NFL Week 1 same game parlay (+1574 odds): Green Bay Packers vs New Orleans Saints

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers drops back to pass during loss to Minnesota Vikings
Photo of Chris Rivers

Chris Rivers

NFL

Show Bio

A self-confessed sports nut who has managed to turn his passion into a career, resulting in the last 15 years being spent covering a wide variety of sports for numerous media outlets. You can find me writing mainly about the NFL and NHL here on Pickswise, with a bit of soccer on the side. One of the rarest of breeds: an actual LA Chargers fan.

The Green Bay Packers fell agonizingly short of a first Super Bowl appearance in 11 years in 2020 but are primed to go again with Aaron Rodgers still on board. The New Orleans Saints would normally be in the mix in the NFC too but the departure of Drew Brees and some cost-cutting measures leaves them facing an uncertain future.

Even with the Saints potentially on a downward curve, this remains a meeting of two powerhouses of the conference and will be must-watch telly, particularly with Rodgers and the unpredictable Jamies Winston providing the quarterback matchup.

As if there wasn’t enough excitement already, we have assembled a fourfold parlay that pays out at odds of +1574. Let’s dig into each leg.

Green Bay Packers -4 (110)

Aaron Rodgers over 279.5 passing yards (-114)

Robert Tonyan to score a touchdown (+200)

Alvin Kamara over 46.5 receiving yards (-114)

Parlay odds: +1574

Green Bay Packers -4 (110)

The book on this game opened with the Saints as three-point favorites before Rodgers committed his short-term future to Green Bay and bits started falling off the New Orleans bus. It has since been flipped on its head and even now looks to be underestimating the growing gap between these two teams.

The Packers had the best offense in football last year thanks to Rodgers throwing for an incredible 38 touchdowns. Along with bringing back #12, Davante Adam, Aaron Jones and Robert Tonyan are also still around and could expose a Saints secondary that looks wafer-thin, even with the addition of Bradley Roby.

That’s not the only position where New Orleans lack depth with Michael Thomas’s injury leaving them very short at wide receiver. They still have some top-class operators, particularly on the defensive front and at running-back in Alvin Kamara but there’s not enough to stop the Packers.

Throw into the mix the loss of home-field advantage for New Orleans due to Hurricane Ida forcing this game to be played in Jacksonville and the Packers look more than capable of covering.

Be sure to check out our full game preview for Green Bay Packers vs New Orleans Saints

Aaron Rodgers over 279.5 passing yards (-114)

These two teams met last season with the Packers coming out on top 37-30. Rodgers had three touchdowns and 283 yards that day as he finally got a win in the Superdome. Amongst a pantheon of outstanding performances in 2020, that one rated slightly better than average and we can expect more this time around.

All the off-season shenanigans have left Rodgers with a point to prove and he could drop the hammer on a Saints defense that is good but not quite as strong as it had been in recent seasons.

Rogers threw for over 280 yards 12 times in 2020 and looks a safe choice for the second leg.

Robert Tonyan to score a touchdown (+200)

Once you have gained Rodgers’ trust, you can expect to see a healthy dose of targets. That’s the lesson tight end Robert Tonyan was happy to learn in 2020 as he helped himself to 11 touchdowns.

The Indiana State product finished the season scoring touchdowns in seven of his last nine games and appeals at the prices available with the likes of Davante Adams and Aaron Jones odds-on to get in the endzone.

Alvin Kamara over 46.5 receiving yards (-114)

Alvin Kamara seems to get better every season, posting a career-best 20 touchdowns in 2020. He’ll need to be at is very best if the Saints are to challenge in the NFC this season given their depleted options and we should expect to see New Orleans go to their workhorse back regularly.

Kamara was used less in the passing game as the 2020 season wore on but still posted some strong numbers. He racked up 139 receiving yards in last season’s meeting with Green Bay, his highest total of the year. That was one of eight occasions where the running back had over 46.5 receiving yards in a game in 2020.

Make sure you check out the rest of our NFL Week 1 picks, predictions, and same game parlays!

Pickswise is the home of free NFL Picks and NFL Odds. Check out the latest NFL Prop Bets and NFL Parlays as well as expert NFL Underdog Picks and NFL Computer Picks.

