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Packers vs. Seahawks Point Spread & Over/Under

What: Green Bay Packers vs. Seattle Seahawks: Week 3 Monday Night Football
When: 8:30 pm EST. Monday, September 24, 2012
Where: CenturyLink Field

The Green Bay Packers (1-1, 1-1 ATS) head to Century Link Field to take on the Seattle Seahawks (1-1, 1-1 ATS) for week 3 Monday Night Football. Both of these teams looked great in week 2 and if their performances are similar this week, we should be in for a heated Monday Night game.

Packers vs. Seahawks Betting Lines

The Green Bay Packers opened as -6 point favorites on the spread, but as of Sunday morning they’ve been bet down to -3. A lot of early bettors went heavy on the Seahawks this week, but the betting lines are starting to level off. The Packers vs. Seahawks over/under opened at 46.5, went up to 47, and has come down to the 44.5 – 45 range.

If you want to bet on the Packers vs. Seahawks MNF game, we recommend BetOnline.com and Bovada.lv. Both of these sportsbooks accept US bettors, Visa credit/debit cards, and mobile betting as well. BetOnline posts earlier lines, but Bovada has some of the best NFL live betting.

Teams
BetOnline.com
US Friendly
Bovada.lv
US Friendly
Spread
Money Line
O/U
Spread
Money Line
O/U
Green Bay Packers
Seattle Seahawks
-3 (-120)
+3 (+100)
-175
+155
o44.5 (-110)
u44.5 (-110)
-3.5 (-105)
+3.5 (-115)
-180
+160
o45 (-110)
u45 (-110)

Green Bay Packers

The Green Bay Packers head into week 3 with a 1-1 record after beating the Bears 23-10 in week 2. The Packers have the 2nd ranked passing defense (132.5 PYPG), but surprisingly, they’ve struggled against the run (140 RYPG – 26th).

The Packers defense has recorded the most sacks during the first two weeks, averaging 5.5 sacks per game. Clay Matthews (6 sacks) has been great early on, and he’ll be putting constant pressure on rookie QB Russell Wilson, especially if Russell Okung doesn’t play. As of now, Sunday morning at 4:30am EST, Okung is listed as probable.

The Green Bay offense has been stuck in third gear so far in 2012. Aaron Rodgers is completing 68.4% of his passing attempts. 3 of those passes have gone for touchdowns, while two have been picked off. The passing offense ranks 14th in the NFL with an average of 247 PYPG, but the rushing offense has been nonexistent (75.5 RYPG – 26th).

RB Cedric Benson has 99 yards on the ground on 29 attempts (3.4 YPG), and that’s about the long & short of their rushing attack.

To take time off the clock and put pressure on the Seahawks offense, the Packers need to get their running game going against Seattle. They don’t need to break records, but 100-ish rushing yards will make an impact on this game. In the first two weeks, the Packers have given up about 50 seconds to their opponents. That should be good enough to win versus Seattle, but if they lose by 3-4 plus minutes, Seattle has the edge.

Seattle Seahawks

Continuing the discussion about time of possession, this is a huge key to the Seahawks potential for winning this game. The Seattle offense will need to keep up with the Packers, and time of possession will be critical in this game. In their first two games, Seattle has won this battle at a ratio of 34:06 to 25:53. This is an extra 8 minutes their offense is getting on the field, and 8 minutes extra that their opponents defense has to work (and 8 minutes less of Rodgers’ offense). Although Seattle needs to record TD’s instead of field goals when they get in the red zone, they also need to win the time of possession. If they can execute these two elements of the game, they will win.

This is great for the Seahawks because they’ve been running the ball well so far. In their first two games, they’ve put up 148.5 rushing yards per game, good for 7th in the NFL. Marshawn Lynch has been a stud, rushing for 207 yards on 47 carries (4.4 yards/carry). QB Russell Wilson has some legs as well, running for 48 yards on 12 attempts in the first two weeks. Wilson alone could account for a couple of big 3rd down conversions, extending the time of possession and giving Seattle a couple extra chances to put points on the board.

