Seahawks vs Packers 2020 NFL Divisional Round Odds, Preview & Pick

Seahawks vs Packers 2020 NFL Divisional Round Odds, Preview & Pick

Written by on January 7, 2020

The 2-seed Green Bay Packers host 5-seed Seattle in a huge NFC Divisional Playoff game this Sunday on Jan. 12. The Packers step onto Lambeau Field a 4-point favorite. Will Green Bay prove best with a win and cover against Seattle? Or, will the Seahawks continue their Super Bowl quest with an upset victory at Lambeau? Check out the NFL odds, a preview and a free pick for Seahawks vs Packers!

Seahawks vs Packers 2020 NFL Divisional Round Odds, Preview & Pick

  • When: Sunday, Jan. 12 at 6:40 pm ET
  • Where: Lambeau Field, Green Bay, WI
  • TV: FOX
  • Live Stream: Fox Sports Go
  • ATS Odds:  Packers -4
  • Over/Under Total Odds: 46

Why the Seattle Seahawks are a good bet +4?

Seattle entered Philadelphia a slight -2 favorite. They got past the Eagles 17-9 winners. Although the Seahawks knocked Carson Wentz out of the game, they still played great on defense. In fact, based on the win, it looks like Seattle’s defense is peaking at the right time. That’s bad news for Green Bay because the Seahawks have Russell Wilson at quarterback. Expect Seattle to play lights out on Sunday. They can upset the Packers on the moneyline.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Total Yards: 374.4
  • Passing Yards: 236.9
  • Rushing Yards: 137.5
  • Points Scored: 25.9
Defense:
  • Total Yards: 381.6
  • Passing Yards: 263.9
  • Rushing Yards: 117.7
  • Points Allowed: 24.9

Why the Green Bay Packers are a good bet -4?

Even though Green Bay has Aaron Rodgers at quarterback, they aren’t flashy. The Packers average 23.5 points per. That ranks 15th in the NFL. Not fantastic, but it doesn’t matter. Why? Coach Matt LaFleur wants Green Bay to run a balanced offense. The Packers average 233.3 passing yards and 112.2 rushing yards per. When Green Bay can control the time of possession and then lean on their underrated defense, they win.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Total Yards: 345.5
  • Passing Yards: 233.3
  • Rushing Yards: 112.2
  • Points Scored: 23.5
Defense:
  • Total Yards: 352.6
  • Passing Yards: 232.6
  • Rushing Yards: 120.1
  • Points Allowed: 19.6

NFL Betting Trends for Seattle Seahawks vs Green Bay Packers

  • Seahawks are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 games as a road underdog
  • Seattle is 11-3-1 ATS in their last 15 road games
  • Seahawks are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games
  • Over is 10-1 in Seahawks last 11 playoff games as an underdog
  • Green Bay is 7-1 ATS versus a team with a winning record
  • Packers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 playoff games
  • Green Bay is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games versus a team with a winning road record
  • Seahawks are 0-5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Green Bay

Seahawks vs Packers Final NFL Betting Analysis

These teams are similar. Both prefer to rush the football and control the clock. Both lean on defenses that bend but don’t break. The difference? Pete Carroll has playoff experience as a head coach while Matt LaFleur doesn’t.

Don’t underestimate Carroll’s ability to motivate his team. Seattle almost won the NFC West versus the San Francisco 49ers. A delay of game call pushed the Seahawks back on the final play. That led to the Week 17 loss. All Pete did was get his team to win a road playoff game 7 days later.

Seattle also wins the quarterback battle. Aaron Rodgers is a hall of fame gunslinger. But, he didn’t have the season Russell Wilson had. Rodgers completes 62% of his passes. That won’t cut it versus a Seattle defensive line that played awesome against Philadelphia.

Expect Jadeveon Clowney to be in Rodgers’ grill all day. Russell should make the correct throws while LaFleur won’t outcoach Carroll. This sets up as a Seattle upset victory. Go Seahawks moneyline and cash big.

NFL Free Pick: Seahawks moneyline
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