NFL Odds Report 1/7: Seahawks +4 against the Packers

Divisional weekend arrives this week with four critical games. The winners will advance to the Conference Championship contests next weekend. We still are a solid 96-79-2 on the season despite rough wild card weekend aided by Carson Wentz’s injury. Each day on CA Betting News, we will give you our best postseason plays for the upcoming week.  Here is another one of our plays for the divisional round using the latest odds from FanDuel Sportsbook and DraftKing Sportsbook.

Seattle Seahawks +4 @ Green Bay Packers

FanDuel Sportsbook Odds: Sea +4

DraftKings Sportsbook Odds: Sea +4

seahawksIn what I think is the best game of the divisional round, the Seahawks travel to Green Bay to take on the 13-3 Packers. We will break down rankings and matchups here in a second, but when push comes to shove, the main reason I really like Seattle in this game is I just simply believe they are the more talented team. D.K. Metcalf has added an extra dimension to their offense and they have more playmaking ability than what I’ve seen out of Green Bay. I think there are holes in the Packers secondary that the Seahawks can exploit this weekend. Minnesota tried to exploit it a couple weeks ago but Kirk Cousins simply had a bad game. The Seahawks defense has also really stepped the last two games to slow down both San Francisco and Seattle.

Against playoff teams this year, the Packers are 3-2, although one of those has an asterick because Patrick Mahomes was injured in Green Bay’s win vs. Going into the playoffs, the Packers found ways to win close games against some lowly opponents, such as Detroit, Washington, and Chicago. I love Aaron Rodgers, but this is not an explosive Packers team by any stretch of the imagination. In fact, their passing offense ranks No. 17, incredibly high for an Aaron Rodgers-led team. In fact, in the Packers last nine games, they only won by more than one possession two times. Seattle, on the other hand, are 5-3 against playoff teams this season. The return of Marshawn Lynch proved valuable a week ago as he seemed to get his power back and that will be huge in the frigid conditions expected this weekend where the kickoff temperate is expected to be in the mid-20s with a chance of some snow during the game. While I’m also leaning towards the under here as I think Seattle keeps this as a low-scoring game and both teams try to establish the run, Seattle showed last week it can stretch the field with Metcalf. The rookie receiver is breaking out at the right time, and combined with Lockett, it will give a Packers pass defense that comes in to this game ranked in the middle of the league some problems. Green Bay played a very soft schedule this year and will be tested. I’m not sure who walks away with the win, but I do firmly believe it’s a field goal game either way. Take Seattle and the points.

Prediction: Seattle 23, Green Bay 20