Houston Texans vs Tennessee Titans Picks, Odds, Week 15 Predictions 12/15/2019
Game: Houston Texans vs Tennessee Titans
Date: Sunday, December 15, 2019
Location: Nissan Stadium in Nashville, TN
Odds/Point Spread: Tennessee -1.5
Deshaun Watson and the Houston Texans are headed to Nissan Stadium on Sunday where they'll meet the Tennessee Titans. Houston opens this matchup as 1.5-point underdogs. The O/U opens at 47.5. The Texans are 8-5-0 ATS and 6-7-0 when betting on the total. The Titans are 8-5-0 when wagering on the over/under and 8-5-0 against the spread.
The last time they took the field, the Houston Texans faced the Denver Broncos and took the defeat by a score of 38-24. Running the show from under center for the Texans was Deshaun Watson who went 28/50 with 292 yards through the air and threw 1 touchdown. He threw 2 interceptions on the day. Carlos Hyde led the team on the ground for the game. His longest run of the day went for 13 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on the day. He racked up a total of 73 yards on 14 carries which meant he was running for 5.2 yards per carry. DeAndre Hopkins led the team in receiving yardage by racking up 120 yards on 7 receptions. He earned an average of 17.1 yards per catch for the game. The Houston Texans ran the football 22 times and generated 134 yards which had them averaging 6.1 yards per carry. In the game, the Texans earned 26 1st downs and they had 9 penalties for 44 yards. In all, they ran 75 plays for 414 yards. In terms of defense, Houston conceded 22 catches on 27 throws totaling 301 yards, and a completion percentage of 81.0%. In the running game, the Texans conceded 90 yards on 27 tries which gave them an average of 3.3 yards per attempt allowed. On the day, they conceded a total of 391 yards and earned 1 turnover. Josh Schonwald has a NFL prediction for the game between the Bills and Steelers.
Texans Worsen Their Record to 8-5 After Loss
The Texans come into this matchup with a record of 8-5 this season. They are a team that has the capability to score points among AFC South teams and I wouldn't expect it to change too much in this matchup. For total yardage, they currently sit at 3rd in the AFC and 9th among all NFL teams with 4,888 yards. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, the Texans currently have a total of 25 passing TDs and 13 rushing touchdowns. In terms of scoring, they are one of the marginal teams in the league with an average of 24 points per contest, which has them at 11th among all NFL teams. As a team, they have an average of 130 yards on the ground per contest which is 4th among AFC teams.
The Texans have one of the middle tier defenses in the league, allowing 23.8 points per game putting them 12th in the conference. In discussing yards rushing, Houston is giving up 109.5 yards per contest putting them 3rd among AFC South teams and 18th in the league. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.5 yards per carry which has them at 11th among AFC teams and 23rd in the NFL overall. Overall, they have conceded 1,692 yards rushing through 13 contests. When it comes to yards through the air, the Texans have conceded 3,456 yards. Opponents are completing 65.4% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 6.8 yards per try. They have allowed 28 passing TDs and 7 rushing touchdowns.
In their last game, the Tennessee Titans played the Oakland Raiders and ended up getting the victory by a score of 42-21. Derrick Henry led the team in rushing for the game. His longest run of the day went for 24 yards and he notched 2 touchdowns for the contest. He ran for a total of 103 yards via 18 carries which gave him an average of 5.7 yards per carry. A.J. Brown led the team in receiving yardage with a total of 153 yards on 5 catches. He averaged 30.6 yards per catch for the game. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Titans was Ryan Tannehill who went 21/27 with 391 yards passing and completed 3 touchdowns. He threw 1 interception in the game. The Tennessee Titans rushed the ball a total of 32 times and earned a total of 161 yards earning them an average of 5.0 yards per carry. In the game, they ran 59 plays which added up to 552 yards. For the game, the Titans had a total of 26 1st downs and they had a total of 4 penalties for 21 yards. In terms of defense, Tennessee allowed 25 catches on 34 tries totaling 259 yards, and a completion percentage of 74.0%. Against the run, the Titans allowed 97 yards on 24 carries which is an average of 4.0 yards per carry allowed. On the day, they allowed a total of 356 yards and forced 1 turnover. Another prediction you may want to look into is the free NFL pick from Tony Sink on the Eagles vs Redskins contest.
Titans Go to 8-5 After Win
The Titans head into this game 8-5. In discussing the offensive production, the Titans have an offense that could be called mediocre in the league. When looking at their ability to score points, the Titans are currently ranked 1st in the AFC South and 10th out of all the teams in the league averaging 24.5 points per game. Tennessee is making teams consider moving more up into the box by averaging 128 rushing yards per contest, which has them at 8th in the NFL. As a team, they have compiled a total of 1,666 yards rushing through 13 games, so they'll need to look to improve on these numbers if they want to compete with the better teams in the league. The Titans average 347 yards per game overall ranking them 18th in the NFL and 8th among AFC teams.
The Titans are allowing 19.6 points per contest which puts them at 1st in the division and 9th in the NFL. In discussing points given up, they have given up 255 points in total. In regard to yards rushing, they are giving up 102 yards per contest which puts them at 10th in the league and 2nd in the AFC South. For this season, they have given up 1,321 yards rushing and 9 rushing touchdowns. Their passing defense is one of the middle of the road units in the league. They are giving up 260 passing yards per contest. For passing yards allowed per game, the Titans are currently ranked 14th in the AFC. They have allowed 20 passing touchdowns for 2019.
Who will win tonight's Texans/Titans NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Titans -1.5
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