Packers vs. Saints Week 1 Prediction

Packers vs. Saints, 9/12/21 NFL Week 1 Betting Predictions

The spread in Sunday’s Week 1 matchup between the Packers and Saints has moved from New Orleans +2.5 to Green Bay -3.5. Will the Packers cover the spread or is there a better bet on the board this afternoon in Jacksonville?

Game Snapshot

483 Green Bay Packers (-3.5) at 484 New Orleans Saints (+3.5); o/u 49.5

4:25 p.m. ET, Sunday, September 12, 2021

NFL Week 1 Regular Season

Green Bay Packers DFS Spin

When asked if there was a chance he would receive a contraction extension prior to Week 1, Packers WR Davante Adams responded "no chance." Adams, entering the final year of his four-year, $58 million contract with Green Bay, has stated publicly that he won't take a discount and has "earned the right to be paid the highest in the league." That may be the case, but it's also likely caused the two sides to hit a roadblock in their long-term discussions since, to this point, the organization reportedly has "not acknowledged Adams as the highest paid" receiver. With no guarantee Aaron Rodgers returns in 2022, Adams shouldn't be considered a locked-in piece of Green Bay's roster beyond this year unless the powers that be budge on those numbers.

New Orleans Saints DFS Spin

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports QB Jameis Winston will start Week 1 against the Packers. Winston shined Monday night against Jacksonville while Taysom Hill struggled mightily, effectively ending a competition Winston was favored to win from the start. Winston taking the Saints' starting gig will allow Hill to "fill his valuable gadget/do-everything role," per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. That, of course, could be an issue for Winston's touchdown upside if head coach Sean Payton deploys Hill near the goal line. Winston, 27, becomes one of the best late-round QB selections in superflex formats. His presence under center is a boon for every pass catcher in the New Orleans offense. He'll bring far more aggressive downfield passing than we saw with Drew Brees at the helm of Payton's offense. The Saints last year threw 29 passes that traveled 20-plus yards beyond the line of scrimmage -- fewer than any team since the 2014 season. Winston can earn up to $7 million this season in incentives, mostly based on statistical markers.

Packers vs. Saints Betting Prediction

The over is 8-1 in the last nine meetings between these two teams and is 4-0 in the Packer’s last four games overall. The over is 4-0 in the Packers’ last four games as a favorite, is 8-2 in their last 10 games played in Week 1 and is 35-16 in their last 51 games in September. On the other side, the over is 7-0 in the Saints’ last seven games in Week 1 and is 4-1 in their last five games in September.


Recent NFL Discussions

Newsletters for February 2023 on Fri, Feb 2023 by Shazman
PEBBLE BEACH PRO AM ROUNDS 1TO 4 on Fri, Feb 2023 by Timmy1961
COLL PRO HOOPS FOR THURS on Thu, Feb 2023 by Timmy1961

NFL Predictions & Picks

Thumbnail Best NFL Players Not in the Hall of Fame Not so long ago, the NFL Hall of Fame was replenished with eight more names of the best football players of all time.
Thumbnail 49ers vs. Eagles Prediction & Odds The Eagles will be slight favorites when they host the 49ers in the NFC Championship Game on Sunday at 3:00 p.m. ET. Even with a rookie under center, is San...
Thumbnail NFC Championship Game Total Prediction The total for Sunday’s NFC Championship Game between the 49ers and Eagles opened at 45.5 but has been bet up to 46.5.
Thumbnail Bengals vs. Chiefs Prediction & Odds Patrick Mahomes will suit up for the Chiefs when they host the Bengals as 1.5-point home favorites in Sunday’s AFC Championship Game at 6:30 p.m. ET.
Thumbnail AFC Championship Game Total Prediction With Patrick Mahomes set to play the AFC Championship Game despite suffering a high ankle sprain in last week’s win over the Jaguars, many believe that the...

NFL Headlines