Houston Texans at New York Jets Week 15 NFL Picks & Predictions 12/15/2018
Saturday, December 15, 2018
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The New York Jets host the Houston Texans at MetLife Stadium on Saturday, December 15, 2018. The opening line for this game has Houston as 6.5 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 41.5.
The Jets have an over/under record of 8-5-0 and they are 5-8-0 against the spread. The Texans have an ATS record of 6-7-0 while their over/under record is 5-8-0.
Valuable Houston Texans Betting Trends
The Houston Texans are 5-8-0 against the over/under
The Houston Texans are 6-7-0 against the spread
Important New York Jets Betting Trends
The New York Jets are 8-5-0 against the over/under
The New York Jets are 5-8-0 against the spread
Key Houston Texans Injuries
12/09/18 WR Keke Coutee Hamstring is questionable Saturday vs NY Jets
12/09/18 C Zach Fulton Hand is questionable Saturday vs NY Jets
10/26/18 WR Will Fuller V ACL IR
10/10/18 CB Kayvon Webster Quad IR
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 RB D'Onta Foreman Achilles is out indefinitely
Key New York Jets Injuries
12/10/18 QB Sam Darnold Foot is probable Saturday vs Houston
12/09/18 RB Isaiah Crowell Foot injured last game, is questionable Saturday vs Houston
12/09/18 LB Jordan Jenkins Ankle injured last game, is questionable Saturday vs Houston
12/09/18 WR Quincy Enunwa Ankle injured last game, is questionable Saturday vs Houston
12/07/18 LB Darron Lee Suspension is out for season
12/05/18 S Marcus Maye Shoulder IR
11/29/18 G James Carpenter Shoulder IR
10/24/18 RB Bilal Powell Neck IR
10/24/18 S Doug Middleton Pectoral IR
10/03/18 LB Josh Martin Head IR
09/26/18 WR ArDarius Stewart Ankle IR
08/15/18 T Ben Ijalana Shoulder IR
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Houston Texans have run for 1,778 yards as a team, which ranks 14th in the NFL. They've run 403 times, averaging 4.4 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Texans have been penalized on offense 88 times for 668 yards so far this season, which has them 3rd in the league in penalties. They are 17th in the NFL in points scored with 323. They have run 852 plays this season for 4,803 yards, which ranks them 20th in the league in total offense. The Texans average 5.6 yards per play, which is 20th in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 270 1st downs this year, placing them 14th overall as an offensive unit. Deshaun Watson averages 8.2 yards per pass attempt and 12.3 yards per completion. He has completed 269 passes on 402 attempts for a completion percentage of 66.9%. His quarterback rating is 100.9. He has thrown for 3,298 yards this season.
The Texans rush defense has allowed 316 attempts for 1,146 yards this year, putting them in 13th place in the league against the run. Houston has committed 89 penalties for 712 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 31st in the NFL. They've given up a score on 31.6% of possessions on defense, which is 29th in the league. They are 32nd in the league in points allowed on defense with 259. They have surrendered a total of 4,534 yards on D, which is 20th in the NFL. The Texans are ranked 29th in yards per play allowed with 5.5. 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 311 passes on 478 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 3,388 yards through the air, which is 24th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Houston Texans have attempted 34 field goals this season and made 29, which is 25th in the National Football League. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 85.3%. Houston Texans kickers have made 97% of their extra points, going 32 for 33 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,665 yards on 60 punts, averaging 44.4 yards per punt. That places them 2nd in the NFL in punting average. Houston is ranked 11th in the league in punt returns with 28. They've accumulated 245 punt return yards and average 8.8 yards per return, which is 18th in the NFL. Their longest punt return so far this year is 27 yards. They have returned 14 kicks for 337 yards on special teams, ranking 28th in kick return yardage. The Texans average 24.1 yards per kick return and have a long of 36 yards this year. They are 20th in the league in all-purpose yards with 5,658.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The New York Jets are 24th in the National Football League in points scored with 270. They have run 786 plays this year for 3,853 yards, which ranks them 28th in the NFL in total offense. The Jets average 4.9 yards per play, which is 19th in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 201 1st downs this season, ranking them 29th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground New York has run for 1,374 yards as a unit, which ranks 19th in the league. They've run 335 times, averaging 4.1 yards per rush as a unit. The Jets have been penalized on offense 85 times for 686 yards so far this year, which has them 5th in the NFL in penalties. Sam Darnold has passed for 2,104 yards this year. He's completed 175 throws while attempting 313 passes for a completion percentage of 55.9%. His quarterback rating this season is 69.5. He averages 12 yards per completion and 6.7 yards per pass attempt.
New York is 22nd in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 330. They have given up a total of 4,885 yards on D, which is 25th in the league. The Jets are 22nd in yards per play allowed with 5.6. Their pass defense has allowed 6.4 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 21st in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 284 throws on 466 attempts against the New York defense this season, ranking them 11th and 21st in the league. The Jets pass defense has also surrendered a total of 3,169 yards in the air, which is 21st overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 373 attempts for 1,716 yards this season, putting them in 24th place in the NFL against the run. The New York Jets have had 76 penalties for 658 yards on defense this year. That places them 25th in the league. They've allowed a score on 35.5% of possessions on defense, which is 15th in the NFL.
Special Teams Stats
New York is 7th in the NFL in punt returns with 19. They've totaled 290 punt return yards and are averaging 15.3 yards per return, which is 32nd in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 78 yards. They have returned 33 kicks for 861 yards on special teams, placing them 14th in kick return yardage. The Jets average 26.1 yards per kick return and have a long of 86 yards this season. They are 28th in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 5,168. The New York Jets have tried 32 field goals this season and made 30, which is 18th in the league. Their kickers have a FG percentage of 93.8%. New York kickers have made 96% of their extra points, going 24 for 25 this season. Their punters have accumulated 3,153 yards on 69 punts, averaging 45.7 yards per punt. That ranks them 10th in the NFL in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Texans/Jets NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Texans -6.5
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