Packers at Seahawks in Week 1 NFL Betting Action

September 2, 2014 NFL Football

close up image of man in football helmetThe NFL finally returns on Thursday night after a long absence and the four-week preseason. The Green Bay Packers will take on the Seattle Seahawks at 8:30 PM ET in CenturyLink Field. According to the betting oddsmakers, the Hawks are a significant favorite to win this game at home.

The Packers went 3-1 SU in the preseason, winning twice at home and once on the road. Their last game of the preseason was a 34-14 win over the Kansas City Chiefs, where they won against the spread as 3 ½ point home favorites. The total went OVER the 42 ½ point line that was set.

The Seahawks were 2-2 SU in the preseason, losing both road games but going undefeated at home. They took on the Oakland Raiders to close out the preseason, losing 41-31, and losing against the spread as 5 point home favorites. The total went OVER the 39 point line in that game.

Green Bay is 4-1 ATS on Thursday night, and 5-2 ATS in Week 1. They are 3-7 ATS overall lately, and 1-4 ATS in September. Seattle is 4-0 ATS in September recently, and 20-7 ATS against opponents from the NFC. They are 3-18-1 ATS at home, and 15-3 ATS against a non-division conference team.

Between these teams, the Packers are 3-1-2 ATS lately. The home team is also 3-1-2 ATS in this series. The total has gone OVER in 3 of their last 5 matchups.

They last met in September of 2012, when the Seahawks won 14-12, and won against the spread as 3 point home underdogs. The total went UNDER the 45 ½ point line.

For Thursday Night Football’s matchup, the Seahawks are listed as 5 point home favorites by SBG sportsbook. The over/under is set at 45 ½ points.

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