Packers vs. Saints Sharp Pick: How Pros Are Betting the Sunday Night Football Spread
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Packers vs. Saints Betting Odds
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Contrarian betting is rooted in taking teams that have performed poorly and are being avoided by the majority of bettors. This often results in betting on underdogs but sometimes feature favorites that the public wants no part of.
Enter tonight’s Packers vs. Saints Sunday Night Football matchup.
Through two weeks, Aaron Rodgers looks like his old self, leading Green Bay’s offense to 85 total points and a 2-0 record heading into Week 3.
On the other side, New Orleans is coming off a 10-point loss to Las Vegas in front of a nationally-televised Monday Night Football audience, so it’s no surprise to see the overwhelming majority of bettors happily gobbling up the points with the Packers.
But is it smart to follow along with the masses? Or are the Saints undervalued at home?
Our new NFL PRO Report breaks it all down.
Packers vs. Saints Betting Pick
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Sports Insights’ Bet Signals have tracked one smart money indicator on the Saints, showing that wiseguys aren’t afraid to lay the number on Sunday Night Football.
But perhaps the biggest tell-tale sign of professional action is the incredibly drastic tickets vs. money betting splits.
Just 37% of spread tickets have come in on New Orleans — again, public bettors want no part of the Saints after watching Drew Brees struggle on Monday Night Football — but that minority of bets represents a whopping 90% of the money.
When such an overwhelming amount of money is hitting one side of a game on such a small number of bets, we can confidently conclude that it is also the side attracting the largest wagers.
Our NFL analysts are also seeing the contrarian value with New Orleans, as three of The Action Network’s top experts are also laying the points with the Saints.
PRO Report Angle: Saints (-3)