Houston Texans at Seattle Seahawks Week 8 NFL Picks & Predictions 10/29/2017
Sunday, October 29, 2017
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The Houston Texans head to CenturyLink Field to play the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, October 29, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Seattle as 4.5 point favorites. The total has been set at 43. The Texans are 4-2-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 4-2-0. The Seahawks are 3-3-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 2-4-0.
Valuable Houston Texans Betting Trends
The Houston Texans are 4-2-0 against the over/under
The Houston Texans are 4-2-0 against the spread
Important Seattle Seahawks Betting Trends
The Seattle Seahawks are 2-4-0 against the over/under
The Seattle Seahawks are 3-3-0 against the spread
Key Houston Texans Injuries
10/23/17 T Chris Clark Calf is downgraded to OUT Sunday vs. Seattle
10/23/17 T Duane Brown Holdout is upgraded to probable Sunday vs. Seattle
10/22/17 LB Ben Heeney Knee is "?" Sunday vs. Seattle
10/22/17 S Corey Moore Concussion is "?" Sunday vs. Seattle
10/22/17 LB Dylan Cole Hamstring is "?" Sunday vs. Seattle
10/22/17 RB Jordan Todman Calf is "?" Sunday vs. Seattle
10/22/17 C Kyle Fuller Hamstring is "?" Sunday vs. Seattle
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
09/16/17 CB Kevin Johnson MCL out indefinitely
09/13/17 LB Brian Cushing Concussion 10-game suspension (eligible to return 12/3 vs. Tennessee)
09/12/17 TE C.J. Fiedorowicz Concussion IR
07/30/17 T Derek Newton Knee PUP
Key Seattle Seahawks Injuries
10/22/17 CB Jeremy Lane Groin is "?" Sunday vs. Houston
10/22/17 RB C.J. Prosise Ankle injured last game, is "?" Sunday vs. Houston
10/19/17 DE Cliff Avril Neck IR
10/18/17 G Luke Joeckel Knee is OUT 4-5 weeks
10/02/17 RB Chris Carson Ankle IR
09/25/17 LB Dewey McDonald ACL out for season
09/05/17 DE Dion Jordan Knee PUP
08/19/17 T George Fant ACL IR
07/30/17 DB Deshawn Shead Knee PUP
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Houston Texans are 6th in the National Football League in points scored with 177. They have run 396 plays this year for 2,063 yards, which ranks them 24th in the NFL in total offense. The Texans average 5.2 yards per play, which is 18th in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 131 1st downs this season, ranking them 15th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Houston has run for 826 yards as a unit, which ranks 10th in the league. They've run 188 times, averaging 4.4 yards per rush as a unit. The Texans have been penalized on offense 42 times for 338 yards so far this year, which has them 23rd in the NFL in penalties. Deshaun Watson has passed for 1,297 yards this year. He's completed 107 throws while attempting 174 passes for a completion percentage of 61.5%. His quarterback rating this season is 101.1. He averages 12.1 yards per completion and 7.5 yards per pass attempt.
Houston is 16th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 147. They have given up a total of 1,863 yards on D, which is 7th in the league. The Texans are 15th in yards per play allowed with 5.2. Their pass defense has allowed 6.1 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 14th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 115 throws on 185 attempts against the Houston Texans defense this season, ranking them 2nd and 1st in the league. The Houston pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,220 yards in the air, which is 6th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 159 attempts for 643 yards this season, putting them in 10th place in the NFL against the run. The Texans have had 45 penalties for 427 yards on defense this year. That places them 23rd in the league. They've allowed a score on 33.8% of possessions on defense, which is 15th in the NFL.
Special Teams Stats
Houston is 11th in the NFL in punt returns with 15. They've totaled 166 punt return yards and are averaging 11.1 yards per return, which is 7th in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 49 yards. They have returned 11 kicks for 247 yards on special teams, placing them 15th in kick return yardage. The Texans average 22.5 yards per kick return and have a long of 42 yards this season. They are 22nd in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 2,598. The Houston Texans have tried 10 field goals this season and made 10, which is 16th in the league. Their kickers have a FG percentage of 100.0%. Houston Texans kickers have made 88% of their extra points, going 15 for 17 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,602 yards on 32 punts, averaging 50.1 yards per punt. That ranks them 4th in the NFL in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Seattle Seahawks have run for 650 yards as a team, which ranks 24th in the NFL. They've run 166 times, averaging 3.9 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Seahawks have been penalized on offense 56 times for 414 yards so far this season, which has them 5th in the league in penalties. They are 19th in the NFL in points scored with 134. They have run 398 plays this season for 2,113 yards, which ranks them 22nd in the league in total offense. The Seahawks average 5.3 yards per play, which is 17th in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 120 1st downs this year, placing them 22nd overall as an offensive unit. Russell Wilson averages 7.2 yards per pass attempt and 11.3 yards per completion. He has completed 138 passes on 217 attempts for a completion percentage of 63.6%. His quarterback rating is 96.1. He has thrown for 1,556 yards this season.
The Seahawks rush defense has allowed 146 attempts for 682 yards this year, putting them in 14th place in the league against the run. Seattle has committed 36 penalties for 285 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 3rd in the NFL. They've given up a score on 27.1% of possessions on defense, which is 3rd in the league. They are 1st in the league in points allowed on defense with 94. They have surrendered a total of 1,827 yards on D, which is 4th in the NFL. The Seattle Seahawks are ranked 8th in yards per play allowed with 4.9. Their pass defense has given up 5 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 3rd in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 120 passes on 216 attempts against the Seattle defense this season, placing them 5th and 11th in the National Football League. The Seahawks pass defense has also given up a total of 1,145 yards through the air, which is 5th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Seattle Seahawks have attempted 11 field goals this season and made 10, which is 21st in the National Football League. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 90.9%. Seattle kickers have made 92% of their extra points, going 12 for 13 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,433 yards on 33 punts, averaging 43.4 yards per punt. That places them 28th in the NFL in punting average. Seattle is ranked 21st in the league in punt returns with 12. They've accumulated 84 punt return yards and average 7 yards per return, which is 20th in the NFL. Their longest punt return so far this year is 14 yards. They have returned 9 kicks for 211 yards on special teams, ranking 20th in kick return yardage. The Seahawks average 23.4 yards per kick return and have a long of 43 yards this year. They are 27th in the league in all-purpose yards with 2,501.
Who will win tonight's Texans/Seahawks NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Seahawks -4.5
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