New Orleans Saints vs Green Bay Packers Prediction, 9/24/2023 NFL Picks, Best Bets & Odds Week 3
Game: New Orleans Saints vs Green Bay Packers
Date: Sunday, September 24, 2023
Location: Lambeau Field in Green Bay, WI
Odds/Point Spread: Packers (-1)
The Green Bay Packers (1-1) will try to beat the New Orleans Saints (2-0) at Lambeau Field on Sunday. Green Bay opens as 1-point favorites. The total is set at 43.
The New Orleans Saints head into this matchup 2-0 for this year. In their last contest, the Saints stepped onto the field against the Panthers and went home with a win by a final score of 20-17. Derek Carr connected on 21/36 with 228 yards passing. He had a quarterback rate of 65.5 and finished the game with 1 pick. Taysom Hill was the best rusher for the Saints with 9 totes for 75 yds (8.3 yards per carry). Chris Olave had an average of 14.3 yds per catch by totaling 86 yds on 6 receptions. The New Orleans Saints ended up rushing 33 different times and had 134 yards, which earned them an average of 4.1 yards per attempt. On the day, they ran 74 plays which gave them a total of 341 yds. New Orleans relinquished 22 completions on 33 attempts for a total of 139 yds, and a completion percentage of 66.7%. Against the run, the Saints gave up 100 yds on 19 tries, which averages out to 5.3 yds per rush allowed.
The Saints currently have 692 total yards this year. New Orleans has a total of 23 1st downs as a team, and they have been flagged for 10 penalties for 77 yards. When it comes to getting the ball in the endzone, New Orleans has compiled 1 touchdown in the air and 2 rushing touchdowns. They have turned the football over 3 different times (2 picks and 1 fumble). As a team they are averaging 101.5 yards on the ground which ranks them 18th in the NFL. Regarding putting points on the board, the New Orleans Saints have an average of 18.0 PPG.
The Saints are sitting in 6th in the National Football League when it comes to team defense, giving up 16.0 points per game. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 5.0 yards per run and 102.0 rushing yards per game for the year. Overall, they have allowed 204 rushing yards through 2 games. When it comes to yards through the air, the Saints have surrendered 320 yards which has them ranked 7th in football. They have yielded 160.0 yards per game through the air as well as conceding a completion percentage of 56.7%. In total, they are surrendering 262.0 yards per outing putting them 4th in the NFL.
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The Packers come into this matchup with a record of 1-1 for this year. When they last took the field, the Packers took a defeat with a final score of 25-24 when they played the Falcons. AJ Dillon ran the football 15 times for 55 yds, finishing the game with 3.7 yds per carry for Green Bay. Dontayvion Wicks was one of the featured targets for the Packers, bringing in 2 throws for 40 yards (20.0 yards per catch). Jordan Love (3 touchdowns) walked away from the game with 151 yds on 14/25 passing while his quarterback rate was 113.5. He didn't toss any picks and his average yards per pass attempt was 6.0 yards. Green Bay relinquished 45 attempts on the ground for 211 yds (4.7 yds per rush). The Packers pass defense gave up a completion rate of 59.4%, surrendering 235 yards on 19 out of 32 through the air. The Packers finished the game with a total of 224 yards and they ran 47 plays (4.8 yds per play). Green Bay rushed the ball for 4.0 yds per carry, finishing with a total of 84 yards on 21 attempts.
The Green Bay Packers hold an average of 276.5 yards per contest ranking them 26th in the NFL. They maintain an average of 88.0 yards via the ground game and have run for 176 yards for the year. They have yet to turn the ball over. The Green Bay offense has accrued 130 yards of penalties on 16 infractions, which is 5th in the NFL in terms of giving up free yards. During this campaign thus far, the Packers have thrown for 377 passing yards as well as holding an average of 188.5 passing yards per game, which is ranked 23rd in the NFL. When discussing this team's ability to score points, the Packers rank 2nd in football scoring 31.0 points per outing.
The Packers are giving up 22.5 points per game, which has them in 14th of all teams in the NFL. They have given up 2 touchdowns from the passing game as well as 212.0 yards per outing, which puts them in 17th in the league. Green Bay has surrendered a total of 333 yards rushing (166.5 yards per game) and 2 touchdowns by way of the ground game this season. The Packers defense taken the field for 148 plays, which ranks 30th in the NFL. Their defense has totaled 3 turnovers (1 fumble and 2 picks) so far this year. This year, they have relinquished 45 total points.
Who will win tonight's Saints/Packers NFL game against the spread?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Packers -1 and over 43 total points
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