The Seahawks always have an underrated defense, and at home this team is very strong. Seattle beat Dallas 27-7 at home in week 2, and that’s part of the reason we’ve seen early action bring the point spread down to just a field-goal.

Seattle has a great D-line and that will be important against the Packers. They need to apply pressure on the Packers, but that’ll be hard if Okung doesn’t play. Seattle ranks 2nd against the run (46 RYPG) and 14th against the pass (228.5 PYPG). Their rushing defense could be another big key for the Seahawks, giving them a chance to make the Packers a one-dimensional, more predictable offense.

Seattle’s passing offense hasn’t been good, but their rookie QB will continue to improve. Seattle has averaged 21.5 PPG (25th), 136 PYPG (32nd) and 148.5 RYPG (7th) on offense.

Packers/Seahawks Point Spread

Although the Packers vs. Seahawks point spread is down to 3, I still like Seattle here. The Seahawks are playing well, and it’s hard to bet against them at home. They have a running game that can beat the Packers D, and keep Rodgers off the field. This is a great, intriguing matchup that every NFL fan should be watching, and it has potential to be the best game of the weekend.

Packers Point Spread

As of now, Sunday morning at 6:00am EST, the Packers point spread is -3 (-120) at BetOnline, and -3.5 (-105) at Bovada. Of course the Packers have the ability to win this game, and even the potential to win it big. However, I like how the Seahawks match up against the Packers, and they’re damn good at home.

If you prefer the Packers, I’d watch the spread as we get closer to game time. Early money has been coming in on the Seahawks, and this could continue into Sunday. Later on Sunday or on Monday we could see things go back in the other direction, so keep a close eye on the line so you don’t miss out.

Seahawks Point Spread

As I’ve said above, I think the Seahawks have a real shot in this game. I love getting points on them at home, and think they can give the Packers defense some problems.

We can get Seattle on the point spread of +3 (+100) at BetOnline, or +3.5 (-115) at Bovada. Since I’m picking Seattle to win outright, I’m taking +3 (+100) at BetOnline. I don’t think we’ll need the extra 1/2 point, so I won’t be paying for it.

Green Bay Packers vs. Seattle Seahawks Money Line

As of Sunday morning at 6:15am EST, the best Packers vs. Seahawks money line odds are: Packers -175 (BetOnline.com) and Seahawks +160 (Bovada.lv).

Green Bay Money Line

The Packers money line doesn’t offer any value, and you’re better off taking the spread if you like them SU. The Packers can definitely win this game, but -175 is way off imo.

Seattle Money Line

I really like the Seahawks money line of +160 at Bovada. This looks like a great value to me, and I’ll be betting a full unit here.

The Seahawks money line could continue to drop, so if you like +160, you may want to bet right away. I am.

Seahawks vs. Green Bay Over/Under

The Green Bay vs Seattle over/under is currently at 44.5 (-110) at BetOnline, and 45 (-110) at Bovada. Although the over/under has come down a couple of points since it opened, I think we’ll see it climb back up a point or two before game time. If it does, I’ll bet the under. If it stays where it is I won’t be betting. I doubt it will go any lower, but if it happens to drop another point or so, I’ll take the over.

The Packers offense hasn’t been sharp in the first two weeks and I doubt they get thing rolling in Seattle where it’s tough to play. The Seahawks offense should also have trouble scoring. So, I expect this to be a fairly low scoring game, but the current o/u looks too tight to me. I’m going to wait and see what happens from now until game time.

Extra Tip for Betting on Packers vs. Seahawks MNF

There are a few great games being played on Sunday, games that will attract a lot of betting action. The handle this week could be really big, and this Monday Night Football game will get massive action as well. This means the Green Bay/Seattle betting lines are going to be bouncing around right up until game time. If you don’t see a line you like, wait, or don’t bet at all. Don’t get impatient on this one.

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This article was written by Jess

Jess is the editor of MobileSportsBetting.com. His job duties include everything nobody else is doing, and making sure it all gets done on time. When he gets a chance, Jess loves to write about NFL, MLB, Formula 1, and tennis betting.


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