Giants vs. Packers Betting: Will Rodgers roll against G-Men in London?

Eddie Griffin

After a thriller between the New Orleans Saints and Minnesota Vikings this past Sunday, NFL fans in London have another game to look forward to in Week 5 as the Green Bay Packers will take on the New York Giants at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Sunday.

Aaron Rodgers and the Packers will make the trip across the pond at 3-1 after a 27-24 overtime win over the New England Patriots on Sunday.

The Patriots, already without starting quarterback Mac Jones, lost Brian Hoyer and had to turn to third stringer and rookie Bailey Zappe, who nearly led New England to a stunning win at Lambeau Field.

But the Packers made a big third-down stop in their territory in overtime, then Rodgers drove the Pack 77 yards in 12 plays to set up Mason Crosby’s game-winning field goal.

The Giants also make the trip at 3-1, as they bounced back from their Week 3 defeat to the rival Dallas Cowboys with a 20-12 win over the visiting Chicago Bears on Sunday.

The Giants were able to survive against the Bears despite injuries to both of their top two quarterbacks during the game, but will they be able to challenge the Packers like the Patriots did?

New York Giants vs. Green Bay Packers Matchup Information and Betting Odds

Matchup Information

  • Matchup: New York Giants (3-1, 3rd in the NFC East) vs. Green Bay Packers (3-1, 2nd in the NFC North)
  • Venue & Location: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium (London, England)
  • Date: Sunday, October 9, 2022
  • Game Time: 9:30 a.m. Eastern Time (2:30 p.m. London time)
  • How to Watch Giants vs. Packers: NFL Network

Giants vs. Packers Odds

Game odds are via Caesars Sportsbook. This article may also include odds from our other recommended legal sports betting sites.

Spread

  • Tuesday, October 4: New York Giants +8 (-110)/Green Bay Packers -8 (-110)
  • Friday, October 7: Unchanged

Over/Under

  • Tuesday, October 4: Over 41.5 (-110)/Under 41.5 (-110)
  • Friday, October 7: Over 42.5 (-110)/Under 42.5 (-110)

Moneyline

  • Tuesday, October 4: New York Giants +300/Green Bay Packers -385
  • Friday, October 7: Unchanged

New York Giants vs. Green Bay Packers Prediction and Betting Picks

Giants vs. Packers Prediction: Packers to win

Giants vs. Packers Picks: Packers to cover (Best Value: -8 @ -110 at Caesars Sportsbook) & Packers team total over (Best Value: over 24.5 @ -110 at BetRivers)

Will Rodgers Be Back to His Best in London?

The Packers have been winning ugly, but they have been winning since opening the season with an ugly loss against the Vikings.

But Rodgers has drawn a line in the stand about his own substandard play and having to win ugly, calling it unsustainable following Sunday’s win.

Should the Giants take that as a warning for what might come on Sunday? Rodgers has thrown two touchdown passes in each of Green Bay’s wins, but his season high thus far is 255 yards, and he is averaging only 7.2 yards per attempt.

Last year, he had a high of 261 yards through four games, then went 27 for 39 for 344 yards in an overtime win over the Bengals in Week 5.

Giants Face QB Concerns Ahead of London Trip

While Rodgers will be airing it out for Green Bay, who will be doing so for the Giants? Jones suffered an ankle injury against the Bears, then backup Tyrod Taylor went down with a concussion.

It remains to be seen who will get the nod in London, but Davis Webb is on the practice squad, and free agents Jake Fromm, who started two games for the Giants last year, and AJ McCarron are working out for the team.

(Friday Afternoon Update: Sundays starterwill be Jones, who isn’t even listed on the injury report and was a full participant in today’s practice.)

After Taylor exited in the fourth quarter, Saquon Barkley took over wildcat QB duties and helped salt the win away, totaling 146 rushing yards on 31 carries, along with two catches for 16 yards.

Entering Week 5, Barkley is the NFL’s leading rusher with 463 yards, and he also has 107 yards receiving on 17 catches. No matter who starts at QB, Barkley will continue to be a focal point of the offense.

The Packers will have to minimize how many touches he gets, much like the Cowboys did in their Week 3 win at MetLife Stadium. In that game, Barkley had a season-low 18 touches (14 carries, four catches).

The Giants have certainly done well to start 3-1, but much like the Patriots did, they will need Rodgers to have another down day to have a chance to pull out the win in London.

Given what we have come to expect from Rodgers, it’s hard to see him having yet another substandard performance, especially after his comments following Sunday’s escape.

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Eddie Griffin
Eddie Griffin

Eddie Griffin has been writing about and Betting on sports for over a decade. For more of his thoughts on sports and sports betting, you can follow him on Twitter.

Eddie Griffin has been writing about and Betting on sports for over a decade. For more of his thoughts on sports and sports betting, you can follow him on Twitter.