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    The New Orleans Saints (2-2) hit the road to play the New England Patriots (1-3) at Gillette Stadium on Sunday, October 8, 2023.

    The Patriots rank third-worst in scoring offense (13.8 points per game), but they’ve played a little better on defense, ranking 21st with 24.3 points allowed per game. In terms of points scored the Saints rank 25th in the NFL (15.5 points per game), and they are ninth on the other side of the ball (19 points allowed per contest).

    Patriots vs. Saints Picks

    The Saints are projected by Splash Inc. users to both cover the spread and win straight up as underdogs against the Patriots on Sunday. Right now, 54.1% of users are projecting them to win the game and 54.9% have picked the Saints to cover the 1-point spread.

    Game Info: Patriots vs. Saints

    • Game Day: Sunday, October 8, 2023
    • Game Time: 1:00 PM ET
    • TV Channel: CBS
    • Location: Foxborough, Massachusetts
    • Stadium: Gillette Stadium

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    Before making a wager on Sunday’s New England-New Orleans spread (New England -1) or total (39 points), take a look at the betting trends and insights below.

    Game Trends for Patriots

    • The Patriots is 1-3-0 against the spread this season.
    • The Patriots are a perfect 1-0 against the spread when favored by 1 point or more this season.
    • Out of the Patriots’ four games with a set total, one has hit the over (25%).

    Stats & Insights for Patriots

    • From an offensive standpoint, the Patriots rank 19th in the NFL with 320.3 yards per game. Meanwhile, they rank 10th in total defense (297 yards allowed per contest).
    • The Patriots have been a bottom-five scoring offense this year, ranking third-worst with 13.8 points per game. On defense, they are ranked 21st in the NFL (24.3 points allowed per game).
    • The Patriots rank 13th in pass offense (226.8 passing yards per game) and 10th in pass defense (196 passing yards allowed per game) this season.
    • Offensively, the Patriots rank 23rd in the NFL with 93.5 rushing yards per game. Meanwhile, they rank 11th in rushing yards allowed per contest (101).
    • The Patriots are putting up a 38.7% third-down percentage on offense this year (17th in NFL), and they are allowing a 34.6% third-down conversion rate (12th) on defense.
    • The Patriots are putting up 4.9 yards per play on offense (26th in the league), while sporting the fifth-best yards per play on defense in the NFL (5) this season.
    • The Patriots own the 27th-ranked turnover margin in the NFL at -5, forcing two turnovers (29th in NFL) while turning it over seven times (25th in NFL).

    Best Players for Patriots

    • Mac Jones: 898 PASS YDS / 224.5 YPG / 63.7% / 5 TD / 4 INT / 14 CAR / 60 RUSH YDS / 0 TD
    • Rhamondre Stevenson: 60 CAR / 164 YDS / 41 YPG / 1 TD / 12 REC / 87 YDS / 21.8 YPG / 0 TD
    • Ezekiel Elliott: 34 CAR / 138 YDS / 34.5 YPG / 0 TD / 8 REC / 27 YDS / 6.8 YPG / 0 TD
    • Hunter Henry: 17 REC / 176 YDS / 44 YPG / 2 TD
    • Kendrick Bourne: 16 REC / 175 YDS / 43.8 YPG / 2 TD
    • Demario Douglas: 9 REC / 119 YDS / 29.8 YPG / 0 TD
    • Kyle Dugger: 29 TKL / 3 TFL / 2 PD

    Game Trends for Saints

    • The Saints are winless against the spread so far this year (0-3-1).
    • The Saints’ four games with a set total this year have all finished under the over/under.

    Stats & Insights for Saints

    • From an offensive standpoint, the Saints are compiling 285.3 total yards per game (23rd-ranked). They rank 11th in the NFL on the other side of the ball (304.3 total yards allowed per game).
    • From an offensive angle, the Saints are posting 15.5 points per game (25th-ranked). They rank ninth in the NFL defensively (19 points given up per game).
    • From an offensive angle, the Saints are generating 197.8 passing yards per game (22nd-ranked). They rank 12th in the NFL on defense (201 passing yards allowed per game).
    • The Saints rank 25th in the NFL with 87.5 rushing yards per contest on offense, and they rank 12th with 103.3 rushing yards given up per game on defense.
    • With a 38.3% third-down conversion rate on offense, the Saints rank 19th in the NFL. Defensively, they rank 13th, surrendering a 37.3% third-down rate.
    • Offensively, the Saints are bottom-five in terms of yards per play, putting up only 4.8 (fifth-worst). On the bright side, they are thriving on the defensive side of the ball, giving up just 5 yards per play (fifth-best).
    • The Saints have produced six forced turnovers (eighth in NFL) and committed six turnovers (22nd in NFL) this season for a 0 turnover margin that ranks 15th in the NFL.

    Best Players for Saints

    • Derek Carr: 763 PASS YDS / 190.8 YPG / 64.5% / 2 TD / 2 INT
    • Taysom Hill: 20 CAR / 101 YDS / 25.3 YPG / 0 TD / 3 REC / 15 YDS / 3.8 YPG / 0 TD
    • Tony Jones Jr.: 21 CAR / 70 YDS / 23.3 YPG / 2 TD / 4 REC / 21 YDS / 7 YPG / 0 TD
    • Chris Olave: 23 REC / 306 YDS / 76.5 YPG / 0 TD
    • Michael Thomas: 22 REC / 219 YDS / 54.8 YPG / 0 TD
    • Rashid Shaheed: 12 REC / 185 YDS / 46.3 YPG / 1 TD
    • Pete Werner: 34 TKL / 0.5 SACK
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