National Football League: NFC SEA vs. GB
Seattle Seahawks (0-0, 0-0 away) at Green Bay Packers (0-0, 0-0 home)
September 10, 2017- 4:25 PM ET (TV FOX) Lambeau Field, Green Bay, WI
What a way to get it started on opening Sunday as a marquee matchup at Lambeau Field will take center stage in an expected slugfest between the Seattle Seahawks versus the Green Bay Packers as the betting lines from our best sportsbooks is as follow;
Best Seahawks Lines: BetOnline Spread (+3) ML +135
Best Packers Lines: MyBookie Spread (-3) ML -150
Over/Under: GTBets 52.0
Fireworks off the bat in Week 1 of the NFL as the Packers behind their mega star quarterback in Aaron Rodgers will look to get the better of the Seahawks as one of the league’s best offenses in Green Bay will face a stiff challenge against one of the NFL’s best defenses in Seattle.
As if the Packers couldn’t be any more powerful on the offensive end, they went out and added tight end Martellus Bennett to give the gunslinging Rodgers one more weapon to go to.
Seattle has built their reputation on the defensive end as they led the NFL in scoring defense in 2013, 2014 and 2015 while finishing third last season. Still possessing an imposing unit behind eight of 11 defensive starters who have made at least one Pro Bowl, they will be looking to keep Rodgers in check after he picked apart the D in a 38-10 home victory last December.
But, as good as the Green Bay offense is, there is still plenty of questions surrounding the defense as they were exposed to the tune of 44 points by the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC Championship Game.
On the offensive side of the ball for Seattle, they added running back Eddie Lacy to provide a 1-2 punch along with Thomas Rawls. The Seahawks will be implementing a new up-tempo offense, but how effective out the gate remains to be seen?
In a matchup where no hype is needed, we should be treated to a doozy between two of the NFC’s powerhouses. For sports betting purposes, MyBookie is favoring GB (-3) points over SEA with an over/under of 52.0 total game points scored.
In staying with the home team, I will favor the Packers MINUS the points (-3) over Seattle for the win as my best betting pick.