Why Are Russell Wilson’s O/Us So Low In His Return?

  • Russell Wilson has -114 odds to pass for more than 244.5 yards against the Green Bay Packers.
  • Wilson will be playing in his first game since Week 5, when he injured his finger.
  • Sportsbooks expect Aaron Rodgers to be the dominant QB in this matchup.

SEATTLE - Russell Wilson will be back under center for the Seattle Seahawks as they take on the Green Bay Packers on Sunday. He’ll face off against Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers, himself coming off of a layoff due to COVID-19.

Wilson has been out for several weeks with a pin in his finger, and expectations are actually fairly low for him in this matchup against a dangerous Packers defense.

Russell Wilson Passing Yards O/U Odds

  • Over 244.5 -114
  • Under 244.5 -114

Wilson’s passing yards O/U is set about 22 yards below Rodgers’. The Seattle QB is averaging 239 yards per game, but that includes the game in which he was injured in the first half.

Still, it’s not like his season was without struggle before the injury. Wilson was held to 149 passing yards by the San Francisco 49ers, although he did pass for more than 244.5 yards in his first three games of the season.

The Green Bay Packers’ defense is giving up 210 passing yards per game, 7th in the NFL.

Russell Wilson Passing Touchdowns O/U Odds

  • Over 1.5 -135
  • Under 1.5 +104

Wilson has traditionally been a touchdown machine. In 2020, he passed for 40 touchdowns, a career-high, averaging 2.5 passing touchdowns a game.

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Wilson’s O/U for this game is only 1.5, although there is shading on the over, suggesting that the online sportsbooks believe he’ll hit it.

The Green Bay Packers are giving up 1.7 passing touchdowns per game, which is 17th in the league, in stark contrast to how well they do against the pass in terms of yardage.

Which QB Will Pass For More Yards?

  • Russell Wilson +120
  • Aaron Rodgers -182

In terms of the quarterback battle, it is Rodgers who seems to have the advantageNFL betting fans will be able to get decent odds on Wilson outperforming Rodgers, but it’s unclear if he’s trustable coming off of the finger injury.

The Seattle Seahawks take on the Green Bay Packers at 4:25 p.m. EST on Sunday. The game will be broadcast on CBS and Paramount Plus.