New Orleans Saints at Green Bay Packers - 10/22/17 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New Orleans Saints (3-2) at Green Bay Packers (4-2)
NFL Football: Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 1:00 pm (Lambeau Field)
The Line: Green Bay Packers +3.5 -- Over/Under: 47.5 See the Latest Odds
On Sunday out at Lambeau Field, the New Orleans Saints and the Green Bay Packers will be meeting up in NFL action.
The Saints come into this game with a 3-2 record so far, falling to the Vikings and Patriots before wins over the Panthers, Dolphins and Lions. In that Detroit game, Saints QB Drew Brees put up 186 yards with two touchdowns and two picks while Mark Ingram logged 114 yards and two scores on 25 carries.
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So far this season, Brees has put up 1321 yards, 10 touchdowns and two picks, while Ingram leads the Saints in rushing with 284 yards and two touchdowns from 67 carries. Tops in receiving for New Orleans is Michael Thomas, who has 28 catches for 321 yards and two scores.
Over on the Packers side, they’re currently 4-2 with wins over Seattle, Cincinnati, Chicago and Dallas along with losses to the Falcons and Vikings. In that Minnesota game, Packers QB Aaron Rodgers went down with an injury and won’t be back any time soon.
In Rodgers’ absence, Green Bay will be relying on Brett Hundley, who put up 157 yards on 18-of-33 passing with three picks and one TD. Heading up the Packers rush is Aaron Jones, with 215 yards and two scores on 45 attempts, while Davonte Adams is tops in receiving on 28 catches, 339 yards and five scores.
The Saints are 4-0 ATS in the last four games following a straight-up win, and 5-0 ATS in their last five games in Week 7. New Orleans is also 11-2 ATS in their last 13 road games and 5-1 ATS in their last six versus the NFC.
Meanwhile, the Packers are 4-0 ATS in their last four games in Week 7 and 6-1 ATS in their last seven home games. Green Bay is also 19-7-1 ATS in their last 27 games in October and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 versus the NFC.
The Saints haven’t had a good defense over the past handful of years, but they’re really stepping up during this winning streak. The New Orleans D scored three times against Detroit, and held the Panthers and Dolphins to 13 combined points (all from Carolina). The absence of Rodgers cannot be overstated, as all signs point to the Packers offense going into a complete tailspin without him. I’m going with the Saints here.