NFC Divisional Playoffs Betting: Seahawks vs. Packers Picks

Sunday Night NFL Picks Week 17 – Green Bay Packers at Detroit Lions

The best sportsbooks favor the Green Bay Packers by 4.5 points over the Seattle Seahawks, as the spread goes for their NFC Divisional Playoff game at Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin on January 12, 2020 at 5:40 p.m. CST/3:40 p.m. PST.

NFC Divisional Playoffs Seattle vs. Green Bay Odds by MyBookie.ag

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Seahawks +4½ (-109) 47 (-110) +184
Packers -4½ (-111) 47 (-110) -220
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Betting Seattle Seahawks

Following a 10-2 start to the season, the Seahawks went 1-3 in the last four games. Seattle clinched their seventh playoff appearance in the last eight seasons in Week 15. In the Wild Card round, the Seahawks beat the NFC East champion Philadelphia Eagles 17-9. Seattle was a one-point road dog for that game, per the best online sportsbooks.

Also per the best sportsbooks, the over is 7-1 in the Seahawks’ last eight Divisional Playoffs games. The Seahawks are 4-1-1 ATS in their last six games after gaining over 350 total yards in their previous game. And 11-3-1 ATS in their last 15 road games.

Starting QB Russell Wilson went 18 of 30 for 325 yards with one TD and one sack against the Eagles. Wilson added 45 yards on the ground on nine carries.  Wide receiver DK Metcalf had 160 yards and one TD on seven catches. Seattle’s offensive line sacked Philly’s backup QB Josh McCown six times. The Seahawks outgained the Eagles by 100 total yards, 382 to 282. However, Seattle committed 11 penalties for a loss of 114 yards.

They ‘Hawks finished 4th in the regular season with 137.5 rushing yards per game. But they could only manage to gain 64 yards on the ground on Sunday. Perhaps as a direct result, running back Marshawn Lynch may get more than the six carries he had versus the Eagles. “Yeah, I think he’s doing great,” head coach Pete Carroll said. “I’m really excited about it. I want to see him do more now. He’s made it through, again, two games. He felt good last night. I haven’t seen him today, the day after sometimes, but he felt good again. I think we can increase his role and allow him to be a little more active part of it.”

Betting Green Bay Packers

A win over the New York Giants in Week 13 meant the Packers secured their first winning season since 2016. Another win over Chicago in Week 15 plus a Rams loss helped Green Bay make the playoffs. For the first time in two years. They clinched the NFC North the next week with a 23-10 win over the Minnesota Vikings. A Week 17 rally win over the Detroit Lions had the Packers not only earning a first-round bye in the playoffs. But also sweeping the NFC North for the first time since 2011. As well as achieving their best record since that season as well.

According to the best sportsbooks, the under is 4-0 in the Packers’ last four games overall. And 6-0 in the Packers’ last six games after a straight-up win. The over is 4-0 in the Packers’ last four games in January.

NFC Divisional Playoffs Seattle vs Green Bay Pick

The Packers are not great against the run. But the Seahawks’ ground attack seemingly depends on the relic that is Lynch. Additionally, Green Bay could conceivably contain Wilson by stopping him “when it matters most … Scrambling for first downs on second-and-10 or third-and-8.” Finally, as a rule of thumb I don’t like to fade a healthy Aaron Rodgers. Let’s face it. The Packers finished strong. The ‘Hawks, wild round win notwithstanding, lost steam in the home stretch. As exemplified by their limp running attack against Philly.