Thursday, September 22, 2016
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The Houston Texans take on the New England Patriots on Thursday, September 22, 2016 at Gillette Stadium. The opening line for this game has Houston as 2 point favorites and the over/under was set at 41. The Texans are 2-0-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 0-2-0. The Patriots have an over/under record of 1-1-0 and they are 2-0-0 against the spread.
Brock Osweiler finished with 268 yards through the air for Houston last week. He completed 19 passes out of 33 attempts for a 58% completion percentage. The Texans were led in rushing by Lamar Miller, who finished with 83 yards on 25 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 3 yards per carry. DeAndre Hopkins was the team leader in receiving with a total of 113 yards and 7 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 16 yards per reception. As a team in that game Houston got a total of 15 first downs. Of those first downs, 2 came on the ground while 12 came through the air. They ran 69 total plays for 351 yards for the game. The Texans ran for 97 yards on 34 attempts.
Jimmy Garoppolo finished with 234 yards passing for New England last week. He went 18 for 27, resulting in a 67% completion percentage. The Patriots were led on the ground by LeGarrette Blount, who finished with 123 yards on 29 carries. He ended the game with an average of 4 yards per rush. Martellus Bennett led the team in receiving with 114 yards and 5 catches. He finished the game with an average of 23 yards per reception. New England had 29 first downs total. 11 came from running the ball and 15 came from a pass. They ran 76 total plays for 465 yards for the contest. The Patriots ran for 161 yards on 38 carries as a team.
Houston scores 21 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 18th in the NFL. In the passing department, they average 21 passes on 34 attempts for a 62% completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 235 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 23rd in the league. The Texans run for an average of 113 yards per game on 35 attempts for an average of 3.2 yards per carry. That ranks them 11th in the league. They also run 71 plays per contest and average 4.9 yards per play for an average of 348 yards per game, ranking their offense 19th overall this season. The Texans average 16 first downs per game which ranks them 27th in the NFL. They accumulate 56.5 penalty yards per game via 5.5 penalties, which ranks 20th in the league.
Houston allows 179 passing yards per game, ranking 3rd, and they allow 13 points per contest on defense, which ranks 3rd. They give up 18 completions on 33 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 55%. The Texans allow 96 rushing yards per game on 20 carries for an average of 4.8 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 11th in the NFL. Houston allows 275 total yards per game including 4.8 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 3rd in terms of yards per game. They get flagged for 6.5 penalties for 53.5 yards per game, ranking them 16th among NFL teams.
New England averages 27 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 12th in the league. In the passing department, they complete 24 passes per game on 35 attempts for a 69% completion percentage. They throw for 281 yards through the air per game, ranking them 9th. The Patriots run for an average of 134 yards per game on 35 attempts for an average of 3.8 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 7th on the ground. They also run 71 plays per game and average 5.8 yards per play for a total of 414 yards per game, ranking them 5th in the league on offense. The Patriots get an average of 24 first downs per game, which ranks 6th. They average 67 penalty yards per game via 7.5 penalties, ranking them 8th in the NFL.
New England allows an average of 321 passing yards yards per game, which ranks 28th in the league. Their defense overall allows 23 points per contest, which has them ranked 15th. They give up 28 completions on 41 attempts for a completion percentage of 68% per game. The Patriots allow 81 rushing yards per contest on 18 carries for a 4.5 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 9th in the NFL. New England allows 402 total yards per game for an average of 6.7 yards per play, which ranks 25th in the league. They force 5.5 penalties for 53.5 yards in each contest, ranking 10th.
Houston Betting Trends
Houston is 0-2-0 against the over/under this season
Houston has an ATS record of 2-0-0 this season
New England Betting Trends
New England is 1-1-0 against the over/under this season
New England has an ATS record of 2-0-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
09/18/16 WR Braxton Miller Hamstring injured last game, "?" Thursday vs. New England
09/12/16 LB Brian Cushing MCL expected to miss 4-6 weeks
09/02/16 T Duane Brown Knee out indefinitely
08/31/16 K Ka'imi Fairbairn Quad IR
08/31/16 S Kurtis Drummond Leg IR
08/31/16 S Lonnie Ballentine Knee PUP
08/31/16 G Nick Martin Ankle IR
09/19/16 QB Jacoby Brissett None expected to start Thursday vs. Houston
09/18/16 TE AJ Derby Undisclosed "?" Thursday vs. Houston
09/18/16 LB Dont'a Hightower Knee "?" Thursday vs. Houston
09/18/16 QB Jimmy Garoppolo Shoulder injured last game, expected to miss Thursday vs. Houston
09/18/16 G Jonathan Cooper Foot "?" Thursday vs. Houston
09/18/16 TE Rob Gronkowski Hamstring "?" Thursday vs. Houston
09/03/16 DE Rob Ninkovich Suspension expected to miss first 4 games
08/31/16 G Tre Jackson Knee PUP
08/30/16 RB Dion Lewis Knee PUP
08/30/16 T Sebastian Vollmer Hip PUP
04/25/16 QB Tom Brady Suspension expected to miss first 4 games
Guy's Pick: Take Houston
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