Seahawks vs. 49ers: Week 7 Thursday Picks

NFL Picks

Here are Will and Derek’s picks for the Week 7 Thursday night game. Picks for the remainder of the games will run on Friday.

(Home team in caps. Line per consensus.)

Seattle (-6.5) vs. SANTA CLARA

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Seahawks by 50.

Will: I love everything about your pick. This game is tricky. I can certainly envision a scenario in which the Seahawks take the field with flames shooting out of their asses and win by, well, 50. But all those blown leads give me pause. Suppose Seattle is up by 14 in the fourth quarter, only for Colin Kaepernick to lead the Niners to a touchdown. Won’t the stadium get nervous? Won’t the players feel the pressure? Won’t Pete Carroll chew his gum that much harder? Won’t they worry that their mystique is gone, especially if they surrender a lead to their chief rivals? Won’t they worry that the betting public will lose faith in them if they fall to 1-4 on the season as favorites?

Eh, they might. But I’m not about to pick Colin Kaepernick, even with all them points at home. Seahawks by less than 50.

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