Houston Texans at New Orleans Saints Preseason NFL Picks & Parlay 8/26/2017
Saturday, August 26, 2017
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The New Orleans Saints host the Houston Texans at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Saturday, August 26, 2017. The opening line for this game has New Orleans as 3 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 45. The Saints had an over/under record of 9-7-0 and they were 10-5-1 against the spread last year. The Texans had an ATS record of 7-10-1 while their over/under record was 8-10-0.
Valuable Houston Texans Betting Trends
The Houston Texans were 8-10-0 against the over/under last season
The Houston Texans were 7-10-1 against the spread last year
Important New Orleans Saints Betting Trends
The New Orleans Saints were 9-7-0 against the over/under last season
The New Orleans Saints were 10-5-1 against the spread last year
Key Houston Texans Injuries
08/02/17 WR Will Fuller Collarbone out indefinitely
07/30/17 T Derek Newton Knee PUP
Key New Orleans Saints Injuries
08/16/17 CB Delvin Breaux Fibula expected to miss 4-6 weeks
07/30/17 LB Dannell Ellerbe Foot out for season
07/30/17 C Max Unger Undisclosed PUP
07/30/17 T Terron Armstead Shoulder PUP
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Houston Texans ran for 1,859 yards as a team last year, which ranked 8th in the NFL. They ran 456 times, averaging 4.1 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Texans were penalized on offense 87 times for 868 yards last season, which had them 32nd in the league in penalties. They were 28th in the NFL in points scored with 279. They ran 1,071 plays last season for 5,035 yards, which ranked them 29th in the league in total offense. The Texans averaged 4.7 yards per play, which was 31st in the National Football League. As a team they accumulated a total of 305 1st downs last year, placing them 23rd overall as an offensive unit. Tom Savage averaged 6.3 yards per pass attempt and 10.0 yards per completion last season. He completed 46 passes on 73 attempts for a completion percentage of 63.0%. His QBR last year was 63.1 while is quarterback rating was 80.9. He threw for 461 yards.
The Texans rush defense allowed 397 attempts for 1,595 yards last year, putting them in 12th place in the league against the run. Houston committed 114 penalties for 949 yards on the defensive side of the ball last season. That ranked them 20th in the NFL. They gave up a score on 31.7% of possessions on defense, which was 7th in the league. They were 11th in the league in points allowed on defense with 328. They surrendered a total of 4,821 yards on D, which was 1st in the NFL. The Texans were ranked 5th in yards per play allowed with 5.1. Their pass defense gave up 5.8 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 4th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses completed 319 passes on 522 attempts against the Houston Texans defense last season, placing them 3rd and 3rd in the National Football League. The Houston pass defense also gave up a total of 3,226 yards through the air, which was 2nd overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Houston Texans attempted 41 field goals last season and made 35, which was 2nd in the National Football League. Their kickers had a field goal percentage of 85.4%. Houston Texans kickers made 88% of their extra points, going 22 for 25 last year. Their punters totaled 3,424 yards on 72 punts, averaging 39 yards per punt. That placed them 6th in the NFL in punting average. Houston was ranked 7th in the league in punt returns last season with 39. They accumulated 427 punt return yards and averaged 10.9 yards per return, which was 7th in the NFL. Their longest punt return last year was 67 yards. They returned 30 kicks for 557 yards on special teams, ranking 23rd in kick return yardage. The Texans averaged 18.6 yards per kick return and had a long of 39 yards last year. They were 28th in the league in all-purpose yards with 6,261.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The New Orleans Saints were 2nd in the National Football League in points scored with 469 last year. They ran 1,105 plays for 6,816 yards, which ranked them 1st in the NFL in total offense. The Saints averaged 6.2 yards per play, which was 3rd in the league. As a team they accumulated a total of 395 1st downs last season, ranking them 1st overall as an offensive unit. On the ground New Orleans ran for 1,742 yards as a unit, which ranked 16th in the league. They ran 404 times, averaging 4.3 yards per rush as a unit. The Saints were penalized on offense 107 times for 969 yards last year, which had them 17th in the NFL in penalties. Drew Brees passed for 5,208 yards last year. He completed 471 throws while attempting 673 passes for a completion percentage of 70.0%. His quarterback rating last season was 101.7 and his QBR was 72.0. He averaged 11.1 yards per completion and 7.7 yards per pass attempt.
New Orleans was 31st in the NFL in points surrendered on defense last year with 454. They gave up a total of 6,006 yards on D, which was 27th in the league. The Saints were 31st in yards per play allowed with 6. Their pass defense allowed 7.2 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 31st in the National Football League. Opponent offenses completed 378 throws on 582 attempts against the New Orleans defense last season, ranking them 24th and 20th in the league. The New Orleans Saints pass defense also surrendered a total of 4,380 yards in the air, which was 32nd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense gave up 396 attempts for 1,626 yards last season, putting them in 14th place in the NFL against the run. The Saints had 104 penalties for 881 yards on defense last year. That placed them 9th in the league. They allowed a score on 45.3% of possessions on defense, which was 32nd in the NFL.
Special Teams Stats
New Orleans was 27th in the NFL in punt returns with 23 last year. They totaled 221 punt return yards and averaged 9.6 yards per return, which was 9th in the league. Their longest punt return last season was 59 yards. They returned 28 kicks for 462 yards on special teams, placing them 31st in kick return yardage. The Saints averaged 16.5 yards per kick return and had a long of 31 yards last season. They were 1st in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 7,683. The New Orleans Saints tried 34 field goals last season and made 28, which was 13th in the league. Their kickers had a FG percentage of 82.4%. New Orleans kickers made 98% of their extra points, going 49 for 50 last season. Their punters accumulated 2,752 yards on 57 punts, averaging 23 yards per punt. That ranked them 4th in the NFL in punting average.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Texans +3 and under 45 total points
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