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Playoffs line and point spread: Seattle Seahawks vs. Green Bay Packers

The betting line and point spread on the divisional NFL playoff game Seattle Seahawks vs. Green Bay Packers.

Playoffs line and point spread: Seattle Seahawks vs. Green Bay Packers Last week NFL fans had the chance to see the wild cards and this weekend is time for the big boys to meet up in the divisional playoffs. We will start the betting preview of the NFL divisional playoff games with the Saturday matchup between the Seattle Seahawks (10-6) and the Green Bay Packers (13-3), where we have some interesting trend among the bettors and the odds makers this week. To start with the betting numbers, at the online sportsbook Bodog Sports, the point spread on the Seattle Seahawks vs. Green Bay Packers playoff game is currently sitting at -8 points chalk the Packers with the total currently set at 42 points. The Packers are also odds favorite to win this divisional playoff game with money line at -395 and the Seahawks are underdog on Saturday, the betting line on Seattle is posted at +325. And exactly these betting lines are driving the punters wild and the bettors have not only made the Seahawks - Packers playoff game the most bet on event this week, but also the majority of the people are actually making the Seattle Seahawks their favorites in hope to make out big of the bookmakers' generous lines and spread on the game. If the Packers fail to deliver on Saturday, the bookies will be in big trouble.

 The Seattle Seahawks and the Green Bay Packers have already met this year in a pre-season game on August 18th, which the Packers won 48-13 and little has changed in both teams since. But the wild card game between the Seahawks and the Redskins, which Seattle won 14-35, is a clear indication that the Seahawks are anything but giving up on the Super Bowl berth and will give the Packers hell on Saturday, although the Packers are leading the Seattle on all stats, although not by a large margin. Green Bay remains second in the NFL by total offense with 370.7 yards per game for 27.2 points on average, while the Seahawks post 348.9 yards for 24.6 points per game. The Packers defense allows 313.3 yards and 18.2 points and the Seattle defense allows 321.8, also for 18.2 points.

 The Green Bay Packers will come to the field well rested and Brett Favre has passed for 4155 yards this season, well ahead of the Seattle's Hasselbeck with 3966 yards. The Seahawks will depend once again on Shaun Alexander for their rushing game, Alexander posting 716 rushing yards this season for 4 touchdowns and average of 3.5 yard per rush, but the Packers will counter with Ryan Grant, who rushed for 956 yards and 8 TDs this season, for an average of 5.1 yards per rush. The betting trends on the teams show that Seattle is 7-2 against the spread in its last 9 games and Green Bay is 8-2 against the spread in its last 10 games. But on the head-to-head, Seattle is 4-1-1 against the spread in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Green Bay. Also, keep in mind that the total has gone OVER in 5 of Green Bay's last 7 games at home. At Bodog, the line on the Green Bay Packers to win the NFC is 19/10 and the line on the Seattle Seahawks is posted as 6/1.

 Published on 01/09/2008

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