Seattle Seahawks vs. Green Bay Packers - 11/15/18 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Green Bay Packers (4-4-1) at Seattle Seahawks (4-5)
NFL Football: Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 8:20 pm (CenturyLink Field)
The Line: Seattle Seahawks -2.5 -- Over/Under: 49 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks meet Thursday in NFL action at CenturyLink Field.
The Green Bay Packers look for back-to-back victories for the first time this season to stay in the NFC playoff race. The Green Bay Packers have lost all four road games this season. Aaron Rodgers is completing 61.1 percent of his passes for 2,741 yards, 17 touchdowns and one interception. Rodgers has two or more touchdown passes in seven of his last 10 games. Davante Adams and Jimmy Graham have combined for 1,226 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns while Marquez Valdes-Scantling has 23 receptions. The Green Bay Packers ground game is averaging 115.6 yards per contest, and Aaron Jones leads the way with 494 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, Green Bay is allowing 24 points and 345.9 yards per game. Blake Martinez leads the Green Bay Packers with 79 tackles, Kenny Clark has five sacks and Jaire Alexander has one interception.
The Seattle Seahawks need a win here to get back to a .500 record and stay in the NFC playoff race. The Seattle Seahawks have lost two of their three true home games this season. Russell Wilson is completing 66 percent of his passes for 1,967 yards, 21 touchdowns and five interceptions. Wilson has three touchdown passes in four of his last five games. Tyler Lockett and Doug Baldwin have combined for 758 receiving yards and seven touchdowns while David Moore has 14 receptions. The Seattle Seahawks ground game is averaging 152.2 yards per contest, and Chris Carson leads the way with 497 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Seattle is allowing 21.3 points and 346.9 yards per game. Bobby Wagner leads the Seattle Seahawks with 65 tackles, Frank Clark has eight sacks and Shaquill Griffin has two interceptions.
The Packers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games, 2-7 ATS in their last 9 vs. NFC and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games. The Seahawks are 7-0-1 ATS in their last 8 Thursday games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. NFC and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Packers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 meetings and the home team is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 meetings. The under is 6-2 in Seahawks last 8 games overall and the over is 23-9 in Packers last 32 games overall.
The Green Bay Packers have a chance to win back-to-back games for the second time since October 15 of last year and are 0-4 SU on the road this season while being outscored by 9.5 points on average. The Seattle Seahawks have come up just short to the Los Angeles Rams now twice this season and are being outscored by 6.5 points during this two-game skid. The Green Bay Packers have failed to cover five of their last seven games as an underdog of at least two points. The Seattle Seahawks are 2-4-1 ATS in their last seven games when a favorite of at least two points. I like backing home teams in these Thursday night games, but we're getting free points with Aaron Rodgers, and that's not something I can turn down. I've said in previous write ups that Rodgers is like LeBron James, as he's the ultimate equalizer and can make up for weaknesses while willing his team to win in tough spots. In pretty much a do-or-die game for both teams in terms of the playoff race, I trust Rodgers to find a way on the road.