Houston Texans at Philadelphia Eagles Week 16 NFL Picks & Predictions 12/23/2018
Sunday, December 23, 2018
Lincoln Financial Field
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The Houston Texans head to Lincoln Financial Field to play the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, December 23, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Houston as 3.5 point favorites. The total has been set at 45.
The Texans are 6-7-1 against the spread and their over/under record is 6-8-0. The Eagles are 5-9-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 6-8-0.
Valuable Houston Texans Betting Trends
The Houston Texans are 6-8-0 against the over/under
The Houston Texans are 6-7-1 against the spread
Important Philadelphia Eagles Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Eagles are 6-8-0 against the over/under
The Philadelphia Eagles are 5-9-0 against the spread
Key Houston Texans Injuries
12/17/18 RB D'Onta Foreman Achilles is upgraded to questionable Sunday vs Philadelphia
12/16/18 NT Brandon Dunn Ankle is questionable Sunday vs Philadelphia
12/16/18 WR Keke Coutee Hamstring is questionable Sunday vs Philadelphia
12/16/18 RB Lamar Miller Ankle is questionable Sunday vs Philadelphia
12/12/18 LB Brennan Scarlett Ankle IR
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
Key Philadelphia Eagles Injuries
12/17/18 QB Nick Foles None has been named the starter Sunday vs Houston
12/17/18 RB Josh Adams Back injured last game, is questionable Sunday vs Houston
12/16/18 QB Carson Wentz Back is out indefinitely
12/16/18 OL Isaac Seumalo Pectoral is questionable Sunday vs Houston
12/16/18 LB Jordan Hicks Calf is questionable Sunday vs Houston
12/16/18 CB Sidney Jones Hamstring is questionable Sunday vs Houston
12/16/18 DT Tim Jernigan Back is questionable Sunday vs Houston
12/11/18 RB Corey Clement Knee IR
12/11/18 DE Josh Sweat Ankle IR
12/08/18 CB Jalen Mills Foot IR
11/12/18 CB Ronald Darby Knee is out for season
10/24/18 DE Derek Barnett Rotator Cuff is out for season
10/08/18 RB Jay Ajayi ACL IR
09/28/18 S Rodney McLeod Knee IR
09/19/18 WR Mike Wallace Ankle IR
09/06/18 WR Mack Hollins Groin IR
09/05/18 TE Richard Rodgers Knee IR
09/04/18 CB Elie Bouka Undisclosed IR
09/04/18 LB Paul Worrilow Knee IR
08/31/18 S Chris Maragos Knee is out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Houston Texans are 17th in the National Football League in points scored with 352. They have run 903 plays this year for 5,089 yards, which ranks them 20th in the NFL in total offense. The Texans average 5.6 yards per play, which is 20th in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 285 1st downs this season, ranking them 14th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Houston has run for 1,825 yards as a unit, which ranks 14th in the league. They've run 420 times, averaging 4.3 yards per rush as a unit. The Texans have been penalized on offense 93 times for 711 yards so far this year, which has them 3rd in the NFL in penalties. Deshaun Watson has passed for 3,592 yards this year. He's completed 291 throws while attempting 430 passes for a completion percentage of 67.7%. His quarterback rating this season is 103.2. He averages 12.3 yards per completion and 8.4 yards per pass attempt.
Houston is 32nd in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 281. They have given up a total of 4,852 yards on D, which is 20th in the league. The Texans are 29th in yards per play allowed with 5.4. Their pass defense has allowed 6.5 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 30th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 335 throws on 516 attempts against the Houston Texans defense this season, ranking them 6th and 3rd in the league. The Houston pass defense has also surrendered a total of 3,616 yards in the air, which is 24th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 347 attempts for 1,236 yards this season, putting them in 13th place in the NFL against the run. The Texans have had 98 penalties for 772 yards on defense this year. That places them 31st in the league. They've allowed a score on 31.9% of possessions on defense, which is 29th in the NFL.
Special Teams Stats
Houston is 11th in the NFL in punt returns with 31. They've totaled 262 punt return yards and are averaging 8.5 yards per return, which is 18th in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 27 yards. They have returned 15 kicks for 365 yards on special teams, placing them 28th in kick return yardage. The Texans average 24.3 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 6,044. The Houston Texans have tried 39 field goals this season and made 34, which is 25th in the league. Their kickers have a FG percentage of 87.2%. Houston Texans kickers have made 97% of their extra points, going 34 for 35 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,802 yards on 63 punts, averaging 44.5 yards per punt. That ranks them 2nd in the NFL in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Philadelphia Eagles have run for 1,384 yards as a team, which ranks 3rd in the NFL. They've run 342 times, averaging 4 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Eagles have been penalized on offense 84 times for 722 yards so far this season, which has them 7th in the league in penalties. They are 3rd in the NFL in points scored with 311. They have run 893 plays this season for 4,966 yards, which ranks them 7th in the league in total offense. The Eagles average 5.6 yards per play, which is 9th in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 296 1st downs this year, placing them 4th overall as an offensive unit. Nick Foles averages 6.4 yards per pass attempt and 9.2 yards per completion. He has completed 78 passes on 113 attempts for a completion percentage of 69%. His quarterback rating is 81.8. He has thrown for 721 yards this season.
The Eagles rush defense has allowed 301 attempts for 1,468 yards this year, putting them in 1st place in the league against the run. Philadelphia has committed 103 penalties for 920 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 18th in the NFL. They've given up a score on 40.4% of possessions on defense, which is 2nd in the league. They are 4th in the league in points allowed on defense with 318. They have surrendered a total of 5,405 yards on D, which is 4th in the NFL. The Philadelphia Eagles are ranked 9th in yards per play allowed with 6. Their pass defense has given up 6.6 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 8th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 375 passes on 559 attempts against the Philadelphia defense this season, placing them 26th and 31st in the National Football League. The Eagles pass defense has also given up a total of 3,937 yards through the air, which is 17th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Philadelphia Eagles have attempted 28 field goals this season and made 23, which is 16th in the National Football League. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 82.1%. Philadelphia kickers have made 97% of their extra points, going 28 for 29 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,719 yards on 56 punts, averaging 48.6 yards per punt. That places them 18th in the NFL in punting average. Philadelphia is ranked 24th in the league in punt returns with 31. They've accumulated 204 punt return yards and average 6.6 yards per return, which is 12th in the NFL. Their longest punt return so far this year is 42 yards. They have returned 29 kicks for 632 yards on special teams, ranking 32nd in kick return yardage. The Eagles average 21.8 yards per kick return and have a long of 48 yards this year. They are 13th in the league in all-purpose yards with 6,030.
Who will win tonight's Texans/Eagles NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Eagles +3.5
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