New Orleans Saints at Green Bay Packers Week 7 NFL Picks & Predictions 10/22/2017
Sunday, October 22, 2017
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The New Orleans Saints head to Lambeau Field to play the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, October 22, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has New Orleans as 3.5 point favorites. The total has been set at 47.5. The Saints are 3-2-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 4-1-0. The Packers are 3-3-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 4-2-0.
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Valuable New Orleans Saints Betting Trends
The New Orleans Saints are 4-1-0 against the over/under
The New Orleans Saints are 3-2-0 against the spread
Important Green Bay Packers Betting Trends
The Green Bay Packers are 4-2-0 against the over/under
The Green Bay Packers are 3-3-0 against the spread
Key New Orleans Saints Injuries
10/04/17 LB Alex Anzalone Arm IR
10/03/17 T Zach Strief Knee IR
09/27/17 DT David Parry Ankle IR
09/24/17 DE Mitchell Loewen Ankle IR
09/08/17 LS Jon Dorenbos Illness out indefinitely
09/05/17 CB Delvin Breaux Fibula IR
Key Green Bay Packers Injuries
10/16/17 CB Quinten Rollins Ankle IR
10/15/17 LB Ahmad Brooks Back "?" Sunday vs. New Orleans
10/15/17 QB Aaron Rodgers Collarbone out indefinitely
10/15/17 T Bryan Bulaga Concussion left last game, "?" Sunday vs. New Orleans
10/15/17 T David Bakhtiari Hamstring injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. New Orleans
10/15/17 CB Davon House Quad "?" Sunday vs. New Orleans
10/15/17 G Lane Taylor Knee "?" Sunday vs. New Orleans
10/15/17 S Morgan Burnett Hamstring "?" Sunday vs. New Orleans
10/15/17 LB Joe Thomas Ankle "?" Sunday vs. New Orleans
10/15/17 CB Kevin King Concussion "?" Sunday vs. New Orleans
09/26/17 T Kyle Murphy Foot IR
09/25/17 LS Brett Goode Hamstring IR
09/18/17 T Jason Spriggs Hamstring IR
09/05/17 DT Montravius Adams Foot IR
09/05/17 LB Vince Biegel Foot PUP
09/04/17 T Don Barclay Ankle IR
07/30/17 CB Demetri Goodson ACL PUP
Useful Offensive Statistics
The New Orleans Saints are 10th in the National Football League in points scored with 145. They have run 317 plays this year for 1,861 yards, which ranks them 20th in the NFL in total offense. The Saints average 5.9 yards per play, which is 6th in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 101 1st downs this season, ranking them 25th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground New Orleans has run for 569 yards as a unit, which ranks 20th in the league. They've run 130 times, averaging 4.4 yards per rush as a unit. The Saints have been penalized on offense 33 times for 286 yards so far this year, which has them 28th in the NFL in penalties. Drew Brees has passed for 1,321 yards this year. He's completed 126 throws while attempting 183 passes for a completion percentage of 68.9%. His quarterback rating this season is 103.2. He averages 10.5 yards per completion and 7.2 yards per pass attempt.
New Orleans is 11th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 116. They have given up a total of 1,846 yards on D, which is 13th in the league. The Saints are 28th in yards per play allowed with 5.8. Their pass defense has allowed 6.7 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 25th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 121 throws on 184 attempts against the New Orleans Saints defense this season, ranking them 15th and 11th in the league. The New Orleans pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,342 yards in the air, which is 20th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 117 attempts for 504 yards this season, putting them in 8th place in the NFL against the run. The Saints have had 33 penalties for 257 yards on defense this year. That places them 5th in the league. They've allowed a score on 36.4% of possessions on defense, which is 20th in the NFL.
Special Teams Stats
New Orleans is 30th in the NFL in punt returns with 3. They've totaled 28 punt return yards and are averaging 9.3 yards per return, which is 12th in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 16 yards. They have returned 8 kicks for 171 yards on special teams, placing them 5th in kick return yardage. The Saints average 21.4 yards per kick return and have a long of 34 yards this season. They are 7th in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 1,356. The New Orleans Saints have tried 10 field goals this season and made 8, which is 3rd in the league. Their kickers have a FG percentage of 80.0%. New Orleans Saints kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 7 for 7 this season. Their punters have accumulated 442 yards on 9 punts, averaging 49.1 yards per punt. That ranks them 4th in the NFL in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Green Bay Packers have run for 530 yards as a team, which ranks 26th in the NFL. They've run 133 times, averaging 4 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Packers have been penalized on offense 43 times for 358 yards so far this season, which has them 10th in the league in penalties. They are 8th in the NFL in points scored with 147. They have run 383 plays this season for 1,910 yards, which ranks them 15th in the league in total offense. The Packers average 5 yards per play, which is 23rd in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 128 1st downs this year, placing them 5th overall as an offensive unit. Brett Hundley averages 4.6 yards per pass attempt and 8.3 yards per completion. He has completed 19 passes on 34 attempts for a completion percentage of 55.9%. His quarterback rating is 40.9. He has thrown for 157 yards this season.
The Packers rush defense has allowed 173 attempts for 719 yards this year, putting them in 25th place in the league against the run. Green Bay has committed 43 penalties for 349 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 20th in the NFL. They've given up a score on 36.5% of possessions on defense, which is 21st in the league. They are 22nd in the league in points allowed on defense with 135. They have surrendered a total of 1,957 yards on D, which is 17th in the NFL. The Green Bay Packers are ranked 16th in yards per play allowed with 5.2. Their pass defense has given up 6.2 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 20th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 124 passes on 189 attempts against the Green Bay defense this season, placing them 18th and 16th in the National Football League. The Packers pass defense has also given up a total of 1,238 yards through the air, which is 16th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Green Bay Packers have attempted 4 field goals this season and made 4, which is 25th in the National Football League. Green Bay kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 7 for 7 this year. Their punters have totaled 634 yards on 14 punts, averaging 45.3 yards per punt. That places them 19th in the NFL in punting average. Green Bay is ranked 12th in the league in punt returns with 7. They've accumulated 70 punt return yards and average 10 yards per return, which is 9th in the NFL. Their longest punt return so far this year is 33 yards. They are 11th in the league in all-purpose yards with 1,244.
Who will win tonight's Saints/Packers NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Packers +3.5
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