Sunday, October 4, 2015
The Georgia Dome
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The Houston Texans face the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday at The Georgia Dome. The opening line for this game has Atlanta as 5 point favorites and the over/under was set at 45.5.
Ryan Mallett finished his last game with 228 yards through the air for Houston. He completed 24 passes out of 39 attempts for a 62% completion percentage. The Texans were led in rushing by Alfred Blue, who finished with 139 yards on 31 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 5 yards per carry. DeAndre Hopkins led the team in receiving with 8 receptions for 101 yards. He had an average of 13 yards per reception in the contest. As a team in that game Houston had 413 total yards on 86 plays. They gained 10 rushing first downs, 16 passing, and 4 by way of penalty for a total of 30 first downs on the game. The Texans rushed for 186 yards by way of 46 carries.
Matt Ryan finished his last game with 285 yards through the air for Atlanta. He completed 24 passes out of 36 attempts for a 67% completion percentage. The Falcons were led in rushing by Devonta Freeman, who finished with 141 yards on 30 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 5 yards per carry. Julio Jones led the team in receiving with 12 receptions for 164 yards. He had an average of 14 yards per reception in the contest. Atlanta had 438 total yards on 69 plays. They gained 10 rushing first downs, 14 passing, and 2 by way of penalty for a total of 26 first downs on the game. The Falcons rushed for 158 yards by way of 32 carries.
Houston is scoring 19 points per game on offense this season. In the passing department, they are averaging 26 passes on 48 attempts for a 54% percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 255 yards per game through the air as well. The Texans carry the ball for an average of 115 yards per game on 30 attempts for an average of 3.8 yards per carry this season. They are also running 80 plays per game and average 4.6 yards per play for an average of 370 yards per contest. The Texans manage 25 first downs per contest and they average a total of 55.7 penalty yards on 7.3 penalties.
Houston gives up an average of 224 passing yards and 20 points per game on the defensive side of the ball. They allow 19 completions per game on 35 attempts for a completion percentage of 54%. The Texans allow 109 rushing yards per game on 28 carries for a 3.9 average per play. Houston gives up 333 total yards per game including 5.1 yards per play. They force 0.7 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 7.3 penalties per game that total 67 yards as a unit.
Atlanta averages 30 points per game this season on offense. In the passing department, they complete 26 passes per game on 39 attempts for a 67% percent completion percentage. They are throwing for 305 yards through the air per game thus far. The Falcons carry the ball for an average of 106 yards per game on 30 attempts for an average of 3.5 yards per carry. They also run 70 plays per game and average 5.9 yards per play for an average of 412 yards in each contest. The Falcons are gaining 24 first downs per contest and they average 64 penalty yards on 6.3 penalties per game.
Atlanta gives up 282 passing yards per outing and 24 points per game on the defensive side of the ball. They allow an average of 28 completions on 39 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 72%. The Falcons allow 96 rushing yards per contest on 20 carries for a 4.8 average per rush. Atlanta gives up 378 total yards per game including an average of 6.2 per play. They create an average of 1.3 turnovers per game and 7 penalties for 51.3 yards each game.
Houston Betting Trends
Houston is 1-1-1 against the over/under so far this season
Houston has an ATS record of 1-2-0 this season
Atlanta Betting Trends
Atlanta is 1-2-0 against the over/under so far this season
Atlanta has an ATS record of 3-0-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
09/29/15 T Duane Brown Thumb probable Sunday vs. Atlanta
09/27/15 RB Arian Foster Groin "?" Sunday vs. Atlanta
09/27/15 G Xavier Su'a-Filo Calf "?" Sunday vs. Atlanta
09/22/15 T Jeff Adams Knee out for season
09/18/15 S Lonnie Ballentine Knee out indefinitely
09/16/15 TE Ryan Griffin Knee expected to miss 2-3 weeks
09/10/15 LB Mike Mohamed Foot out indefinitely
09/07/15 QB Tom Savage Shoulder IR
09/29/15 TE Jacob Tamme Concussion "?" Sunday vs. Houston
09/27/15 WR Devin Hester Toe "?" Sunday vs. Houston
09/27/15 RB Tevin Coleman Ribs "?" Sunday vs. Houston
09/10/15 G Jon Asamoah Undisclosed IR
09/07/15 LB Brooks Reed Groin out indefinitely
09/04/15 T Lamar Holmes Foot PUP
Josh's Pick: Take Atlanta
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