Seahawks Are Underdogs in NFL Lines Against Packers This Sunday

Seahawks Are Underdogs in NFL Lines Against Packers This Sunday

Written by on September 8, 2017

We all have a pretty good idea of which teams will be playoff bound once the regular season comes to a close, but there are things that can happen among NFL lines that can derail even the best of teams. The Seattle Seahawks and the Green Bay Packers have been among the best teams in the NFC over the past few seasons, and there were a lot of folks who believed that these two might well have been in the NFC Championship Game in 2016. The Packers made it there, but by the time they did, they were totally decimated by injuries.The Seahawks were eliminated in the Divisional Round last year, and it’s fair to say that injuries played a role in their demise. No team makes it through the rigors of an NFL season totally unscathed, but both of these teams will be hoping that they can avoid the serious injuries that hammered them last season. This has all the makings of the best game of the NFL Week 1, as these two teams really don’t care for one another. The fact that it will be going down in one of the best settings in football only makes it even better. Also, the Packers are slight betting favorites in Week 1, so it’s going to be tight matchup!

Seattle at Green Bay NFL Week 1 Odds, Game Info and Expert Pick

When: Sunday, September 10 at 4:25 PM ESTWhere: Lambeau Field, Green BayTV: FOXRadio: 710 ESPN (Seattle) / 620 WTMJ (Green Bay)Live Stream: NFL Game PassNFL Lines: Green Bay Packers -3 (-115)Weather Forecast
  • Clear: 19°C/67°F
  • Humidity: 56%
  • Precipitation: 1%
  • Cloud: Cover 10%
  • Wind: 9 mph SSE
  • Stadium Type: Open

Why Bet on the Seattle Seahawks at +3?

It’s never really a great idea to put too much stock in how a team performs in the preseason, but it’s tough to ignore what the Seahawks did through their 4 games. Not only did they go unbeaten, they also racked up some serious offense on their road to going unbeaten. There were a lot of times last season when QB Russell Wilson was hampered by injury. He played through it, but his inability to be as mobile as usual played havoc with this team’s inability to get the job done.One of the big talking points in this game is sure to be the return of Eddie Lacey to Lambeau. He made the switch from the Packers to the Seahawks in the offseason, and it’s going to be fun to see what sort of reception he gets when he takes the field. Moreover, Seattle come into this one as a 3-point underdog, and have not had much luck at Lambeau, going just 2-6-2 ATS in their last 10 visits.

Latest NFL Lines Trends

  • Seahawks are 2-4 ATS in its last 6 NFL games
  • The total went OVER in 5 of Seattle Seahawks’ last 7 games
  • Seattle is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 NFL games on the road
  • The Seattle Seahawks are 2-4-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • Total has went in 4 of Seattle Seahawks’ last 5 NFL games on the road

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Why Bet on the Green Bay Packers at -3?

The Green Bay Packers delivered one of the best stories of 2016. After struggling through the early part of the season, QB Aaron Rodgers went on the record saying that they were going to go unbeaten the rest of the way. His words seemed to spark something in his teammates, as the Packers went on an absolute tear, including a 38-10 pounding of the Seattle Seahawks during that run. As the wind piled up, so did the injuries, to the point where the Packers essentially limped into the NFC Championship Game against the Atlanta Falcons.NFL Lines: The Green Bay Packers delivered one of the best stories of 2016.We all know how that one ended, and you can bet that the Packers will be looking to exact some revenge this season. Lambeau Field is always a tough place for opponents to go in search of a win. Not only do the Packers win at home more often than not, they also do a great job of covering, going 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games. They have also won their last 5 home meetings against the Seattle Seahawks.

Latest NFL Lines Trends

  • Packers are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 NFL games
  • Green Bay is 8-1 SU in the  last 9 games
  • The total went OVER in 5 of Green Bay Packers’ last 5 NFL games
  • Packers are 5-1 ATS in the  last 6 games at home
  • Green Bay is 5-1 SU in the last 6 NFL games at home
  • Total has gone OVER in 4 of Green Bay Packers’ last 5 games at home

Expert NFL Lines Pick and Final Score Prediction

These two teams are almost certainly going to be playoff bound this season, so expect this to be the best game of the weekend. This one is going to be close, but I think it will be the Packers who take advantage of home field to get the win. I also think this one will fall UNDER the 51 points.Score Prediction: Seattle Seahawks 23 Green Bay Packers 24
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