Houston Texans at Jacksonville Jaguars Week 15 NFL Picks & Predictions 12/17/2017
Sunday, December 17, 2017
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The Jacksonville Jaguars host the Houston Texans at EverBank Field on Sunday, December 17, 2017. The opening line for this game has Jacksonville as 10 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 40. The Jaguars have an over/under record of 6-7-0 and they are 8-5-0 against the spread. The Texans have an ATS record of 7-6-0 while their over/under record is 6-7-0.
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Valuable Houston Texans Betting Trends
The Houston Texans are 6-7-0 against the over/under
The Houston Texans are 7-6-0 against the spread
Important Jacksonville Jaguars Betting Trends
The Jacksonville Jaguars are 6-7-0 against the over/under
The Jacksonville Jaguars are 8-5-0 against the spread
Key Houston Texans Injuries
12/11/17 QB T.J. Yates None has been named the starter Sunday vs Jacksonville
12/11/17 QB Tom Savage Concussion is downgraded to doubtful Sunday vs Jacksonville
12/10/17 RB Alfred Blue Concussion is "?" Sunday vs Jacksonville
12/10/17 WR Braxton Miller Concussion is "?" Sunday vs Jacksonville
12/10/17 T Julien Davenport Shoulder is "?" Sunday vs Jacksonville
12/10/17 T Kendall Lamm Concussion left last game, is "?" Sunday vs Jacksonville
12/07/17 LB Brennan Scarlett Foot IR
12/05/17 WR Bruce Ellington Hamstring IR
12/05/17 TE C.J. Fiedorowicz Concussion IR
11/30/17 T Chris Clark Ankle IR
11/20/17 RB D'Onta Foreman Achilles IR
11/10/17 TE Ryan Griffin Concussion IR
11/02/17 QB Deshaun Watson Knee IR
10/30/17 DE Christian Covington Biceps IR
10/09/17 LB Whitney Mercilus Pectoral IR
10/09/17 DE J.J. Watt Tibia IR
10/02/17 RB Tyler Ervin Knee out indefinitely
07/30/17 T Derek Newton Knee PUP
Key Jacksonville Jaguars Injuries
12/10/17 WR Allen Hurns Ankle is "?" Sunday vs Houston
12/10/17 LB Telvin Smith Concussion is "?" Sunday vs Houston
12/10/17 WR Larry Pinkard Concussion left last game, is "?" Sunday vs Houston
11/23/17 WR Arrelious Benn Knee IR
09/21/17 S Calvin Pryor Ankle IR
09/20/17 DT Michael Bennett Pectoral IR
09/11/17 WR Allen Robinson ACL IR
09/05/17 TE Mychal Rivera Wrist IR
09/05/17 WR Rashad Greene Sr. Undisclosed IR
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Houston Texans have run for 1,494 yards as a team, which ranks 13th in the NFL. They've run 372 times, averaging 4 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Texans have been penalized on offense 96 times for 809 yards so far this season, which has them 6th in the league in penalties. They are 12th in the NFL in points scored with 312. They have run 866 plays this season for 4,498 yards, which ranks them 13th in the league in total offense. The Texans average 5.2 yards per play, which is 17th in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 276 1st downs this year, placing them 6th overall as an offensive unit. Tom Savage averages 6.3 yards per pass attempt and 11.3 yards per completion. He has completed 125 passes on 223 attempts for a completion percentage of 56.1%. His quarterback rating is 71.4. He has thrown for 1,412 yards this season.
The Texans rush defense has allowed 338 attempts for 1,359 yards this year, putting them in 10th place in the league against the run. Houston has committed 106 penalties for 1030 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 32nd in the NFL. They've given up a score on 37.5% of possessions on defense, which is 23rd in the league. They are 30th in the league in points allowed on defense with 335. They have surrendered a total of 4,502 yards on D, which is 20th in the NFL. The Texans are ranked 26th in yards per play allowed with 5.7. Their pass defense has given up 7 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 29th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 265 passes on 417 attempts against the Houston Texans defense this season, placing them 8th and 3rd in the National Football League. The Houston pass defense has also given up a total of 3,143 yards through the air, which is 26th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Houston Texans have attempted 23 field goals this season and made 18, which is 24th in the National Football League. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 78.3%. Houston Texans kickers have made 91% of their extra points, going 30 for 33 this year. Their punters have totaled 3,446 yards on 70 punts, averaging 49.2 yards per punt. That places them 2nd in the NFL in punting average. Houston is ranked 6th in the league in punt returns with 33. They've accumulated 276 punt return yards and average 8.4 yards per return, which is 18th in the NFL. Their longest punt return so far this year is 49 yards. They have returned 22 kicks for 464 yards on special teams, ranking 25th in kick return yardage. The Texans average 21.1 yards per kick return and have a long of 42 yards this year. They are 12th in the league in all-purpose yards with 5,520.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Jacksonville Jaguars are 6th in the National Football League in points scored with 329. They have run 871 plays this year for 4,690 yards, which ranks them 11th in the NFL in total offense. The Jaguars average 5.4 yards per play, which is 14th in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 262 1st downs this season, ranking them 10th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Jacksonville has run for 1,949 yards as a unit, which ranks 1st in the league. They've run 437 times, averaging 4.5 yards per rush as a unit. The Jaguars have been penalized on offense 86 times for 742 yards so far this year, which has them 18th in the NFL in penalties. Blake Bortles has passed for 2,821 yards this year. He's completed 247 throws while attempting 410 passes for a completion percentage of 60.2%. His quarterback rating this season is 85.8. He averages 11.4 yards per completion and 6.9 yards per pass attempt.
Jacksonville is 1st in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 202. They have given up a total of 3,791 yards on D, which is 2nd in the league. The Jaguars are 1st in yards per play allowed with 4.7. Their pass defense has allowed 4.8 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 1st in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 244 throws on 427 attempts against the Jacksonville defense this season, ranking them 2nd and 6th in the league. The Jaguars pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,265 yards in the air, which is 1st overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 334 attempts for 1,526 yards this season, putting them in 22nd place in the NFL against the run. The Jacksonville Jaguars have had 88 penalties for 840 yards on defense this year. That places them 28th in the league. They've allowed a score on 23% of possessions on defense, which is 1st in the NFL.
Special Teams Stats
Jacksonville is 19th in the NFL in punt returns with 24. They've totaled 255 punt return yards and are averaging 10.6 yards per return, which is 3rd in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 72 yards. They have returned 17 kicks for 385 yards on special teams, placing them 30th in kick return yardage. The Jaguars average 22.6 yards per kick return and have a long of 68 yards this season. They are 13th in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 5,439. The Jacksonville Jaguars have tried 32 field goals this season and made 27, which is 7th in the league. Their kickers have a FG percentage of 84.4%. Jacksonville kickers have made 90% of their extra points, going 28 for 31 this season. Their punters have accumulated 3,060 yards on 70 punts, averaging 43.7 yards per punt. That ranks them 27th in the NFL in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Texans/Jaguars NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Texans +10
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