Seattle Seahawks at Green Bay Packers Week 1 NFL Picks & Predictions 9/10/2017
Sunday, September 10, 2017
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Lambeau Field is the venue for the game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, September 10, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Green Bay as 3 point favorites. The total has been set at 50. The Packers were 11-7-1 against the spread last year and their over/under mark was 13-6-0. The Seahawks were 9-9-0 ATS and their over/under record was 10-8-0.
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Valuable Seattle Seahawks Betting Trends
The Seattle Seahawks were 10-8-0 against the over/under last season
The Seattle Seahawks were 9-9-0 against the spread last year
Important Green Bay Packers Betting Trends
The Green Bay Packers were 13-6-0 against the over/under last season
The Green Bay Packers were 11-7-1 against the spread last year
Key Seattle Seahawks Injuries
08/29/17 DE Frank Clark Wrist "?" Thursday vs. Oakland
08/25/17 RB C.J. Prosise Groin "?" Sunday vs. Green Bay
08/19/17 T George Fant ACL out for season
07/30/17 DB Deshawn Shead Knee out indefinitely
Key Green Bay Packers Injuries
08/28/17 LB Nick Perry Ankle "?" Sunday vs. Seattle
08/25/17 T Bryan Bulaga Ankle "?" Sunday vs. Seattle
08/12/17 T Don Barclay Ankle "?" Sunday vs. Seattle
07/30/17 WR Geronimo Allison Suspension expected to miss Sunday vs. Seattle
07/30/17 CB Demetri Goodson ACL PUP
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Seattle Seahawks ran for 1,591 yards as a unit last year, which ranked 25th in the league. They ran 403 times, averaging 3.9 yards per rush as a unit. The Seahawks were penalized on offense 117 times for 970 yards last season, which had them 7th in the NFL in penalties. They were 19th in the National Football League in points scored with 354. They ran 1,012 plays last year for 5,715 yards, which ranked them 12th in the NFL in total offense. The Seahawks averaged 5.6 yards per play, which was 15th in the league. As a team they accumulated a total of 313 1st downs last season, ranking them 22nd overall as an offensive unit. Russell Wilson completed 353 throws while attempting 546 passes for a completion percentage of 64.7% last year. He passed for 4,219 yards. He averaged 12.0 yards per completion and 7.7 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating last season was 92.6 and his QBR was 63.2.
The Seahawks rush defense gave up 441 attempts for 1,487 yards last season, putting them in 7th place in the NFL against the run. They had 103 penalties for 925 yards on defense last year. That placed them 16th in the league. They allowed a score on 28.3% of possessions on defense, which was 3rd in the NFL. Seattle was 3rd in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 292. They gave up a total of 5,099 yards on D, which was 5th in the league. The Seahawks were 4th in yards per play allowed with 5. Their pass defense allowed 6.2 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 15th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses completed 331 throws on 537 attempts against the Seattle Seahawks defense last season, ranking them 6th and 5th in the league. The Seattle pass defense also surrendered a total of 3,612 yards in the air, which was 8th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Seattle Seahawks tried 37 field goals last season and made 33, which was 6th in the league. Their kickers had a FG percentage of 89.2%. Seattle Seahawks kickers made 83% of their extra points, going 29 for 35 last season. Their punters accumulated 3,126 yards on 72 punts, averaging 30 yards per punt. That ranked them 27th in the NFL in punting average. Seattle was 17th in the NFL in punt returns with 30 last year. They totaled 249 punt return yards and averaged 8.3 yards per return, which was 18th in the league. Their longest punt return last season was 62 yards. They returned 35 kicks for 808 yards on special teams, placing them 12th in kick return yardage. The Seahawks averaged 23.1 yards per kick return and had a long of 46 yards last season. They were 8th in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 7,070.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Green Bay Packers were 4th in the NFL in points scored with 432 last season. They ran 1,029 plays last year for 5,900 yards, which ranked them 8th in the league in total offense. The Packers averaged 5.7 yards per play, which was 11th in the National Football League. As a team they accumulated a total of 349 1st downs last year, placing them 7th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Green Bay ran for 1,701 yards as a team, which ranked 20th in the NFL. They ran 374 times last year, averaging 4.5 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Packers were penalized on offense 100 times for 827 yards last season, which had them 23rd in the league in penalties. Aaron Rodgers threw for 4,428 yards last season. He completed 401 passes on 610 attempts for a completion percentage of 65.7%. His QBR last year was 76.9 while is quarterback rating was 104.2. He averaged 7.3 yards per pass attempt and 11.0 yards per completion.
Green Bay was 21st in the league in points allowed on defense with 388 last year. They surrendered a total of 5,823 yards on D, which was 22nd in the NFL. The Packers were ranked 27th in yards per play allowed with 5.9. Their pass defense gave up 7.1 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 30th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses completed 370 passes on 571 attempts against the Green Bay defense last season, placing them 21st and 16th in the National Football League. The Green Bay Packers pass defense also gave up a total of 4,308 yards through the air, which was 31st overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense allowed 376 attempts for 1,515 yards last year, putting them in 8th place in the league against the run. The Packers committed 109 penalties for 964 yards on the defensive side of the ball last season. That ranked them 23rd in the NFL. They gave up a score on 41% of possessions on defense, which was 28th in the league.
Special Teams Stats
Green Bay was ranked 25th in the league in punt returns last season with 26. They accumulated 235 punt return yards and averaged 9 yards per return, which was 14th in the NFL. Their longest punt return last year was 55 yards. They returned 32 kicks for 631 yards on special teams, ranking 19th in kick return yardage. The Packers averaged 19.7 yards per kick return and had a long of 40 yards last year. They were 10th in the league in all-purpose yards with 7,012. The Green Bay Packers attempted 30 field goals last season and made 26, which was 21st in the National Football League. Their kickers had a field goal percentage of 86.7%. Green Bay kickers made 94% of their extra points, going 44 for 47 last year. Their punters totaled 2,420 yards on 56 punts, averaging 26 yards per punt. That placed them 28th in the NFL in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Seahawks/Packers NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Packers -3
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