Miami Dolphins at Houston Texans Week 8 NFL Picks & Predictions 10/25/2018
Thursday, October 25, 2018
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The Miami Dolphins travel to NRG Stadium to take on the Houston Texans on Thursday, October 25, 2018. The opening line for this game has Houston as 7 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 45.5.
The Dolphins have an ATS record of 4-3-0 while their over/under record is 4-3-0. The Texans have an over/under record of 2-5-0 and they are 2-5-0 against the spread.
Valuable Miami Dolphins Betting Trends
The Miami Dolphins are 4-3-0 against the over/under
The Miami Dolphins are 4-3-0 against the spread
Important Houston Texans Betting Trends
The Houston Texans are 2-5-0 against the over/under
The Houston Texans are 2-5-0 against the spread
Key Miami Dolphins Injuries
10/22/18 WR Albert Wilson Hip is out indefinitely
10/22/18 LB Jerome Baker Knee is questionable Thursday vs Houston
10/22/18 WR Kenny Stills Groin is downgraded to OUT Thursday vs Houston
10/22/18 QB Ryan Tannehill Shoulder is downgraded to OUT Thursday vs Houston
10/21/18 DE Charles Harris Calf is questionable Thursday vs Houston
10/21/18 WR DeVante Parker Quad is questionable Thursday vs Houston
10/21/18 DE Jonathan Woodard Concussion is questionable Thursday vs Houston
10/17/18 LB Chase Allen Foot IR
10/03/18 C Daniel Kilgore Arm IR
09/24/18 DE William Hayes Knee is out for season
09/15/18 G Josh Sitton Shoulder IR
09/06/18 TE MarQueis Gray Achilles IR
09/04/18 C Jake Brendel Calf IR
09/04/18 LB Mike Hull Knee IR
Key Houston Texans Injuries
10/21/18 LB Brian Peters Ankle is questionable Thursday vs Miami
10/21/18 WR Keke Coutee Hamstring left last game, is doubtful Thursday vs Miami
10/21/18 TE Ryan Griffin Illness is questionable Thursday vs Miami
10/21/18 C Zach Fulton Ankle is questionable Thursday vs Miami
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 RB D'Onta Foreman Achilles is out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Miami Dolphins are 28th in the NFL in points scored with 151. They have run 389 plays this season for 2,304 yards, which ranks them 25th in the league in total offense. The Dolphins average 5.9 yards per play, which is 22nd in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 119 1st downs this year, placing them 25th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Miami has run for 748 yards as a team, which ranks 29th in the NFL. They've run 164 times, averaging 4.6 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Dolphins have been penalized on offense 48 times for 426 yards so far this season, which has them 2nd in the league in penalties. Brock Osweiler has thrown for 654 yards this season. He has completed 54 passes on 80 attempts for a completion percentage of 67.5%. His quarterback rating is 107. He averages 8.2 yards per pass attempt and 12.1 yards per completion.
Miami is 29th in the league in points allowed on defense with 177. They have surrendered a total of 2,837 yards on D, which is 16th in the NFL. The Dolphins are ranked 21st in yards per play allowed with 6.2. Their pass defense has given up 7.6 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 23rd in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 155 passes on 236 attempts against the Miami Dolphins defense this season, placing them 16th and 9th in the National Football League. The Miami pass defense has also given up a total of 1,880 yards through the air, which is 16th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 212 attempts for 957 yards this year, putting them in 14th place in the league against the run. The Dolphins have committed 44 penalties for 341 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 30th in the NFL. They've given up a score on 39.2% of possessions on defense, which is 23rd in the league.
Special Teams Stats
Miami is ranked 9th in the league in punt returns with 10. They've accumulated 157 punt return yards and average 15.7 yards per return, which is 20th in the NFL. Their longest punt return so far this year is 71 yards. They have returned 12 kicks for 394 yards on special teams, ranking 7th in kick return yardage. The Dolphins average 32.8 yards per kick return and have a long of 102 yards this year. They are 22nd in the league in all-purpose yards with 2,631. The Miami Dolphins have attempted 6 field goals this season and made 6, which is 23rd in the National Football League. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 100.0%. Miami Dolphins kickers have made 93% of their extra points, going 14 for 15 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,457 yards on 32 punts, averaging 45.5 yards per punt. That places them 19th in the NFL in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Houston Texans have run for 796 yards as a unit, which ranks 14th in the league. They've run 206 times, averaging 3.9 yards per rush as a unit. The Texans have been penalized on offense 51 times for 346 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 155. They have run 474 plays this year for 2,605 yards, which ranks them 20th in the NFL in total offense. The Texans average 5.5 yards per play, which is 20th in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 148 1st downs this season, ranking them 14th overall as an offensive unit. Deshaun Watson has completed 152 throws while attempting 241 passes for a completion percentage of 63.1%. He has passed for 1,937 yards this year. He averages 12.7 yards per completion and 8 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 89.9.
The Texans rush defense has given up 187 attempts for 645 yards this season, putting them in 13th place in the NFL against the run. They have had 48 penalties for 402 yards on defense this year. That places them 31st in the league. They've allowed a score on 33.3% of possessions on defense, which is 29th in the NFL. Houston is 32nd in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 144. They have given up a total of 2,309 yards on D, which is 20th in the league. The Texans are 29th in yards per play allowed with 5. Their pass defense has allowed 6.1 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 30th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 167 throws on 252 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 1,664 yards in the air, which is 24th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Houston Texans have tried 18 field goals this season and made 15, which is 25th in the league. Their kickers have a FG percentage of 83.3%. Houston kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 12 for 12 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,119 yards on 26 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. That ranks them 2nd in the NFL in punting average. Houston is 11th in the NFL in punt returns with 16. They've totaled 145 punt return yards and are averaging 9.1 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 2,864.
Who will win tonight's Dolphins/Texans NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Dolphins +7
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