Houston Texans at Tennessee Titans Week 13 NFL Picks & Predictions 12/3/2017
Sunday, December 3, 2017
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The Houston Texans head to LP Field to play the Tennessee Titans on Sunday, December 3, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Tennessee as 7 point favorites. The total has been set at 42. The Texans are 7-4-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 6-5-0. The Titans are 4-6-1 against the spread and their over/under mark is 7-4-0.
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Valuable Houston Texans Betting Trends
The Houston Texans are 6-5-0 against the over/under
The Houston Texans are 7-4-0 against the spread
Important Tennessee Titans Betting Trends
The Tennessee Titans are 7-4-0 against the over/under
The Tennessee Titans are 4-6-1 against the spread
Key Houston Texans Injuries
11/27/17 RB Andre Ellington Acquired is "?" Sunday vs. Tennessee
11/27/17 LB Brennan Scarlett Foot left last game, is "?" Sunday vs. Tennessee
11/27/17 LB Brian Cushing Suspension Served is upgraded to probable Sunday vs. Tennessee
11/27/17 T Chris Clark Ankle left last game, is "?" Sunday vs. Tennessee
11/27/17 WR Will Fuller Ribs is "?" Sunday vs. Tennessee
11/27/17 C Greg Mancz Knee is "?" Sunday vs. Tennessee
11/27/17 T Julien Davenport Shoulder is "?" Sunday vs. Tennessee
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 Bicep is out for season
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 Tennessee Titans Injuries
11/26/17 S Da'Norris Searcy Ankle injured last game, is "?" Sunday vs. Houston
11/26/17 WR Rishard Matthews Hamstring is "?" Sunday vs. Houston
09/21/17 LB Aaron Wallace Back IR
09/05/17 WR Tajae' Sharpe Foot IR
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Houston Texans are 6th in the National Football League in points scored with 283. They have run 727 plays this year for 3,803 yards, which ranks them 13th in the NFL in total offense. The Texans average 5.2 yards per play, which is 17th in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 234 1st downs this season, ranking them 5th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Houston has run for 1,351 yards as a unit, which ranks 7th in the league. They've run 327 times, averaging 4.1 yards per rush as a unit. The Texans have been penalized on offense 77 times for 643 yards so far this year, which has them 11th in the NFL in penalties. Tom Savage has passed for 984 yards this year. He's completed 88 throws while attempting 162 passes for a completion percentage of 54.3%. His quarterback rating this season is 68. He averages 11.2 yards per completion and 6.1 yards per pass attempt.
Houston is 29th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 285. They have given up a total of 3,742 yards on D, which is 18th in the league. The Texans are 23rd in yards per play allowed with 5.6. Their pass defense has allowed 6.9 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 27th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 230 throws on 361 attempts against the Houston Texans defense this season, ranking them 14th and 10th in the league. The Houston pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,683 yards in the air, which is 24th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 282 attempts for 1,059 yards this season, putting them in 7th place in the NFL against the run. The Texans have had 88 penalties for 880 yards on defense this year. That places them 32nd in the league. They've allowed a score on 36.2% of possessions on defense, which is 19th in the NFL.
Special Teams Stats
Houston is 9th in the NFL in punt returns with 26. They've totaled 244 punt return yards and are averaging 9.4 yards per return, which is 8th in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 49 yards. They have returned 20 kicks for 422 yards on special teams, placing them 21st in kick return yardage. The Texans average 21.1 yards per kick return and have a long of 42 yards this season. They are 9th in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 4,700. The Houston Texans have tried 17 field goals this season and made 15, which is 23rd in the league. Their kickers have a FG percentage of 88.2%. Houston Texans kickers have made 93% of their extra points, going 28 for 30 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,993 yards on 61 punts, averaging 49.1 yards per punt. That ranks them 2nd in the NFL in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Tennessee Titans have run for 1,267 yards as a team, which ranks 13th in the NFL. They've run 303 times, averaging 4.2 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Titans have been penalized on offense 62 times for 583 yards so far this season, which has them 31st in the league in penalties. They are 17th in the NFL in points scored with 242. They have run 677 plays this season for 3,550 yards, which ranks them 20th in the league in total offense. The Titans average 5.2 yards per play, which is 18th in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 204 1st downs this year, placing them 22nd overall as an offensive unit. Marcus Mariota averages 7.4 yards per pass attempt and 11.8 yards per completion. He has completed 193 passes on 306 attempts for a completion percentage of 63.1%. His quarterback rating is 79.1. He has thrown for 2,273 yards this season.
The Titans rush defense has allowed 275 attempts for 981 yards this year, putting them in 5th place in the league against the run. Tennessee has committed 85 penalties for 672 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 23rd in the NFL. They've given up a score on 39.1% of possessions on defense, which is 27th in the league. They are 23rd in the league in points allowed on defense with 269. They have surrendered a total of 3,558 yards on D, which is 11th in the NFL. The Tennessee Titans are ranked 9th in yards per play allowed with 5. Their pass defense has given up 5.9 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 12th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 253 passes on 414 attempts against the Tennessee defense this season, placing them 25th and 31st in the National Football League. The Titans pass defense has also given up a total of 2,577 yards through the air, which is 20th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Tennessee Titans have attempted 29 field goals this season and made 25, which is 5th in the National Football League. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 86.2%. Tennessee kickers have made 96% of their extra points, going 23 for 24 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,577 yards on 50 punts, averaging 51.5 yards per punt. That places them 1st in the NFL in punting average. Tennessee is ranked 13th in the league in punt returns with 24. They've accumulated 219 punt return yards and average 9.1 yards per return, which is 9th in the NFL. Their longest punt return so far this year is 46 yards. They have returned 22 kicks for 433 yards on special teams, ranking 16th in kick return yardage. The Titans average 19.7 yards per kick return and have a long of 48 yards this year. They are 20th in the league in all-purpose yards with 4,354.
Who will win tonight's Texans/Titans NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Titans -7
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