Houston Texans at Cincinnati Bengals Week 2 NFL Picks & Predictions 9/14/2017
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Paul Brown Stadium
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The Houston Texans travel to Paul Brown Stadium to take on the Cincinnati Bengals on Thursday, September 14, 2017. The opening line for this game has Cincinnati as 3 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 38. The Texans have an ATS record of 0-1-0 while their over/under record is 0-1-0. The Bengals have an over/under record of 0-1-0 and they are 0-1-0 against the spread.
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Valuable Houston Texans Betting Trends
The Houston Texans are 0-1-0 against the over/under
The Houston Texans are 0-1-0 against the spread
Important Cincinnati Bengals Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Bengals are 0-1-0 against the over/under
The Cincinnati Bengals are 0-1-0 against the spread
Key Houston Texans Injuries
09/12/17 QB Deshaun Watson Ankle expected to start Thursday vs. Cincinnati
09/11/17 LB Brian Cushing Concussion left last game, is downgraded to doubtful Thursday vs. Cincinnati
09/11/17 WR Bruce Ellington Concussion left last game, is downgraded to doubtful Thursday vs. Cincinnati
09/11/17 TE C.J. Fiedorowicz Concussion doubtful Thursday vs. Cincinnati
09/11/17 TE Ryan Griffin Concussion left last game, is downgraded to doubtful Thursday vs. Cincinnati
09/11/17 TE Stephen Anderson Concussion left last game, is downgraded to doubtful Thursday vs. Cincinnati
09/10/17 RB Alfred Blue Ankle "?" Thursday vs. Cincinnati
09/10/17 WR Jaelen Strong Suspension Served probable Thursday vs. Cincinnati
09/10/17 G Jeff Allen Ankle left last game, "?" Thursday vs. Cincinnati
09/07/17 WR Will Fuller V Collarbone expected to miss 6-8 weeks
07/30/17 T Derek Newton Knee PUP
Key Cincinnati Bengals Injuries
09/12/17 TE C.J. Uzomah Knee doubtful Thursday vs. Houston
09/12/17 CB Dre Kirkpatrick Foot probable Thursday vs. Houston
09/12/17 WR John Ross Knee doubtful Thursday vs. Houston
09/12/17 DE Michael Johnson Concussion doubtful Thursday vs. Houston
09/12/17 S Shawn Williams Elbow doubtful Thursday vs. Houston
09/12/17 G Trey Hopkins Knee out indefinitely
09/10/17 CB Adam Jones Suspension Served probable Thursday vs. Houston
09/05/17 QB Jeff Driskel Thumb IR
08/30/17 HB Cedric Peerman Shoulder IR (8/29)
08/30/17 LB Vontaze Burfict Suspension 3-game suspension (eligible to return 10/01 vs. Cleveland)
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Houston Texans are 27th in the NFL in points scored with 7. They have run 69 plays this season for 203 yards, which ranks them 30th in the league in total offense. The Texans average 2.9 yards per play, which is 30th in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 23 1st downs this year, placing them 6th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Houston has run for 93 yards as a team, which ranks 13th in the NFL. They've run 23 times, averaging 4 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Texans have been penalized on offense 9 times for 94 yards so far this season, which has them 8th in the league in penalties. Deshaun Watson has thrown for 102 yards this season. He has completed 12 passes on 23 attempts for a completion percentage of 52.2%. His quarterback rating is 60.4. He averages 4.4 yards per pass attempt and 8.5 yards per completion.
Houston is 27th in the league in points allowed on defense with 29. They have surrendered a total of 280 yards on D, which is 14th in the NFL. The Texans are ranked 15th in yards per play allowed with 4.7. Their pass defense has given up 6 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 15th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 11 passes on 21 attempts against the Houston Texans defense this season, placing them 4th in the National Football League. The Houston pass defense has also given up a total of 125 yards through the air, which is 5th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 39 attempts for 155 yards this year, putting them in 29th place in the league against the run. The Texans have committed 10 penalties for 89 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 28th in the NFL.
Special Teams Stats
Houston averages 21 yards per punt return, which is 1st in the NFL. The Texans average 24 yards per kick return. They are 21st in the league in all-purpose yards with 302. The Houston Texans punters have totaled 216 yards on 5 punts, averaging 43.2 yards per punt. That places them 19th in the NFL in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Cincinnati Bengals have run for 77 yards as a unit, which ranks 17th in the league. They've run 22 times, averaging 3.5 yards per rush as a unit. The Bengals have been penalized on offense 9 times for 66 yards so far this year, which has them 7th in the NFL in penalties. They have run 58 plays this year for 221 yards, which ranks them 27th in the NFL in total offense. The Bengals average 3.8 yards per play, which is 28th in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 14 1st downs this season, ranking them 25th overall as an offensive unit. Andy Dalton has completed 16 throws while attempting 31 passes for a completion percentage of 51.6%. He has passed for 170 yards this year. He averages 10.6 yards per completion and 5.5 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 28.4.
The Bengals rush defense has given up 42 attempts for 157 yards this season, putting them in 30th place in the NFL against the run. They have had 11 penalties for 85 yards on defense this year. That places them 27th in the league. Cincinnati is 17th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 20. They have given up a total of 268 yards on D, which is 13th in the league. The Bengals are 11th in yards per play allowed with 4.5. Their pass defense has allowed 6.2 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 18th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 9 throws on 17 attempts against the Cincinnati Bengals defense this season, ranking them 3rd in the league. The Bengals pass defense has also surrendered a total of 111 yards in the air, which is 4th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Cincinnati Bengals punters have accumulated 212 yards on 5 punts, averaging 42.4 yards per punt. That ranks them 22nd in the NFL in punting average. Cincinnati is 6th in the NFL in punt returns with 3. They've totaled 14 punt return yards and are averaging 4.7 yards per return, which is 18th in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 12 yards. They have returned 1 kick for 11 yards on special teams, placing them 19th in kick return yardage. They are 27th in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 272.
Who will win tonight's Texans/Bengals NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Texans +3
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