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Seahawks vs. Packers Weather Forecast: Cold Temperatures Creating Divisional Round Betting Edge

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Tom Dahlin/Getty Images. Pictured: A Green Bay Packer fan displays an icy Christmas greeting during a game against the Minnesota Vikings

  • Sunday's Seahawks vs. Packers (6:40 p.m. ET, FOX) weather forecast is calling for average temperatures of 17 degrees at Lambeau Field.
  • Using Bet Labs, detail the smart way to bet NFL over/unders when temperatures dip below 30 degrees.

On Sunday, the forecast calls for average temperatures of 17 degrees when the Packers host the Seahawks at Lambeau Field (6:40 p.m. ET, FOX). The total for this Divisional Round matchup is 47.

A majority of bets are on the under, which isn’t all that surprising. A theory among recreational bettors is that cold temperatures lead to low-scoring games.

Does the data support this idea or is it an old gamblers’ tale that is actually creating value by going against this commonly-held theory?


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Using our Bet Labs database, which includes archived NFL betting data since the start of the 2003 season, we analyzed over/unders in cold weather games.

Seahawks vs. Packers Weather Forecast, Betting Edge

Here is how NFL overs have performed based on average temperatures since 2003:

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