For the week 8 Sunday Night football betting odds Drew Brees, Jimmy Graeme and the New Orleans Saints will play host to Jordy Nelson, Clay Matthews, Julius Peppers, Aaron Rodgers the Green Bay Packers in a battle of explosive offensives.
The Packers, who are a 1 point underdog at the Superdome, have a 1-7 straight up and against the spread record in their last eight games as a road underdog. Can they take advantage of the struggling Saints?
Green Bay Stats Leaders
- Passing: Rodgers – 141-211, 1674 yds, 18 tds
- Rushing: Lacy – 92 car, 369 yds, 4 tds
- Receiving: Nelson – 47 rec, 712 yds, 6 tds
New Orleans Stats Leaders
- Passing: Brees – 178-263, 1916 yds, 11 tds
- Rushing: Robinson – 64 car, 330 yds, 2 tds
- Receiving: Graham – 34 rec, 376 yds, 3 tds
— SNF on NBC (@SNFonNBC) October 23, 2014
Matchup: Green Bay Packers at New Orleans Saints
Date: Oct. 26, 2014
Start Time: 8:30 p.m. ET
Stadium: Mercedes-Benz Superdome
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Live Stream: NBC Sports Live Extra
Radio: For Saints, click here. For Packers, click here.
Point Spread: New Orleans -1
Packers Vs Saints Sunday Night Football Odds and Picks Analysis:
New Orleans had the game won versus Detroit in Week 7. The Saints were up 23 to 17 before an interception by Drew Brees led to a Detroit touchdown. Then, the Saints couldn’t muster any sort of rally with about a minute and 40 seconds left. Detroit ended up winning the game and the Saints’ road woes continued.
— Green Bay Packers (@packers) October 24, 2014
Now, the Saints take on a surging Green Bay team in the Superdome on Sunday. Green Bay has won 4 games in a row. The Packers have also covered in 4 straight games and quarterback Aaron Rodgers has produced QB ratings of 151.2, 138.7, 99.7, and 154.5. Rodgers has now thrown for 1674 yards and 18 touchdowns to only 1 interception. That’s terrible news for New Orleans because the Saints have a decimated defensive backfield.
Safety Jarius Byrd is out for the season. Cornerback Patrick Robinson is questionable and cornerback Keenan Lewis, although he isn’t on the injury list just yet, got hurt against Detroit in Week 7. There could be a silver lining with the Saints’ D playing at home if not for the fact that the Saints give up an alarming 270.5 yards per game on average through the air.
Green Bay’s offense averages 28.4 points per game and 226.7 passing yards. Even though the Packers don’t rush the ball well, it might not matter since the Saints’ D is so awful against the pass. Green Bay should be able to score at will against the defense.
Yes, the Saints have a good offense, but it faces one of the best defenses in the NFL against the pass on Sunday. The Packers allow only 214.9 passing yards per game through the air. What it means is that in order for the Saints to win this game and cover the 2 points, its offense is going to have to outscore the Packers’ offense. It’s hard to see that happening since Rodgers has been so amazing the past four games.
When it comes to trends, the Packers are the easy pick. Green Bay is 14 and 3 in their last 17 games in October, 6 and 2 against the spread in their last 8 versus the NFC and 4 and 1 against the spread in their last 5 games after scoring more than 30 points in their previous game. New Orleans is 2 and 5 against the spread in their last 7 games following an ATS victory. The Saints are also 2 and 9 ATS in their last 11 games after accumulating more than 250 yards passing in their previous game.
— New Orleans Saints (@Saints) October 23, 2014
Green Bay is an easy pick to beat the Saints straight up in this contest. One hot team, the Packers, face a team that, for the most part, has given up. It’s Green Bay to cover in the Sunday Night NFL Week 8 matchup.