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Seahawks vs Packers Props: Snowed Under At Lambeau

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The Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks could be playing Sunday's NFC Divisional Round playoff game in snow. Photo by: Jame Healy (wikimedia).
  • Snow is in the forecast for Sunday’s Green Bay Packers-Seattle Seahawks NFC Divisional Round playoff game at Lambeau Field
  • When playing props, bad weather makes the under an always attractive option
  • Seven of Green Bay’s last eight games and seven of the Packers’ last eight against an NFC opponent have gone under

The Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks could find themselves snowed under during Sunday’s NFC Divisional Round playoff game at Lambeau Field.

Sunday’s weather forecast is calling for a temperature of 20 degrees Celsius with a 40% chance of snow. Considering this factor, you should keep the under in mind when considering any prop wagers on this game.

The Packers are four-point favorites over the Seahawks.

Prop #1: Total Touchdowns Over/Under 5.5

Outcome Odds at Bovada
Over 5.5 +120
Under 5.5 -160

Odds taken Jan. 11

In eight regular-season games this season at Lambeau Field, there’s been 5.375 touchdowns scored per game. However, take out a nine-TD game versus the Philadelphia Eagles and an eight-TD scorefest with the Oakland Raiders and that average drops to 4.3 TDs per game.

In two December games, when the climate turns frightening in Green Bay, there’s been an average of four touchdowns per game.

Green Bay was 14th in the NFL this season with 44 touchdowns scored. Seattle finished tied for seventh overall, finding the end zone 49 times. Combined, the Packers (2.75) and Seahawks (3.06) average 5.81 TDs this season.

That combination would put the teams over but you must factor in the inclement weather conditions.

As well, the Seahawks have scored 17 points or fewer in three of their last four road games. Seattle has averaged 11.5 points per game in the last four visits to Lambeau Field, never scoring more than two TDs in any of those games.

 

The total has gone under in seven of Green Bay’s last eight games, as well as in seven of the Packers’ last eight meetings with NFC opposition.

Seahawks at Packers

Season Outcome
2008 Green Bay 42 Seattle 20
2009 Green Bay 48 Seattle 10
2015 Green Bay 27 Seattle 17
2016 Green Bay 38 Seattle 10
2017 Green Bay 17 Seattle 9

The under was the winning play in five of Green Bay’s eight home games this season and also following the Packs’ bye week.

Seattle’s seen the total go under in four of the last five games when facing NFC North Division teams.

Pick: Under 5.5 (-160)

Prop #2: Davante Adams to have 90+ receiving yards, D.K. Metcalf to have 65+ receiving yards

Outcome Odds at BetOnline
Yes +125

Adams has stepped up his game the past three weeks and proven to be a go-to wideout for the Packers. He’s garnered at least 93 yards in receptions in each of the past three games. That’s including back-to-back 100-yard performances against the Minnesota Vikings and Chicago Bears as the Pack wrapped up the NFC North crown.

Rookie wide receiver Metcalf has also proven to be a monster since the Seahawks lost veteran receiver Josh Gordon to an NFL drug suspension in mid-December.

Metcalf caught six balls for 81 yards and a TD in the regular-season finale against San Francisco. He established career highs for receptions (seven) and yardage (153) in Seattle’s Wild Card playoff win at Philadelphia, adding another TD reception in that game.

The yardage total was an NFL postseason record for a rookie.

Pick: Yes (+125)

Prop #1: Team to Make Longest Field Goal

Team Odds at Bovada
Seahawks EVEN
Packers -130

Kicking field goals on the frozen tundra of Lambeau Field in January is never an exact science. And neither kicker in this game – Mason Crosby of the Packers or Jason Myers of the Seahawks – is enjoying a spectacular campaign.

Myers finished with 109 points, good for 13th among NFL kickers, and one notch ahead of Crosby at 106 points. Crosby tied for 21st in field goals made (22), while Myers was tied for 16th with 23 successful kicks.

Each hit a long of 54 yards. Crosby’s longest successful field goal at Lambeau this season was 48 yards but he nailed that one in October.

Myers drilled a 49-yarder last week in the playoffs at Philly.

Pick: Seattle (EVEN)

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