New Orleans Saints vs Minnesota Vikings 11/12/2023 – The New Orleans Saints enter their next game with confidence after earning back-to-back victories, including an exciting 24-17 win against the Chicago Bears last time out. Their key players are making their mark and the Saints are finding their rhythm on the field. The NFL free betting picks are leaning towards the Saints to win this game.
New Orleans Saints vs Minnesota Vikings 11/12/2023
|When:||Sunday, November 12, 1:00 PM ET|
|Where:||U.S. Bank Stadium|
Saints v. Vikings through the years… 📸
— New Orleans Saints (@Saints) November 9, 2023
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Quarterback Derek Carr has led the Saints with impressive passing numbers of 2,121 yards, 10 touchdown passes, and only four interceptions – boasting an excellent completion rate of 65.5%. Running back Alvin Kamara has handled much of the running game duties – amassing 346 rushing yards while scoring two crucial touchdowns himself. Taysom Hill also played an instrumental role for New Orleans by contributing 255 rushing yards while leading them with 3 touchdowns scored from his position as a playmaker on offense.
Chris Olave has emerged as one of Carr’s primary targets on offense, leading the team with 50 receptions for 563 yards and two touchdowns. Rashid Shaheed has also proven reliable with 26 catches for 501 yards and three touchdowns apiece. Michael Thomas also contributes 439 receiving yards through 38 receptions to this group of Saints receivers.
Demario Davis’s Performance
Demario Davis has been the star defensive performer, amassing 65 total tackles and 3 sacks. Carl Granderson led in pass rushing with 5.5 sacks while Paulson Adebo has secured four interceptions this season – all impressive statistics!
Reaping recent trends of the Saints, they have had some difficulties when facing NFC opponents as favorites in Week 10 games; losing three out of their four such contests as favorites. Additionally, the Saints have struggled to cover the spread when favored against NFC opponents; failing to do so in each of their last six such contests. Since November began, the Saints have struggled in the opening quarters of most of their games; they’ve lost eight out of 9 opening periods to opponents this month alone. However, they have demonstrated an ability to score the first touchdown on each of their last four road games against NFC opponents and win the first half in everyone.
Minnesota Vikings come into this game riding a four-game winning streak and their most recent 31-28 victory over Atlanta Falcons as momentum builders. Looking to keep winning, they look forward to continuing this success against the Seattle Seahawks.
Josh Dobbs’ Performance
Josh Dobbs took over quarterback duties for the Vikings after Kirk Cousins suffered an injury and delivered an impressive debut performance, throwing for 158 yards and 2 touchdowns. Alexander Mattison has excelled as an individual rusher, amassing 434 rushing yards and contributing 3 touchdowns; in terms of receiving, Justin Jefferson led with 571 receiving yards while tight end T.J. Hockenson led with 60 receptions to add 547 receiving yards as well.
Jordan Addison leads the Vikings’ receiving corps with 41 receptions, 534 receiving yards, and seven touchdowns – KJ Osborn has 377. K.J Osborn also contributed 377 receiving yards in offense while Camryn Bynum and Jordan Hicks each led 80 total tackles for each side – With Bynum added two interceptions as playmaking potential while Danielle Hunter notched an impressive 10 sacks as a pass rusher; D.J. Wonnum made their presence felt with 4 sacks and 2 interceptions respectively.
NFL Latest Odds: NO -2.5;O/U 41
The Minnesota Vikings have an excellent record in Week 10 games as underdogs, winning seven out of their last eight such matchups and covering the spread in eight of nine matches as an underdog. Unfortunately for them in games played at U.S. Bank Stadium on Sundays however, the first quarter has proven particularly difficult as each time they have lost that quarter and lost it four consecutive times! On an upside note, however, they have always scored the first touchdown in games against NFC opponents while often emerging victorious. Furthermore, their road opponent often emerged victorious in seven out of their last eight Week 10 matchups against them!
According to statistical observations, the Vikings have had difficulty in the rushing department this season – they rank 32nd in terms of average rushing yards per game – but excelled with punt returns – leading the NFL with 30.0 punt return yards per game this year.
New Orleans Saints Betting Trends
New Orleans are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of New Orleans’ last 15 games.
New Orleans are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against Minnesota.
New Orleans are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games against Minnesota.
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of New Orleans’ last 10 games on the road.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New Orleans’ last 5 games when playing on the road against Minnesota.
New Orleans are 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against an opponent in the National Football Conference.
New Orleans are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games against an opponent in the National Football Conference North division.
Saints are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games played in November.
Minnesota Vikings Betting Trends
Minnesota are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Minnesota’s last 7 games.
Minnesota are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games.
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Minnesota’s last 14 games against New Orleans.
Minnesota are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games at home.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota’s last 5 games when playing at home against New Orleans.
Minnesota are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games against an opponent in the National Football Conference.
Vikings are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games against an opponent in the National Football Conference South division.
Minnesota are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games played in November.
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Minnesota’s last 10 games played in week 10.
New Orleans Saints vs Minnesota Vikings Betting Pick
The New Orleans Saints and Minnesota Vikings battle is sure to be an engaging and competitive encounter. Both teams aim to continue their winning momentum and secure an important win this season; fans should expect an intense showdown where both teams’ strengths and challenges will be on full display; as the Saints build upon recent success while the Vikings aim to maintain a winning streak – this matchup promises thrilling football action! The latest NFL picks tonight are intact for the Saints to win this game and cover the spread. For the most accurate predictions and an enhanced betting experience, check out the latest odds on the best sports betting site.
Score Prediction: Saints 21, Vikings 17.