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

    The Saints rank 25th in total offense this season (289 yards per game), but they’ve been thriving on the defensive side of the ball, ranking fourth-best in the NFL with 289 yards allowed per game. From an offensive standpoint, the Texans are accumulating 357.4 total yards per contest (11th-ranked). They rank 18th in the NFL on the other side of the ball (338.8 total yards surrendered per game).

    Saints vs. Texans Picks

    Splash Inc. users project the Saints will win straight up and cover against the Texans, with 64.2% of users picking them to win and 52.6% picking them to cover the 1.5-point spread on Sunday.

    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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    Before you wager on Sunday’s New Orleans-Houston spread (New Orleans -1.5) or total (42.5 points), check out the betting trends and insights below.

    Game Trends for Saints

    • The Saints have covered the spread once in five opportunities this season.
    • The Saints have not yet covered the spread as favorites of 1.5 points or more this season (0-2-1).
    • None of the Saints’ five games with a set total this season have gone over the point total.

    Stats & Insights for Saints

    • The Saints rank 25th in total offense this season (289 yards per game), but they’ve been playing really well on defense, ranking fourth-best in the NFL with 274.6 yards allowed per game.
    • On defense, the Saints have been a top-five unit, ranking fourth-best by allowing just 15.2 points per game. They rank 22nd on offense (19.2 points per game).
    • The Saints rank 24th in passing yards this season (191.8 per game), but they’ve been shining on defense, ranking fourth-best in the NFL with 183 passing yards allowed per game.
    • From an offensive standpoint, 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 conversion rate. They rank 22nd on offense (37.3% third-down conversion rate).
    • While the Saints rank fifth-worst in the NFL in yards per play at 4.7, it’s been a different situation defensively, as they rank fourth-best (4.8 yards per play allowed).
    • With nine forced turnovers (sixth in NFL) against six turnovers committed (13th in NFL), the Saints (+3) have the 11th-ranked turnover margin in the NFL.

    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

    • So far this year, the Texans have put together a 3-2-0 record against the spread.
    • When they have played as at least 1.5-point underdogs this season, the Texans are 3-1 against the spread.
    • The Texans have gone over in two of five games with a set total (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, giving up 338.8 total yards per contest.
    • From an offensive angle, the Texans are posting 23 points per contest (12th-ranked). They rank 11th in the NFL defensively (20 points given up per game).
    • The Texans’ pass offense has been leading the charge for the team, as they rank third-best in the NFL with 274.8 passing yards per contest. In terms of defense, they are allowing 226.4 passing yards per game, which ranks 18th.
    • With 82.6 rushing yards per game on offense, the Texans rank 27th in the NFL. Defensively they rank 17th, surrendering 112.4 rushing yards per game.
    • The Texans’ defense has been bottom-five on third down this season, surrendering a 47.1% third-down conversion percentage, which ranks fifth-worst in the NFL. Offensively, they rank seventh with a 47.1% third-down rate.
    • 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 a top-five turnover margin this season, ranking fifth-best at +5.

    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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