NFL Picks Week 3: Packers vs. Seahawks Monday Night Football Gambling Guide

Alex KayCorrespondent ISeptember 24, 2012

SEATTLE - AUGUST 21:  Defensive end C.J. Wilson #98 of the Green Bay Packers battles Jeff Byers #63 during the preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks at Qwest Field on August 21, 2010 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
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The Green Bay Packers (1-1) are travelling to take on the Seattle Seahawks (1-1) in what should be an extremely exciting Monday Night Football matchup between two solid NFC teams.

To make things even more interesting, there are a number of wagers that can be made on the game, ranging from simple bets against the spread and over/under totals to exotic prop bets on individual performances.

Let’s take a look at the line, the total and some fun prop bets out there for the Week 3 MNF matchup.

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Green Bay Packers (-3.5) over SEATTLE SEAHAWKS

The Pack are going to march into the home of the Seahawks and give them their first loss at CenturyLink Field this season.

In the Packers' five meetings against this opponent, they have gone 3-0-2 ATS, rewarding backers with no losses and a push at the worst.

While Green Bay is 0-4 on MNF away from Lambeau Field with Aaron Rodgers under center, the team should finally buck that trend against Seattle.

The Packers came together last Thursday night for a dominant performance against the Chicago Bears and should pick up another W straight up and ATS in this contest.



In the past four meetings, the total has gone over three times.

Expect more of the same on Monday night, as these teams are likely going to get into a bit of a shootout.

While the Packers should certainly score the majority of the points, don’t discount the Seahawks' ability to score. Russell Wilson’s mobility in the pocket should certainly contribute to keeping drives alive and avoiding sacks—something that Jay Cutler couldn’t do against the Pack last week.


Russell Wilson – Total TD passes + INTs – Over 2.5 (+160)

Speaking of the Seahawks signal-caller, there is a great prop bet that will net you quite a profit if he throws three or more combined touchdowns and interceptions.

Considering how opportunistic the Packers defense is, and how susceptible they are to big plays, this is a no-brainer.

Expect Wilson to throw at least two touchdowns and one interception, with that INT number potentially much higher.

While he’s only thrown two TDs and one INT on the entire year, the rookie QB is bound to make some more mistakes against a tough and confusing Packers defense.


Greg Jennings – Total Receiving Yards – Under 65.5 (-115)

This wager hinges on Jennings returning from a groin injury. If he does, there is a good chance he doesn’t make much of an impact.

The Packers receiver will struggle to get back into the swing of things and Rodgers just has too many options to worry about forcing anything to his hobbled No. 1 target.

Jordy Nelson did just fine in backup duty and should continue to get the majority of looks, while the rest of the GB receivers continue to get targets as the signal-caller spreads the ball around.

Lean under here and collect some easy money.