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When the Seahawks (12-5) travel to play the Packers (13-3) in Lambeau Field for Sunday's NFL divisional playoff game (6:40 p.m. ET, NBC), a trip to next Sunday's NFC championship game in San Francisco will be on the line.
Seattle, the No. 5 seed, will be looking for a mild upset over Green Bay, the No. 2 seed. The Seahawks, after losing their final two regular-season games, beat the Eagles on the road 17-9 in the wild-card round. The Packers won their final two regular-season games to win the NFC North and grab the conference's second first-round bye.
Russell Wilson and Aaron Rodgers have met in matchups with high stakes before, including an NFC championship game. The two quarterbacks shine brightly on the marquee but will need the best of their supporting casts to add another playoff victory to their Super Bowl-winning resumes.
Here's everything to know about betting on Seahawks vs. Packers in the NFL playoffs, including updated odds, trends and our expert's prediction for the NFC divisional game.
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Seahawks vs. Packers odds for NFL playoffs
Spread: Packers by 4Point total: 45.5Odds: Seahawks -108, Packers -112
The Seahawks have been a little more than field-goal underdogs all week. On a neutral field, this game would essentially be a pick 'em. Lambeau is a tough place to play, but Seattle has been very good on the road outdoors this season. The Packers have gone only 5-5 in their past 10 playoff home games.
Seahawks vs. Packers all-time series
The Packers hold a 13-9 edge. The teams didn't play in the regular season. The Seahawks won the most recent meeting, 27-24 in Seattle in November of 2018. Before then the Packers held a three-game winning streak. The Packers lost the NFC championship game in Seattle five years ago, 28-22 in overtime after holding a 16-0 lead.
Three trends to know
— The Seahawks are 8-7-2 against the spread this season. The Packers are 10-6. 55 percent of bettors like the Seahawks to keep it close and cover.
— Only 8 of 17 Seahawks games have gone over the point total. Only 6 of 16 Packers game have gone over. For that reason, 62 percent of bettors like the under.
— The Seahawks have covered only once in their past five games. The Packers are 4-4 against the spread in their past eight games.
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Three things to watch
'Beast Mode' and the Seahawks' running game
Longtime power back Marshawn Lynch has returned out of necessity because of season-ending injuries to Chris Carson and Rashaad Penny. Rookie Travis Homer has stepped into the bigger all-around role in the backfield. The Seahawks have struggled to run the ball in the past two games against the 49ers and the Eagles. The Packers present a vulnerable run defense and offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer has showed he's not deviating from the run-heavy approach with a replacement committee.
Davante Adams and the Packers' passing game.
Rodgers didn't have the most prolific season because he was missing Adams, his go-to wide receiver, for a good chunk of the season with a toe injury. He also had a hard time finding reliable targets beyond Adams who weren't running backs Aaron Jones and Jamaal Williams. Allen Lazard has stepped up of late to be a big playmaker, but other wideouts and the tight ends have had limited contributions. The Seahawks' secondary has Shaquill Griffin and not much else daunting. Rodgers needs to trust and let it rip to his complementary targets.
Matt LaFleur vs. Pete Carroll
LaFleur, 40, is coaching the Packers in his first career NFL playoff game as a head coach. Carroll, 68, has plenty of experience on the other side, given his team has consistently made the playoffs with Wilson. Will LaFleur come out like former colleague Kyle Shanahan did against the Vikings with an impressive debut in his current capacity? He's shown his chops all season and will need to be on point to counteract Carroll's rah-rah firing up of