Week 15 NFL Against the Spread Expert Picks: San Francisco 49ers @ Seattle Seahawks

Pickwatch is about more than just listing picks – in our weekly matchup breakdowns we rank experts by their against the spread accuracy, highlight those who pick just these two teams best, and show you how hard it has been on average to predict them at home and on the road.

Kick off: Sunday 4:25pm
Venue: CenturyLink Field, Seattle
TV:
Line: SEA -9.5
Seahawks Home vs Spread: 3-4 (Streak W2)
49ers Road vs Spread: 4-3 (Streak L1)

KEY:
Overall: The expert’s overall correct pick % ¬†picking this team’s games vs the closing spread
Home: The expert’s correct pick % picking only this team’s home games vs the closing spread
Road: The expert’s correct pick % picking only this team’s road games vs the closing spread
GREEN: The expert(s) with the best combined correct pick percentage when picking the road team on the road, and the home team at home

San Francisco 49ers  SF @ Seattle Seahawks  SEA
Rank Expert Affiliation Overall Home Road Pick Rank Expert Affiliation Overall Home Road Pick
1 Bill Simmons Grantland 76% 67% 86% SEA 1 Mario Mergola XNSports/AOL 77% 83% 71% SEA
2 Mario Mergola XNSports/AOL 77% 83% 71% SEA 2 Rainer Sabin DallasNews.com 63% 83% 43% SEA
3 FiveThirtyEight FiveThirtyEight 52% 33% 71% SF 3 Consensus Pick Pickwatch 69% 80% 57% SEA
4 Pete Prisco CBS 44% 17% 71% SF 4 Pickwatch Pickwatch 59% 75% 43% SF
5 Ryan Wilson CBS 44% 17% 71% SEA 5 Kimberley A Martin Newsday 52% 75% 29% SEA
6 Sam Farmer LA Times 44% 17% 71% SEA 6 Ben Volin Boston Globe 69% 67% 71% SEA
7 Pickwatch Pickwatch 55% 50% 60% SF 7 Jamey Eisenberg CBS 69% 67% 71% SEA
8 Christopher Gasper Boston Globe 62% 67% 57% SF 8 Tim Cowlishaw DallasNews.com 62% 67% 57% SF
9 Brandon George DallasNews.com 62% 67% 57% SEA 9 Numberfire Numberfire 62% 67% 57% SF
10 Bob Glauber Newsday 59% 60% 57% SF 10 Frank Schwab Yahoo 62% 67% 57% SF
11 Kevin Sherrington DallasNews.com 54% 50% 57% SF 11 Jim McBride Boston Globe 55% 67% 43% SEA
12 Newy Scruggs DallasNews.com 54% 50% 57% SEA 12 Michael Whitmer Boston Globe 55% 67% 43% SEA
13 Chase Keefer Las Vegas Sun 54% 50% 57% SF 13 Shalise Young Boston Globe 55% 67% 43% SF
14 Teamrankings Teamrankings 54% 50% 57% SF 14 Craig Miller DallasNews.com 55% 67% 43% SEA
15 Kimberley A Martin Newsday 49% 40% 57% SEA 15 David Moore DallasNews.com 55% 67% 43% SF
16 Michael Whitmer Boston Globe 45% 33% 57% SEA 16 Kevin Sherrington DallasNews.com 55% 67% 43% SF
17 David Moore DallasNews.com 45% 33% 57% SF 17 Chase Keefer Las Vegas Sun 55% 67% 43% SF
18 Neil Greenberg Washington Post 45% 33% 57% SEA 18 Neil Greenberg Washington Post 55% 67% 43% SEA
19 Sean Leahy Boston Globe 39% 20% 57% 19 Ryan Wilson CBS 48% 67% 29% SEA
20 Shalise Young Boston Globe 37% 17% 57% SF 20 Brandon George DallasNews.com 48% 67% 29% SEA
21 Jason La Canfora CBS 37% 17% 57% SEA 21 FiveThirtyEight FiveThirtyEight 48% 67% 29% SF
22 John Boell Newsday 37% 17% 57% SEA 22 Josh Katzowitz CBS 61% 50% 71% SF
23 Frank Schwab Yahoo 63% 83% 43% SF 23 Bill Simmons Grantland 54% 50% 57% SEA
24 Jim McBride Boston Globe 46% 50% 43% SEA 24 Teamrankings Teamrankings 54% 50% 57% SF
25 Dave Richard CBS 46% 50% 43% SEA 25 John Breech CBS 46% 50% 43% SF
26 Rick Gosselin DallasNews.com 46% 50% 43% SF 26 Sam Farmer LA Times 46% 50% 43% SEA
27 Tom Rock Newsday 41% 40% 43% SEA 27 John Boell Newsday 46% 50% 43% SEA
28 Will Brinson CBS 38% 33% 43% SEA 28 Walterfootball Walterfootball 46% 50% 43% SEA
29 Rainer Sabin DallasNews.com 38% 33% 43% SEA 29 Sean Leahy Boston Globe 39% 50% 29%
30 Walterfootball Walterfootball 38% 33% 43% SEA 30 Dave Tuley ESPN 39% 50% 29% SF
31 Ben Volin Boston Globe 30% 17% 43% SEA 31 Tom Rock Newsday 39% 50% 29% SEA
32 John Breech CBS 30% 17% 43% SF 32 Vic Tafur SFGate 56% 40% 71% SEA
33 Numberfire Numberfire 30% 17% 43% SF 33 Christopher Gasper Boston Globe 52% 33% 71% SF
34 Consensus Pick Pickwatch 30% 17% 43% SEA 34 Dave Richard CBS 45% 33% 57% SEA
35 Dave Tuley ESPN 54% 75% 33% SF 35 Newy Scruggs DallasNews.com 45% 33% 57% SEA
36 Josh Katzowitz CBS 39% 50% 29% SF 36 Rick Gosselin DallasNews.com 45% 33% 57% SF
37 Vic Tafur SFGate 39% 50% 29% SEA 37 Bob Glauber Newsday 41% 25% 57% SF
38 Jamey Eisenberg CBS 31% 33% 29% SEA 38 Jason La Canfora CBS 30% 17% 43% SEA
39 Dana Larson DallasNews.com 31% 33% 29% SF 39 Pete Prisco CBS 30% 17% 43% SF
40 Tim Cowlishaw DallasNews.com 14% 0% 29% SF 40 Dana Larson DallasNews.com 30% 17% 43% SF
41 Craig Miller DallasNews.com 15% 17% 14% SEA 41 Will Brinson CBS 43% 0% 86% SEA
Average Home Road Average Home Road
45% 39% 50% 52% 54% 49%

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