Green Bay (2-3, 2-3 ATS) won both of its last two meetings in Lambeau Field, while the Seahawks (1-3, 1-3 ATS) took their one regular season meeting 34-24 at home back in 2006. Green Bay bettors hold the upper hand for football wagering fans as well, edging out the Seahawks 2-0-1 ATS in its L/3 meetings.
With the health of QB Aaron Rodgers in question, the Packers struggled mightily against the Atlanta Falcons at home last weekend. Green Bay was only favored by 3.5-points, suggesting that the oddsmakers were planning on QB Matt Flynn making his first career start.
Not only did Rodgers start, but he was incredibly effective, completing 25-of-37 passes for 313 yards and three scores. The defense was a different story, though. Atlanta rolled up a whopping 176 yards on the ground. The Pack have now dropped three straight football betting decisions by an average of 6.8 points per game against the closing NFL betting lines.
Last week was a new low for NFL betting fans who have backed the Seahawks this season, as they went into Giants Stadium and got humiliated by a 44-6 final tally even though the football betting odds saw them installed as seven-point underdogs. QB Matt Hasselbeck went just 11-for-21 for 105 yards.
The 156 yards per game that Seattle’s averaging through the air is 28th in the NFL. RB Julius Jones leads the team in rushing with 373 yards, but the team clearly misses the departed Shaun Alexander. The defense hasn’t been much better either, as they rank 29th in the NFL, allowing 31 points per game and 27th allowing 366.5 yards per game.
Oddsmakers have installed the hosts as slender 1-point favorites. The ‘total’ has been set at 46. It’s all about the ‘over’ when these two teams meet, as the Packers have played 21 of their L/29 ‘over’ the ‘total’, while Seattle is one of just two teams in the NFL that is 4-0 for ‘over’ bettors’ on the season.
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