Green Bay Packers (4-4-1) vs Seattle Seahawks (4-5)Date : 11/15/2018
Time : 8:20 PM
Location : CenturyLink Field
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Green Bay Packers vs Seattle Seahawks
The Seattle Seahawks will return home to CenturyLink Field in a playoff-type atmosphere as they will welcome in NFC foe in the Green Bay Packers, the opening kick is slated for 8:20 PM. The Green Bay Packers are still within striking distance of the NFC North while the Seattle Seahawks best hope is to snag 1 of the 2 WC spots.
Green Bay Packers's Latest Performance :
The Green Bay Packers are sitting in 3rd place of the NFC North which is an unusual position for an Aaron Rodgers led squad but don’t count the Packers out just yet as they are still within striking distance. Aaron Rodgers didn’t have a huge game through the air but that’s because they turned to an effective running game that has recently been revitalized. Rodgers was able to connect on 19 passes which went for 199 yards and 2 TDs which has pushed the 35-year-old to 2741 yards, 17 TDs, and only 1 interception on the season. The ground game has been amazing over the last few weeks for the Packers and Aaron Jones showed exactly why as he was able to rush for 145 yards and 2 TDs on only 15 carries. Jones has only started 4 games this season but he has already rushed for 494 yards and 4 TDs this season. Both of Aaron Rodgers TD passes found his favorite target as Davante Adams caught 4 passes for 57 yards and 2 TDs. Adams has been sensational this season for the Packers as he has now pushed his season total to 787 yards and 9 TDs. The defense for the Packers was solid in their recent outing against the Miami Dolphins as they were able to hold them to only 12 points. LB Blake Martinez had another good game as he was able to contribute 9 tackles which gives him a team-high 79 on the season. DB Bashaud Breeland was able to come down with the lone interception for the Packers which gives 26-year-old his first of the season.
Seattle Seahawks's Latest Performance :
The Seahawks were on the losing end of a hard-fought matchup against the top NFC team in the Los Angeles Rams but if there was one positive for Pete Carroll its the fact that they are improving every week. The Seahawks are led by veteran QB Russell Wilson and although Wilson wasn’t able to have a big game through the air (176 yards & 3 TDs) he still made some Russell Wilson type plays whether it was scrambling for a 1st or delivering a big throw. Wilson was more effective on the ground in this game as he was able to pick up 92 yards on 9 carries. The one thing that makes Russell Wilson a top QB is the fact that he limits turnovers and this season he has done just that as he has thrown for 21 TDs compared to only 5 interceptions. With the Seahawks top RB on the shelf for this matchup, Carroll turned to the 2018 1st round pick Rashaad Penny who has not met expectations this season. Penny exploded onto the scene in his home state as the 22-year-old was able to rush for 108 yards and 1 TD on 12 carries. Through the air, Wilson was able to connect with his top WR Tyler Lockett on 5 different occasions for a total of 67 yards and 1 TD. Lockett has been awesome for the Seahawks this year as he leads the team with 483 yards and 7 TDs. Defensively the Seahawks were led by captain Bobby Wagner who racked up a team-high 13 tackles to put his season total at 64.
How Green Bay Packers & Seattle Seahawks Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Green Bay is 4-5 ATS, 1-3 ATS on the road.
Seattle is 5-3-1 ATS, 2-1 ATS at home.
In-Depth Analysis of each team:
Green Bay ranks 13th in the NFL in team scoring as they score an average of 24.8 PPG while Seattle ranks 15th as they score an average of 24.3 PPG.
Seattle ranks 9th in the NFL in team defense as they hold opponents to an average of 21.3 PPG while Green Bay ranks 16th as opponents score an average of 24 PPG.
Against The Spread Selection: Seattle Seahawks -2.5
My reason for the pick :
It was hard picking against Aaron Rodgers but CenturyLink Field is another environment especially for a night game which is a reason why I will be backing Seattle. Seattle may have found something with their ground game as Penny was effective and their lead back Chris Carson should be coming back this week. If Seattle is able to pound the ground game and pull up the safeties of Green Bay it will open a ton of passing lanes for Russell Wilson and his speedy wideouts. The Seattle defense will come into this game with a sense of fire after letting up 36 points a week ago and the 12th man will be amped up which will lead to a Seahawks win at home and keep their playoff hopes alive.
Betting trends for Green Bay Packers:
- Green Bay is 2-4 ATS against teams in the NFC this season.
Betting trends for Seattle Seahawks:
- Seattle is 3-1 ATS after a loss this season.