Seahawks vs Packers 2020 NFL Divisional Round Odds, Preview & Prediction

Posted by Derrick Harper on January 10, 2020 in

The NFC Divisional round will wrap up when the Green Bay Packers play host to the Seattle Seahawks in a battle of two of the best quarterbacks in the NFL. The only two QBs in postseason history that have passer rating over 100 will be featured in this game. The last time these two met in the playoffs was in 2014 when Russel Wilson of the Seahawks led his team down the field in the final minute to complete the comeback attempt against Aaron Rodgers and the Packers. This NFL Betting matchup should not disappoint as Seahawks vs Packers is one of the premier games of the weekend.

Seahawks vs Packers 2020 NFL Divisional Round Odds, Preview & Prediction

Why bet on the Seattle Seahawks?

Seattle will have to travel to play in the hostile confines of Lambeau field where he has not yet won in his NFL career. In fact, he has thrown six interceptions in the three games there and has his worst career passer rating against the Packers of any NFL team at 60.4.

The good news is he is dealing with his most talented receiving corps in years as DK Metcalf was fantastic in his postseason debut. 7 receptions for 160 yards and a score were all team highs for their game against the Eagles. Tyler Lockett is still capable of burning you if he is let free as he posted over 1,000 yards and eight touchdowns this season.

The Seahawks are one of the most dependent teams on the running game but have seen injuries force them to bring Marshawn Lynch out of retirement to carry the load for them. He looked a step slow and only had seven yards on six carries despite scoring a touchdown. Seattle will need to see more out of him early or else they will need to rely heavily on the pass game.

Why bet on the Green Bay Packers?

Aaron Rodgers is not enjoying the usual success he has over the course of this season but still has shown flashes of excellence while guiding his team to a 13-3 season. Aaron Jones has been the best player on the offensive side of the ball this season as he has over 1,000 yards rushing with 400 yards through the air and finishing the season tied for most total touchdowns in the league.

There will need to be a heavy dose of Jones early and often so that Rodgers can be deployed when taking a shot and not carrying the offense like he has shown the ability to do in previous years.

The two best additions of any team may have been the Smith Brothers as edge rushers in Green Bay. Za’darius and Preston Smith have a total of 25.5 sacks this season which is a much welcomed change for a Green Bay team not known for its defense.

Adrian Amos was another addition this off season and has provided stability in the secondary. Jaire Alexander and Kevin King round out that unit at corner and combine for seven interceptions with 32 passes defended this year earning career bests in each category. Blake Martinez also ranks in the top five of the league in tackles from the linebacker position as his ability to chase defenders from sideline to sideline has really shown this year.

Seahawks vs Packers Final Expert Prediction

The Seattle Seahawks are the underdogs in this matchup being given plus-4.5 points on the road. The smart pick for this game is the Green Bay Packers though as Rodgers is still able to carve up opposing defenses but now has a do it all back in Aaron Jones to relieve some of the pressure.

The Packers also have the superior defense in this game as every level has extreme talent and I expect them to assert themselves against a struggling Seattle running game.