The NFC Championship Game kicks off Sunday in the Pacific Northwest between the visiting Green Bay Packers and the host Seattle Seahawks.
With a win, Seattle will return to the Super Bowl for the second straight season. Last year the Seahawks defeated Denver in the Super Bowl to win the Vince Lombardi Trophy.
The Packers have not been to the Super Bowl since 2010.
The line currently has Seattle favored by 7.5 points with the point total sitting at 47.
The line has bounced back and forth between -7 and -7.5 in favor of Seattle. The total has gone from an opening of 46.5 to its current 47.
Seattle 13-4 SU and 11-6 ATS has a winning streak of 7 games both straight up and against the spread. Seattle defeated Green Bay in Week 1 of the season 36-16.
Overall Seattle is 25-2 SU and 20-7 ATS since 2012 at CenturyLink Field.
Green Bay 13-4 SU and 9-7-1 ATS is adjusting to playing with its superstar, Aaron Rodgers, injured. Rodgers the star quarterback for the Packers has an injured calf muscle. However, he engineered Green Bay’s comeback win over Dallas last weekend by tossing for 316 yards and 3 touchdowns.
However, having success against the Dallas defense is not the same as facing Seattle’s stingy defense.
Since 2012, Seattle is 14-3 SU and 9-7 ATS when a favorite at home by 7 or more points.
The UNDER cashed out 5 times in the past 7 games for Seattle.
Green Bay is 4-4 SU while 3-5 ATS this season on the road.
The key to this game will be if Rodgers can be effective passing the ball with his limited mobility against such a high caliber defense for Seattle.
The Green Bay defense must also come up big. During the loss in Week 1, Green Bay gave up 4 touchdowns on defense to Seattle.
Russell Wilson is playing strong at quarterback for Seattle. During the Seahawks seven-game streak, Wilson is throwing for 246 yards and running for 42 yards per game.
With the exception of Rodgers, Green Bay is healthy. Seattle has had injuries all season, but for the large part, their core players currently are healthy.
The weather forecast calls for rain and temperature in the 50s.
The 7.5 points seem too high for this game. The dog looks like it has good value.
I like Green Bay and the points, with the total cashing on the UNDER.