Green Bay Packers versus Seattle Seahawks NFC Championship NFL Pro Football Betting Preview

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The NFC Championship has been set and it’s a rematch from Week 1 as the Seattle Seahawks will be home facing the Green Bay Packers. The Packers and Seahawks begin play from Seattle on Sunday January 18th at 3PM Eastern Time and FOX has the coast to coast broadcast.

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The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business has the home side Seattle Seahawks the -7 ½ point wagering favorite with a total lined at 47 points. Those who play on Seattle on the money line will lay -310 odds with the take back on the road underdog Green Bay Packers at +255 odds on the money line.

This is a rematch from a Week 1 meeting between these teams held in Seattle where the Seahawks posted the 36-16 victory and covering as a -4 ½ point favorite. The game went over 46 ½ points the posted total. It is interesting that the point spread is three point higher that it was over four months ago. Early weather forecasts calls for rain. The Seahawks in their opening week victory was able to move the football on the Packers as they gained 398 yards in a balanced fashion. They ran for 207 yards and threw for 191 yards. Marshawn Lynch had 20 carries and he ran for two touchdowns with 110 yards. The Packers rush defense will be tested. Last week in the Green Bay home win against Dallas in the Division Round the club allowed 145 yards on the ground as DeMarco Murray ran for 123 yards and a touchdown. Aaron Rodgers is playing with a calf injury and despite the issue the signal caller was sharp with his passes throwing for 316 yards and three touchdowns without an interception. Seattle was successful in the Divisional Round as they posted a 31-17 home win against a hot Carolina team and covered as a -13 ½ point favorite. Seattle played a clean game with no turnovers while the Seahawks forced three Panthers turnovers with a 90 yard interception return for touchdown by Kam Chancellor which put the game away.

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