Monday, October 24, 2016
Sports Authority Field
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The Houston Texans take on the Denver Broncos on Monday, October 24, 2016 at Sports Authority Field. The opening line for this game has Denver as 6.5 point favorites and the over/under was set at 41.5. The Texans are 3-2-1 against the spread and their over/under record is 3-3-0. The Broncos have an over/under record of 3-3-0 and they are 4-2-0 against the spread.
Brock Osweiler finished with 269 yards through the air for Houston last week. He completed 25 passes out of 39 attempts for a 64% completion percentage. The Texans were led in rushing by Lamar Miller, who finished with 149 yards on 24 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 6 yards per carry. C.J. Fiedorowicz was the team leader in receiving with a total of 85 yards and 6 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 14 yards per reception. As a team in that game Houston got a total of 26 first downs. Of those first downs, 10 came on the ground while 15 came through the air. They ran 68 total plays for 414 yards for the game. The Texans ran for 158 yards on 28 attempts.
Trevor Siemian finished with 230 yards passing for Denver last week. He went 30 for 50, resulting in a 60% completion percentage. The Broncos were led on the ground by Devontae Booker, who finished with 46 yards on 5 carries. He ended the game with an average of 9 yards per rush. Emmanuel Sanders led the team in receiving with 40 yards and 4 catches. He finished the game with an average of 10 yards per reception. Denver had 16 first downs total. 6 came from running the ball and 10 came from a pass. They ran 68 total plays for 304 yards for the contest. The Broncos ran for 84 yards on 16 carries as a team.
Houston scores 18 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 29th in the NFL. In the passing department, they average 22 passes on 38 attempts for a 58% completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 217 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 30th in the league. The Texans run for an average of 111 yards per game on 27 attempts for an average of 4.1 yards per carry. That ranks them 10th in the league. They also run 67 plays per contest and average 4.9 yards per play for an average of 328 yards per game, ranking their offense 27th overall this season. The Texans average 19 first downs per game which ranks them 23rd in the NFL. They accumulate 48.2 penalty yards per game via 5.7 penalties, which ranks 31st in the league.
Houston allows 189 passing yards per game, ranking 2nd, and they allow 21 points per contest on defense, which ranks 12th. They give up 17 completions on 29 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 59%. The Texans allow 126 rushing yards per game on 30 carries for an average of 4.2 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 29th in the NFL. Houston allows 316 total yards per game including 5.1 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 7th in terms of yards per game. They get flagged for 7.2 penalties for 59 yards per game, ranking them 15th among NFL teams.
Denver averages 23 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 15th in the league. In the passing department, they complete 23 passes per game on 35 attempts for a 66% completion percentage. They throw for 225 yards through the air per game, ranking them 27th. The Broncos run for an average of 99 yards per game on 26 attempts for an average of 3.8 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 18th on the ground. They also run 64 plays per game and average 5 yards per play for a total of 323 yards per game, ranking them 28th in the league on offense. The Broncos get an average of 20 first downs per game, which ranks 13th. They average 60.8 penalty yards per game via 7.7 penalties, ranking them 13th in the NFL.
Denver allows an average of 182 passing yards per game, which ranks 1st in the league. Their defense overall allows 18 points per contest, which has them ranked 8th. They give up 18 completions on 33 attempts for a completion percentage of 55% per game. The Broncos allow 113 rushing yards per contest on 28 carries for a 4 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 22nd in the NFL. Denver allows 295 total yards per game for an average of 4.6 yards per play, which ranks 4th in the league. They force 7.3 penalties for 69.2 yards in each contest, ranking 13th.
Houston Betting Trends
Houston is 3-3-0 against the over/under this season
Houston has an ATS record of 3-2-1 this season
Denver Betting Trends
Denver is 3-3-0 against the over/under this season
Denver has an ATS record of 4-2-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/18/16 WR Will Fuller Hamstring "?" Monday vs. Denver
10/17/16 CB Johnathan Joseph Forearm probable Monday vs. Denver
10/17/16 S K.J. Dillon ACL out for season
10/17/16 CB Kevin Johnson Foot out indefinitely
10/16/16 LB Brennan Scarlett Hamstring injured last game, "?" Monday vs. Denver
10/16/16 LB Brian Peters Quad "?" Monday vs. Denver
10/16/16 G Jeff Allen Concussion "?" Monday vs. Denver
10/16/16 S Quintin Demps Calf "?" Monday vs. Denver
10/16/16 TE Stephen Anderson Hamstring "?" Monday vs. Denver
10/16/16 DB Kareem Jackson Hamstring "?" Monday vs. Denver
10/05/16 DT Devon Still Undisclosed IR
09/30/16 DE J.J. Watt Back IR
09/30/16 RB Jonathan Grimes Fibula out indefinitely
08/31/16 S Lonnie Ballentine Knee PUP
08/31/16 G Nick Martin Ankle IR
08/31/16 K Ka'imi Fairbairn Quad IR
08/31/16 S Kurtis Drummond Leg IR
10/16/16 WR Cody Latimer Concussion injured last game, "?" Monday vs. Houston
10/16/16 T Donald Stephenson Concussion injured last game, "?" Monday vs. Houston
10/16/16 WR Emmanuel Sanders Hip injured last game, probable Monday vs. Houston
10/16/16 T Russell Okung Concussion injured last game, "?" Monday vs. Houston
09/19/16 LB Demarcus Ware Elbow expected to miss 3-4 weeks
08/31/16 TE Garrett Graham Shoulder IR
Josh's Pick: Take Denver
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