Sunday, November 29, 2015
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The New Orleans Saints face the Houston Texans on Sunday at NRG Stadium. The opening line for this game has Houston as 3 point favorites and the over/under was set at 49.
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Drew Brees finished his last game with 209 yards through the air for New Orleans. He completed 19 passes out of 28 attempts for a 68% completion percentage. The Saints were led in rushing by Mark Ingram, who finished with 77 yards on 5 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 15 yards per carry. Brandin Cooks led the team in receiving with 5 receptions for 98 yards. He had an average of 20 yards per reception in the contest. As a team in that game New Orleans had 350 total yards on 55 plays. They gained 6 rushing first downs, 10 passing, and 0 by way of penalty for a total of 16 first downs on the game. The Saints rushed for 158 yards by way of 25 carries.
T.J. Yates finished his last game with 229 yards through the air for Houston. He completed 16 passes out of 34 attempts for a 47% completion percentage. The Texans were led in rushing by Alfred Blue, who finished with 58 yards on 21 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 3 yards per carry. DeAndre Hopkins led the team in receiving with 5 receptions for 118 yards. He had an average of 24 yards per reception in the contest. Houston had 364 total yards on 73 plays. They gained 6 rushing first downs, 12 passing, and 1 by way of penalty for a total of 19 first downs on the game. The Texans rushed for 123 yards by way of 37 carries.
New Orleans is scoring 26 points per game on offense this season. In the passing department, they are averaging 29 passes on 41 attempts for a 71% percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 313 yards per game through the air as well. The Saints carry the ball for an average of 101 yards per game on 26 attempts for an average of 3.9 yards per carry this season. They are also running 70 plays per game and average 5.9 yards per play for an average of 415 yards per contest. The Saints manage 24 first downs per contest and they average a total of 71.8 penalty yards on 8.2 penalties.
New Orleans gives up an average of 293 passing yards and 32 points per game on the defensive side of the ball. They allow 23 completions per game on 35 attempts for a completion percentage of 66%. The Saints allow 131 rushing yards per game on 27 carries for a 4.9 average per play. New Orleans gives up 424 total yards per game including 6.7 yards per play. They force 1.3 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 7 penalties per game that total 50.1 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 43 attempts for a 56% percent completion percentage. They are throwing for 267 yards through the air per game thus far. The Texans carry the ball for an average of 91 yards per game on 28 attempts for an average of 3.3 yards per carry. They also run 73 plays per game and average 4.9 yards per play for an average of 358 yards in each contest. The Texans are gaining 22 first downs per contest and they average 61.4 penalty yards on 6.8 penalties per game.
Houston gives up 220 passing yards per outing and 23 points per game on the defensive side of the ball. They allow an average of 21 completions on 34 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 62%. The Texans allow 113 rushing yards per contest on 27 carries for a 4.2 average per rush. Houston gives up 333 total yards per game including an average of 5.2 per play. They create an average of 1.3 turnovers per game and 7.6 penalties for 63.1 yards each game.
New Orleans Betting Trends
New Orleans is 6-3-1 against the over/under so far this season
New Orleans has an ATS record of 4-5-1 this season
Houston Betting Trends
Houston is 6-3-1 against the over/under so far this season
Houston has an ATS record of 5-5-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
11/22/15 CB Damian Swann Concussion "?" Sunday vs. Houston
11/22/15 LB Dannell Ellerbe Hip "?" Sunday vs. Houston
11/22/15 LB David Hawthorne Hamstring "?" Sunday vs. Houston
11/22/15 CB Keenan Lewis Leg "?" Sunday vs. Houston
11/22/15 LB Ramon Humber Hamstring "?" Sunday vs. Houston
11/10/15 QB Luke McCown Back IR
11/04/15 RB Khiry Robinson Leg IR
10/16/15 T Andrus Peat Knee out indefinitely
09/18/15 LB Davis Tull Shoulder IR
09/14/15 S Rafael Bush Pectoral IR
11/24/15 CB A.J. Bouye Concussion "?" Sunday vs. New Orleans
11/24/15 CB Johnathan Joseph Knee "?" Sunday vs. New Orleans
11/23/15 QB Brian Hoyer Concussion is upgraded to probable Sunday vs. New Orleans
11/22/15 LB Akeem Dent Hamstring "?" Sunday vs. New Orleans
11/22/15 RB Chris Polk Hamstring "?" Sunday vs. New Orleans
11/22/15 TE Garrett Graham Undisclosed "?" Sunday vs. New Orleans
11/22/15 DB Kareem Jackson Ankle "?" Sunday vs. New Orleans
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
Guy's Pick: Take Houston
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