New Orleans Saints vs. Green Bay Packers Betting Odds Preview Week 7
After losing their two-time MVP Aaron Rodgers this past weekend, the Green Bay Packers know they have nothing but hardships ahead of them. First up is the New Orleans Saints, a team coming off a 52-38 beating of the Packers’ divisional rivals, the Detroit Lions. Now with Brett Hundley under center, the best online sportsbooks for American players are ruling against Green Bay – drastically. Most online NFL betting players would agree that without Rodgers the Pack stands zero chance of triumphing over Drew Brees and the Saints. But let’s find out just how big of a beating NFL bookmakers are predicting for this Sunday.
Betting New Orleans
At 3-2, the Saints are currently pegged as the second best team in the NFC South, alongside the Atlanta Falcons. The Carolina Panthers currently lead the division, with their envy-inducing 4-2 record. As aforementioned, the Saints are coming off a big win over the Detroit Lions. New Orleans’ defense played a big hand in that lopsided finish, scoring 3 touchdowns after forcing a turnover. The Packers have a +3 turnover ratio but the Saints will be looking to get that figure into the negatives come Sunday.
Drew Brees comes marching into this Sunday’s matchup with 10 touchdowns, 1,321 yards, a 103.3 passer rating and just 2 interceptions to his name. Going up against the league’s 11th best pass defense, Brees will be somewhat put to the test. Green Bay isn’t known for having an elite secondary, but rookie Kevin King has made a sizable impact. The Packers haven’t been faring that well against the run (the Saints’ wield the NFL’s 14th best running attack) but they have had to contend with a considerable amount of injuries to the defensive line. Most notably Mike Daniels, who sportsbook online players will recognize from the league’s top-100 player rankings. All in all, the Saints shouldn’t have too hard a time finding the end zone against Green Bay this Sunday.
Betting Green Bay
Green Bay is coming off a tough 23-10 loss to the Minnesota Vikings that places them behind that same team in the NFC North standings. The Packers lost Rodgers in their first series that day and were only able to find the end zone once subsequently. However, the Vikes’ defense is one of the most formidable and the Packers had to contend with a quarterback that was likely powering the scout team the week before. The injury forced the offense to stick to their base package – something an elite defense like Minnesota would have no problem picking them apart. But now, with a full week of practice for backup Brett Hundley, Green Bay is poised to prove that they have considerable talent at positions other than quarterback – something few sportsbook online players currently believe.
There’s no beating around the bush, the Packers need their defense to come up big if they are to somehow pull off the upset this Sunday. The line was more drastic earlier this week but there’s apparently no shortage of players willing to take a little dare on the Pack. It’s certainly not advisable, but it would be thrilling.
Sportsbooks Online Betting Lines & Odds
New Orleans Saints -4 (-109) 47 ½ (-110) -212
Green Bay Packers +4 (-111) 47 ½ (-110) +177