Houston Texans at Los Angeles Chargers NFL Betting Tips and Predictions 9/22/2019
Sunday, September 22, 2019
Dignity Health Sports Park
Dignity Health Sports Park is the venue where Philip Rivers and the Los Angeles Chargers will play the Houston Texans on Sunday. Houston opens this game as 4.5-point underdogs. The O/U is set at 48. The Texans are 1-1-0 ATS and 1-1-0 when betting on the total. The Chargers are 1-1-0 when wagering on the over/under and 1-1-0 against the spread.
Key Houston Texans Injuries
09/15/19 G Senio Kelemete Wrist is questionable Sunday vs LA Chargers
09/15/19 RB Taiwan Jones Elbow is questionable Sunday vs LA Chargers
09/03/19 TE Jordan Thomas Ribs IR
09/03/19 RB Lamar Miller Knee IR
09/03/19 TE Kahale Warring Hamstring IR
09/03/19 QB Joe Webb III Foot IR
Key Los Angeles Chargers Injuries
09/16/19 S Adrian Phillips Forearm IR
09/15/19 LB Jatavis Brown Ankle is questionable Sunday vs Houston
09/15/19 CB Michael Davis Hamstring is questionable Sunday vs Houston
09/15/19 K Michael Badgley Groin is questionable Sunday vs Houston
09/15/19 S Roderic Teamer Jr. Hamstring is questionable Sunday vs Houston
09/12/19 CB Trevor Williams Quad IR
09/11/19 TE Hunter Henry Knee is out indefinitely
09/03/19 T Russell Okung Heart PUP
08/16/19 S Derwin James Foot is out indefinitely
08/06/19 RB Melvin Gordon Holdout is out indefinitely
In their last contest, the Houston Texans faced the Jacksonville Jaguars and won 13-12. Leading the way at QB for the Texans was Deshaun Watson who went 16/29 with 159 yards through the air but wasn't able to get any balls in the endzone via the pass. He ended the game without an interception. Carlos Hyde paced the team on the ground for that game. He tore off a long run of 14 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He scurried for 90 yards by way of 20 carries which meant he was running for 4.5 yards per carry. Will Fuller V led the team in receiving yardage by racking up 40 yards on 4 receptions. He notched an average of 10.0 yards per catch for that game.
The Texans head into this matchup 1-1 this season. They are one of lowest scoring teams in the league averaging 20.5 points per game, which has them at 15th in the league. As a team, they have an average of 153 yards on the ground per game which is 2nd in the AFC. For total yards, they rank 10th in the conference and 21st in the league with 677 yards. When it comes to getting in the endzone, the Texans have compiled a total of 3 passing touchdowns and 2 rushing TDs. They are a team that struggles to put points on the board in the division and they will need to step up if they want to have a good offensive output.
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The Texans have one of the best defenses in the NFL, giving up 21 points per game ranking them 9th in the AFC. When it comes to rushing yards, Houston is allowing 125.5 yards per contest putting them 3rd among AFC South teams and 23rd in the league. Opposing teams are running for an average of 6 yards per carry which has them at 15th in the conference and 31st among NFL teams overall. Overall, they have allowed 306 rushing yards through 2 games. When it comes to yards through the air, the Texans have allowed 540 yards. Opponents are completing 72.4% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 6.7 yards per attempt. They have allowed 3 passing touchdowns and 1 rushing TD.
The last time they played, the Los Angeles Chargers went up against the Detroit Lions and lost 13-10. Austin Ekeler led the team in rushing in the game. He broke a long run for 12 yards and he notched 1 TD for the game. He scurried for 66 yards via 17 carries which meant he averaged 3.9 yards per tote. Keenan Allen was the leader in receiving yardage by racking up 98 yards on 8 receptions. He earned an average of 12.3 yards per reception in the game. Leading the way at QB for the Chargers was Philip Rivers who went 21/36 with 293 yards passing but didn't get a passing TD in the game. He walked away with 1 interception during the game.
The Chargers come into this matchup with a record of 1-1. Los Angeles has built a respectable ground game this year by averaging 131 yards on the ground per game, ranking them 10th in the NFL. As a team, they have a total of 262 yards rushing through 2 contests, so they'll need to look to improve on these numbers if they want to compete with the better teams in the league. The Chargers average 429.5 yards per contest overall putting them 4th in the league and 3rd among AFC teams. When talking about the points that are being put on the board, the Chargers are ranked 2nd in the division and 17th out of all the teams in the league with an average of 20 points per contest.
The Chargers are allowing 18.5 points per game which puts them at 2nd in the division and 11th among NFL teams. Their pass defense is one of the middling units in the NFL. They are allowing 209 passing yards per game. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Chargers currently sit at 6th in the conference. They have conceded 4 passing TDs for this season. In regard to points given up, they have given up 37 total points. In terms of yards on the ground, they are giving up 148.5 yards per game ranking them 28th among NFL teams and 4th in the division. For the 2019 season, they have given up 297 rushing yards and 1 rushing touchdown.
Who will win tonight's Texans/Chargers NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Chargers -4.5
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