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Green Bay Packers at New Orleans Saints Picks & Betting Tips – Week 1 Road Win For Packers

  • Green Bay Packers at New Orleans Saints tips for Sunday, September 12
  • Matchup gets underway at 16:25 ET at TIAA Bank Field
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Green Bay Packers at New Orleans Saints Picks & Betting Tips


It is a ‘win or bust’ season for Green Bay. They can make a winning start to it on Sunday.

Aaron Rodgers is back and surrounded by weapons. New Orleans are led by Jameis Winston and will not have Michael Thomas.

Rodgers is a reliable QB who can deliver in a clinch. Winston has a track record for throwing picks.

Until we see more from Winston it is tough to have faith in him. Green Bay can win and cover.

  • Green Bay Packers were 11-7 against the spread last season
  • Green Bay Packers were 6-4 against the spread at home last season
  • Green Bay Packers were 9-6 against the spread as a favorite last season
  • Green Bay Packers were 9-5 against the spread in Conference play last season
  • Green Bay Packers covered a +3.5 spread in a 37-30 road win over New Orleans last season
  • Green Bay Packers are 5-1 against the spread in their last 6 season-openers
  • New Orleans Saints QB Jameis Winston has 88 interceptions in 76 career games
  • New Orleans Saints are 1-6 against the spread in their last 7 season-openers
  • 9 out of the last 10 meetings have produced +50.0 total points
  • Game is being played at a neutral venue due to Hurricane Ida

Head To Head


  • Green Bay Packers lead the all-time series 17-9
  • Green Bay Packers won 37-30 when these teams last met in September 2020

Green Bay Packers Form


Green Bay finished 13-3 last season and made it all the way to the NFC Championship Game.

Packers coach Matt LaFleur earned a huge amount of criticism for his decision-making in the 31-26 loss to Tampa Bay.

Then to add to their misery much of the offseason saw Aaron Rodgers reportedly try to force his way out of the organization.

Rodgers did return to Lambeau in time for training camp though and this looks set to be his final season in the green & gold.

The sportsbooks are not ruling out the possibility of him leading Green Bay to glory before departing.

Green Bay Packers Injury Report


  • DT Tyler Lancaster (back) - Questionable
  • LB Za'Darius Smith (back) - Questionable
  • S Vernon Scott (hanstring) - Out

New Orleans Saints Form


New Orleans also saw their 2020 campaign come to an end at the hands of Tampa Bay.

The Saints compiled a 12-4 regular season record to win the NFC South and down Chicago on Wildcard Weekend.

They were dumped out of the playoffs on their home turf though. Drew Brees threw three picks in a 30-20 defeat.

That would prove to be Brees’ final outing for the Saints. He has retired and Jameis Winston has been handed the keys to the offense.

Are the Saints right to have faith in Winston – a man who has already thrown 88 interceptions in 76 career starts?

Time will tell but he will be without some weapons here. Michael Thomas is out and Latavius Murray was released this week.

New Orleans Saints Injury Report


  • WR Tre'Quan Smith (hamstring) - Out
  • CB Ken Crawley (hamstring) - Out
  • T James Hurst (knee) - Questionable

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Verdict

Green Bay with Rodgers is a lot more appealing than Green Bay without their star quarterback.

Rodgers and this Packers offense should set a pace that Winston and the Saints cannot keep up with.

Best Bet: Green Bay -4.0 Spread @-116.28 at bet365 Sport NJ - 2 Units
Value Bet: Green Bay & +50.0 Moneyline & Total Points @181 at bet365 Sport NJ - 1 Unit
Touchdown Scorer: Robert Tonyan Jr Anytime Touchdown Scorer @220 at bet365 Sport NJ - 1 Unit

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