Statschecker: Seahawks At Packers: 5 Things To Consider

Statschecker highlights five important factors to consider before placing your bets on Seattle @ Green Bay
Rucker Haringey
Sun, January 12, 7:42 AM EST

The final game of the NFL Playoffs this weekend could easily turn into the most interesting match-up of the weekend. Not only does it put one team closer to the Super Bowl, it also promises a quarterback masterclass on both sides of the ball. Anytime you get to see Aaron Rodgers and Russell Wilson duel against one another at quarterback, it’s a game you absolutely have to watch.

Of course, you’ll want to do more than simply watch the game. You want to profit off the encounter. That’s why you’ll be interested to know that Green Bay is currently a 4.5-point favorite against the visiting Seahawks.

That information is all well and good, but what you really need to know is which way you should go with your hard-earned money. In order to make the most educated decision possible, you should check out our exclusive Statschecker Site to learn everything you can about both teams. This piece will give you five facts to chew on, but head to the site yourself to really sink your teeth into the full range of information it provides.

The final game of the NFL Playoffs this weekend could easily turn into the most interesting match-up of the weekend. Not only does it put one team closer to the Super Bowl, it also promises a quarterback masterclass on both sides of the ball. Anytime you get to see Aaron Rodgers and Russell Wilson duel against one another at quarterback, it’s a game you absolutely have to watch.

Of course, you’ll want to do more than simply watch the game. You want to profit off the encounter. That’s why you’ll be interested to know that Green Bay is currently a 4.5-point favorite against the visiting Seahawks.

That information is all well and good, but what you really need to know is which way you should go with your hard-earned money. In order to make the most educated decision possible, you should check out our exclusive Statschecker Site to learn everything you can about both teams. This piece will give you five facts to chew on, but head to the site yourself to really sink your teeth into the full range of information it provides.

1. Aaron Jones loves Sundays at Lambeau Field

Rodgers is the most talented Aaron to play for the Packers, but he’s not the only guy with that name who will play a big role for his team on Sunday. Aaron Jones come into this game having scored at least one touchdown in his last 10 home games that have taken place on Sunday.

The Seahawks can’t afford to get so caught up in stopping Rodgers and the Green Bay passing attack that they forget about stopping the run. In fact, Seattle should approach this game in the opposite manner. Stopping Jones should be priority No. 1 for Pete Carroll’s defense.

2. D.K. Metcalf is on fire

There’s no question who the most dangerous wide receiver on Seattle’s roster is. Metcalf has taken the league by storm in his rookie season. The former Ole Miss standout comes into this one having scored in three of his last four games.

If Seattle is going to pull off the road upset, they’ll need Metcalf to make big plays down the field. He’s got the size, speed and athleticism to win battles against anyone in Green Bay’s secondary. He’ll get tons of attention from Green Bay’s secondary every time he lines up out wide.

3. Can Marshawn Lynch go Beast Mode?

There’s no question the return of Lynch has given the Seahawks an emotional lift. The question now becomes whether or not he can give them a meaningful lift on the field of play.

The best way for Lynch to help the Seattle offense is to cash in scoring opportunities in the red zone. Luckily, he’s scored at least one touchdown in eight of his last 10 playoff games. Look for him to find pay dirt at least once on Sunday night.

4. The Packers are poor against the over/under

Green Bay has home field advantage but don’t mistake that for any sort of dominating offensive regular season. The Packers have actually been one of the worst teams against the over/under this year.

Their 6-10 mark placed them as the 29th team in the NFL during the regular season. None of this means that Green Bay won’t win on Sunday night, but there’s a real risk on trusting them to cover the 4.5-point spread. Points could be at a premium in this one.

5. The Seahawks are elite on the road

Seattle isn’t going to worry about the challenge of playing at Green Bay. Carroll’s team comes into this playoff trip with a record of 8-1 on the road.

Yes, there will be a raucous crowd in Green Bay, but Wilson is simply too good and too experienced to let that negatively affect him. Bet this game based on how you feel about the rosters, don’t even consider the possibility that Seattle will struggle playing away from home.

Bet on the better quarterback

This may be the first time in Aaron Rodgers’ career that Green Bay has won games consistently without him putting on Superman’s cape every week. Unfortunately, the Packers may lose on Sunday because he won’t be the best quarterback on the field.

That honor goes to Wilson. He’s played like a legitimate MVP this year. That trend will continue on Sunday night. The Seahawks might not score the victory, but they should keep the game close enough to cover.

Take Seattle Seahawks (+4.5) @ -107

Rucker Haringey
RuckerHaringey
Sports journalist with an eye for the statistical side of betting. If there's an edge in the numbers, Rucker will find it
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