Sunday, December 13, 2015
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The New England Patriots face the Houston Texans on Sunday at NRG Stadium. The opening line for this game has New England as 3 point favorites and the over/under was set at 44.5.
Tom Brady finished his last game with 312 yards through the air for New England. He completed 29 passes out of 56 attempts for a 52% completion percentage. The Patriots were led in rushing by LeGarrette Blount, who finished with 54 yards on 13 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 4 yards per carry. James White led the team in receiving with 10 receptions for 115 yards. He had an average of 12 yards per reception in the contest. As a team in that game New England had 427 total yards on 86 plays. They gained 8 rushing first downs, 18 passing, and 1 by way of penalty for a total of 27 first downs on the game. The Patriots rushed for 103 yards by way of 25 carries.
Brian Hoyer finished his last game with 293 yards through the air for Houston. He completed 26 passes out of 43 attempts for a 60% completion percentage. The Texans were led in rushing by Chris Polk, who finished with 61 yards on 12 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 5 yards per carry. Cecil Shorts led the team in receiving with 6 receptions for 91 yards. He had an average of 15 yards per reception in the contest. Houston had 401 total yards on 71 plays. They gained 6 rushing first downs, 14 passing, and 1 by way of penalty for a total of 21 first downs on the game. The Texans rushed for 126 yards by way of 26 carries.
New England is scoring 31 points per game on offense this season. In the passing department, they are averaging 27 passes on 42 attempts for a 64% percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 316 yards per game through the air as well. The Patriots carry the ball for an average of 89 yards per game on 23 attempts for an average of 3.9 yards per carry this season. They are also running 68 plays per game and average 5.9 yards per play for an average of 404 yards per contest. The Patriots manage 24 first downs per contest and they average a total of 60.9 penalty yards on 6.4 penalties.
New England gives up an average of 242 passing yards and 21 points per game on the defensive side of the ball. They allow 23 completions per game on 38 attempts for a completion percentage of 61%. The Patriots allow 99 rushing yards per game on 24 carries for a 4.1 average per play. New England gives up 341 total yards per game including 5.2 yards per play. They force 1.3 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 7.4 penalties per game that total 68 yards as a unit.
Houston averages 21 points per game this season on offense. In the passing department, they complete 24 passes per game on 42 attempts for a 57% percent completion percentage. They are throwing for 261 yards through the air per game thus far. The Texans carry the ball for an average of 100 yards per game on 28 attempts for an average of 3.6 yards per carry. They also run 72 plays per game and average 5 yards per play for an average of 362 yards in each contest. The Texans are gaining 22 first downs per contest and they average 61.9 penalty yards on 7 penalties per game.
Houston gives up 218 passing yards per outing and 22 points per game on the defensive side of the ball. They allow an average of 20 completions on 34 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 59%. The Texans allow 114 rushing yards per contest on 26 carries for a 4.4 average per rush. Houston gives up 332 total yards per game including an average of 5.3 per play. They create an average of 1.2 turnovers per game and 7.6 penalties for 62.9 yards each game.
New England Betting Trends
New England is 7-5-0 against the over/under so far this season
New England has an ATS record of 5-5-2 this season
Houston Betting Trends
Houston is 7-4-1 against the over/under so far this season
Houston has an ATS record of 6-6-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
12/08/15 WR Matt Slater Stinger "?" Sunday vs. Houston
12/06/15 DT Dominique Easley Ankle "?" Sunday vs. Houston
12/06/15 TE Rob Gronkowski Knee "?" Sunday vs. Houston
12/06/15 DB Justin Coleman Hand "?" Sunday vs. Houston
11/27/15 WR Aaron Dobson Ankle IR
11/15/15 WR Julian Edelman Foot out indefinitely
11/09/15 RB Dion Lewis Knee IR
11/06/15 C Ryan Wendell Knee IR
10/29/15 TE Rufus Johnson Illness IR
10/18/15 CB Tarell Brown Foot IR
10/14/15 T Nate Solder Bicep IR
08/29/15 FB James Develin Tibia IR
12/06/15 G Brandon Brooks Illness "?" Sunday vs. New England
11/13/15 C Greg Mancz Knee IR
10/25/15 RB Arian Foster Achilles IR
10/01/15 LB Carlos Thompson Undisclosed IR
10/01/15 LB Mike Mohamed Foot IR
09/22/15 T Jeff Adams Knee IR
09/07/15 QB Tom Savage Shoulder IR
Josh's Pick: Take Houston
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