New Orleans Saints vs Minnesota Vikings Prediction, 11/12/2023 NFL Picks, Best Bets & Odds Week 10
Game: New Orleans Saints vs Minnesota Vikings
Date: Sunday, November 12, 2023
Location: U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, MN
Odds/Point Spread: Vikings (+2.5)
U.S. Bank Stadium is the site where the Minnesota Vikings (5-4) will play the New Orleans Saints (5-4) on Sunday. New Orleans opens as 2.5-point favorites from Vegas oddsmakers. The over/under comes in at 41.5.
The New Orleans Saints head into this game 5-4 this season. When they last stepped on the football field, the Saints stepped onto the field against the Bears and notched a win by a score of 24-17. Derek Carr finished 25/34 with 211 yards passing and 2 touchdowns. He had a QB rate of 108.8 and ended the contest with no picks. Taysom Hill was the best rusher for the Saints with 11 attempts for 52 yds (4.7 yds per attempt). Chris Olave averaged 7.7 yards per reception by accounting for 46 yds on 6 receptions. The New Orleans Saints ran the football 27 times and amassed 87 yards, which had them averaging 3.2 yards per carry. In the game, they ran 62 plays which converted into 301 yards. New Orleans allowed 18 completions on 30 attempts for 212 yards, and a completion rate of 60.0%. Against the rush, the Saints gave up 156 yds on 32 attempts, which calculates to 4.9 yds per run allowed.
The Saints have attained 3,094 total yards this year. New Orleans has tallied 103 first downs as a team, and they have been hurt by 55 penalties for 518 yards. In terms of notching touchdowns, New Orleans has amassed 11 touchdowns via the pass and 7 rushing touchdowns. They have turned the ball over 10 times (5 interceptions and 5 fumbles). As a team they maintain an average of 103.9 yards in the run game ranking them 18th in the league. When it comes to scoring, the New Orleans Saints have an average of 21.7 PPG.
When it comes to passing yards, the Saints have given up 1,728 yards which puts them in 8th in football. They are conceding 192.0 yards per outing via the pass and giving up a completion percentage of 57.8%. Overall, they have yielded 304.3 yards per contest which puts them 7th in football. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.4 yards per running attempt and 112.3 rushing yards per contest this year. For the year, they have allowed 1,011 rushing yards through 9 games. The Saints are ranked 7th in the National Football League regarding the opposition scoring, conceding 19.0 PPG.
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The Vikings come into this game with a record of 5-4 for this season. The last time they took the field, the Vikings got the win with a final of 31-28 against the Falcons. Joshua Dobbs (2 touchdowns) ended the game with 158 yds on 20/30 passing while his quarterback rating was 101.8. He didn't toss any picks and his avg yards per attempt was 5.3 yds. Joshua Dobbs carried the ball 7 times for 66 yards, finishing the contest with 9.4 yds per attempt for Minnesota. T.J. Hockenson had the best day in terms of receiving for the Vikings, hauling in 7 throws for 69 yards (9.9 yds per reception). Minnesota ran the ball for 4.4 yards per tote, finishing the game with 146 yards on 33 attempts. The Vikings finished the contest with a total of 363 yds and they ran 73 plays (5.0 yards per play). The Vikings pass defense allowed a completion percentage of 55.3%, surrendering 260 yards on 21 out of 38 passing. Minnesota relinquished 28 rushing attempts for 110 yards (3.9 yards per rush).
In relation to how much they score, the Vikings currently rank 13th out of all teams in football averaging 22.9 points per game. For the year so far, the Vikings have earned 2,461 passing yards as well as an average of 273.4 passing yards per game, which ranks 2nd in the league. They maintain an average of 81.3 rushing yards per game and have rushed for 732 yards for this season. The Minnesota Vikings have an average of 354.8 yards per contest which ranks them 8th out of all teams in the league. The Minnesota offense has 330 yards of penalties on 43 violations, which ranks 30th in the league in terms of making mistakes. They have thrown 5 picks while letting opponents recover 12 fumbles and they have earned 126 first downs.
They have allowed 12 touchdowns from the passing game in addition to 225.4 yards per outing, which has them in 18th in the league. Minnesota has conceded a total of 923 yards rushing (102.6 yards/game) as well as 7 touchdowns by ground for the season. Overall, they have conceded 190 total points. Their defense has tallied 12 turnovers (5 fumbles and 7 picks) this season. The Vikings defense has taken part in 586 plays, which is 30th in the NFL. The Vikings are allowing 21.1 points per game, which has them sitting 17th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Saints/Vikings NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Saints -2.5
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