Both teams need a win as the 0-3 New Orleans Saints will be on the road to face the 1-2 Green Bay Packers on Sunday September 30th. The teams kick off from Green Bay at 4:25PM Eastern Time on FOX TV.
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The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker has the Green Bay Packers favored by -7 ½ points and the over under is set at 53 ½ points. A money line wager on the Green Bay Packers will return -340 odds. Bettors who believe the New Orleans Saints can pick up their first win of the season on Sunday can get back +280 odds for their wager on the money line.
It was a shootout last year when the Saints and Packers met in week one of the season on a Thursday night. Green Bay prevailed 42-34 and covered as a -4 ½ point favorite with the total flying over 47 ½ points. Green Bay and New Orleans in their past six head to head meetings have played to an over the total in each game.
In the 2012 season the Saints offense is generating nearly 28 points per game along with 377 yards of offense. The problem with New Orleans has been the play of their defense. They rank 32nd and last in the NFL in total defense as they surrender 477 yards of offense to their opponents. Teams average 34 points a game on the New Orleans defense ranking them 31st and second to last in the league. Looking at the Saints schedule they haven’t faced any juggernauts on the year with losses to the Redskins, Panthers and last week the team blew a 24-6 third quarter lead in a 27-24 overtime defeat to the Chiefs. Green Bay is trying to shake off the disappointment of their 14-12 road defeat on Monday Night Football on a controversial touchdown pass by Seattle as time expired. Biggest issue for Green Bay was their pass protection as they allowed Aaron Rodgers to be sacked eight times in the loss. Green Bay should have never been in this situation at the end of the game as their offense was limited to just 268 yards by the Seahawks defense.