Tennessee Titans at Houston Texans Week 4 NFL Picks & Predictions 10/1/2017
Sunday, October 1, 2017
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The Tennessee Titans head to NRG Stadium to play the Houston Texans on Sunday, October 1, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Tennessee as 2.5 point favorites. The total has been set at 44. The Titans are 2-1-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 2-1-0. The Texans are 2-1-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 1-2-0.
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Valuable Tennessee Titans Betting Trends
The Tennessee Titans are 2-1-0 against the over/under
The Tennessee Titans are 2-1-0 against the spread
Important Houston Texans Betting Trends
The Houston Texans are 1-2-0 against the over/under
The Houston Texans are 2-1-0 against the spread
Key Tennessee Titans Injuries
09/26/17 RB Derrick Henry Thigh probable Sunday vs. Houston
09/24/17 WR Corey Davis Hamstring "?" Sunday vs. Houston
09/21/17 LB Aaron Wallace Back IR
09/13/17 S Johnathan Cyprien Hamstring expected to miss 2-3 weeks
09/05/17 WR Tajae' Sharpe Foot IR
09/04/17 WR Harry Douglas Knee IR
Key Houston Texans Injuries
09/26/17 WR Will Fuller Collarbone expected to miss 2-3 weeks
09/24/17 RB Alfred Blue Ankle "?" Sunday vs. Tennessee
09/24/17 G Jeff Allen Ankle "?" Sunday vs. Tennessee
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
07/30/17 T Derek Newton Knee PUP
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Tennessee Titans are 6th in the National Football League in points scored with 86. They have run 194 plays this year for 1,160 yards, which ranks them 5th in the NFL in total offense. The Titans average 6 yards per play, which is 7th in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 63 1st downs this season, ranking them 7th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Tennessee has run for 469 yards as a unit, which ranks 2nd in the league. They've run 92 times, averaging 5.1 yards per rush as a unit. The Titans have been penalized on offense 17 times for 164 yards so far this year, which has them 27th in the NFL in penalties. Marcus Mariota has passed for 696 yards this year. He's completed 60 throws while attempting 100 passes for a completion percentage of 60%. His quarterback rating this season is 86.9. He averages 11.6 yards per completion and 7 yards per pass attempt.
Tennessee is 21st in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 69. They have given up a total of 1,102 yards on D, which is 27th in the league. The Titans are 24th in yards per play allowed with 5.6. Their pass defense has allowed 6.9 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 24th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 71 throws on 115 attempts against the Tennessee Titans defense this season, ranking them 24th and 27th in the league. The Tennessee pass defense has also surrendered a total of 825 yards in the air, which is 28th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 76 attempts for 277 yards this season, putting them in 16th place in the NFL against the run. The Titans have had 26 penalties for 246 yards on defense this year. That places them 28th in the league. They've allowed a score on 38.2% of possessions on defense, which is 23rd in the NFL.
Special Teams Stats
Tennessee is 7th in the NFL in punt returns with 8. They've totaled 111 punt return yards and are averaging 13.9 yards per return, which is 5th in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 46 yards. They have returned 5 kicks for 84 yards on special teams, placing them 22nd in kick return yardage. The Titans average 16.8 yards per kick return and have a long of 35 yards this season. They are 6th in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 1,360. The Tennessee Titans have tried 11 field goals this season and made 10, which is 1st in the league. Their kickers have a FG percentage of 90.9%. Tennessee Titans kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 8 for 8 this season. Their punters have accumulated 654 yards on 13 punts, averaging 50.3 yards per punt. That ranks them 2nd in the NFL in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Houston Texans have run for 386 yards as a team, which ranks 7th in the NFL. They've run 90 times, averaging 4.3 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Texans have been penalized on offense 28 times for 215 yards so far this season, which has them 5th in the league in penalties. They are 19th in the NFL in points scored with 53. They have run 198 plays this season for 886 yards, which ranks them 23rd in the league in total offense. The Texans average 4.5 yards per play, which is 28th in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 60 1st downs this year, placing them 12th overall as an offensive unit. Deshaun Watson averages 6.6 yards per pass attempt and 10.8 yards per completion. He has completed 49 passes on 80 attempts for a completion percentage of 61.3%. His quarterback rating is 77.5. He has thrown for 528 yards this season.
The Texans rush defense has allowed 83 attempts for 296 yards this year, putting them in 17th place in the league against the run. Houston has committed 22 penalties for 203 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 22nd in the NFL. They've given up a score on 35.1% of possessions on defense, which is 18th in the league. They are 25th in the league in points allowed on defense with 74. They have surrendered a total of 971 yards on D, which is 16th in the NFL. The Houston Texans are ranked 17th in yards per play allowed with 5.3. Their pass defense has given up 6.8 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 22nd in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 56 passes on 91 attempts against the Houston defense this season, placing them 8th and 10th in the National Football League. The Texans pass defense has also given up a total of 675 yards through the air, which is 18th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Houston Texans have attempted 6 field goals this season and made 6, which is 9th in the National Football League. Houston kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 5 for 5 this year. Their punters have totaled 890 yards on 18 punts, averaging 49.4 yards per punt. That places them 3rd in the NFL in punting average. Houston is ranked 10th in the league in punt returns with 7. They've accumulated 56 punt return yards and average 8 yards per return, which is 14th in the NFL. Their longest punt return so far this year is 21 yards. They have returned 6 kicks for 116 yards on special teams, ranking 13th in kick return yardage. The Texans average 19.3 yards per kick return and have a long of 24 yards this year. They are 16th in the league in all-purpose yards with 1,148.
Who will win tonight's Titans/Texans NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Texans +2.5
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