The wait is finally over. The NFL season begins with the rematch of the Fail Mary as The Green Bay Packers face the Seattle Seahawks on Thursday Night.
The NFL season begins Thursday, September 4 as the Green Bay Packers visit the Seahawks in Seattle. The Super Bowl champs are 18-2 SU in the first game of the season as the Seahawks will start to defend their title against Aaron Rogers and his potent offense.
On the other hand, the Packers are 1-5 SU and ATS as road underdogs on the NFL betting lines according to the major sportsbooks. The Packers barely made the playoffs last season with a last minute win in their last game of the season as they dealt with Aaron Rogers’ collarbone injury.
Bovada had the Seahawks as -3.5 favorites when the lines opened, that line has now moved to -6 while the total has been hovering around 46.
When: Thursday, September 4th, 2014
Time: 8:30pm eastern time
Where: CenturyLink Field, Seattle
The Seahawks offense has a favourable matchup as they play Green Bay’s 24th ranked defence while The Packers will have to face the #1 defence in the league. The Packers are better at stopping the run than they are at defending the pass but they haven’t fared well at all on the road.
In their last games, the Packers lost 23-20 to San Francisco in the Wild Card round of the playoffs while Seattle destroyed Peyton Manning and the Broncos 43-8 in the Super Bowl. Let’s see if these new rule changes are going to cause Seattle’s defence to slow down as the referees have been told to throw a flag every time they try to hold. Holding was a big factor in Seattle’s Super Bowl win over the Broncos.
Green Bay Packers vs Seattle Seahawks Betting Odds Trends
Green Bay is 2-7-1 ATS in its last 10 games
Green Bay is 3-6-1 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Green Bay’s last 7 games
Green Bay is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Seattle is 8-2 ATS in its last 10 games
Seattle is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Seattle’s last 8 games
Seattle is 16-5 ATS in its last 21 games at home