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    The New Orleans Saints (3-2) go on the road to square off against the Houston Texans (2-3) at NRG Stadium on Sunday, October 15, 2023.

    On defense, the Saints have been a top-five unit, ranking fourth-best by giving up only 274.6 yards per game. They rank 25th on offense (289 yards per game). In terms of points scored the Texans rank 11th in the NFL (23 points per game), and they are 11th on defense (20 points allowed per game).

    Saints vs. Texans Picks

    Currently, 62.9% of Splash Inc. users are picking the Saints to win and 52.0% have picked them to cover the 1.5-point spread as well against the Texans 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 making a wager on Sunday’s New Orleans-Houston spread (New Orleans -1.5) or total (42.5 points), read the betting insights and trends below.

    Game Trends for Saints

    • The Saints is 1-3-1 against the spread this season.
    • The Saints are winless against the spread (0-2-1) when playing as at least 1.5-point favorites.
    • 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 year (289 yards per game), but they’ve been thriving on defense, ranking fourth-best in the NFL with 274.6 yards allowed per game.
    • The Saints rank 22nd in points scored this season (19.2 points per game), but they’ve been shining on the other side of the ball, ranking fifth-best in the NFL with 15.2 points allowed per game.
    • The Saints have the 24th-ranked offense this season in terms of passing yards (191.8 passing yards per game), and they’ve been more effective defensively, ranking fourth-best with just 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).
    • The Saints own the 22nd-ranked offense this year in terms of third-down efficiency (37.3% conversion rate), and they’ve been more effective on defense, ranking third-best with a 31.5% third-down percentage allowed.
    • While the Saints rank fifth-worst in the NFL in yards per play at 4.7, it’s been a different situation on the other side of the ball, as they rank fourth-best (4.8 yards per play allowed).
    • The Saints have the 11th-ranked turnover margin in the NFL at +3, forcing nine turnovers (sixth in NFL) while turning it over six times (13th in 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 season, the Texans have compiled a 3-2-0 record against the spread.
    • In games this year in which they were an underdog by 1.5 points or more, the Texans have a 3-1 record against the spread.
    • The Texans have hit the over in two of five games with a set total (40%).

    Stats & Insights for Texans

    • With 357.4 total yards per game on offense, the Texans rank 11th in the NFL in 2023. Defensively, they rank 18th, allowing 338.8 total yards per game.
    • The Texans are accumulating 23 points per contest on offense this season (11th-ranked). Meanwhile, they are allowing 20 points per game (11th-ranked) on defense.
    • The Texans’ pass defense ranks 18th in the NFL with 226.4 passing yards allowed per contest, but they’ve been led by their offense, which ranks third-best by piling up 274.8 passing yards per contest.
    • From an offensive perspective, the Texans are posting 82.6 rushing yards per contest (27th-ranked). They rank 17th in the NFL on the other side of the ball (112.4 rushing yards given up per game).
    • The Texans rank seventh in third-down conversion rate (45.5%) on offense, but they’ve been less productive defensively, ranking fifth-worst in the NFL with a 47.1% third-down percentage allowed.
    • With 5.6 yards per play on offense, the Texans rank 13th in the NFL. On defense they rank 18th, giving up 5.5 yards 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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