Saints vs. Packers Preview: Best NFL Week 3 Betting Site Odds, Promos

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Written By Evan Scrimshaw | Last Updated
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The New Orleans Saints (2-0) visit the Green Bay Packers (1-1) at 4:25 p.m. ET on Sunday, Sept. 10. Packers odds show Green Bay as favorites at , while Saints odds show New Orleans is a and on the moneyline. Make sure you’re comparing odds at the best sports betting sites. The point total is set at . In this article, we break down everything you need to know before placing a bet on Saints vs. Packers odds.

Saints vs. Saints Betting Odds

NFL Week 3 odds for Saints vs. Packers odds are explained below. Know what you’re betting before you bet it. You may click any of the odds in this post to navigate to the sportsbook to place a bet.

Saints vs. Packers Props

Jordan Love Over Rushing Yards

Love showed more rushing prowess against the Falcons in Week 2, rushing for 23 yards on two attempts. Against the Saints, where the Packers again project to be in a close game, Love’s legs might be necessary. The other reason to bet this is that the rushing lanes will likely be open.

Bryce Young ran for 34 yards on two attempts against the Saints on Monday Night football. If the Packers offensive line can give him more time than Young’s had, running lanes will emerge. Until Love is priced like a running quarterback, this total is too low.

Michael Thomas Over Receptions

Slant Boy is back to his old self in New Orleans. After seven catches on nine targets against the Panthers, we now see Thomas returning to short ADoT, high-volume games that made him a star in the first place. With medium winds forecast in Lambeau, his route tree will be even more valuable for Derek Carr. Especially if Green Bay can get out to any sort of lead, this could be a perfect game script for Thomas to be peppered with catchable targets.

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Saints vs. Packers Weather

Lambeau Field is looking at sunny, but windy weather on Sunday. Green Bay is looking at 68F temperatures and 12MPH winds at kickoff.

Saints vs. Packers Injury Report

Injury statuses are fluid and subject to change as teams practice Wednesday and Friday. Teams confirm their statuses after both practices. Here is the Saints’ injury report and Packers’ injury report for this week, which will change as more information becomes available.

Starters On The Injury Report

The main injury concern for New Orleans is Jamaal Williams, who left Monday Night’s game against Carolina with a hamstring injury. On the Packers’ side, they’re more injured. LG Elgton Jenkins is out with a sprained MCL suffered against Atlanta. Aaron Jones, David Bakhtiari, and Christian Watson missed Week 2 as well, but they might play this week.

Saints Offense vs. Packers Defense

The Saints’ offense is their weaker link. They’ve failed to break 20 points in either game, they’re 14th by EPA/play and 19th by Success Rate. Going against a Packers defense that’s 15th by EPA, might be enough. That said, the Packers did manage to limit Justin Fields in Week 1, which could bode well for attempts to limit the effectiveness of Taysom Hill’s suite of plays.

Packers Offense vs. Saints Defense

This matchup could be considered a heavyweight matchup. Green Bay is second in EPA/play offensively, while New Orleans is fourth defensively. That said, the Saints got to play the Titans and the Panthers in the first two weeks, while Green Bay put up these results against Chicago and Atlanta. Given the relative incompetence of the two offenses the Saints have put these gaudy numbers up against, it’s likely Green Bay will be able to get the advantage.

Reasons To Bet The Over/Under

The Saints’ offense should be better than it has scored so far. Chris Olave is an immense talent, Michael Thomas is back, and Derek Carr is a fine QB. They just haven’t been pushed offensively yet, which is why this total is so low. Green Bay’s proving their offense isn’t suffering from losing Aaron Rodgers, and their defense showed some shakiness in the second half against Atlanta.

Final Thoughts

The Jamaal Williams injury might end up being a bit of a blessing in disguise for the Saints if he’s unable to play. The Saints passing game has weapons, and there’s a reluctance to use them as efficiently as they should be used. If the lack of running backs forces them into a more passing zone, then Saints fans should be happy.

Betting a side in this game is difficult – both teams have shown reasons for optimism, but both have questions to answer still. That said, the Over’s been bet, as I’m on the belief that another week of Carr, Thomas, and Olave getting in rhythm will help the Saints offense. Also, I’m unsure how good the Saints’ secondary really is, against a better offense like what Green Bay has.

Best of luck betting Saints vs. Packers odds!