Sunday, January 1, 2017
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The Houston Texans travel to LP Field to play the Tennessee Titans on Sunday, January 1, 2017. The opening line for this game has Tennessee as 3 point favorites and the over/under was set at 41. The Texans are 6-8-1 against the spread and their over/under record is 6-9-0. The Titans have an over/under record of 10-5-0 and they are 6-9-0 against the spread.
Tom Savage finished with 176 yards through the air for Houston last week. He completed 18 passes out of 29 attempts for a 62% completion percentage. The Texans were led in rushing by Alfred Blue, who finished with 73 yards on 21 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 4 yards per carry. DeAndre Hopkins was the team leader in receiving with a total of 43 yards and 3 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 14 yards per reception. As a team in that game Houston got a total of 17 first downs. Of those first downs, 4 came on the ground while 8 came through the air. They ran 57 total plays for 250 yards for the game. The Texans ran for 95 yards on 24 attempts.
Matt Cassel finished with 124 yards passing for Tennessee last week. He went 13 for 24, resulting in a 54% completion percentage. The Titans were led on the ground by DeMarco Murray, who finished with 42 yards on 14 carries. He ended the game with an average of 3 yards per rush. Harry Douglas led the team in receiving with 48 yards and 5 catches. He finished the game with an average of 10 yards per reception. Tennessee had 19 first downs total. 4 came from running the ball and 14 came from a pass. They ran 67 total plays for 263 yards for the contest. The Titans ran for 58 yards on 20 carries as a team.
Houston scores 17 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 29th 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 196 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 29th in the league. The Texans run for an average of 121 yards per game on 29 attempts for an average of 4.2 yards per carry. That ranks them 6th in the league. They also run 66 plays per contest and average 4.8 yards per play for an average of 316 yards per game, ranking their offense 28th overall this season. The Texans average 19 first downs per game which ranks them 23rd in the NFL. They accumulate 55.5 penalty yards per game via 5.4 penalties, which ranks 32nd in the league.
Houston allows 206 passing yards per game, ranking 2nd, and they allow 20 points per contest on defense, which ranks 10th. They give up 20 completions on 33 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 61%. The Texans allow 99 rushing yards per game on 25 carries for an average of 4 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 12th in the NFL. Houston allows 306 total yards per game including 5.1 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 1st in terms of yards per game. They get flagged for 7.1 penalties for 59.9 yards per game, ranking them 17th among NFL teams.
Tennessee averages 24 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 13th in the league. In the passing department, they complete 19 passes per game on 32 attempts for a 59% completion percentage. They throw for 227 yards through the air per game, ranking them 24th. The Titans run for an average of 139 yards per game on 30 attempts for an average of 4.6 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 3rd on the ground. They also run 63 plays per game and average 5.8 yards per play for a total of 366 yards per game, ranking them 9th in the league on offense. The Titans get an average of 20 first downs per game, which ranks 15th. They average 64.1 penalty yards per game via 6.9 penalties, ranking them 20th in the NFL.
Tennessee allows an average of 271 passing yards per game, which ranks 31st in the league. Their defense overall allows 24 points per contest, which has them ranked 21st. They give up 24 completions on 39 attempts for a completion percentage of 62% per game. The Titans allow 91 rushing yards per contest on 22 carries for a 4.1 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 6th in the NFL. Tennessee allows 362 total yards per game for an average of 5.7 yards per play, which ranks 21st in the league. They force 8.7 penalties for 77.1 yards in each contest, ranking 32nd.
Houston Betting Trends
Houston is 6-9-0 against the over/under this season
Houston has an ATS record of 6-8-1 this season
Tennessee Betting Trends
Tennessee is 10-5-0 against the over/under this season
Tennessee has an ATS record of 6-9-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
12/26/16 RB Lamar Miller Ankle doubtful Sunday vs. Tennessee
12/14/16 WR Braxton Miller Shoulder IR
12/10/16 WR Jaelen Strong Ankle IR
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 K Ka'imi Fairbairn Quad IR
08/31/16 S Kurtis Drummond Leg IR
08/31/16 G Nick Martin Ankle IR
12/25/16 CB Jason McCourty Chest "?" Sunday vs. Houston
12/25/16 QB Marcus Mariota Fibula out indefinitely
12/25/16 QB Matt Cassel None expected to start Sunday vs. Houston
12/20/16 DL Karl Klug Achilles out for season
12/07/16 LB Kevin Dodd Foot IR
09/22/16 G Chance Warmack Hand IR
08/11/16 T Byron Bell Ankle IR
Tony's Pick: Take Tennessee -3
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