Sunday, September 27, 2015
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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers matchup against the Houston Texans on Sunday at NRG Stadium. The opening line for this game has Houston as 4 point favorites and the over/under was set at 41.5.
Jameis Winston finished his last game with 207 yards through the air for Tampa Bay. He completed 14 passes out of 21 attempts for a 67% completion percentage. The Buccaneers were led in rushing by Doug Martin, who finished with 78 yards on 21 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 4 yards per carry. Louis Murphy led the team in receiving with 3 receptions for 82 yards. He had an average of 27 yards per reception in the contest. As a team in that game Tampa Bay totaled 333 yards by way of 59 plays. They rushed the ball 35 times for a total of 139 yards on the game and the Buccaneers totaled 18 first downs by getting 6 rushing, 7 passing and 5 by penalty.
Ryan Mallett finished his last game with 244 yards through the air for Houston. He completed 27 passes out of 58 attempts for a 47% completion percentage. The Texans were led in rushing by Chris Polk, who finished with 38 yards on 14 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 3 yards per carry. Nate Washington led the team in receiving with 3 receptions for 63 yards. He had an average of 21 yards per reception in the contest. Houston totaled 300 yards by way of 82 plays. They rushed the ball 23 times for a total of 61 yards on the game and the Texans totaled 21 first downs by getting 5 rushing, 11 passing and 5 by penalty.
Tampa Bay is scoring 20 points per game on offense this season. In the passing department, they are averaging 15 passes on 27 attempts for a 56% percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 187.5 yards per game through the air as well. The Buccaneers carry the ball for an average of 115.5 yards per game on 30.5 attempts for an average of 3.8 yards per carry this season. They run 61 plays per game and average 5 yards per play for an average of 303 total yards each outing. The Buccaneers get 17 first downs per game and they average 93.5 penalty yards via 11.5 penalties each contest.
Tampa Bay gives up an average of 202 passing yards and 30.5 points per game on the defensive side of the ball. They allow 18.5 completions per game on 27 attempts for a completion percentage of 69%. The Buccaneers give up 114 rushing yards per contest on 29.5 carries for a 3.9 average per carry. Tampa Bay allows 316 total yards per game including 5.3 yards per play. They force 2 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 9 penalties for 85 yards per game.
Houston averages 18.5 points per game this season on offense. In the passing department, they complete 26.5 passes per game on 52.5 attempts for a 50% percent completion percentage. They are throwing for 268.5 yards through the air per game thus far. The Texans carry the ball for an average of 79.5 yards per game on 22 attempts for an average of 3.6 yards per carry. They run 77.5 plays per game and average 4.5 yards per play for an average of 348 total yards per game. The Texans are averaging 22.5 first downs per outing and accumulate 54.5 penalty yards via 8 penalties each game.
Houston gives up 205.5 passing yards per outing and 25.5 points per game on the defensive side of the ball. They allow an average of 20 completions on 35 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 57%. The Texans give up 134.5 rushing yards per game on 32.5 carries for an average of 4.1 yards per carry. Houston allows 340 total yards per game for an average of 4.9 yards per play. They force 0.5 turnovers per contest and 6 penalties for 58.5 yards in each contest.
Tampa Bay Betting Trends
Tampa Bay is 1-1-0 against the over/under so far this season
Tampa Bay has an ATS record of 1-1-0 this season
Houston Betting Trends
Houston is 1-0-1 against the over/under so far this season
Houston has an ATS record of 0-2-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
09/23/15 TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins Shoulder expected to miss 4-6 weeks
09/21/15 DT Gerald McCoy Shoulder "?" Sunday vs. Houston
09/20/15 S Major Wright Hip "?" Sunday vs. Houston
09/20/15 CB Mike Jenkins Hamstring "?" Sunday vs. Houston
09/20/15 DE T.J. Fatinikun Shoulder "?" Sunday vs. Houston
09/07/15 T Demar Dotson MCL IR - designated to return (eligible to return week 11)
09/07/15 WR Kenny Bell Hamstring IR
09/04/15 DT Akeem Spence Back out indefinitely
09/04/15 DL Larry English Knee out indefinitely
09/22/15 T Jeff Adams Knee out for season
09/20/15 RB Arian Foster Groin "?" Sunday vs. Tampa Bay
09/20/15 T Duane Brown Thumb "?" Sunday vs. Tampa Bay
09/20/15 G Xavier Su'a-Filo Calf "?" Sunday vs. Tampa Bay
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
Josh's Pick: Take Houston
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