Two future Hall of Fame quarterbacks will battle Sunday night in a mostly-empty Superdome as the New Orleans Saints lay 3.5 points against the Green Bay Packers.
Both Aaron Rodgers and Drew Brees might be without their top receivers, as Davante Adams and Michael Thomas are both dealing with injuries. Key defensive players Kenny Clark and Marcus Davenport are also question marks on either side. (Check out Deeg’s Packers vs Saints prop bets story as well).
And while the Saints might be the better all-around team, the Packers are hotter and coming off extra rest compared to a team that was upset by the Las Vegas Raiders on Monday Night Football.
WHY THE PACKERS WILL COVER THE SPREAD
Brees has completed just four of eight deep passes in two games and Thomas is dealing with an ankle injury. Meanwhile, Adams looks as though he’s got a better shot at returning from his hamstring injury.
Regardless, a struggling Saints defense had trouble with Derek Carr and the Raiders Monday night. Now it’ll have to deal with Rodgers, who has posted a 119.4 passer rating while leading Green Bay to more than 40 points in back-to-back outings to start the season.
While it’s entirely possible Brees will wake up and explode with Clark hurting up front for the Green Bay D, the Packers should be able to keep this close with nobody in the crowd for the Saints at home.
Keep in mind that they’re 6-1 ATS in their last seven September games and 5-2 ATS in their last seven games overall. It seems we’re all underestimating this Green Bay team.