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    The Houston Texans (2-3) host the New Orleans Saints (3-2) at NRG Stadium on Sunday, October 15, 2023.

    On the defensive side of the ball, the Saints have been a top-five unit, ranking fourth-best by surrendering only 15.2 points per game. They rank 22nd on offense (19.2 points per game). From an offensive standpoint, the Texans are putting up 357.4 total yards per game (11th-ranked). They rank 18th in the NFL defensively (338.8 total yards allowed per game).

    Saints vs. Texans Picks

    Splash Inc. users think the Saints will win straight up against the Texans on Sunday, with 64.0% of users picking them to emerge with a victory. On the other hand 100.0% of users are picking the Texans to cover the 1.5-point spread.

    Game Info: Saints vs. Texans

    • Game Day: Sunday, October 15, 2023
    • Game Time: 1:00 PM ET
    • TV Channel: FOX
    • Location: Houston, Texas
    • Stadium: NRG Stadium

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    Take a look at the betting trends and insights below before placing a wager on Sunday’s New Orleans-Houston spread (New Orleans -1.5) or over/under (42.5 points).

    Game Trends for Saints

    • The Saints are 1-3-1 against the spread this season.
    • The Saints are 0-2-1 against the spread when favored by 1.5 points or more this season.
    • None of the Saints’ five games with a set total this season have hit the over.

    Stats & Insights for Saints

    • The Saints own the 25th-ranked offense this year (289 yards per game), and they’ve been even better on the other side of the ball, ranking fourth-best with only 274.6 yards allowed per game.
    • On defense, the Saints have been a top-five unit, ranking fourth-best by surrendering just 15.2 points per game. They rank 22nd on offense (19.2 points per game).
    • On the defensive side of the ball, the Saints have been a top-five unit in terms of passing yards, ranking fourth-best by allowing only 183 passing yards per game. They rank 24th on offense (191.8 passing yards per game).
    • On offense, the Saints rank 20th in the NFL with 97.2 rushing yards per game. Meanwhile, they rank eighth in rushing yards allowed per contest (91.6).
    • On the defensive side of the ball, the Saints have been a top-five unit in terms of third-down efficiency, ranking third-best by allowing a 31.5% third-down percentage. They rank 22nd on offense (37.3% third-down conversion rate).
    • The Saints have struggled on offense, ranking fifth-worst in the NFL with 4.7 yards per play this season. However, they rank fourth-best on the other side of the ball, allowing only 4.8 yards per play.
    • The Saints have forced nine total turnovers (sixth in NFL) this season and have turned it over six times (13th in NFL) for a turnover margin of +3, 11th-ranked in the league.

    Best Players for Saints

    • Derek Carr: 946 PASS YDS / 189.2 YPG / 65.3% / 4 TD / 2 INT
    • Alvin Kamara: 33 CAR / 131 YDS / 65.5 YPG / 1 TD / 16 REC / 50 YDS / 25 YPG / 0 TD
    • Taysom Hill: 23 CAR / 120 YDS / 24 YPG / 0 TD / 4 REC / 16 YDS / 3.2 YPG / 0 TD
    • Chris Olave: 25 REC / 318 YDS / 63.6 YPG / 1 TD
    • Michael Thomas: 26 REC / 284 YDS / 56.8 YPG / 0 TD
    • Rashid Shaheed: 14 REC / 213 YDS / 42.6 YPG / 1 TD
    • Pete Werner: 37 TKL / 0.5 SACK / 1 INT / 1 PD

    Game Trends for Texans

    • The Texans’ ATS record is 3-2-0 this season.
    • In games they have played as at least 1.5-point underdogs this year, the Texans are 3-1 against the spread.
    • Two of the Texans’ five games with a set total have hit the over (40%).

    Stats & Insights for Texans

    • With 357.4 total yards per game on the offensive side of the ball, the Texans rank 11th in the NFL in 2023. Defensively, they rank 18th, allowing 338.8 total yards per contest.
    • From an offensive angle, the Texans are putting up 23 points per contest (12th-ranked). They rank 11th in the NFL on defense (20 points allowed per game).
    • The Texans’ pass offense has been consistently moving the chains, putting up 274.8 passing yards per contest (third-best) this season. On defense, they rank 18th by surrendering 226.4 passing yards per game.
    • The Texans rank 27th in the NFL with 82.6 rushing yards per contest on offense, and they rank 17th with 112.4 rushing yards surrendered per contest on the defensive side of the ball.
    • The Texans rank seventh in third-down conversion percentage (45.5%) on offense, but they’ve been less productive on the other side of the ball, ranking fifth-worst in the NFL with a 47.1% third-down percentage allowed.
    • In terms of yards per play, the Texans rank 13th in the NFL (5.6) and 18th on the other side of the ball (5.5 yards allowed per play).
    • The Texans have generated seven forced turnovers this season and have turned the ball over two times, leading to a +5 turnover margin, which ranks fifth-best in the NFL.

    Best Players for Texans

    • C.J. Stroud: 1,461 PASS YDS / 292.2 YPG / 61.3% / 7 TD / 0 INT / 15 CAR / 53 RUSH YDS / 0 TD
    • Dameon Pierce: 84 CAR / 247 YDS / 49.4 YPG / 1 TD / 9 REC / 84 YDS / 16.8 YPG / 0 TD
    • Devin Singletary: 27 CAR / 95 YDS / 19 YPG / 0 TD / 4 REC / 25 YDS / 5 YPG / 0 TD
    • Nico Collins: 25 REC / 467 YDS / 93.4 YPG / 3 TD
    • Nathaniel Dell: 19 REC / 324 YDS / 64.8 YPG / 2 TD
    • Robert Woods: 21 REC / 221 YDS / 44.2 YPG / 0 TD
    • Henry To’o To’o: 39 TKL / 1 TFL / 2 PD
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