Seattle Seahawks vs Green Bay Packers
Sunday, 01/12/2020 at 06:20pm Eastern
The NFL playoffs continue this weekend, with two games Saturday, and 2 games on Sunday. The final game of the weekend will be between the host Green Bay Packers taking on the Seattle Seahawks. Green Bay is a 4 point favorite, and the over/under is 46.5 points. Seattle is +175 with the money line, and the Packers are -200. According to the ESPN match-up Predictor, Green Bay has a 66.3% chance of winning this game. Green Bay Packers quietly put together a 13-3 season this year, earning them a first round bye. They were kind of over shadowed by teams like San Francisco, Baltimore, New Orleans, and Kansas City all year long. They enter the playoffs on a 5 game winning streak, their last loss coming on the road against San Francisco back in November, when they lost 37-8. Seattle is coming in with a 12-5 record, and are winners of 7 of their past 10 games. Since 2004, this will be the 4th time these teams play each other; 3 of those times being in Green Bay.
Green Bay Packers enter the playoffs with a 7-1 record-against the spread-against teams that have a winning record. The Packers have won 8 in a row against the Seahawks in Lambeau Field. But Seattle has a lot of success on the road. So far this season, including the playoff win, they are 8-1 on the road. Regardless of who wins, I see this game going over. The wild-card games were all low-scoring, and I think this weekend we are due for some offensive outbursts. Green Bay QB Aaron Rodgers finished with over 4,000 passing yards and 26 TDs, and only 4 picks. Seattle QB Russell Wilson tossed for over 4,100 yards and 31 TDs, with only 5 picks. Plus, Seattle has their star Rb Marshawn Lynch back just in time for the playoffs, after coming out of retirement. He scored TD in the season finale against the 49ers, as well as the playoff win last week at Philadelphia, and Coach Pete Carroll said to look for him to get even more playing time in this game. I look for Seattle to score more than the 19.6 points that Green Bay allows on average, and while I don't think Seattle wins, I do see them winning against the spread.
Published on January 07, 2019 by Joey G.