Reigning MVP Aaron Rodgers and the Packers (3-1) take on Saquon Barkley and the Giants (3-1) in London on Sunday morning, the first matchup between winning NFL teams across the pond. The game will be played at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, which played host to the Vikings’ 28-25 win over the Saints in Week 4. Green Bay would at least momentarily claim the top spot in the NFC North with a win this weekend. of the week, while New York would take sole possession of second place in the NFC East behind the Eagles. We have all the betting odds, storylines, trends and predictions for this British start.
Coach Brian Daboll’s debut season with the Giants marks his first 3-1 start since winning the Super Bowl in 2011, and Barkley has his hands, or should we say feet, on all of the early successes. He leads the NFL with 463 rushing yards and is seventh among running backs with 5.5 yards per carry. He has put the G-men on his back. Last week against the Bears, he totaled 162 scrimmage yards (48.6 percent of New York’s total offense). He’s likely to be called up early and often once again this weekend, as quarterback Daniel Jones sprained his ankle in that win over Chicago and backup quarterback Tyrod Taylor suffered a concussion during his effort. relief.
As for the Packers, Rodgers and company have adjusted well to life after Davante Adams. With the All-Pro wideout now in Las Vegas, Green Bay has also turned to its running game. Unlike the Giants with Saquon, the Pack have a two-headed monster in the backfield in Aaron Jones and AJ Dillon. Jones has 408 scrimmage yards and two TDs in the young season, and Dillon has 280 general-purpose yards and a TD.
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Despite their records and running games, these squads have plenty of weaknesses offensively. Green Bay has turned the ball over seven times (tied for seventh place). New York has yet to reach 170 passing yards or 22 points in any of its four games this season. Will this be an offensive showcase or an ugly defensive battle? Will Aaron Rodgers exercise his will against a Giants underpass game? Let’s dive into this UK matchup and get all the odds, narratives, stat trends and predictions.
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Packers odds vs. Giants for Week 5
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- spread: Packers -8 (-110) | Packers +8 (-110)
- Below: Or 41 (-110) | Under 41 (-110)
- money line: Packers -347 | Giants +285
According to BetQL’s line movement analysis, the spread moved from its opening of -7.5 earlier in the week to -8 and -8.5, only to settle back down to -8. Similarly, the money line was -350, bounced to -370, but then went back to -347. The total has changed from 41 to 40.5 to 41.5 and vice versa. BetQL’s sharp betting trends have 71 percent of the action on the sidelines on the Giants, but a whopping 92 percent of the bets on the Packers. Also, 68 percent of the money is in the UNDER.
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All-time series Packers vs. giants
The Packers lead this all-time series 34-26-2 and are 9-5 against the Giants since 1995. Rodgers is 4-1 against the Giants throughout his career.
Packers vs. Giants: Trends to Know
—The Giants are 3-1 against the spread this season and 1-0 ATS on the road.
—New York has yet to intercept a pass this season. Rodgers is 6-1 in his last seven games without an interception.
—As we mentioned, Rodgers has won four of his five career starts against New York. In those five games, the four-time MVP threw 15 TDs with just four interceptions, averaging 298.8 passing yards and maintaining a 103.2 QB rating.
Packers vs. Giants: three things to watch
Will Daniel Jones be ready to play this weekend?
Jones suffered what appeared to be a serious ankle sprain last weekend against the Bears, limping off the field with Tyrod Taylor in charge. When Taylor got concussed, Jones limped back and basically turned the ball over for the rest of the game (when Saquon Barkley wasn’t taking wild plays). That kind of conventional offensive scheme might work against Chicago, but it won’t work against consecutive MVP Aaron Rodgers. All signs point to Jones trying this weekend, but there’s no way he’s 100 percent.
Will Rodgers’ relationship with rookie Romeo Doubs continue to grow?
Not surprisingly, Rodgers turned to Allen Lazard and slot veteran Randall Cobb for many of the big play targets early in the season. Recently, however, he has connected quite a bit with rookie Romeo Doubs, extending a chemistry that initially formed in preseason games and training camp. Doubs caught 13 of 16 targets and had two TDs in the last two weeks. He nearly had three TDs, but dropped a TD catch on the fadeout route late in the win over the Patriots when a New England defender covered him completely. This connection could continue to give massive results.
Can either defense slow down the opponent’s running game?
Green Bay ranks 22nd in both rushing yards allowed and net yards allowed per rush, while New York ranks 28th in rushing yards allowed and 27th in yards per carry. We could easily see 450 rushing yards in London, which UK football fans should love. What saves both squads is their defenses on third down and in the red zone. Green Bay and New York are the No. 1 and No. 2 third-down defenses, respectively, and both defenses rank in the top 10 in red zone TD defense.
Packers vs. Giants: Stats That Matter
157. That’s the number of rushing yards per game the Giants have allowed in their last three contests. As of November 2017, the Packers are 24-0 when they have 130 or more rushing yards in a contest.
Packers vs. Giants: Prediction
Both teams are fighting to stop the race, but only one team has four-time MVP Aaron Rodgers. Plain and simple, New York doesn’t have enough offensive firepower to keep up with Rodgers. either enough strength in high school to hold him back. Especially in a neutral spot, I love that Rodgers gets away with this one and shows that Green Bay is the team that deserves to be 4-1.
UPDATED PREDICTION: Packers 33 – Giants 20. Green Bay decimates the Giants through the air in the second half, crossing into easy coverage (-8) and hitting the OVER (41) with ease.