The Green Bay Packers will conclude the preseason by hosting the Seattle Seahawks at Lambeau Field this Saturday at 1:00 p.m. EST.
The Seahawks will look to clinch a perfect preseason after a couple of fairly convincing victories in the past two weeks. Green Bay, on the other hand, sits at the .500 mark after last week’s 21-17 loss to the New England Patriots.
While neither lineup is set in stone, both coaches have hinted at some of the more important players who we could see come Saturday afternoon.
Now that we have the floor set, let’s jump into our Seahawks vs Packers predictions and best bets for preseason Week 3.
Seahawks vs Packers Odds
NFL odds used for this Seattle vs Green Bay preview were found at DraftKings Sportsbook and are current as of date and time ET.
- Moneyline: Packers (-162) • Seahawks (+136)
- Spread: Packers -3 (-108) • Seahawks +3 (-112)
- Total Points: Over 39.5 (-110) • Under 39.5 (-110)
- Implied Score: GB Packers 21.25, Seahawks 18.25
Seahawks vs Packers Predictions
Score Pick: Seahawks 26, Packers 18
After two strong outings, Pete Carroll’s Seahawks have definitely shown enough to warrant an underdog prediction. Carroll has already confirmed that backup quarterback, Drew Lock, will see “extended time” in this game. Lock has been a big part of Seattle’s success this preseason going 22-of-30 for 310 yards and two touchdowns over the first two games.
Head coach Matt LaFluer also provided context on who we will see under center this Saturday for Green Bay. LaFluer confirmed that starting quarterback, Jordan Love, will see some time this weekend similar to what we’ve seen over the past two weeks. Even so, Love and the starting offense have not looked completely in sync and will be up against a Seahawks defense that has been impressive during the preseason.
Packers backup, Sean Clifford, will likely take over once Love is pulled for the day. The rookie out of Penn State has played decently during the preseason, throwing for over 300 yards combined in both games. However, Clifford has thrown a couple of poor interceptions and struggled with putting together lengthy drives.
With how opportunistic and stout the Seahawks’ defense has been playing, it is not hard to predict that Clifford’s struggles could very well carry over to Saturday’s contest. Even if many of Seattle’s defensive starters are held out of this one, the Seahawks’ second and third unit has given up just 10 combined points in the second half of games this preseason.
Seahawks vs Packers Best Bets & Props
Seahawks +3 (-110)
DraftKings Sportsbook • WAGER: 2 units
The Seahawks should have no issue covering the three-point spread based on what we’ve seen from them this preseason. Green Bay will not play its starters for long enough to build a sustainable lead, and we’ve seen its second and third units struggle to put points on the board this preseason.
It is important to note that Lock was forced to leave last week’s game early due to some discomfort in his knee, however, he claims it was “precautionary” and not something that should affect him going forward. With how well Lock and many of the offensive skill players have played, Seattle +3 is easily my NFL bet of the day.
Seattle Seahawks by 1-13 Pts (+195)
FanDuel Sportsbook • WAGER: 1 unit
FanDuel is offering incredible odds for Seattle to win by a 1-13-point margin during Saturday’s game. Should the trends we’ve discussed in this article follow suit, the Seahawks should have a very good shot at winning straight-up and cashing this bet while doing so.
It is hard to see Seattle blowing out Green Bay in this one, and the 1-13-point margin is perfect to cover your bases should the Seahawks complete the upset.
Over 39.5 (-112)
DraftKings Sportsbook • WAGER: 2 units
With sportsbooks having very limited wagers for this contest, taking the Over should be one to consider based on the data we have from both teams.
Green Bay’s starters have scored in each of the two games thus far with its backups also showing glimpses of their big-play ability. Rookie running back, Emanuel Wilson, is a perfect example of this, scoring an 80-yard touchdown run in the first game of the preseason.
The Seahawks have scored more than 20 points in both of their games and should have no problem doing so again against a Packers defense that has appeared vulnerable at times this preseason. First-round pick, Jaxon Smith-Njigba, has yet to score for Seattle, but is due after a solid outing in each of the last two games.
With players fighting for a roster spot on both sides, you can expect some big plays and plenty of scoring to go around in this one.
Seahawks vs Packers Same Game Parlay
Seahawks vs Packers SGP (+261)
DraftKings Sportsbook • WAGER: 1 units
- Seahawks +3 (-110)
- Over 39.5 (-112)
Combining two of my best bets gives some juiced odds for this same game parlay.
It’s also worth noting that the point total has come down from its original prediction which does help legitimize our claim that this contest has the potential to be more high scoring than bettors are anticipating.