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Green Bay Packers vs. Seattle Seahawks Betting

Time: 3:05 PM EST Sunday January 18, 2015, FOX

In their last games the Packers beat the Dallas Cowboys 26-21 and the Seahawks beat the Carolina Panthers 31-17.

This season the Seahawks are 8-1 at home and the Packers are 4-4 on the road.

These two teams met in Week 1 on this very same field (CenturyLink Field) with the hometown Seahawks getting an easy 36-16 win as a 4.5 point favorite. That was the second straight time that Seattle has beaten Green Bay with a 14-12 win back in 2012.

In the regular season Green Bay was 12-4 straight up and 9-6-1 versus the point spread and 11-5 on the over/under line. In their lone playoff game they’re 0-1 ATS failing to cover the closing line of 5.5 points in their 26-21 victory over the Cowboys. The total fell under the posted line of 52.5.

The Seahawks were also 12-4 SU in the regular season finishing out 9-1 in their last 10. Against the spread Seattle was 10-6 and a juice losing 8-8 on the total line. In the playoffs most backers cashed their tickets with the Seahawks beating the Panthers 31-17 with only bettors getting in real late at -14 pushing on the game. The game soared over the closing total line of 40.

Betting Odds
Point Spread: Seahawks -7.5
Over/Under Total Line: 46.5
Moneyline: Packers +260 / Seahawks -320

Straight up and Against the Point Spread Records
Green Bay Packers: 13-4 SU 9-7-1 ATS
Seattle Seahawks: 13-4 SU 10-6-1 ATS

Key Betting Trends
• GB is 7-2-1 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.
• GB is 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 games following a ATS loss.
• GB has an Under record of 5-2 in their last 7 games.
• SEA is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 playoff home games.
• SEA is 19-6-1 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.
• SEA has an Under record of 5-2 in their last 7 games.

Sagarin Power Rankings
Green Bay Packers: 27.18
Seattle Seahawks: 29.5

Key Player Injuries

PACKERS
(!)[QB] 01/11/2015 – Aaron Rodgers probable Sunday vs. Seattle ( Calf )
[LB] 12/14/2014 – Jamari Lattimore IR ( Ankle )
[WR] 11/13/2014 – Kevin Dorsey IR ( Foot )
[LB] 09/23/2014 – Andy Mulumba IR ( ACL )
[DT] 09/23/2014 – Khyri Thornton IR ( Knee )
[LB] 09/23/2014 – Nate Palmer IR ( Knee )
[WR] 09/05/2014 – Jared Abbrederis IR ( ACL )
[DE] 09/04/2014 – B.J. Raji IR ( Bicep )
[T] 09/04/2014 – Don Barclay IR ( ACL )

SEAHAWKS
[WR] 01/12/2015 – Paul Richardson out for season ( Knee )
[CB] 01/12/2015 – Byron Maxwell “?” Sunday vs. Green Bay ( Chest )
[TE] 01/11/2015 – Tony Moeaki “?” Sunday vs. Green Bay ( Calf )
[S] 01/11/2015 – Jeron Johnson “?” Sunday vs. Green Bay ( Elbow )
[DT] 01/08/2015 – Jordan Hill IR ( Calf )
[LB] 12/05/2014 – Kevin Pierre-Louis IR ( Shoulder )
[TE] 11/12/2014 – Zach Miller IR ( Ankle )
[DT] 11/11/2014 – Brandon Mebane IR ( Hamstring )
[DE] 11/06/2014 – Greg Scruggs IR ( Knee )
[DT] 09/23/2014 – Jesse Williams IR ( Knee )
[DT] 09/23/2014 – D’Anthony Smith IR ( Undisclosed )
[LB] 09/23/2014 – Heath Farwell IR ( Groin )
[TE] 09/23/2014 – Anthony McCoy IR ( Achilles )

Next Game

Winner of this game advances to the Super Bowl.

Free Pick against the Spread

We like the Packers here. The Panthers had their opportunities to put up points and with any improvement in the health of Aaron Rodgers we expect Green Bay to capitalize on their chances. Seattle ran all over the Cheese heads in Week 1, but missed assignments and shoddy tackling were to blame and on paper that issue appears to be in the past.

Take the Green Bay Packers +7.5 -120

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