The Seattle Seahawks are optimistic about Geno Smith’s availability for their upcoming Thursday Night Football game against the resurgent San Francisco 49ers. Smith suffered a contusion on the tendon near the bottom of his triceps in the Seahawks’ 17-16 loss to the Los Angeles Rams last week. He was hit by Aaron Donald while throwing, forcing him to miss that series and the next two possessions before returning for the final series.
As of Wednesday, Smith is listed as limited. OC Shane Waldron said Smith should be fine to face the 49ers, but the team would look to monitor him in the coming days. “He looked good. Yeah, he’s working his way back in. He’s limited and we’ll see where we’re at come game time,” he said.
49ers vs. Seahawks odds have remained steady since late Sunday into Monday when sportsbooks posted or updated odds for the Thanksgiving matchup. The 49ers are a steady full-touchdown favorite at -7 at sportsbooks and trending upward as kickoff approaches. Here are live odds from top sports betting apps:
What Pete Carroll Said About Geno Smith’s Injury
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said on his weekly radio show that he expects Geno Smith to be available. “They’re taking a look at it, but they pretty much know what’s going on there. It’s just how soon it settles down. Like I said, it’s a good sign that he’s functional, so that’s not the issue. It’s just how sore he is. He’ll make it back,” Carroll said.
“It’s just a matter of how sore he is and if we can maintain keeping the swelling down so that he has the freedom to throw,” Carroll said. “He looked great when he went back out there. He’s more sore today than he was, but we’ve got a couple days. We really think that he’s got a great chance to make it back.”
Odds Impact for 49ers-Seahawks Game
Smith is especially important for the Seahawks, considering they will be up against the best defensive team in the league in the 49ers, who have conceded an average of just 15 points per game. His absence will undoubtedly have an impact on the betting odds. Smith has thrown for 2,404 yards, with 12 touchdowns and seven interceptions, with a completion rate of 65.3%.
Injuries will significantly impact the betting odds, as both teams will be without a few key starters. The 49ers have six players on the injury list, including wide receiver Ray-Ray McCloud, who is out with a rib injury, while a shoulder injury to cornerback Shemar Jean-Charles has kept him sidelined. Defensive tackle Javon Hargrave will also miss the game due to a thumb injury. Starting running back Kenneth Walker III has an oblique issue, and his participation is also doubtful.
The recent head-to-head record favors the 49ers, who have won four out of the last five games against the Seahawks. In those five games, the 49ers have outscored the Seahawks by 48 points.
The 49ers have posted five wins against the spread in their ten games this season. Additionally, the 49ers are 2-4 ATS while playing as 7-point favorites. In this game, the bookmakers will mark the 49ers as favorites with odds of -310 (with a 75.6% chance of winning). That leaves the Seahawks with underdog odds of +250. Watch for line movement if the Seahawks confirm Smith’s availability.