After an eventful offseason for both organizations, the Green Bay Packers and New Orleans Saints will face off during NFL Week 1. However, due to Hurricane Ida, the game will take place in Jacksonville. Without any true home-field advantage in place, how much of a chance to the Saints truly have for NFL betting?
Packers vs Saints Week 1 NFL Betting Preview and Stream
NFL Regular Season — Week 1 Game
Green Bay Packers (0-0) vs. New Orleans Saints (0-0)
Date: Sunday, September 12, 2021
Time: 4:25 p.m. EST
Venue: TIAA Bank Field — Jacksonville, FL
Coverage: Click here for the stream
Packers fans went through a stressful offseason, which featured a real chance the reigning MVP would not return to their team. Well, that is in the rearview mirror, for now. Aaron Rodgers is back, and this offense is expected to be among the best in the NFL yet again. Davante Adams is the NFL betting favorite to lead the league in receiving touchdowns, after being dominant in that category last season. Defensively, the change to Joe Barry at defensive coordinator will lead to forcing more turnovers, but the reckless, “free” play will also lead to giving up big chunk plays. In other words, Green Bay is lucky to have Rodgers back to bail them out.
There was a quarterback switch in New Orleans as well, after Drew Brees retired. Sean Payton decided on Jameis Winston as the starter, though Taysom Hill will likely still have his packages taking snaps. This receiving corps is a wasteland of what it once was, and the defense suffered cap casualties this offseason as well. Still, the front seven is solid and the offense still has Alvin Kamara. There isn’t much else to be excited about on offense, though.
Packers vs Saints Odds & Spread
NFL betting odds for Packers vs Saints are taken from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: GB: (-184) | NO: (+154)
Spread: GB: -3.5 (-110) | NO: +3.5 (-110)
Total: 49.5 — Over: (-115) | Under: (-105)
Public (Spread) Betting Percentages via oddsFire: GB: (N/A) | NO: (N/A)
Odds to Win Super Bowl LVI: GB: (+1200) | NO: (+3000)
Packers vs Saints NFL Betting Trends
– Green Bay went 11-7 against the spread (ATS) last season.
– The over went 11-7 for the Packers last season.
– New Orleans went 10-8 ATS last season.
– The over went 10-8 for the Saints last season.
Packers vs Saints Stats
– Green Bay averaged 31.5 points per game (PPG) last season (No. 1 in the NFL).
– Green Bay surrendered 23.2 PPG last season (T-No. 14 in the NFL).
– New Orleans averaged 29.1 PPG last season (No. 5 in the NFL).
– New Orleans surrendered 20.9 PPG last season (No. 3 in the NFL).
Packers vs Saints Prediction
The Packers vs Saints NFL betting prediction uses the NumberFire Picks tool.
Packers -3.5: 46.3%
Saints +3.5: 53.7%