(OddsShark.com) – The Green Bay Packers will be looking to avenge their 28-22 loss to Seattle in last season’s NFC Championship Game when they host the Seahawks on Sunday Night Football as 3.5-point betting favorites at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com.
The Packers, who remain perched atop the Super Bowl 50 odds as 5/1 chalk, will also be gunning for their first straight up victory over the Seahawks in their last three meetings.
But despite being owned by their conference rivals in recent clashes, Green Bay has dominated in meetings on home turf, and enters Sunday night’s Seahawks vs. Packers betting matchup at Lambeau Field riding a five-game home winning streak against Seattle, going 3-1-1 against the spread.
Green Bay kicked off the new season on a winning note in Week 1, topping the Chicago Bears 31-23, covering as 6-point favorites to extend their current SU and ATS win streak to three games.
The Packers have also been dominant at Lambeau, going 9-0 SU in their last nine, 6-2-1 ATS, to record a perfect home record during the 2014 season.
High-scoring games have been commonplace during Green Bay’s run of perfection at home, with the point total finishing OVER in seven of their last nine at home, averaging a whopping 58.67 points per game during that stretch.
The Seahawks have stumbled out of the gate this season, suffering their second consecutive SU loss to the Rams in St. Louis last weekend. Seattle traveled to St. Louis as 3.5-point favorites, but were outgained 352-343 by the Rams, who controlled the ball for over 37 minutes in their 34-31 win.
The defending NFC champs have now failed to post an ATS win in their last four outings, going 0-3-1 according to the OddsShark NFL Database including failing to cover as 8.5-point favorites against the Packers in their conference title matchup.
The Seahawks’ recent inability to cover spreads coincides with a spike in point totals which has seen the OVER prevail in five of their last six games.
That trend reversal has been driven by an increase in offense by opponents, who have averaged 25.25 points per game in the last four against Seattle, following a Seahawks run in which they surrendered just 6.5 points per game in their previous six.
Seattle may be paying the price for their inconsistency at the sportsbooks, where they have slipped to 15/2 in Super Bowl 50 betting, and now trail both the Packers and the New England Patriots after opening as 11/2 favorites in mid-February.