NFL Preseason Odds – Packers vs. Seahawks on NFL Network Saturday Night

December 1, 2010 NFL Football

The NFL Network has a good matchup on Saturday night with the Green Bay Packers at the Seattle Seahawks in NFL preseason odds.

The Seahawks are a one-point favorite in NFL preseason betting at the Sbg sportsbook.

NFL preseason odds would usually favor the home team by about a field goal but Green Bay is the better team than Seattle.  The Seahawks have a new head coach in Pete Carroll and some increased optimism but the Packers are Super Bowl contenders.

First Half: The first half edge has to go to Green Bay. They have the better quarterback in Aaron Rodgers and their first string is simply stronger than Seattle’s.  The Seahawks have Matt Hasselbeck at quarterback and he inspires zero confidence.  If the starters play an equal amount of time then the edge early has to go to Green Bay. The question that will be critical to answer in NFL preseason betting for this contest is when Hasselbeck leaves the game.  After he leaves the Seahawks will actually be a better bet. Head coach Pete Carroll has said that he wants to get Whitehurst some time with the starters which could make this game very interesting.

Second Half:  The edge in the second half might go to Seattle but it is not a big edge. The Seahawks really like what Charlie Whitehurst brings to the table and he could end up as the starting quarterback before long.  Whitehurst was 14 of 22 for 214 yards and two TDs last week. The problem if you take the Seahawks is that you have J.P. Losman late in the game and he is a question mark.  The Packers have a quality backup of their own in Matt Flynn.  Yea, you may not have heard of him but Flynn is a decent backup quarterback. Don’t get me wrong, he is not Aaron Rodgers but he is pretty good.  He was 9 of 15 last week in relief of Rodgers.  The third string quarterback for Green Bay is Graham Harrell and he is just a warm body playing with the scrubs.

TV Game:  Since it is a TV game there is some added interest.  Betting the total might be the way to go as the Packers and Seahawks should be able to score.

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