November 24, 2008

Green Bay Packers at New Orleans Saints Pick and Preview

NFL Betting Preview

Green Bay Packers (5-5) at New Orleans Saints (5-5)
Monday, 8:35 pm Eastern – ESPN

SBG Global Opening Line: Saints - 2.5 , Total 53.5

A high scoring shootout should be on tap Monday night on ESPN as the New Orleans Saints host the Green Bay Packers. Both teams come into the game at 5-5 but the game is far more critical to New Orleans since the Packers play in the weaker NFC North. “There is a sense of urgency that this game is important and it’s certainly important for Green Bay,” New Orleans coach Sean Payton said. “I think that after this game next week there’s going to be that same urgency because not only the division, but the rest of the NFC is playing pretty well.”
SBG Global reports that early NFL betting has the public taking Titans at Home.

The Saints are 3-1 at home this season while the Packers are 2-3 on the road. The Packers are 14-6 all-time against New Orleans but they have lost two of the last three meetings. The Packers are coming off a great performance last week when they routed Chicago 37-3. The defense will be tested a lot more this week against a New Orleans offense that is averaging 416.9 yards and 29 TDs. “The Saints possess an excellent challenge for us,” Green Bay head coach Mike McCarthy said. “They have the ability to attack you a lot of different ways. I think Drew Brees and Sean Payton are a very good match as far as the way Sean attacks a defense and Drew’s ability to run the wide-open offense.” On the other side of the ball the Packers can score as well with quarterback Aaron Rodgers who is averaging 235.1 passing yards per game.

Here are the NFL betting stats for Monday’s game. The Packers are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games in November. The Packers are 13-3-1 ATS in their last 17 road games. The Packers are 19-8-2 ATS in their last 29 vs. the NFC. The Packers are 14-6-1 ATS in their last 21 Monday games.

The Saints are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games. The Saints are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Monday games. The Saints are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. the NFC.

SBG Global Current Line: Saints - 1 , Total 51.5

The Over is 8-1-1 in the Packers last 10 road games. The Over is 20-6-1 in the Packers last 27 games overall. The Over is 16-5-1 in the Packers last 22 vs. NFC. The Over is 8-1-1 in the Saints last 10 home games. The Over is 11-3-1 in the Saints last 15 games overall. The Over is 20-8-1 in the Saints last 29 vs. the NFC. The Over is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings between the two teams.

Pick: Packers 4 out of 5 units

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