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

    While the Patriots’ defense ranks 21st with 24.3 points allowed per game, they’ve been a little worse on offense, ranking third-worst (13.8 points per game). With 15.5 points per game on the offensive side of the ball, the Saints rank 25th in the NFL. Defensively, they rank ninth, giving up 19 points per game.

    Patriots vs. Saints Picks

    At the moment, 54.3% of Splash Inc. users are picking the Saints to upset the Patriots, with 54.3% expecting the Saints to cover the 1.5-point spread on Sunday.

    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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    Take a look at some betting insights for New England (-1.5) versus New Orleans on Sunday. The over/under is set at 39 points for this game.

    Game Trends for Patriots

    • The Patriots are 1-3-0 against the spread this season.
    • The Patriots are a perfect 1-0 against the spread when favored by 1.5 points or more this season.
    • The Patriots have combined with their opponent to hit the over in one of four games with a set total (25%).

    Stats & Insights for Patriots

    • Offensively, 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 rank third-worst in scoring offense (13.8 points per game), but they’ve played slightly better on defense, ranking 21st with 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 year.
    • On offense, 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 conversion rate offensively this year (17th in NFL), and they are giving up a 34.6% third-down percentage (12th) on the other side of the ball.
    • The Patriots are gaining 4.9 yards per play on offense (26th in the league), while featuring the fifth-best yards per play on defense in the NFL (5) this season.
    • The Patriots have forced two total turnovers (29th in NFL) this season and have turned it over seven times (25th in NFL) for a turnover margin of -5, 27th-ranked in the 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 have compiled a 0-3-1 record against the spread this season.
    • The Saints’ four games with a set total this season have all gone under the over/under.

    Stats & Insights for Saints

    • The Saints rank 23rd with 285.3 total yards per game on offense, and they rank 11th with 304.3 total yards surrendered per game on defense.
    • With 15.5 points per game on the offensive side of the ball, the Saints rank 25th in the NFL. On defense, they rank ninth, surrendering 19 points per contest.
    • With 197.8 passing yards per game on offense, the Saints rank 22nd in the NFL. On defense, they rank 12th, surrendering 201 passing yards per contest.
    • The Saints are compiling 87.5 rushing yards per game on offense this season (25th-ranked). Meanwhile, they are surrendering 103.3 rushing yards per game (12th-ranked) on defense.
    • From an offensive standpoint, the Saints are generating a 38.3% third-down conversion percentage (19th-ranked). They rank 13th in the NFL on the other side of the ball (37.3% third-down rate allowed).
    • Offensively, the Saints are a bottom-five unit in terms of yards per play, putting up only 4.8 (fifth-worst). On the bright side, they are excelling on the defensive side of the ball, allowing just 5 yards per play (fifth-best).
    • The Saints have compiled 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
    • Alvin Kamara: 11 CAR / 51 YDS / 51 YPG / 0 TD / 13 REC / 33 YDS / 33 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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