Week 2 NFL Odds: Seahawks the underdog vs. Packers in rematch
The NFL wraps up the second Sunday of the 2015 season with a rematch of last year’s dramatic NFC Championship Game.
The Green Bay Packers host the Seattle Seahawks at Lambeau Field. The Packers opened as field goal favorites, and the line has increased to 3.5 points at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark. The moneyline has the Packers at -200, and the Seahawks at +170.
The Seahawks and Packers have met in several high profile matchups recently, and the Seahawks have won all three, going 2-1 against the spread. That being said, the Packers are 3-1-1 against the spread and 5-0 straight up in the last five games between these two at Lambeau Field.
The Seahawks are not a frequent underdog, and this marks the most points they’ve been getting since 2012, when they traveled to San Francisco. The Seahawks are 3-5 ATS as road underdogs since the 2012 season according to the OddsShark NFL Database.
The total opened at 48 points, and has climbed to 49. The Seahawks have gone OVER in five of their last six games, while the Packers have gone OVER in 16 of their last 23 games. The total has gone OVER in five of the last seven between these two teams. The OddsShark Computer projects the Packers to just miss the cover and the total in a 25.1-21.8 victory.
The Seahawks are not dealing with any significant injuries, but they continue to negotiate with strong safety Kam Chancellor about a potential return. There is no sign of his holdout ending at this point.
Cobb is dealing with a shoulder injury that is limiting him in practice. He is expected to play on Sunday. Burnett was inactive in Week 1, and the Packers defense suffered against running back Matt Forte. Burnett has been limited this week with a calf injury, and his status is up in the air.
Bulaga suffered a knee injury in practice on Thursday, and his status is unknown at this point. If Bulaga is unable to play, Don Barclay would start in his place.