Philadelphia Eagles vs Houston Texans Prediction, 11/3/2022 NFL Picks, Best Bets & Odds Week 9
Game: Philadelphia Eagles vs Houston Texans
Date: Thursday, November 3, 2022
Location: NRG Stadium in Houston, TX
TV: Prime Video
Odds/Point Spread: Texans (+9)
The Philadelphia Eagles (7-0) are on their way to NRG Stadium on Thursday where they will try to beat the Houston Texans (1-5-1). Houston opens this game as 9-point dogs. The betting total is set at 43.
The Philadelphia Eagles head into this matchup 7-0 for this season. In their last contest, the Eagles took the field against the Steelers and earned the victory with a final of 35-13. Jalen Hurts finished 19/28 with 285 yards passing and 4 touchdowns. He had a quarterback rating of 140.6 and ended the game with no picks. A.J. Brown left with an average of 26.0 yds per catch by recording 156 yards on 6 catches. Miles Sanders was the leader on the ground for the Eagles with 9 attempts for 78 yds (8.7 yds per carry). In the game, they tallied 53 plays which converted into 401 yds. The Philadelphia Eagles ran the football 20 times and totaled 111 yards, which earned them an average of 5.6 yards per attempt. Against the run, the Eagles gave up 144 yards on 24 attempts, which averages out to 6.0 yards per run allowed. Philadelphia gave up 27 completions on 40 tries for a total of 156 yards, and a completion rate of 67.5%.
Regarding putting the ball in the endzone, the Philadelphia Eagles have an average of 28.0 PPG. Offensively they have an average of 149.6 yards on the ground ranking them 6th in the NFL. The Eagles have earned 2,768 total yards over the course of this year. Philadelphia has tallied 83 1st downs as a unit, and they have been called for 39 infractions for 293 yards. They have given the ball to the opposition 2 times (2 interceptions and 0 fumbles lost). When it comes to getting in the endzone, Philadelphia has earned 10 passing touchdowns and 14 touchdowns via the ground.
Regarding passing yardage, the Eagles have conceded 1,284 yards which has them sitting in 1st in football. They have surrendered 183.4 yards per game via the pass in addition to conceding a completion percentage of 58.4%. In total, they have allowed 298.1 yards/game putting them 4th in the NFL. They have yielded 8 touchdowns by air as well as 6 touchdowns on the ground. They are allowing an average of 5.1 yards per rushing attempt and 114.7 rushing yards per contest for the season. During this campaign, they have given up 803 running yards through 7 games. The Eagles are ranked 4th in the NFL regarding the opposition scoring, allowing 16.9 PPG.
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The Texans come into this matchup with a record of 1-5-1 this season. In their last game, the Texans went home defeated by a final of 17-10 when they played the Titans. Dameon Pierce ran the football 15 times for 35 yards, ending the contest with 2.3 yds per attempt for Houston. Brandin Cooks had the best day in terms of receiving for the Texans, grabbing 4 balls for 73 yards (18.3 yards per catch). Davis Mills (1 touchdown) finished the game with 152 yds on 17/29 through the air while his quarterback rating was 69.9. He threw 1 interception and his avg yards per attempt was 5.2 yds. Houston gave up 45 running attempts for 314 yards (7.0 yards per carry). The Texans pass defense gave up a completion rate of 60.0%, relinquishing 40 yards on 6 for 10 passing. The Texans finished the contest with a total of 161 yards while running 51 plays (3.2 yds per play). Houston rushed for 2.4 yards per carry, totaling 43 yds on 18 attempts.
The Houston Texans have an average of 288.7 yards per outing which has them ranked 31st in football. They have an average of 92.4 yards per game via the ground game and have toted the ball for 647 yards for the season. The Houston offense has accrued 310 yds of penalties on 39 violations, which has them sitting 27th in the NFL in terms of giving up free yards. They have given away 6 picks while allowing opponents to recover 1 fumble and they have earned 61 1st downs. Over the course of the season thus far, the Texans have racked up 1,374 yards through the air in addition to an average of 196.3 throwing yards per game, which has them sitting 25th out of all NFL teams. In relation to their scoring prowess, the Texans currently sit 29th out of all teams in the NFL averaging 16.6 points per outing.
They have allowed 5 touchdowns through the air in addition to 217.6 yards per game, which puts them in 17th in the league. Houston has allowed a total of 1,302 yards rushing (186.0 yards per game) and 10 touchdowns on the ground this year. They have 10 turnovers (3 fumbles and 7 interceptions) on the campaign. The Texans defense has taken part in 470 plays, which has them sitting 13th in football. Overall, they have allowed 154 total points. The Texans are surrendering 22.0 points per game, ranking them 17th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Eagles/Texans NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Eagles -9
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