Seahawks vs. Packers Total Prediction
After hitting the board at 46, the Seahawks-Packers total has been bet up a full point to 47 at most sports books. Is the over the best play for this Divisional round playoff matchup on Sunday at 6:40 p.m. ET? Or is there more value in the under?
307 Seattle Seahawks (+4.5) at 308 Green Bay Packers (-4.5); O/U 47
6:40 p.m. ET, Sunday, January 12
Lambeau Field, Green Bay, WI
According to our NFL Public Betting Chart page, the Seahawks are drawing 58% of the betting tickets ahead of Sunday’s game.
Seattle Seahawks Fantasy Spin
Seahawks LT Duane Brown (knee, biceps) is questionable for the team's Divisional Round matchup against the Packers. Brown is reportedly going to attempt to play. He'll be needed with OT George Fant (groin, questionable) also banged up. Packers DE Za'Darius Smith led the NFL in pressures this season, so Brown and company will have their hands full with attempting to protect Russell Wilson. The good news is the Seahawks' long-time franchise QB is used to dealing with pressure at this point. Overall, Wilson posted a 10-to-2 touchdown-to-interception ratio under pressure this season while ranking among the league's top-six signal callers in both yards per attempt and QB rating while under pressure.
Green Bay Packers Fantasy Spin
Jimmy Graham caught 4-of-7 targets for 49 yards in the Packers' Week 17 win over the Lions. Graham worked as the offense's No. 2 pass-game option behind only Davante Adams. Still, this has hardly been a consistent reality this season, as each of Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Geronimo Allison, Allen Lazard and Jake Kumerow are each plenty involved on a week-to-week basis. The offense's RBs are also typically involved in the passing game. Graham isn't all the way washed, but he's certainly not getting any younger. Perhaps he can beat father time for a bit loner during the Packers' playoff stretch.
The over is 6-2 in the Seahawks’ last eight games a road underdog and is 11-5 in their last 16 games after allowing less than 15 points in their previous game.
The under is 5-1 in the Packers’ last six games after accumulating more than 350 total yards in their previous game.
NFL Divisional Round Prediction
The over is 7-3-1 in the last 11 meetings between these two teams, is 5-2 in their last seven Divisional round playoff games and is 7-2 in their last nine games after allowing 150 yards passing in their previous game. The over is also 10-1 in the Seahawks’ last 11 playoff games as an underdog, is 7-1 in their last eight games when playing in the Divisional round and is 7-2-1 in their last 10 games as an underdog. After a potentially slow start to the game, this one should pick up in the second half.
NFL DIVISIONAL ROUND PREDICTION: SEAHAWKS/PACKERS OVER 47