Virginia Bonuses

See All
FanDuel Sportsbook

$150

Bet $5, Get $150 in Bonus Bets No Matter What

Sign up for a new FanDuel Sportsbook account and make your first deposit of $10+

Place your first bet of $5

Get $150 in bonus bets no matter what

Must be 21+. First online real money wager only. $10 first deposit required. Bonus issued as non-withdrawable free bets that expire 14 days after receipt. See full terms at fanduel.com/sportsbook.

Unibet

$100

Virginia Bettors- Get a $100 Risk-Free Bet!

Register for a new Unibet account & make a deposit

Place your first bet up to $100 risk-free!

Get refunded up if you lose up to $100

New players only. Terms & conditions apply. 21+. VA only.

BetRivers

$500

Get a $500 Risk-Free Bet

Sign up for a new BetRivers account using promo code PICKSWISE

Make your first deposit & get up to $500 in free bets

To get $500 in free bets, wager $500

Must be 21+. Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-BETS OFF

DraftKings

$200

Bet $5, Get $200 in Free Bets Instantly

Sign up for a new account with DraftKings Sportsbook and make your first deposit

Bet $5+ on the pre-game Moneyline in any sport

Win $200 in free bets no matter what!

Gambling Problem? Call 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (CO/IL/IN/LA/MD/MI/NJ/PA/TN/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (KS), 888-789-7777/visit ccpg.org (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/KS/LA(select parishes)/MD/MI/NJ/NY/PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. Void in OH/ONT. Eligibility restrictions apply. Valid 1 per new customer. Min. $5 deposit. Min. $5 bet. $200 issued as free bets that expire 7 days (168 hours) after being awarded. See terms at sportsbook.draftkings.com..

PointsBet

$500

Get $100 in Free Bets, for 5 Days Straight

Sign up for a new PointsBet account

Make a bet of up to $100 and receive a refund if you lose

Get this offer once a day for the first 5 days you sign up

Must be 21+. Full terms are available at PointsBet.

Caesars Sportsbook

$1,250

Your First Cash Bet Is On Caesars Up To $1,250

Sign up for a new Caesars Sportsbook account and Place your 1st wager of $10 or more

If you lose, you get 100% of your stake back as a Bet Credit - up to $1,250.

AND win or lose, you’ll also get 1,000 Reward Credits® and 1,000 Tier Credits.

21+. Terms and conditions apply.

BetMGM

$1,000

Get $1,000 Paid Back in Bonus Bets, if you Don't Win

Register for a new BetMGM & deposit

Place your first bet up to $1,000!

Get refunded up to $1,000 in bonus bets if you don't win

21+. Terms & conditions apply.

DraftKings

$1,000

Get a $1,000 Deposit Bonus

Register for a new DraftKings Sportsbook account & deposit

DraftKings will match 20% of your deposit up to $1,000 total

To get a $100 bonus, deposit $500

21+. Terms & conditions apply.

PointsBet

$2,000

Get up to $2,000 in Free Bets

Register for a new PointsBet account & deposit

Receive a free bet refund up to $500 if your first fixed odds bet loses

& a free bet refund up to $1,500 if your first two PointsBetting Wager loses

Must be 21+. Full terms are available at PointsBet.

Monkey Knife Fight

$100

Claim Instant Deposit Match up to $100 + Free $5 game

Register for a Monkey Knife Fight account & deposit using promo code PICKSWISE100

Monkey Knife Fight will match your first deposit up to $100

Deposit $100 and you'll get $100 bonus + a free $5 game

18+. Terms and conditions apply. You must live in one of the states where real money DFS is legal.

TVG

$200

Get Your First Single-Horse Win Wager Back Up to $200 if you don't win

Register for a new TVG account and make a deposit

Place your first single horse win-type bet up to $200

If your horse doesn't win you'll get a refund up to $300

21+. T&C's apply. Please gamble responsibly.

TwinSpires

$200

Get a $200 Sign-Up Bonus with Twinspires Racebook!

Open your TwinSpires.com account using offer code BET200

$200 bonus cash will be credited in increments of $100 for every $400 wagered

To earn the full $200 bonus players must wager $800 within 30 days

21+. Terms and conditions apply.

Underdog Fantasy

$100

First deposit is 100% matched up to $100 with Underdog Fantasy

Sign up for a new account with Underdog Fantasy

Make your first deposit

Every dollar (up to $100) will be matched! Deposit $25, get $50; deposit $100, get $200, etc

Must be 21+ to play. Terms & conditions apply