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Packers Begin Life Without Rodgers vs Saints in Week 7

When Aaron Rodgers went down with a collarbone injury last week against the Minnesota Vikings, both the Green Bay Packers’ season and the entire NFL landscape was flipped upside down. Without the star quarterback around, backup Brett Hundley will get a shot to prove he can carry Green Bay against the high-octane New Orleans Saints.

Xbet opened the Packers as 6-point home underdogs with a total of 47.5.

Shark Bites
  • The Saints are 1-5 SU in their last six games after consecutive wins.
  • The Packers are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games as underdog.
  • The Packers are 8-2 SU in their last 10 games at home against teams with winning records.

Once Rodgers was sent off on a cart against the Vikings, the Packers offense was suddenly a mess. Hundley completed 18 of 33 pass attempts for 157 yards with one touchdown and three interceptions while getting sacked four times. Running back Ty Montgomery was held in check, as the former wideout managed to collect only 28 yards on 10 carries in his return from broken ribs.

With Drew Brees and the Saints in town, the Packers defense will have to step up. The unit has allowed an average of 22.5 points per game this season. OVER bettors will be watching this game closely, and for good reason. In the last eight matchups between the Packers and Saints, the OVER is 8-0.

The Saints defense, which has been the subject of ridicule for its poor performances in recent years, is suddenly looking formidable. The unit forced five turnovers and scored a franchise-record three touchdowns in last week’s 52-38 win over the Detroit Lions. Sitting at 3-2 SU, the Saints have a winning record for the first time since 2013.

New Orleans has been fantastic when it comes to cashing tickets on the road of late, as the Saints are 9-2-1 ATS in their last 12 road affairs. Sean Payton’s crew haven’t been winning straight up at Lambeau Field, though. The Saints are 1-9 SU in their previous 10 on the frozen tundra.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to back the visiting New Orleans Saints in this one found them as 3.5-point favorites earlier in the week, while the total was settling in the neighborhood of 47.5 at shops such as Bovada.

OddsShark analytical formulas picked a 24-21 win for the Saints on Sunday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.

New Orleans Saints vs Green Bay Packers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Green Bay will face the 3-2 New Orleans Saints, who own a 3-2 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Packers are 4-2 so far this season while the Saints are 4-1. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Green Bay vs New Orleans injuries news.

The Green Bay Packers sit at No. 5 in the current NFL Power Rankings here at OddsShark, while the New Orleans Saints are at No. 12 on that chart.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Green Bay's No. 10-ranked offense, averaging 24.5 PPG, against a Saints defense that ranks No. 21 this week at 23.2 PPG. The Packers aerial game is averaging 230 yards per game, less than the Saints secondary allows through the air, 268.4 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the New Orleans Saints own the league's No. 12-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 106.33 yards per game when on the road. Green Bay, on the other hand, rates No. 28 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Detroit was unable to contain Mark Ingram in its last action Sunday and the result was a 52-38 Week 6 loss against the Saints.

The Packers suffered a Week 6 loss against Minnesota in their last game, falling 23-10 at U.S. Bank Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • New Orleans is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of New Orleans' last 8 games
  • New Orleans is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of New Orleans' last 5 games on the road
  • Green Bay is 10-5 ATS in its last 15 games
  • Green Bay is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 11 of Green Bay's last 13 games
  • Green Bay is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

New Orleans home to Chicago, Sunday, October 29
Green Bay home to Detroit, Monday, November 6

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