Packers vs. Giants Odds: Point Spread, Total & Prediction

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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. (Getty)

Sunday Night Football comes to Lambeau Field in Week 5 when Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers host Eli Manning's New York Giants.

Kickoff is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. Eastern and the game will be televised by NBC.

Here’s a complete look at all the betting info you need to know, as well as a prediction of the Week 5 game:

Packers vs. Giants Week 5 Betting Info

Note: All odds and numbers courtesy of and are updated as of October 9

Spread: Packers (-7)

Betting Percentages: 54 percent for Giants (+7)

Over/Under: 48.5

Betting Percentages: 71 percent on Over 48.5

Season Results: Packers 2-1 straight up; 1-2 against the spread; 2-1 for the OVER -- Giants 2-2 straight up; 0-3-1 against the spread; 3-1 for the UNDER


Will the real New York Giants please stand up.

Or are the real New York Giants just inconsistent?

I don't think they are. For one, the offense is better than advertised. But it's a what-have-you-done-for-me-lately league and lately the G-Men are not getting it done.

The biggest concern has to be Odell Beckham Jr. The emotional third-year receiver was called a "distraction" by his head coach and is reportedly close to a benching. Though that's news to Beckham, who told reporters earlier in the week he hadn't received that word.

A big game from Beckham and Eli Manning will likely squash those rumors. And a big game is very possible against a Green Bay secondary that will be without top cornerback Sam Shields (concussion). In their past two games, the Packers were victimized by Minnesota's Stefon Diggs (9 catches, 182 yards, TD) and the Lions' Marvin Jones (6-205-2). Neither of those two are Beckham. New York's passing game needs to be in sync if it expects to win. Running on the Packers hasn't been an option in 2016 -- they've allowed just 42.7 yards per game on 1.8 yards per carry. And the Giants might be without Rashad Jennings (thumb) again.

The Packers bye might have come at the right time. They are banged up on defense. But they'll get some impact players back for Week 5, including linebacker Clay Matthews, safety Morgan Burnett and defensive end Datone Jones. Again, though, they'll be without Shields.

The Packers had their best offensive day in the young season in Week 3, a 34-27 win over the Lions.

Eddie Lacy ran with authority, getting his first 100-yard game since last December (7 games). Can he do it again vs. a top 10 run defense? The Giants give up only 84 yards on the ground per contest.

Either way, expect Aaron Rodgers to attack a Giants secondary that hasn't intercepted a pass in 4 games. We know Jordy Nelson will be busy, but Randall Cobb needs to get involved. Cobb has just 1 TD in his past 11 games dating back to last season.

The good news for the Giants is that they might get defensive backs Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Eli Apple back on the field. DRC said he'll play, Apple is still up in the air. Will that be enough to stop Rodgers and Co., though?

In a word, no.

Green Bay is just 2-4 against New York in the past 6 meetings. But it's a different year.

Expect the Giants' offense to have more success Sunday night (Beckham in particular), but the defense is going to be hard-pressed to stop Rodgers and the Pack.

This won't be a blowout, but the Packers will be doing one more Lambeau Leap than the Giants.

The Pick: Packers 30-24 (Packers win straight up; Giants cover the spread; the OVER wins)