New Orleans Saints vs Green Bay Packers Prediction, 8/19/2022 NFL Picks, Best Bets & Odds Week 2
Game: New Orleans Saints vs Green Bay Packers
Date: Friday, August 19, 2022
Location: Lambeau Field in Green Bay, WI
TV: NFL League Pass
Odds/Point Spread: Packers (-3)
Lambeau Field is where the Green Bay Packers (13-4 last season) will attempt to defeat the New Orleans Saints (9-8 last year) on Friday. Green Bay opens this contest as 3-point favorites. The over/under is set at 38.
The New Orleans Saints finished the season holding a 9-8 mark. In their last game of last year, the Saints took the field against the Falcons and notched a win by a score of 30-20. Trevor Siemian finished 9/15 with 71 yds through the air and 2 TDs. He had a QB rate of 111.4 and finished the game without throwing a pick. Alvin Kamara was the best rusher for the Saints with 30 totes for 146 yds (4.9 yds per carry). Tre'Quan Smith left with an average of 15.2 yds per catch by accumulating 76 yds on 5 receptions. The New Orleans Saints rushed the ball a total of 46 different times and accounted for 195 yds, earning them an average of 4.2 yds per carry. On the day, they had 71 plays for 369 yards. New Orleans surrendered 20 pass completions on 33 tries for a total of 195 yds, and a completion rate of 60.6%. When it came to the battle of the line of scrimmage, the Saints gave up 62 yds on 12 attempts, which is 5.2 yds per rush surrendered.
In terms of scoring points, the New Orleans Saints had an average of 21.4 points per contest. As a unit they averaged 117.1 yards in the run game, ranking this team 15th in the National Football League. The Saints tallied 5,177 total yards for the previous season. New Orleans amassed 165 1st downs as a unit, and they committed 98 penalties for 811 yds. They gave the ball to the opposition 18 times (13 picks and 5 fumbles lost). New Orleans totaled 29 touchdowns through the air and 12 touchdowns via the ground.
The Saints sat in 4th in the league concerning team defense, giving up 19.7 points per contest. They gave up an average of 3.7 yards per running attempt and 93.5 yards on the ground per game for the previous year. Overall, they gave up 1,589 rushing yards through 17 games. In terms of yards through the air, the Saints allowed 3,821 yards which ranked them 14th in the NFL. During their 17 games played last season, they conceded 224.8 yards per game via the pass as well as allowing a completion percentage of 62.3%. They conceded 318.2 yards per outing putting them at 7th in the National Football League. They surrendered 20 touchdowns through the air in addition to 12 touchdowns via the ground game.
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The Packers wrapped up their year holding a 13-4 mark. The last time they took the field last season, the Packers walked away with a loss by a score of 13-10 against the 49ers. Aaron Rodgers finished the game with 225 yds on 20/29 passing while his quarterback rating was 91.9. He didn't toss any picks and his average yards per pass attempt was 7.76 yds. Aaron Jones carried the ball 12 times for 41 yds, finishing the game with 3.4 yards per attempt for Green Bay. Davante Adams was featured in the passing game for the Packers, grabbing 9 passes for 90 yards (10.0 yds per catch). Green Bay ran for 3.4 yards per attempt, totaling 67 yards on 20 carries. The Packers ended up finishing with 263 yards on 54 plays (4.9 yards per play). The Packers pass defense gave up a completion rate of 57.9%, relinquishing 106 yds on 11 out of 19 passing. Green Bay surrendered 29 running attempts for 106 yds (3.7 yards per carry).
When discussing their ability to score points, the Packers were ranked 10th in football with a maintained average of 26.5 points per outing. Throughout last season, the Packers compiled 4,315 yards through the air as well as averaging 253.8 throwing yards per contest, ranking them 8th in the league. They averaged 111.8 yards per game via the rush and ran for 1,900 yards overall. The Green Bay Packers held an average of 365.6 yards/outing which ranked them 10th out of all teams in the NFL. The Green Bay offense compiled 683 yds of penalties on 69 infractions, which ranked them 32nd in the league in terms of giving up free yards. They gave away 7 picks while allowing opponents to recover 6 fumbles and they obtained 235 1st downs.
Green Bay conceded a total of 1,855 yards rushing (109.1 yards/game) in addition to 13 touchdowns by way of the ground game throughout last season. They conceded 31 touchdowns through the air and 219.1 yards per outing, which had them sitting 10th in the NFL. Their defense tallied 26 takeaways (8 fumbles and 18 interceptions) last season. Over the course of the season, they conceded 371 total points. The Packers defense was on the field for 1,037 plays, which ranked them 7th in the league. The Packers relinquished 21.8 PPG, which had them ranked 13th of all teams in the NFL.
Who will win tonight's Saints/Packers NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Saints +3
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