Thursday Night Football odds, line: Packers vs. Seahawks picks, top predictions from dialed-in expert who's 20-4 on Green Bay games

The Week 11 NFL schedule kicks off with Aaron Rodgers vs. Russell Wilson on Thursday Night Football at CenturyLink Field. There's plenty on the line, as both teams are in dire need of a victory to stay alive in the NFC playoff race. The Packers vs. Seahawks rivalry has yielded some classics in recent years, including the infamous "Fail Mary" game six years ago. Even with Green Bay at 4-4-1 and Seattle at 4-5, fireworks are expected again on Thursday Night Football. Seattle is a three-point favorite in the latest Packers vs. Seahawks odds, up a half-point from the opener. The Over-Under, or total projected points, is down to 49 after opening at 49.5. Before you make any Packers vs. Seahawks picks for Thursday Night Football, you need to see what SportsLine's R.J. White has to say.

CBS Sports' NFL editor, White is riding a mind-blowing streak thanks to his unmatched Packers knowledge. In his past 24 spread picks for or against Green Bay, White has been dead-on 20 times. That's a ridiculous 83.3 percent cash rate. Anyone who has followed him is way up.

In Week 9, in another prime-time game, White faded the Packers at New England, telling his readers to load up on the Patriots (-5.5), noting Green Bay had given up 29-plus points in five of its previous six contests. The result: Pats 31, Pack 17 -- another easy cash.

White's success is no surprise. This is the same expert who has cashed big-time in the Las Vegas SuperContest -- the world's most prestigious handicapping competition -- twice in the past three years. 

Now, White has broken down Packers vs. Seahawks from every possible angle and locked in a strong point-spread pick. He's only sharing it at SportsLine. 

White knows that one big reason the Seahawks are favored in this game despite two consecutive losses is their ability to run the football with authority. Seattle took the 9-1 Rams to the brink on the road last week thanks to 273 yards rushing and have now topped 150 yards on the ground in five consecutive games. And they're expected to get running back Chris Carson back on Thursday after he missed Week 10 with a hip pointer, joining a backfield that also includes Mike Davis and rookie Rashaad Penny.

Against a Packers defense that ranks 22nd against the run, that Seahawks' top-rated rushing attack has a strong chance to control the tempo of the game and keep Rodgers and company on the sidelines.

But just because the Seahawks are at home and running the ball well doesn't mean they'll cover against the Aaron Rodgers-led Packers. 

Rodgers has tossed 17 touchdowns against one interception, including a near-flawless outing last week as Green Bay pounded Miami, 31-12. The Packers are sick and tired of hearing about how they're winless in four road games and they'll enter this matchup highly confident.

Green Bay beat Seattle 17-9 last season, 38-10 the year before and 27-17 the year before that. In those games, Rodgers completed 72.4 percent of his throws for 806 yards and six touchdowns with one pick. All-time, Rodgers is 6-2 against the Seahawks, and Green Bay enters "Thursday Night Football" averaging 6.1 yards per play, good for eighth in the NFL. 

We can tell you White is leaning over, but his much stronger play is against the spread. He found a glaring stat that's led him to go big on one side. You absolutely need to see it before you bet. 

Who wins Packers vs. Seahawks? And what glaring stat makes one side of the spread a must-back? Visit SportsLine now to see the strong against-the-spread pick from R.J. White, an unrivaled NFL expert who's 20-4 on Packers games.

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