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Saints-Packers Betting Odds Week 7: Green Bay 4.5 Home Dog With Rodgers Out

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Oct/21/2017

The significance of Aaron Rodgers being injured cannot be overstated.  They are a rare home underdog of +4.5 points hosting a resurgent New Orleans Saints team.  To put this in some perspective, the Packers have only been a home underdog of between 3.5 to 7 points on ten occasions dating all the way back to 1992, covering the spread in seven of those.

Without Rodgers, third-year pro Brett Hundley will make his first NFL start. Hundley threw three interceptions in relief of Rodgers in Sunday's 23-10 loss at Minnesota. His career passer rating of 40.9 is the lowest among quarterbacks with at least 40 career passing attempts since the start of the 2015 season. On the other hand, his passer rating of 107.3 is the highest among quarterbacks with 100-plus passing attempts over the last three preseasons.

Coach Mike McCarthy, with three years invested in Hundley, is confident in his new starter as Green Bay (4-2) tries to extend its playoff streak to nine years.

"Great personality. Always has a smile on his face. He's a joy to coach, joy to work with, so that part's fun," McCarthy said. "When you look in a quarterback's eyes during the course of a game, I think the road that he rode in Minneapolis, with the adversity that he was under, the number of times he was getting hit, the number of breakdowns that occurred in the game and the way he played all the way to the final whistle, I think that's very, very encouraging. That's something that I feel great about because that's what I'm building off of. For as bad as the moments were at that particular time of the game, he just kept playing. He was playing with great energy, didn't blink. Frankly, I can't support this with statistics, but I felt like he got better. He got better in that game. That's my belief."

Green Bay would have been the -2.5 favorite with Aaron Rodgers in the game.  This means Rodgers absence has resulted in a 7 point shift.

As for the Saints, they now would pay out $225 for every $100 bet to win the NFC South.

Drew Brees has completed 68.9 percent of his passes with 10 touchdowns, two interceptions and a 103.2 rating. In six career games against the Packers, Brees has topped 300 passing yards every time.

NFL Week 7 Betting Odds

 

Date Time

#

Team

Spread

Total

Money Line

NFL - Oct 22

10/22/2017

451

TENNESSEE TITANS

-6-110

o45-110

-250

10:00:00

452

CLEVELAND BROWNS

+6-110

u45-110

+210

10/22/2017

453

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS

-3-120

o43½-110

-165

10:00:00

454

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS

+3EV

u43½-110

+145

10/22/2017

455

CINCINNATI BENGALS

+5-110

o41-110

+190

13:25:00

456

PITTSBURGH STEELERS

-5-110

u41-110

-230

10/22/2017

457

BALTIMORE RAVENS

+5-105

o38½-110

+205

10:00:00

458

MINNESOTA VIKINGS

-5-115

u38½-110

-245

10/22/2017

459

NEW YORK JETS

+3+107

o38-110

+155

10:00:00

460

MIAMI DOLPHINS

-3-127

u38-110

-175

10/22/2017

463

CAROLINA PANTHERS

-3-120

o41-110

-165

10:00:00

464

CHICAGO BEARS

+3EV

u41-110

+145

10/22/2017

465

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS

-4-105

o47½-110

-210

10:00:00

466

GREEN BAY PACKERS

+4-115

u47½-110

+175

10/22/2017

467

ARIZONA CARDINALS

+3-110

o45-110

+135

10:00:00

468

LOS ANGELES RAMS

-3-110

u45-110

-155

10/22/2017

469

DALLAS COWBOYS

-6-115

o48½-110

-265

13:05:00

470

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS

+6-105

u48½-110

+225

10/22/2017

471

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS

-4-110

o40-110

-200

13:25:00

472

NEW YORK GIANTS

+4-110

u40-110

+170

10/22/2017

473

DENVER BRONCOS

PK-110

o40½-105

 

13:25:00

474

LOS ANGELES CHARGERS

PK-110

u40½-115

 

10/22/2017

475

ATLANTA FALCONS

+3EV

o56½-110

+150

17:30:00

476

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS

-3-120

u56½-110

-170

NFL - Oct 23

10/23/2017

477

WASHINGTON REDSKINS

+4½-110

o49½-110

+180

17:30:00

478

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES

-4½-110

u49½-110

-220

- Ean Lamb, Gambling911.com

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