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Packers Vs Saints Week 1 NFL Betting Odds & Trends | 9/12/2021

The Green Bay Packers (0-0) hit the field against the New Orleans Saints (0-0) in Week 1. The Packers (-3.5) start the action on September 12, 2021 at 4:25 PM ET on FOX against the Saints (+165 on the moneyline to win). The contest’s total is currently listed at 49.5.

Take a look at this article before you make a bet on this game for updated odds and everything else you need to know about the matchup — from injury news and player stats to key metrics, weather conditions, and more.

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of September 11, 2021, 9:18 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Packers Vs. Saints Betting Odds

Packers Vs. Saints Player Props

Packers Vs. Saints Weather

This contest will be played inside (Caesars Superdome), so weather will not be a factor.

Packers Vs. Saints Injury Report

Green Bay Injuries

Player Pos. Injury Status
Tyler Lancaster DE Back Questionable
Vernon Scott S Hamstring Out
Za’Darius Smith OLB Back Questionable
Will Redmond FS Foot Out
Jace Sternberger TE Suspension Out
David Bakhtiari OT Knee (acl) Out
Randy Ramsey OLB Leg Out

New Orleans Injuries

Player Pos. Injury Status
Ethan Greenidge OT Arm Out
Jalen Dalton DT Triceps Out
Brian Poole CB Leg Out
Michael Thomas WR Ankle Out
Dylan Soehner TE Undisclosed Out
Keith Washington Jr. CB Wrist Out
David Onyemata NT Suspension Out
Bradley Roby CB Suspended Out
Tre’Quan Smith WR Hamstring Out
James Hurst OT Knee Questionable
Nick Vannett TE Knee Out
Ken Crawley CB Hamstring Out
Wil Lutz K Core Muscle Out
Will Clapp C Undisclosed Out

Packers Offense Vs. Saints Defense (2020)

Packers Offense Stats (Rank) Saints Defense
31.8 (1) Points/Gm 21.1 (5)
0.51 (1) Points/Play 0.34 (6)
389.0 (5) Yards/Gm 310.9 (4)
268.7 (11) Pass Yards/Gm 234.9 (7)
132.4 (8) Rush Yards/Gm 93.9 (4)
6.3 (2) Yards/Play 5.0 (4)
8.2 (3) Yards/Pass 6.7 (6)
4.8 (5) Yards/Rush 3.9 (4)
49.4% (2) 3rd Down % 38.2% (9)
80.0% (1) Red Zone % 68.0% (29)
11 (1) Turnovers 26 (3)
21 (2) Sacks 44 (8)

Saints Offense Vs. Packers Defense (2020)

Saints Offense Stats (Rank) Packers Defense
30.1 (5) Points/Gm 23.1 (13)
0.46 (6) Points/Play 0.38 (16)
376.6 (12) Yards/Gm 334.0 (9)
246.6 (20) Pass Yards/Gm 237.1 (8)
141.7 (6) Rush Yards/Gm 112.8 (13)
5.8 (11) Yards/Play 5.5 (12)
7.6 (8) Yards/Pass 7.1 (12)
4.6 (10) Yards/Rush 4.5 (16)
44.7% (8) 3rd Down % 39.5% (10)
72.1% (5) Red Zone % 57.7% (8)
17 (7) Turnovers 18 (25)
29 (11) Sacks 41 (10)

When The Packers Have The Ball (2020)

  • The Saints allowed a score on 68.0% of their opponents’ red-zone trips last season (29th in league), while the Packers’ offensive red-zone percentage was 80.0% (first).
  • Green Bay converted 49.4% of its third downs last year (second in the league), while New Orleans’ defense ranked ninth in that category (38.2%)
  • The Packers gave up 21 sacks last year (second-fewest in league), while the Saints’ defense racked up 44 (eighth-most).
  • New Orleans gave up 0.34 points per play last season (sixth in the league), while Green Bay accumulated 0.51 per play (first in the NFL).

