The New York Giants travel to London for their Week 5 clash against the Green Bay Packers. The Giants enter as betting odds underdog versus the Packers in this international matchup of storied NFL franchises.
The New York Giants travel to London for their Week 5 matchup with the Green Bay Packers as part of the NFL’s International Series. The Giants head over as underdogs in the betting odds for this game against the Packers at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London.
This marks the Giants’ third trip across the Pond, while Green Bay will make its first appearance. The Packers were the last NFL franchise to participate in the International Series. Both teams enter with a 3-1 record, making this the first matchup of winning teams in London. The Giants opened the year 3-1 for the first time in more than a decade (2011) and are looking to prove the doubters wrong.
Here’s a look at the best betting odds for this NFL Week 5 clash between the Giants and Packers in London.
Best Betting Odds for Giants at Packers
Even though this is a neutral site matchup, the Packers enter favored by more than a touchdown. The look-ahead line featured a 6.5-point spread, but following the injury uncertainty in New York and the Packers’ victory over the New England Patriots, the opening spread moved even more.
Considering these struggling offenses, it’s no shock, though, that the opening total for this contest has dropped, down to 41.5 points from 45.5. The Under has seen 51 percent of tickets and 89 percent of the handle thus far.
NFL Week 5 Preview: New York Giants at Green Bay Packers
The New York Giants kept pace in the surprisingly competitive NFC East with their 20-12 victory over the Chicago Bears in Week 4. This happened despite the G-Men losing both Daniel Jones and Tyrod Taylor to injuries during the game. New York feels some optimism Jones will be ready to go for this game in London, but that uncertainty helped tilt the opening lines for this Week 5 contest further toward Green Bay.
New York left several key players behind this week, including wide receivers Kenny Golladay and Kadarius Toney, as well as outside linebacker Azeez Ojulari. This furthers the injury uncertainty that’s already surrounding the quarterback position for the Giants. That uncertainty signals a heavy workload for the NFL’s leading rusher thus far, Saquon Barkley.
Against the Bears, Barkley ran up 146 yards on 31 carries in the victory. He’s registered a league-best 463 rushing yards through four games and ranks seventh in yards-per-carry (5.5). The Packers rank 21st in the league against the run, surrendering 126.8 yards-per-game. But they’ll be able to load the box against New York, considering the Giants’ limited passing attack.
The Giants defense will have its hands full with one of the best ground games in the league in Green Bay. Packers running backs average 134.5 yards-per-game, fourth-most in the NFL. New York’s defense ranks 28th against the run in 2022, allowing 141.5 rushing yards-per-game. Since November of 2017, Green Bay sports a 24-0 record when recording at least 130 rushing yards.
New York sacked Bears quarterback Justin Fields six times last week and recovered three fumbles. If the Giants are going to win and cover the spread, they’ll need to force turnovers. The Packers enter this contest with seven turnovers, tied for seventh-most thus far.
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers enters this game with a 4-1 record against the Giants during his career. He’s thrown 15 touchdowns to just four interceptions, averaging nearly 300 yards passing in those games.
Betting Trends Affect Giants, Packers Odds
Several betting trends affect the odds for this matchup between the Giants and Packers. New York continues to surprise from week to week and enter with a 3-1 record against-the-spread, already half of 2021’s cover total (6-11).
Dating back to last season, New York sports a 2-7 mark against the spread when set as underdogs of a touchdown or more. That said, the Giants haven’t not been more than a 5.5-point ‘dog so far this season.
New York enters 2-5 against the spread in its last seven games versus a team with a winning record, and 3-8 against the spread in their last 11 contests following a cover.
Green Bay’s struggles offensively have led to a 2-2 mark against the spread, despite a 3-1 record outright. The Packers failed to cover in a three-point win over the Patriots last week, and enter this one 20-8 against the spread following an ATS loss. The Packers are 11-4 against the spread in their last 15 games versus NFC opponents and 7-2 against the spread in their last nine against a team with a winning record.
The favorite has covered in four of the last five meetings between these clubs. The Over has hit in seven of the last 10 Giants-Packers matchups. However, the Under his 8-1 in Green Bay’s last nine October games and 4-1 in the Packers last five overall. The Under is 12-3-1 in New York’s last 16 games after an ATS victory.