Buffalo Bills at Houston Texans Week 6 NFL Picks & Predictions 10/14/2018
Sunday, October 14, 2018
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The Buffalo Bills travel to NRG Stadium to take on the Houston Texans on Sunday, October 14, 2018. The opening line for this game has Houston as 8.5 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 46.
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The Bills have an ATS record of 2-3-0 while their over/under record is 2-3-0. The Texans have an over/under record of 2-3-0 and they are 1-4-0 against the spread.
Valuable Buffalo Bills Betting Trends
The Buffalo Bills are 2-3-0 against the over/under
The Buffalo Bills are 2-3-0 against the spread
Important Houston Texans Betting Trends
The Houston Texans are 2-3-0 against the over/under
The Houston Texans are 1-4-0 against the spread
Key Buffalo Bills Injuries
10/07/18 S Micah Hyde Groin is questionable Sunday vs Houston
10/07/18 S Rafael Bush Shoulder is questionable Sunday vs Houston
09/04/18 P Cory Carter ACL IR
Key Houston Texans Injuries
10/08/18 LB Brian Peters Ankle missed last game, is questionable Sunday vs Buffalo
10/08/18 CB Kayvon Webster Quad injured last game, is questionable Sunday vs Buffalo
10/08/18 RB Lamar Miller Chest is upgraded to probable Sunday vs Buffalo
10/01/18 CB Aaron Colvin Ankle is out indefinitely
09/26/18 WR Bruce Ellington Hamstring IR
09/22/18 T Seantrel Henderson Leg IR
09/12/18 CB Kevin Johnson Concussion IR
09/04/18 LB Ben Heeney Ankle IR
09/04/18 CB Jermaine Kelly Undisclosed IR
08/03/18 S Andre Hal Illness is out indefinitely
08/03/18 RB D'Onta Foreman Achilles is out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Buffalo Bills are 22nd in the NFL in points scored with 63. They have run 304 plays this season for 1,106 yards, which ranks them 29th in the league in total offense. The Bills average 3.6 yards per play, which is 27th in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 72 1st downs this year, placing them 26th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Buffalo has run for 497 yards as a team, which ranks 6th in the NFL. They've run 141 times, averaging 3.5 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Bills have been penalized on offense 35 times for 265 yards so far this season, which has them 23rd in the league in penalties. Josh Allen has thrown for 748 yards this season. He has completed 65 passes on 122 attempts for a completion percentage of 53.3%. His quarterback rating is 60.4. He averages 6.1 yards per pass attempt and 11.5 yards per completion.
Buffalo is 18th in the league in points allowed on defense with 118. They have surrendered a total of 1,654 yards on D, which is 26th in the NFL. The Bills are ranked 15th in yards per play allowed with 5.2. Their pass defense has given up 5.9 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 17th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 125 passes on 186 attempts against the Buffalo Bills defense this season, placing them 30th and 29th in the National Football League. The Buffalo pass defense has also given up a total of 1,173 yards through the air, which is 20th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 123 attempts for 481 yards this year, putting them in 29th place in the league against the run. The Bills have committed 31 penalties for 282 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 10th in the NFL. They've given up a score on 39% of possessions on defense, which is 25th in the league.
Special Teams Stats
Buffalo is ranked 31st in the league in punt returns with 7. They've accumulated 45 punt return yards and average 6.4 yards per return, which is 10th in the NFL. Their longest punt return so far this year is 13 yards. They have returned 10 kicks for 277 yards on special teams, ranking 17th in kick return yardage. The Bills average 27.7 yards per kick return and have a long of 49 yards this year. They are 30th in the league in all-purpose yards with 1,591. The Buffalo Bills have attempted 8 field goals this season and made 7, which is 14th in the National Football League. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 87.5%. Buffalo Bills kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 6 for 6 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,402 yards on 31 punts, averaging 45.2 yards per punt. That places them 17th in the NFL in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Houston Texans have run for 581 yards as a unit, which ranks 14th in the league. They've run 145 times, averaging 4 yards per rush as a unit. The Texans have been penalized on offense 39 times for 261 yards so far this year, which has them 3rd in the NFL in penalties. They are 17th in the National Football League in points scored with 115. They have run 355 plays this year for 2,117 yards, which ranks them 20th in the NFL in total offense. The Texans average 6 yards per play, which is 20th in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 118 1st downs this season, ranking them 14th overall as an offensive unit. Deshaun Watson has completed 125 throws while attempting 192 passes for a completion percentage of 65.1%. He has passed for 1,621 yards this year. He averages 13 yards per completion and 8.4 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 94.6.
The Texans rush defense has given up 138 attempts for 475 yards this season, putting them in 13th place in the NFL against the run. They have had 34 penalties for 283 yards on defense this year. That places them 31st in the league. They've allowed a score on 39.3% of possessions on defense, which is 29th in the NFL. Houston is 32nd in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 124. They have given up a total of 1,821 yards on D, which is 20th in the league. The Texans are 29th in yards per play allowed with 5.5. Their pass defense has allowed 6.9 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 30th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 124 throws on 181 attempts against the Houston Texans defense this season, ranking them 6th and 3rd in the league. The Texans pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,346 yards in the air, which is 24th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Houston Texans have tried 16 field goals this season and made 13, which is 25th in the league. Their kickers have a FG percentage of 81.3%. Houston kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 10 for 10 this season. Their punters have accumulated 916 yards on 21 punts, averaging 43.6 yards per punt. That ranks them 2nd in the NFL in punting average. Houston is 11th in the NFL in punt returns with 13. They've totaled 138 punt return yards and are averaging 10.6 yards per return, which is 18th in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 27 yards. They have returned 11 kicks for 266 yards on special teams, placing them 28th in kick return yardage. The Texans average 24.2 yards per kick return and have a long of 36 yards this season. They are 20th in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 2,606.
Who will win tonight's Bills/Texans NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Bills +8.5
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