Houston Texans at Jacksonville Jaguars Week 7 NFL Picks & Predictions 10/21/2018
Sunday, October 21, 2018
TIAA Bank Field
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The Houston Texans travel to TIAA Bank Field to take on the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, October 21, 2018. The opening line for this game has Jacksonville as 4.5 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 43.
The Texans have an ATS record of 1-5-0 while their over/under record is 2-4-0. The Jaguars have an over/under record of 3-3-0 and they are 3-3-0 against the spread.
Valuable Houston Texans Betting Trends
The Houston Texans are 2-4-0 against the over/under
The Houston Texans are 1-5-0 against the spread
Important Jacksonville Jaguars Betting Trends
The Jacksonville Jaguars are 3-3-0 against the over/under
The Jacksonville Jaguars are 3-3-0 against the spread
Key Houston Texans Injuries
10/14/18 LB Brian Peters Ankle is questionable Sunday vs Jacksonville
10/10/18 CB Kayvon Webster Quad IR
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
Key Jacksonville Jaguars Injuries
10/15/18 DL Calais Campbell Ribs is questionable Sunday vs Houston
10/15/18 TE Niles Paul Knee is out indefinitely
10/15/18 WR Jaydon Mickens Ankle is out indefinitely
10/14/18 CB Tre Herndon Hamstring is questionable Sunday vs Houston
10/14/18 CB D.J. Hayden Toe is questionable Sunday vs Houston
10/14/18 OL Josh Wells Groin is questionable Sunday vs Houston
10/14/18 RB Leonard Fournette Hamstring is questionable Sunday vs Houston
10/14/18 DT Malik Jackson Hamstring left last game, is questionable Sunday vs Houston
10/12/18 LS Carson Tinker Knee IR
10/10/18 RB Corey Grant Foot IR
10/08/18 TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins Abdominal IR
09/23/18 OL Cam Robinson ACL IR
09/04/18 G Brandon Thomas Knee IR
09/04/18 WR Marqise Lee Knee IR
09/04/18 DT Michael Hughes Undisclosed IR
09/04/18 WR Tevaun Smith Undisclosed IR
09/04/18 CB Kenneth Acker Ankle IR
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Houston Texans are 17th in the NFL in points scored with 135. They have run 412 plays this season for 2,333 yards, which ranks them 20th in the league in total offense. The Texans average 5.7 yards per play, which is 20th in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 133 1st downs this year, placing them 14th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Houston has run for 655 yards as a team, which ranks 14th in the NFL. They've run 169 times, averaging 3.9 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Texans have been penalized on offense 45 times for 311 yards so far this season, which has them 3rd in the league in penalties. Deshaun Watson has thrown for 1,798 yards this season. He has completed 140 passes on 217 attempts for a completion percentage of 64.5%. His quarterback rating is 90.8. He averages 8.3 yards per pass attempt and 12.8 yards per completion.
Houston is 32nd in the league in points allowed on defense with 137. They have surrendered a total of 2,050 yards on D, which is 20th in the NFL. The Texans are ranked 29th in yards per play allowed with 5.3. Their pass defense has given up 6.6 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 30th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 140 passes on 210 attempts against the Houston Texans defense this season, placing them 6th and 3rd in the National Football League. The Houston pass defense has also given up a total of 1,475 yards through the air, which is 24th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 165 attempts for 575 yards this year, putting them in 13th place in the league against the run. The Texans have committed 46 penalties for 387 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 31st in the NFL. They've given up a score on 37% of possessions on defense, which is 29th in the league.
Special Teams Stats
Houston is ranked 11th in the league in punt returns with 16. They've accumulated 145 punt return yards and average 9.1 yards per return, which is 18th in the NFL. Their longest punt return so far this year is 27 yards. They have returned 11 kicks for 266 yards on special teams, ranking 28th in kick return yardage. The Texans average 24.2 yards per kick return and have a long of 36 yards this year. They are 20th in the league in all-purpose yards with 2,864. The Houston Texans have attempted 18 field goals this season and made 15, which is 25th in the National Football League. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 83.3%. Houston Texans kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 12 for 12 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,119 yards on 26 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. That places them 2nd in the NFL in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Jacksonville Jaguars have run for 620 yards as a unit, which ranks 1st in the league. They've run 140 times, averaging 4.4 yards per rush as a unit. The Jaguars have been penalized on offense 44 times for 429 yards so far this year, which has them 11th in the NFL in penalties. They are 5th in the National Football League in points scored with 109. They have run 391 plays this year for 2,226 yards, which ranks them 6th in the NFL in total offense. The Jaguars average 5.7 yards per play, which is 11th in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 118 1st downs this season, ranking them 7th overall as an offensive unit. Blake Bortles has completed 145 throws while attempting 237 passes for a completion percentage of 61.2%. He has passed for 1,674 yards this year. He averages 11.5 yards per completion and 7.1 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 81.1.
The Jaguars rush defense has given up 168 attempts for 712 yards this season, putting them in 21st place in the NFL against the run. They have had 32 penalties for 271 yards on defense this year. That places them 29th in the league. They've allowed a score on 39.7% of possessions on defense, which is 1st in the NFL. Jacksonville is 2nd in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 126. They have given up a total of 1,839 yards on D, which is 2nd in the league. The Jaguars are 1st in yards per play allowed with 4.9. Their pass defense has allowed 5.5 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 1st in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 116 throws on 192 attempts against the Jacksonville Jaguars defense this season, ranking them 1st and 4th in the league. The Jaguars pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,127 yards in the air, which is 1st overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Jacksonville Jaguars have tried 8 field goals this season and made 8, which is 12th in the league. Their kickers have a FG percentage of 100.0%. Jacksonville kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 11 for 11 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,184 yards on 29 punts, averaging 40.8 yards per punt. That ranks them 26th in the NFL in punting average. Jacksonville is 14th in the NFL in punt returns with 13. They've totaled 57 punt return yards and are averaging 4.4 yards per return, which is 8th in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 16 yards. They have returned 11 kicks for 188 yards on special teams, placing them 29th in kick return yardage. The Jaguars average 17.1 yards per kick return and have a long of 31 yards this season. They are 9th in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 2,539.
Who will win tonight's Texans/Jaguars NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Texans +4.5
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