Houston Texans at New England Patriots Week 3 NFL Picks & Predictions 9/24/2017
Sunday, September 24, 2017
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The Houston Texans travel to Gillette Stadium to take on the New England Patriots on Sunday, September 24, 2017. The opening line for this game has New England as 11 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 44. The Texans have an ATS record of 1-1-0 while their over/under record is 0-2-0. The Patriots have an over/under record of 2-0-0 and they are 1-1-0 against the spread.
Valuable Houston Texans Betting Trends
The Houston Texans are 0-2-0 against the over/under
The Houston Texans are 1-1-0 against the spread
Important New England Patriots Betting Trends
The New England Patriots are 2-0-0 against the over/under
The New England Patriots are 1-1-0 against the spread
Key Houston Texans Injuries
09/18/17 RB Alfred Blue Ankle "?" Sunday vs. New England
09/18/17 WR Bruce Ellington Concussion "?" Sunday vs. New England
09/18/17 G Jeff Allen Ankle "?" Sunday vs. New England
09/18/17 CB Johnathan Joseph Shoulder "?" Sunday vs. New England
09/18/17 TE Ryan Griffin Concussion "?" Sunday vs. New England
09/18/17 TE Stephen Anderson Concussion "?" Sunday vs. New England
09/16/17 CB Kevin Johnson Knee expected to miss 4-6 weeks
09/13/17 LB Brian Cushing Concussion 10-game suspension (eligible to return Week 14 vs San Francisco).
09/13/17 T Duane Brown Holdout out indefinitely
09/12/17 TE C.J. Fiedorowicz Concussion IR
09/07/17 WR Will Fuller Collarbone is upgraded to "?" Sunday vs. New England
07/30/17 T Derek Newton Knee PUP
Key New England Patriots Injuries
09/19/17 WR Phillip Dorsett Knee "?" Sunday vs. Houston
09/18/17 WR Chris Hogan Foot probable Sunday vs. Houston
09/18/17 DB Eric Rowe Groin "?" Sunday vs. Houston
09/18/17 TE Rob Gronkowski Groin "?" Sunday vs. Houston
09/17/17 WR Danny Amendola Concussion "?" Sunday vs. Houston
09/17/17 LB Dont'a Hightower Knee "?" Sunday vs. Houston
09/17/17 DT Vincent Valentine Knee "?" Sunday vs. Houston
09/17/17 WR Matthew Slater Hamstring "?" Sunday vs. Houston
09/17/17 DB Nate Ebner Shoulder "?" Sunday vs. Houston
09/17/17 RB Rex Burkhead Ribs injured last game, is upgraded to probable Sunday vs. Houston
09/06/17 WR Malcolm Mitchell Knee IR
09/05/17 WR Julian Edelman ACL IR
09/04/17 LB Shea McClellin Undisclosed IR
09/01/17 CB Cyrus Jones ACL IR
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Houston Texans are 28th in the NFL in points scored with 20. They have run 131 plays this season for 469 yards, which ranks them 29th in the league in total offense. The Texans average 3.6 yards per play, which is 32nd in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 37 1st downs this year, placing them 18th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Houston has run for 261 yards as a team, which ranks 7th in the NFL. They've run 58 times, averaging 4.5 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Texans have been penalized on offense 18 times for 155 yards so far this season, which has them 5th in the league in penalties. Deshaun Watson has thrown for 227 yards this season. He has completed 27 passes on 47 attempts for a completion percentage of 57.4%. His quarterback rating is 68.3. He averages 4.8 yards per pass attempt and 8.4 yards per completion.
Houston is 13th in the league in points allowed on defense with 38. They have surrendered a total of 575 yards on D, which is 8th in the NFL. The Texans are ranked 9th in yards per play allowed with 4.7. Their pass defense has given up 5.7 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 14th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 31 passes on 56 attempts against the Houston Texans defense this season, placing them 4th and 7th in the National Football League. The Houston pass defense has also given up a total of 338 yards through the air, which is 8th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 63 attempts for 237 yards this year, putting them in 22nd place in the league against the run. The Texans have committed 17 penalties for 134 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 23rd in the NFL. They've given up a score on 33.3% of possessions on defense, which is 15th in the league.
Special Teams Stats
Houston is ranked 14th in the league in punt returns with 4. They've accumulated 36 punt return yards and average 9 yards per return, which is 11th in the NFL. Their longest punt return so far this year is 21 yards. They have returned 2 kicks for 41 yards on special teams, ranking 25th in kick return yardage. The Texans average 20.5 yards per kick return and have a long of 24 yards this year. They are 29th in the league in all-purpose yards with 627. The Houston Texans have attempted 2 field goals this season and made 2, which is 24th in the National Football League. Houston Texans kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 2 for 2 this year. Their punters have totaled 656 yards on 14 punts, averaging 46.9 yards per punt. That places them 7th in the NFL in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The New England Patriots have run for 243 yards as a unit, which ranks 10th in the league. They've run 66 times, averaging 3.7 yards per rush as a unit. The Patriots have been penalized on offense 15 times for 121 yards so far this year, which has them 12th in the NFL in penalties. They are 5th in the National Football League in points scored with 63. They have run 146 plays this year for 926 yards, which ranks them 1st in the NFL in total offense. The Patriots average 6.3 yards per play, which is 4th in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 54 1st downs this season, ranking them 1st overall as an offensive unit. Tom Brady has completed 46 throws while attempting 75 passes for a completion percentage of 61.3%. He has passed for 714 yards this year. He averages 15.5 yards per completion and 9.5 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 106.2.
The Patriots rush defense has given up 44 attempts for 266 yards this season, putting them in 27th place in the NFL against the run. They have had 20 penalties for 174 yards on defense this year. That places them 30th in the league. They've allowed a score on 41.7% of possessions on defense, which is 23rd in the NFL. New England is 29th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 62. They have given up a total of 966 yards on D, which is 31st in the league. The Patriots are 31st in yards per play allowed with 7.5. Their pass defense has allowed 8.3 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 30th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 55 throws on 80 attempts against the New England Patriots defense this season, ranking them 30th and 28th in the league. The Patriots pass defense has also surrendered a total of 700 yards in the air, which is 31st overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The New England Patriots have tried 5 field goals this season and made 5, which is 4th in the league. New England kickers have made 86% of their extra points, going 6 for 7 this season. Their punters have accumulated 353 yards on 9 punts, averaging 39.2 yards per punt. That ranks them 32nd in the NFL in punting average. New England is 24th in the NFL in punt returns with 2. They've totaled 8 punt return yards and are averaging 4 yards per return, which is 25th in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 8 yards. They have returned 3 kicks for 49 yards on special teams, placing them 21st in kick return yardage. The Patriots average 16.3 yards per kick return and have a long of 26 yards this season. They are 2nd in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 1,014.
Who will win tonight's Texans/Patriots NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Texans +11
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