Covers Experts' football forecast: 49ers at Seahawks Week 2

May 22, 2013 |
Odds are out for the biggest and best games of the upcoming NFL season. Covers Expert Sean Murphy gives you his insight into some of these marquee matchups and predicts where the odds could move before kickoff.

NFL Week 2: San Francisco 49ers at Seattle Seahawks (-2.5)

Past history: San Francisco 4-2 SU, 3-3 ATS, 3-2-1 O/U since 2010

Early look at the 49ers: Expectations are sky high in San Francisco after the 49ers fell short in Super Bowl XLVII. Their season win total has been set at 11.5 games following a 2012 campaign that saw them win 11 games. This marks the second in a tough three-game opening slate that will also see the 49ers face the Green Bay Packers and the Indianapolis Colts.

Early look at the Seahawks: Seattle made a big splash thanks to a monster season from rookie QB Russell Wilson last year and with its core remaining intact, fans in the Pacific Northwest are counting on a return trip to the playoffs. Oddsmakers seem to be on board as well, calling for the Seahawks to win 10.5 games – the second-highest posted win total in the NFC.

Where this line will move:
With this being a primetime game on Sunday Night Football, there’s a good chance we’ll see money flood in on the short home favorite. Of course, if the number climbs to -3, the 49ers will garner considerable support. That’s especially true if they enter this contest off a convincing win over the Green Packers in Week 1

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