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Packers Open as Road Dogs Against Saints in Early Odds for Week 1 NFL Matchup

Adam Taylor McKillop
Packers vs Saints opening odds for NFL Week 1 season opener.
Packers vs Saints opening odds for NFL Week 1 season opener. / Sean Gardner/Getty Images

While the NFL schedule release is officially set for Wednesday night, the full Week 1 schedule has already been released.

And FanDuel Sportsbook has wasted no time releasing early Week 1 odds for many of these games.

One of the week's best games is a Sunday-afternoon clash between the Green Bay Packers and New Orleans Saints.

Packers vs Saints Week 1 Opening Odds

As it stands, FanDuel Sportsbook is expecting this to be a very close matchup. According to the Week 1 NFL Lines, the Packers are just 2-point underdogs on the road against the Saints. The moneyline is Packers +122 and Saints -132.

This game is a serious clash between two of the best teams in the NFC from last season. The Packers finished as the NFC's No. 1 seed with a 13-3 overall record while the Saints finished second in the conference at 12-4.

Neither squad finished where they were expecting to and failed to grab the NFC's spot in the Super Bowl. We all know what happened with Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

New Orleans lost its longtime quarterback Drew Brees to retirement this year and its end of season odds reflect a new question mark at the position. New Orleans owns worse odds to win the NFC title at +1300 in comparison to the Packers' +850 odds. Still, this line pretty much reflects a dead-even matchup with New Orleans getting a couple of points thanks to home-field advantage.

This could be one of the best Week 1 games to kick off the new NFL season, but there's plenty of time for these odds to move before September rolls around.

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Adam Taylor McKillop is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Adam Taylor also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username atmckillop. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.