Seattle Seahawks at Green Bay Packers - 1/12/20 NFL Playoffs Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Seattle Seahawks (12-5) at Green Bay Packers (13-3)
NFL Football: Sunday, January 12, 2020 at 6:40 pm (Lambeau Field)
The Line: Green Bay Packers -4 -- Over/Under: 45.5
The Seattle Seahawks and Green Bay Packers meet Sunday in a NFC Divisional Playoff matchup at Lambeau Field.
The Seattle Seahawks look for another road playoff win after beating the Philadelphia Eagles last week. The Seattle Seahawks have won eight of their last nine road games. Russell Wilson is completing 66.1 percent of his passes for 4,110 yards, 31 touchdowns and five interceptions. Wilson has two or more touchdown passes in 21 of his last 28 games. Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf have combined for 1,957 receiving yards and 13 touchdowns while Jacob Hollister has 41 receptions. The Seattle Seahawks ground game is averaging 137.5 yards per contest, and Chris Carson leads the way with 1,230 yards and seven touchdowns. Defensively, Seattle is allowing 24.9 points and 381.6 yards per game. Bobby Wagner leads the Seattle Seahawks with 159 tackles, Rasheem Green has four sacks and Tre Flowers has three interceptions.
The Green Bay Packers are riding a five-game winning streak entering the playoffs. The Green Bay Packers have won five straight home games. Aaron Rodgers is completing 62 percent of his passes for 4,002 yards, 26 touchdowns and four interceptions. Rodgers has two or more touchdown passes in 14 of his last 26 games. Davante Adams and Marquez Valdes-Scantling have combined for 1,474 receiving yards and eight touchdowns while Aaron Jones has 49 receptions. The Green Bay Packers ground game is averaging 112.2 yards per contest, and Jones leads the way with 1,084 yards and 16 touchdowns. Defensively, Green Bay is allowing 19.5 points and 355.8 yards per game. Blake Martinez leads the Green Bay Packers with 155 tackles, Za'Darius Smith has 13.5 sacks and Kevin King has five interceptions.
The Seahawks are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 games as a road underdog, 11-3-1 ATS in their last 15 road games and 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Packers are 7-1 ATS vs. a team with a winning record, 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games in January and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 playoff games. The under is 3-1-1 in Seahawks last 5 games overall. The under is 4-0 in Packers last 4 games overall. The Seahawks are 0-5-1 ATS in their last 6 meetings in Green Bay and 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings. The home team is 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 meetings. The over is 7-3-1 in the last 11 meetings.
One could argue that the Green Bay Packers are one of the weaker No. 1 seeds we've seen in a long time. The Packers have a lot of flaws on their roster and Rodgers hasn't exactly played at the level we're used to seeing. On the other side, the Seattle Seahawks lost three of their last four games of the regular season, and they beat a banged up Eagles team with a backup quarterback by just eight points. The Seahawks and free points probably makes the most sense, but I've been less impressed with Seattle over the last month. A rested Green Bay Packers team at home with freezing temperatures, I have to side toward the Packers. It's the only favorite of the weekend I like.