When The Saints Have The Ball (2020)

  • The Saints committed only 17 turnovers last season (seventh in league). The Packers forced 18, which ranked 25th.
  • New Orleans averaged 246.6 passing yards per game last year (20th in the NFL). It faces the Packers’ defense that ranked eighth a season ago, allowing 237.1 yards per game through the air.
  • The Saints averaged 0.46 points per play last year (sixth in the NFL) compared to the 0.38 per play the Packers gave up (16th in the league).
  • New Orleans had the fifth-ranked offense in the NFL (30.1 points per game) last year, and will be facing Green Bay’s 13th-ranked defense from a season ago (23.1 ppg).

Packers Betting Trends And Insights

  • Green Bay went 10-6-0 ATS last season.
  • The Packers were 8-5 ATS last season when playing as at least 3.5-point favorites.
  • A total of nine of Green Bay’s games last season hit the over.
  • In 13 games last season, Green Bay and its opponents went over 49.5 combined points.
  • The Packers won 84.6% of the games last season they were favored on the moneyline (11-2).

Saints Betting Trends And Insights

  • New Orleans went 9-7-0 ATS last year.
  • A total of 10 of New Orleans’ games last year hit the over.
  • New Orleans played nine games last season that finished with a point total over 49.5 points.
  • The Saints split the two games they played as underdogs last season.

Packers Players To Watch

  • Last year, Aaron Rodgers recorded 4,299 passing yards (268.7 yards per game) while going 372-for-526 (70.7% completion percentage) and throwing 48 touchdowns and five interceptions.
  • A season ago, Aaron Jones racked up 1,104 rushing yards (69.0 yards per game) and scored nine touchdowns. He added 47 catches for 355 yards (22.2 receiving yards per game) with two receiving touchdowns.
  • Last season A.J. Dillon ran for 242 yards on 46 carries (15.1 ypg), with two rushing touchdowns.
  • Last season, Davante Adams was targeted 148 times and had 115 catches for 1,374 yards (85.9 ypg) while scoring 18 touchdowns.
  • Marquez Valdes-Scantling added 33 catches for 690 yards and six touchdowns last year. He was targeted 63 times and averaged 43.1 receiving yards per game.
  • Robert Tonyan collected 586 yards on 52 catches with 11 touchdowns last year, averaging 36.6 yards per game on 59 targets.
  • Last season, Za’Darius Smith piled up 12.5 sacks, 16.5 TFL and 69 tackles.
  • De’Vondre Campbell’s 2020 campaign saw him total 129 tackles, 7.0 TFL, and 2.0 sacks.
  • Darnell Savage Jr. intercepted four passes while adding 94 tackles, 4.0 TFL, 1.0 sack, and 12 passes defended a season ago.

Saints Players To Watch

  • Last year Taysom Hill put up 928 passing yards (58.0 yards per game) while going 88-for-121 (72.7% completion percentage) and throwing four touchdowns and two interceptions. He added 457 rushing yards on 87 carries with eight touchdowns, averaging 28.6 yards per game.
  • Alvin Kamara rushed for 932 yards on 187 attempts (58.3 yards per game) while scoring 16 touchdowns a season ago. He also averaged 47.3 receiving yards per game, grabbing 83 passes for 756 yards and five touchdowns.
  • Marquez Callaway also contributed with 213 yards on 21 grabs. He was targeted 27 times and put up 16.4 receiving yards per game last year.
  • Last season Deonte Harris caught 20 passes on 25 targets for 186 yards and one touchdown, averaging 14.3 receiving yards per game.
  • Cameron Jordan had an impressive body of work a year ago, registering 7.5 sacks, 13.0 TFL and 68 tackles.
  • Demario Davis’ 2020 campaign saw him total 165 tackles, 11.0 TFL, and 4.0 sacks.
  • Malcolm Jenkins intercepted three passes while adding 113 tackles, 8.0 TFL, 2.5 sacks, and 10 passes defended a season ago.

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