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    The Minnesota Vikings (5-4) head into a matchup with the New Orleans Saints (5-4) on Sunday, November 12, 2023 at U.S. Bank Stadium on a four-game winning streak.

    From an offensive standpoint, the Saints rank 15th in the NFL with 21.7 points per game. Meanwhile, they rank seventh in points allowed (304.3 points allowed per contest). The Vikings are generating 354.8 total yards per contest on offense this season (eighth-ranked). Meanwhile, they are surrendering 328 total yards per game (15th-ranked).

    Saints vs. Vikings Picks

    Right now, 52.9% of Splash Inc. users are picking the Vikings to upset the Saints, with 59.2% expecting the Vikings to cover the 2.5-point spread on Sunday.

    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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    Before you wager on Sunday’s New Orleans-Minnesota spread (New Orleans -2.5) or over/under (41 points), check out the betting trends and insights below.

    Game Trends for Saints

    • The Saints are just 2-6-1 against the spread this season.
    • The Saints have not yet covered the spread as favorites of 2.5 points or more this season (0-5-1).
    • Two of the Saints’ nine games with a set total have hit the over (22.2%).

    Stats & Insights for Saints

    • The Saints are totaling 343.8 yards per game on offense (13th in NFL), and they rank seventh on the other side of the ball with 304.3 yards allowed per game.
    • The Saints are averaging 21.7 points per game offensively this year (15th in NFL), and they are surrendering 19 points per game (seventh) on the other side of the ball.
    • The Saints rank 10th in pass offense (239.9 passing yards per game) and seventh in pass defense (192 passing yards allowed per game) this year.
    • On offense, the Saints rank 18th in the NFL with 103.9 rushing yards per game. Meanwhile, they rank 17th in rushing yards allowed per contest (112.3).
    • The Saints rank 20th in third-down percentage this year (37.3%), but they’ve been thriving on the other side of the ball, ranking fourth-best in the NFL with a 34.1% third-down conversion rate allowed.
    • The Saints are giving up 5.2 yards per play on the defensive side of the ball (seventh in the NFL), while accumulating 5.2 per play (22nd in the league) on offense this season.
    • With 18 forced turnovers (first in NFL) against 10 turnovers committed (ninth in NFL), the Saints’ +8 turnover margin is the third-best in the 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: 64 TKL / 5 TFL / 3 SACK / 3 PD

    Game Trends for Vikings

    • The Vikings’ ATS record is 5-3-1 this year.
    • The Vikings have a 2-1-1 record against the spread in games they were an underdog by 2.5 points or more this season.
    • Two of the Vikings’ nine games with a set total have hit the over (22.2%).

    Stats & Insights for Vikings

    • The Vikings are compiling 354.8 total yards per contest on offense this season (eighth-ranked). Meanwhile, they are allowing 328 total yards per game (15th-ranked).
    • From an offensive standpoint, the Vikings are accumulating 22.9 points per game (13th-ranked). They rank 17th in the NFL on defense (21.1 points allowed per game).
    • The Vikings’ pass offense has been leading the way for the team, as they rank second-best in the NFL with 273.4 passing yards per game. In terms of defense, they are giving up 225.4 passing yards per game, which ranks 18th.
    • The Vikings’ rushing offense has been bottom-five this season, registering 81.3 rushing yards per game, which ranks fourth-worst in the NFL. Defensively, they rank 12th with 102.6 rushing yards allowed per contest.
    • The Vikings rank 10th in third-down conversion percentage (41.7%) on offense, but they’ve been less productive on the other side of the ball, ranking fourth-worst in the NFL with a 45.2% third-down percentage allowed.
    • The Vikings rank sixth in the NFL with 5.8 yards per play on offense, and they rank 12th with 5.4 yards allowed per play on the defensive side of the ball.
    • The Vikings have not done well in terms of turnovers, as the team’s turnover margin of -5 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 TFL / 1 SACK / 1 INT / 4 PD
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