Green Bay Packers vs New Orleans Saints Prediction, 9/27/2020 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 3
Game: Green Bay Packers vs New Orleans Saints
Date: Sunday, September 27, 2020
Location: Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, LA
Odds/Point Spread: New Orleans -6
Mercedes-Benz Superdome is the site where Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints will play the Green Bay Packers on Sunday. New Orleans opens this game as 6-point favorites. The O/U has been set at 52.
The Green Bay Packers come into this game with a record of 2-0 this season. In their last outing they played the Detroit Lions and won 42-21. Aaron Rodgers went 18/30 with 240 yards through the air and tossed 2 TD's. He ended the game without an interception. Aaron Jones led the team in rushing for that contest. He had a long run of 75 yards and he ran for 2 touchdowns for the game. He rushed for a total of 168 yards on 18 carries which means he ran for an average of 9.3 yards per carry. Jones led the team in receiving yardage by racking up 68 yards on 4 receptions. He averaged 17.0 yards per reception for that contest. The Green Bay Packers ended up rushing 35 times and totaled 259 yards which gave them an average of 7.4 yards per rush. On the day, they totaled 66 plays which gave them a total of 488 yards. In the game, the Packers racked up 26 1st downs and they totaled 8 infractions for 60 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Green Bay allowed 20 completions on 33 throws totaling 207 yards, and a completion percentage of 61.0%. In the running game, the Packers allowed 89 yards on 21 attempts which is an average of 4.2 yards per run allowed. On the day, they gave up 296 yards and earned 1 turnover.
In terms of putting points on the board, the Green Bay Packers are averaging 42.5 points per game. Offensively they hold an average of 208.5 yards rushing ranking them 1st in the league. The Packers have racked up 1,010 total yards for this campaign. With reference to getting the ball in the endzone, Green Bay has totaled 6 passing touchdowns and 3 touchdowns via the ground. The Packers are sitting in 21st in the league in terms of the opposition scoring, conceding 27.5 PPG. They are giving up 5.2 yards per rushing attempt and 111.5 yards on the ground per game this season. Overall, they have allowed 223 rushing yards through 2 games. Concerning passing yardage, the Packers have given up 466 yards which ranks them 13th in the NFL. During their 2 games played this season, have relinquished 233.0 yards per game via the pass as well as allowing a completion percentage of 67.2%. During the season, they have given up 344.5 yards/contest which puts them 10th in the league.
The Saints head into this matchup 1-1 for this year. In their last game they faced the Las Vegas Raiders and took the defeat by a score of 34-24. Alvin Kamara led the team on the ground for that game. He tore off a long run of 21 yards and he ran for 2 touchdowns for the game. He ran for a total of 79 yards via 13 carries which means he ran for an average of 6.1 yards per tote. Kamara was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 95 yards on 9 catches. He notched an average of 10.6 yards per catch for that game. Drew Brees went 26/38 with 312 yards passing and tossed 1 TD. He gave away 1 interception in the game. The New Orleans Saints ran the football 19 times and racked up a total of 112 yards which gave them an average of 5.9 yards per run. For the contest, the Saints racked up a total of 26 1st downs and they had a total of 10 penalties for 129 yards. Overall, they finished with a total of 57 plays for a total of 424 yards. When discussing the defense, New Orleans conceded 28 catches on 38 attempts for a total of 259 yards, and a completion percentage of 74.0%. In the game, they allowed 375 yards and forced 1 turnover. In the running game, the Saints conceded 116 yards on 35 carries which gave them an average of 3.3 yards per run allowed.
When it comes to how much they score, the Saints are 7th out of all teams in the NFL holding an average of 29.0 points per outing. For the year to this point, the Saints currently sit at 501 passing yards as well as holding an average of 250.5 passing yards per outing, ranking them 14th in the league. They have an average of 97.0 yards per game on the ground and have run for 194 yards for the season. The New Orleans Saints average 347.5 yards/outing which is good for 21st in the league. Concerning passing yards, the Saints have given up 483 yards which ranks them 15th in football. For the year, they are granting 342.5 yards per outing which has them ranked 8th in the NFL. The Saints sit in 23rd in the NFL concerning team defense, giving up 28.5 PPG. the opposition is running for 3.3 yards per tote and 101.0 rushing yards per game this season. Over the course of their 2 games played, have surrendered 241.5 yards per game via the pass and allowed a completion percentage of 68.9%. Overall, they have given up 202 rushing yards through 2 games.
Who will win tonight's Packers/Saints NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Packers +6
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