Seahawks Haven’t Won in Green Bay Since 1999

Two NFC teams that know each other very well (and don’t like each other very much) are set to collide in Week 1 when Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks travel to the frozen tundra of Lambeau Field to do battle with Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers.

Shark Bites
  • The total has gone OVER in three of the Seahawks’ last four games against the Packers.
  • The Packers are 13-4 SU in their last 17 games in the late afternoon.
  • The total has gone OVER in the Packers’ last seven games.

Xbet opened the Packers as 3-point home favorites with a total of 51.

The perennial playoff contenders always seem to play in competitive games, but the series has been lopsided when played in Wisconsin of late. The Packers have prevailed in each of their last seven vs Seattle at Lambeau Field, and the Seahawks haven’t exactly been lighting it up when it comes to playing on the road at the beginning of the season in past years. Seattle is a brutal 4-13 SU and 3-14 ATS in its last 17 away from home in September.

In fact, the Seahawks haven’t won at Lambeau since 1999 in Mike Holmgren’s first season as head coach. Yikes.

When it comes down to the showdown under center, expect to see some big things from No. 12. Rodgers was fantastic against the Seahawks in 2016, as the veteran threw three touchdowns and no interceptions while compiling a 150.8 quarterback rating. On the flip side, Wilson notched only one touchdown while throwing five interceptions to go along with a 43.7 quarterback rating.

The issue, as is always the case in Green Bay, is the defense. The Pack finished 22nd in yards allowed per game last season (363.9) and 31st against the pass (269.3). Green Bay opted to address the issue by drafting cornerback Kevin King in the first round, but King struggled in the preseason and is listed as the third-string cornerback heading into the contest.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Odds at sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Green Bay Packers pegged as 3-point favorites in this betting matchup. The total, meanwhile, was listed by books like TopBet at 50.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas picked a 24-22 win for the Seahawks. Injuries during the week may cause the formula to be re-run, so check the NFL picks page before game time. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.

Seattle Seahawks vs Green Bay Packers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Betting fans of the Green Bay Packers saw them go 12-7 and 10-8-1 ATS last season, while the Seattle Seahawks went 11-6-1 and 8-9-1 ATS. In OVER/UNDER totals betting, the Seahawks were 10-8, while the Packers were 13-6. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Green Bay vs Seattle injuries news.

According to the Power Rankings here at OddsShark it's the No. 11-rated Green Bay Packers and the No. 8-rated Seattle Seahawks in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Green Bay's No. 4-ranked offense last year, averaging 27.63 PPG, against a Seahawks defense that ranked No. 2 at 18.56 PPG. The Packers aerial game averaged 269.74 yards per game, more than the Seahawks secondary allowed through the air, 229.17 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Seattle Seahawks featured the league's No. 5-rated road run defense, allowing 92.22 yards per game. The Green Bay Packers, meanwhile, ranked No. 24 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Russell Wilson threw a pair of TD passes in Seattle's last match, but they were defeated anyway by Atlanta 36-20 in divisional playoff action.

In their last game, the Packers got 3 passing scores out of Aaron Rodgers, but lost 44-21 to the Falcons at Georgia Dome.

Betting Trends
  • Seattle is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Seattle's last 7 games
  • Seattle is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Seattle is 2-4-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • Green Bay is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Green Bay is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Green Bay's last 5 games
  • Green Bay is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Seattle home to San Francisco, Sunday, September 17
Green Bay at Atlanta, Sunday, September 17