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    The Minnesota Vikings (5-4) will look to continue a four-game winning streak when they host the New Orleans Saints (5-4) on Sunday, November 12, 2023 at U.S. Bank Stadium.

    The Saints are putting up 21.7 points per game on offense, which ranks them 15th in the NFL. Defensively, they rank eighth, surrendering 19.0 points per contest. The Vikings rank 13th in the NFL with 22.9 points per contest on offense, and they rank 17th with 21.1 points surrendered per contest on the defensive side of the ball.

    Saints vs. Vikings Picks

    Splash Inc. users think the underdog Vikings will win straight up against the Saints on Sunday, with 54.3% of users picking them to come out on top. Meanwhile users are split 50-50 on who is the right choice in terms of the 2.5-point spread.

    Game Info: Saints vs. Vikings

    • Game Day: Sunday, November 12, 2023
    • Game Time: 1:00 PM ET
    • TV Channel: FOX
    • Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
    • Stadium: U.S. Bank Stadium

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    If you plan to place a wager on New Orleans-Minnesota matchup (in which New Orleans is a 2.5-point favorite and the over/under has been set at 41 points), below are a few betting insights and trends for Sunday’s game.

    Game Trends for Saints

    • The Saints have covered the spread just twice in nine opportunities this season.
    • The Saints have not yet covered the spread as favorites of 2.5 points or more this season (0-5-1).
    • New Orleans has gone over in two of nine games with a set total (22.2%).

    Stats & Insights for Saints

    • The Saints rank 14th in total offense (343.8 yards per game) and seventh in total defense (304.3 yards allowed per game) this season.
    • The Saints are totaling 21.7 points per game on offense (15th in NFL), and they rank eighth defensively with 19.0 points allowed per game.
    • The Saints are putting up 239.9 passing yards per game offensively this year (11th in NFL), and they are allowing 192.0 passing yards per game (seventh) on defense.
    • The Saints are putting up 103.9 rushing yards per game on offense this season (19th in NFL), and they are surrendering 112.3 rushing yards per game (17th) on the defensive side of the ball.
    • The Saints have the 20th-ranked offense this year in terms of third-down efficiency (37.3% conversion rate), and they’ve been more effective on the other side of the ball, ranking fourth-best with a 34.1% third-down percentage allowed.
    • This season, the Saints are accumulating 5.2 yards per play (23rd in the league), while allowing 5.2 per play on the defensive side of the ball (seventh in the NFL).
    • The Saints own the second-best turnover margin in the NFL at +8, forcing 18 turnovers (first in NFL) while turning it over 10 times (ninth in NFL).

    Best Players for Saints

    • Derek Carr: 2,121 PASS YDS / 235.7 YPG / 65.5% / 10 TD / 4 INT
    • Alvin Kamara: 95 CAR / 346 YDS / 57.7 YPG / 2 TD / 43 REC / 272 YDS / 45.3 YPG / 1 TD
    • Taysom Hill: 49 CAR / 255 YDS / 28.3 YPG / 3 TD / 20 REC / 142 YDS / 15.8 YPG / 1 TD
    • Chris Olave: 50 REC / 563 YDS / 62.6 YPG / 2 TD
    • Rashid Shaheed: 26 REC / 501 YDS / 55.7 YPG / 3 TD
    • Michael Thomas: 38 REC / 439 YDS / 48.8 YPG / 1 TD
    • Demario Davis: 65 TKL / 5.0 TFL / 3.0 SACK / 3 PD

    Game Trends for Vikings

    • So far this season, the Vikings have put together a 5-3-1 record against the spread.
    • When they have played as at least 2.5-point underdogs this year, the Vikings are 2-1-1 against the spread.
    • Two of the Vikings’ nine games with a set total have hit the over (22.2%).

    Stats & Insights for Vikings

    • The Vikings rank ninth with 354.8 total yards per contest on offense, and they rank 13th with 328.0 total yards given up per game on the defensive side of the ball.
    • In terms of points scored the Vikings rank 13th in the NFL (22.9 points per game), and they are 17th on the other side of the ball (21.1 points allowed per contest).
    • The Vikings’ pass offense has been thriving, putting up 273.4 passing yards per contest (second-best) this season. Defensively, they rank 18th by allowing 225.4 passing yards per game.
    • The Vikings rank fourth-worst in rushing yards per game (81.3), but they’ve been more effective defensively, ranking 12th in the NFL with 102.6 rushing yards surrendered per contest.
    • The Vikings’ defense has been bottom-five on third down this season, surrendering a 45.2% third-down conversion rate, which ranks fourth-worst in the NFL. Offensively, they rank 10th with a 45.2% third-down rate.
    • With 5.8 yards per play on offense, the Vikings rank seventh in the NFL. Defensively they rank 11th, allowing 5.4 yards per play.
    • The Vikings have forced 12 turnovers this season and have turned it over 17 times, leading to a -5 turnover margin that is fifth-worst in the NFL.

    Best Players for Vikings

    • Joshua Dobbs: 1,727 PASS YDS / 191.9 YPG / 63.2% / 10 TD / 5 INT / 54 CAR / 324 RUSH YDS / 4 TD
    • Alexander Mattison: 122 CAR / 434 YDS / 48.2 YPG / 0 TD / 23 REC / 158 YDS / 17.6 YPG / 3 TD
    • T.J. Hockenson: 60 REC / 547 YDS / 60.8 YPG / 3 TD
    • Jordan Addison: 41 REC / 534 YDS / 59.3 YPG / 7 TD
    • K.J. Osborn: 32 REC / 377 YDS / 41.9 YPG / 2 TD
    • Jordan Hicks: 80 TKL / 3.0 TFL / 1.0 SACK / 1 INT / 4 PD
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