Saints visit Packers in Week 1 odds clash

The last two Super Bowl champs kick off the NFL betting season on Thursday when the Saints visit Lambeau as small underdogs to face the Packers.

 

And if history repeats itself, the OVER may be the best bet for the night as all five meetings since 1995 have soared way OVER the total (at least 55 points in all five games). [ Best Saints vs Packers OVER line currently at 5Dimes ]

View New Orleans vs Green Bay Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: The Packers opened as 5-point favorites at sportsbooks, with the total listed at 46.5. That number has been bet down, although the dog line is still tempting at Bovada for underdog bettors this week.

Power Rankings / Prediction: It's a betting matchup between the No. 5-rated Packers and the No. 8-ranked Saints, according to the NFL Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring models run on this game indicate a potential 30-25 result in favor of the Packers.

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New Orleans Saints Trends:
When playing in September are 7-3
Past 5 meetings with Packers played OVER
When playing on grass are 8-2
After outgaining opponent are 6-4
When playing outside the division are 6-4

Green Bay Packers Trends:
When playing in September are 6-4
When playing on grass are 8-2
After being outgained are 7-3
When playing outside the division are 7-3


A few Saints at Packers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of New Orleans's last 5 games when playing Green Bay
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New Orleans's last 5 games on the road
New Orleans is 15-4 SU in its last 19 games on the road
New Orleans is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
Green Bay is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Green Bay is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Green Bay's last 5 games when playing New Orleans
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Green Bay's last 6 games at home

Next up:
New Orleans home to Chicago, Sunday, September 18
Green Bay at Carolina, Sunday, September 18

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