Monday, November 21, 2016
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The Houston Texans travel to O.co Coliseum to play the Oakland Raiders on Monday, November 21, 2016. The opening line for this game has Oakland as 3.5 point favorites and the over/under was set at 46.5. The Texans are 5-3-1 against the spread and their over/under record is 4-5-0. The Raiders have an over/under record of 7-2-0 and they are 6-3-0 against the spread.
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Brock Osweiler finished with 99 yards through the air for Houston last week. He completed 14 passes out of 27 attempts for a 52% completion percentage. The Texans were led in rushing by Lamar Miller, who finished with 83 yards on 15 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 6 yards per carry. DeAndre Hopkins was the team leader in receiving with a total of 48 yards and 5 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 10 yards per reception. As a team in that game Houston got a total of 16 first downs. Of those first downs, 9 came on the ground while 6 came through the air. They ran 61 total plays for 273 yards for the game. The Texans ran for 181 yards on 33 attempts.
Derek Carr finished with 184 yards passing for Oakland last week. He went 20 for 31, resulting in a 65% completion percentage. The Raiders were led on the ground by Latavius Murray, who finished with 114 yards on 20 carries. He ended the game with an average of 6 yards per rush. Amari Cooper led the team in receiving with 56 yards and 6 catches. He finished the game with an average of 9 yards per reception. Oakland had 30 first downs total. 11 came from running the ball and 12 came from a pass. They ran 76 total plays for 397 yards for the contest. The Raiders ran for 218 yards on 43 carries as a team.
Houston scores 18 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 30th in the NFL. In the passing department, they average 21 passes on 36 attempts for a 58% completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 187 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 32nd in the league. The Texans run for an average of 121 yards per game on 28 attempts for an average of 4.3 yards per carry. That ranks them 5th in the league. They also run 66 plays per contest and average 4.7 yards per play for an average of 309 yards per game, ranking their offense 30th overall this season. The Texans average 18 first downs per game which ranks them 28th in the NFL. They accumulate 49.1 penalty yards per game via 5.1 penalties, which ranks 32nd in the league.
Houston allows 197 passing yards per game, ranking 3rd, and they allow 21 points per contest on defense, which ranks 12th. They give up 20 completions on 32 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 63%. The Texans allow 121 rushing yards per game on 28 carries for an average of 4.3 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 26th in the NFL. Houston allows 317 total yards per game including 5.1 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 4th in terms of yards per game. They get flagged for 6.9 penalties for 62.2 yards per game, ranking them 14th among NFL teams.
Oakland averages 27 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 5th in the league. In the passing department, they complete 26 passes per game on 39 attempts for a 67% completion percentage. They throw for 273 yards through the air per game, ranking them 6th. The Raiders run for an average of 128 yards per game on 26 attempts for an average of 4.9 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 4th on the ground. They also run 67 plays per game and average 6 yards per play for a total of 401 yards per game, ranking them 5th in the league on offense. The Raiders get an average of 22 first downs per game, which ranks 9th. They average 88.9 penalty yards per game via 10.4 penalties, ranking them 1st in the NFL.
Oakland allows an average of 283 passing yards per game, which ranks 30th in the league. Their defense overall allows 25 points per contest, which has them ranked 21st. They give up 22 completions on 36 attempts for a completion percentage of 61% per game. The Raiders allow 115 rushing yards per contest on 24 carries for a 4.8 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 22nd in the NFL. Oakland allows 398 total yards per game for an average of 6.4 yards per play, which ranks 28th in the league. They force 7.7 penalties for 71 yards in each contest, ranking 27th.
Houston Betting Trends
Houston is 4-5-0 against the over/under this season
Houston has an ATS record of 5-3-1 this season
Oakland Betting Trends
Oakland is 7-2-0 against the over/under this season
Oakland has an ATS record of 6-3-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
11/13/16 CB A.J. Bouye Ankle "?" Monday vs. Oakland
11/13/16 LB Brian Peters Quad "?" Monday vs. Oakland
11/13/16 WR Jaelen Strong Ankle "?" Monday vs. Oakland
11/13/16 DT Vince Wilfork Groin "?" Monday vs. Oakland
11/13/16 WR Will Fuller Leg "?" Monday vs. Oakland
11/13/16 RB Jonathan Grimes Illness "?" Monday vs. Oakland
11/12/16 S Lonnie Ballentine Groin IR
10/25/16 T Derek Newton Knee IR
10/17/16 S K.J. Dillon ACL IR
10/17/16 CB Kevin Johnson Foot IR
10/05/16 DT Devon Still Undisclosed IR
09/30/16 DE J.J. Watt Back IR
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
11/13/16 CB Sean Smith Shoulder "?" Monday vs. Houston
11/13/16 DT Stacy McGee Ankle "?" Monday vs. Houston
10/05/16 LB Ben Heeney Ankle IR
10/03/16 TE Lee Smith Leg out indefinitely
09/01/16 DE Mario Jr. Edwards Hip out indefinitely
08/17/16 TE Gabe Holmes Foot out indefinitely
08/11/16 OLB Aldon Smith Suspension out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Oakland -3.5
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