As the NFL Playoffs divisional round approaches in the second weekend of January, there are four games that promise to be another great weekend of action in the NFL.
The final game in the Divisional Round comes Sunday night, as the Seattle Seahawks travel to Green Bay to take on the Packers. Currently the Packers are 7/1 odds to win the Super Bowl, while the Seahawks are 12/1.
- Where: Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin
- When: Sunday, January 11th, 6:40 PM EST
- TV: FOX
- Odds: Packers -4, O/U 46.5
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Packers Favored By 4 Over Seahawks
As of Tuesday afternoon, the Packers are currently -4 on DraftKings Sportsbook. That means the Seahawks are +4. Both prices are -110. This is the closest spread of the weekend, leading to what is hopefully a terrific game to watch.
After Seattle’s win in Philadelphia, there will be some money that comes in on them to win again on the road. But, keep in mind just exactly who Seattle beat in a close game.
The Eagles finished the game with Josh McCown, Boston Scott, Greg Ward, Robert Davis, and Dallas Goedert with Ertz/Sanders playing hurt and only 3/5 of their offensive line. That’s just on offense.
The Seahawks do not possess a super-talented roster so the Packers -4 may be the value play here.
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Over-Under Total 46.5 Points
The opening total for Seahawks/Packers sits at 46.5 on DraftKings Sportsbook, with a -110 price on both sides.
46.5 points is about average for an NFL total. With a battle between two elite quarterbacks in Aaron Rodgers and Russell Wilson, it will be interesting to see how the game shapes up.
The Packers and Seahawks have a clear want to run the football, but the passing game will be what wins this game and what brings it above or below 46.5 points. Keep in mind it will be a very cold night in Lambeau Field.
Seahawks +170 Moneyline
The fourth game of the weekend possesses the closest moneylines for bettors, as the Seahawks are +170 underdogs and the Packers are -195 favorites.
With the other three games having moneylines over 200 or more, the closest game of the weekend is the final scheduled game of the weekend.
A +170 line means a $27 payout on a $10 bet, which is solid value for Seattle if you believe the Seahawks will win. A $10 bet on the home favorite Packers nets you $15.20 in payout, a profit of just $5.20.
The best bet for Packers ML bettors is to buy down the -4 to -2.5, unless that price is more than -195 (current ML), or just betting -4 (-110).
Seahawks vs. Packers Playoff Prediction
This is quite likely to be the closest game of the weekend, per the spread.
With that being said, the Packers have a clear edge in almost every facet of the game over Seattle. In addition, they are healthier, better rested, and have had longer preparation times than their opponent. Not to mention, the Packers at home is always a tough ask for opposing teams.
With how Seattle struggled to score and even stop Josh McCown from moving the football, it is hard to imagine them doing the same to a far more talented Packers team.
Green Bay Packers – 27
Seattle Seahawks – 16
With the current lines, this means the Packers -4 and under 46.5.