Seattle Seahawks at Green Bay Packers Preview & Prediction

For bettors, this season’s NFL playoffs has been a bit of a rough one, as we have been seeing some rather shocking results through the first couple of rounds. In the Wild Card, we saw the Minnesota Vikings go on the road and stun the New Orleans Saints, although that victory was short-lived, as the Vikings fell to San Francisco in the Divisional Round. We all saw the Tennessee Titans deliver what was, to that point, the biggest shock of this playoff, as they went to New England and ousted the defending Super Bowl champions. The Titans delivered an encore on Saturday night, though, as they once again went on the road, this time handling the #1 ranked Baltimore Ravens in comfortable fashion. This makes us all wonder what Sunday is going to bring in the NFL Divisional Round. The later game on Sunday sees the injury-riddled Seattle Seahawks head into Green Bay to face the Packers at Lambeau Field. Seattle is heading into this one as a 4-point underdog after taking out the Philadelphia Eagles in the Wild Card Game. The point total for this one is set at 45.

When: Sunday, January 12 at 6:40 PM EST
Where: Lambeau Field, Green Bay
TV: FOX
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Why bet on the Seattle Seahawks

There were a lot of people who didn’t really fancy the Seahawks chances in Philly last week, not because they are a poor team, but because their injury list is absolutely shocking right now. The Seahawks ground out the win in the Wild Card game, and with Russell Wilson pulling the strings at the QB slot, this team always has a chance of winning. The Seahawks finished the season by losing 3 of the last 4 games, but as last week proved, all you need to do is get into the playoffs by any means necessary, as you never know what might happen after that. Seattle has been great on the road, winning 8 of their last 9, but they are also 0-5 ATS in their last 5 visits to Green Bay. The OVER has hit in 4 of the last 5 games that Seattle has played in the month of January.

Why bet on the Green Bay Packers

The Packers will have looked at the events of the last couple of weeks and seen that home field advantage clearly does not matter in these playoffs. This is a team that finished the season strong, though, winning each of their last 5 games. They have also now won 5 straight in their own building, so home field might finally mean something in this postseason. January has proven to be a good month to wager on the Packers, as they have covered the spread in 5 of their last 6 games played in that month. In 9 of their last 12 games versus teams from the NFC West, the Packers have seen the UNDER come up.

 

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

 

I imagine that the Seattle Seahawks are going to use a similar game plan to what they delivered in Philadelphia last weekend. That means playing great defense and keeping things close. I have a feeling that Seattle might steal this one, but I am playing a little safer and taking them against the spread.

 

Seattle Seahawks 17 Green Bay Packers 14