Sunday, October 2, 2016
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The Tennessee Titans take on the Houston Texans on Sunday, October 2, 2016 at NRG Stadium. The opening line for this game has Houston as 4.5 point favorites and the over/under was set at 39. The Titans are 1-2-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 1-2-0. The Texans have an over/under record of 0-3-0 and they are 2-1-0 against the spread.
Marcus Mariota finished with 214 yards through the air for Tennessee last week. He completed 17 passes out of 33 attempts for a 52% completion percentage. The Titans were led in rushing by DeMarco Murray, who finished with 114 yards on 16 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 7 yards per carry. Jace Amaro was the team leader in receiving with a total of 59 yards and 3 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 20 yards per reception. As a team in that game Tennessee got a total of 19 first downs. Of those first downs, 10 came on the ground while 9 came through the air. They ran 63 total plays for 393 yards for the game. The Titans ran for 181 yards on 29 attempts.
Brock Osweiler finished with 196 yards passing for Houston last week. He went 24 for 41, resulting in a 59% completion percentage. The Texans were led on the ground by Lamar Miller, who finished with 80 yards on 21 carries. He ended the game with an average of 4 yards per rush. DeAndre Hopkins led the team in receiving with 56 yards and 4 catches. He finished the game with an average of 14 yards per reception. Houston had 19 first downs total. 9 came from running the ball and 10 came from a pass. They ran 70 total plays for 284 yards for the contest. The Texans ran for 109 yards on 27 carries as a team.
Tennessee scores 14 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 31st in the NFL. In the passing department, they average 22 passes on 36 attempts for a 61% completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 229 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 24th in the league. The Titans run for an average of 128 yards per game on 25 attempts for an average of 5.1 yards per carry. That ranks them 8th in the league. They also run 63 plays per contest and average 5.7 yards per play for an average of 357 yards per game, ranking their offense 20th overall this season. The Titans average 20 first downs per game which ranks them 18th in the NFL. They accumulate 54.3 penalty yards per game via 7.3 penalties, which ranks 15th in the league.
Tennessee allows 240 passing yards per game, ranking 12th, and they allow 19 points per contest on defense, which ranks 9th. They give up 20 completions on 36 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 56%. The Titans allow 108 rushing yards per game on 25 carries for an average of 4.3 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 17th in the NFL. Tennessee allows 348 total yards per game including 5.5 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 12th in terms of yards per game. They get flagged for 9.3 penalties for 78.3 yards per game, ranking them 28th among NFL teams.
Houston averages 14 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 32nd in the league. In the passing department, they complete 22 passes per game on 36 attempts for a 61% completion percentage. They throw for 215 yards through the air per game, ranking them 27th. The Texans run for an average of 112 yards per game on 32 attempts for an average of 3.5 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 13th on the ground. They also run 70 plays per game and average 4.7 yards per play for a total of 326 yards per game, ranking them 24th in the league on offense. The Texans get an average of 17 first downs per game, which ranks 29th. They average 52 penalty yards per game via 5.7 penalties, ranking them 28th in the NFL.
Houston allows an average of 151 passing yards yards per game, which ranks 1st in the league. Their defense overall allows 18 points per contest, which has them ranked 7th. They give up 16 completions on 28 attempts for a completion percentage of 57% per game. The Texans allow 126 rushing yards per contest on 26 carries for a 4.8 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 26th in the NFL. Houston allows 277 total yards per game for an average of 4.8 yards per play, which ranks 5th in the league. They force 5.3 penalties for 40.7 yards in each contest, ranking 2nd.
Tennessee Betting Trends
Tennessee is 1-2-0 against the over/under this season
Tennessee has an ATS record of 1-2-0 this season
Houston Betting Trends
Houston is 0-3-0 against the over/under this season
Houston has an ATS record of 2-1-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
09/25/16 TE Delanie Walker Hamstring "?" Sunday vs. Houston
09/25/16 WR Kendall Wright Hamstring "?" Sunday vs. Houston
09/22/16 G Chance Warmack Hand IR
08/11/16 T Byron Bell Ankle out for season
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
Guy's Pick: Take Tennessee
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