Jacksonville Jaguars at Houston Texans Week 17 NFL Picks & Predictions 12/30/2018
Sunday, December 30, 2018
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The Houston Texans host the Jacksonville Jaguars at NRG Stadium on Sunday, December 30, 2018. The opening line for this game has Houston as 10 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 40.5.
The Texans have an over/under record of 7-8-0 and they are 6-8-1 against the spread. The Jaguars have an ATS record of 5-8-2 while their over/under record is 6-9-0.
Valuable Jacksonville Jaguars Betting Trends
The Jacksonville Jaguars are 6-9-0 against the over/under
The Jacksonville Jaguars are 5-8-2 against the spread
Important Houston Texans Betting Trends
The Houston Texans are 7-8-0 against the over/under
The Houston Texans are 6-8-1 against the spread
Key Jacksonville Jaguars Injuries
12/23/18 WR D.J. Chark Jr. Quad is questionable Sunday vs Houston
12/23/18 OL Jermey Parnell Knee is questionable Sunday vs Houston
12/23/18 K Josh Lambo Groin is questionable Sunday vs Houston
12/23/18 RB T.J. Yeldon Nose is questionable Sunday vs Houston
12/20/18 OL Josh Walker Foot IR
12/20/18 LB Leon Jacobs Quad IR
12/18/18 S Ronnie Harrison Knee IR
11/26/18 OL Andrew Norwell Ankle IR
11/14/18 OL Brandon Linder Knee IR
10/25/18 LB Donald Payne Knee IR
10/20/18 OL Will Richardson Knee IR
10/16/18 WR Jaydon Mickens Ankle IR
10/15/18 TE Niles Paul Knee is out indefinitely
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 CB Kenneth Acker Ankle 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
Key Houston Texans Injuries
12/25/18 WR Demaryius Thomas Achilles IR
12/25/18 LB Brian Peters Undisclosed IR
12/25/18 S Kareem Jackson Knee is upgraded to probable Sunday vs Jacksonville
12/25/18 CB Kayvon Webster Thigh IR
12/23/18 NT Brandon Dunn Ankle is questionable Sunday vs Jacksonville
12/23/18 CB Johnathan Joseph Neck injured last game, is questionable Sunday vs Jacksonville
12/23/18 WR Keke Coutee Hamstring is questionable Sunday vs Jacksonville
12/23/18 RB Lamar Miller Ankle is questionable Sunday vs Jacksonville
12/12/18 LB Brennan Scarlett Ankle IR
10/26/18 WR Will Fuller V ACL 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
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Jacksonville Jaguars have run for 1,693 yards as a team, which ranks 1st in the NFL. They've run 400 times, averaging 4.2 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Jaguars have been penalized on offense 103 times for 1,044 yards so far this season, which has them 11th in the league in penalties. They are 5th in the NFL in points scored with 242. They have run 958 plays this season for 4,713 yards, which ranks them 6th in the league in total offense. The Jaguars average 4.9 yards per play, which is 11th in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 271 1st downs this year, placing them 7th overall as an offensive unit. Cody Kessler averages 5.4 yards per pass attempt and 8.3 yards per completion. He has completed 85 passes on 131 attempts for a completion percentage of 64.9%. His quarterback rating is 77.4. He has thrown for 709 yards this season.
The Jaguars rush defense has allowed 401 attempts for 1,736 yards this year, putting them in 21st place in the league against the run. Jacksonville has committed 90 penalties for 720 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 29th in the NFL. They've given up a score on 33.1% of possessions on defense, which is 1st in the league. They are 2nd in the league in points allowed on defense with 296. They have surrendered a total of 4,641 yards on D, which is 2nd in the NFL. The Jaguars are ranked 1st in yards per play allowed with 5.2. Their pass defense has given up 5.9 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 1st in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 287 passes on 464 attempts against the Jacksonville Jaguars defense this season, placing them 1st and 4th in the National Football League. The Jacksonville pass defense has also given up a total of 2,905 yards through the air, which is 1st overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Jacksonville Jaguars have attempted 25 field goals this season and made 22, which is 12th in the National Football League. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 88.0%. Jacksonville Jaguars kickers have made 96% of their extra points, going 22 for 23 this year. Their punters have totaled 3,423 yards on 77 punts, averaging 44.5 yards per punt. That places them 26th in the NFL in punting average. Jacksonville is ranked 14th in the league in punt returns with 31. They've accumulated 317 punt return yards and average 10.2 yards per return, which is 8th in the NFL. Their longest punt return so far this year is 74 yards. They have returned 25 kicks for 492 yards on special teams, ranking 29th in kick return yardage. The Jaguars average 19.7 yards per kick return and have a long of 47 yards this year. They are 9th in the league in all-purpose yards with 5,826.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Houston Texans are 17th in the National Football League in points scored with 382. They have run 966 plays this year for 5,460 yards, which ranks them 20th in the NFL in total offense. The Texans average 5.7 yards per play, which is 20th in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 310 1st downs this season, ranking them 14th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Houston has run for 1,887 yards as a unit, which ranks 14th in the league. They've run 439 times, averaging 4.3 yards per rush as a unit. The Texans have been penalized on offense 103 times for 772 yards so far this year, which has them 3rd in the NFL in penalties. Deshaun Watson has passed for 3,931 yards this year. He's completed 320 throws while attempting 470 passes for a completion percentage of 68.1%. His quarterback rating this season is 104.1. 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 313. They have given up a total of 5,371 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 6.7 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 30th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 370 throws on 566 attempts against the Houston defense this season, ranking them 6th and 3rd in the league. The Texans pass defense has also surrendered a total of 4,078 yards in the air, which is 24th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 369 attempts for 1,293 yards this season, putting them in 13th place in the NFL against the run. The Houston Texans have had 109 penalties for 877 yards on defense this year. That places them 31st in the league. They've allowed a score on 33.1% of possessions on defense, which is 29th in the NFL.
Special Teams Stats
Houston is 11th in the NFL in punt returns with 32. They've totaled 270 punt return yards and are averaging 8.4 yards per return, which is 18th in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 27 yards. They have returned 20 kicks for 487 yards on special teams, placing them 28th in kick return yardage. The Texans average 24.4 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 6,575. The Houston Texans have tried 40 field goals this season and made 35, which is 25th in the league. Their kickers have a FG percentage of 87.5%. Houston kickers have made 95% of their extra points, going 37 for 39 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,963 yards on 67 punts, averaging 44.2 yards per punt. That ranks them 2nd in the NFL in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Jaguars/Texans NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Jaguars +10
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