st TD (+900), 1.0 unit
John Perrotto has been covering and writing about sports for various outlets for over 40 years. His work has appeared in the likes of USA TODAY, ESPN.com, SI.com, Forbes.com, The Associated Press, Baseball Digest, and more. John is based out of Beaver Falls, PA.