Texans at Saints NFL Picks and Tips 9/9/2019
Monday, September 9, 2019
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The New Orleans Saints host the Houston Texans at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Monday, September 9, 2019. The opening line for this game has New Orleans as 7.5 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 53.5. The Saints had an over/under record of 7-11-0 and they were 10-8-0 against the spread last year. The Texans had an ATS record of 7-9-1 while their over/under record was 7-10-0.
Valuable Houston Texans Betting Trends
The Houston Texans were 7-10-0 against the over/under last season
The Houston Texans were 7-9-1 against the spread last year
Important New Orleans Saints Betting Trends
The New Orleans Saints were 7-11-0 against the over/under last season
The New Orleans Saints were 10-8-0 against the spread last year
Key Houston Texans Injuries
08/25/19 RB Lamar Miller Knee is out for season
08/07/19 QB AJ McCarron Thumb is out indefinitely
Key New Orleans Saints Injuries
07/12/19 DT David Onyemata Suspension is out for the first game of the season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Houston Texans ran for 2,021 yards as a team last year, which ranked 14th in the NFL. They ran 472 times, averaging 4.3 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Texans were penalized on offense 105 times for 787 yards last season, which had them 3rd in the league in penalties. They were 17th in the NFL in points scored with 402. They ran 1,040 plays last season for 5,802 yards, which ranked them 20th in the league in total offense. The Texans averaged 5.6 yards per play, which was 20th in the National Football League. As a team they accumulated a total of 333 1st downs last year, placing them 14th overall as an offensive unit. Deshaun Watson averaged 8.2 yards per pass attempt and 12.1 yards per completion last season. He completed 345 passes on 505 attempts for a completion percentage of 68.3%. His quarterback rating last season was 103.1. He threw for 4,165 yards.
The Texans rush defense allowed 385 attempts for 1,323 yards last year, putting them in 13th place in the league against the run. Houston committed 117 penalties for 945 yards on the defensive side of the ball last season. That ranked them 31st in the NFL. They gave up a score on 31.6% of possessions on defense, which was 29th in the league. They were 32nd in the league in points allowed on defense with 316. They surrendered a total of 5,490 yards on D, which was 20th in the NFL. The Texans were ranked 29th in yards per play allowed with 5.4. Their pass defense gave up 6.5 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 30th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses completed 385 passes on 594 attempts against the Houston Texans defense last season, placing them 6th and 3rd in the National Football League. The Houston pass defense also gave up a total of 4,167 yards through the air, which was 24th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Houston Texans attempted 42 field goals last season and made 37, which was 25th in the National Football League. Their kickers had a field goal percentage of 88.1%. Houston Texans kickers made 95% of their extra points, going 39 for 41 last year. Their punters totaled 3,238 yards on 74 punts, averaging 43.8 yards per punt. That placed them 2nd in the NFL in punting average. Houston was ranked 11th in the league in punt returns last season with 38. They accumulated 327 punt return yards and averaged 8.6 yards per return, which was 18th in the NFL. Their longest punt return last year was 30 yards. They returned 20 kicks for 487 yards on special teams, ranking 28th in kick return yardage. The Texans averaged 24.4 yards per kick return and had a long of 36 yards last year. They were 20th in the league in all-purpose yards with 7,000.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The New Orleans Saints were 4th in the National Football League in points scored with 504 last year. They ran 1,010 plays for 6,067 yards, which ranked them 2nd in the NFL in total offense. The Saints averaged 6 yards per play, which was 1st in the league. As a team they accumulated a total of 377 1st downs last season, ranking them 8th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground New Orleans ran for 2,025 yards as a unit, which ranked 5th in the league. They ran 471 times, averaging 4.3 yards per rush as a unit. The Saints were penalized on offense 94 times for 939 yards last year, which had them 17th in the NFL in penalties. Drew Brees passed for 3,992 yards last year. He completed 364 throws while attempting 489 passes for a completion percentage of 74.4%. His quarterback rating last season was 115.7. He averaged 11 yards per completion and 8.2 yards per pass attempt.
New Orleans was 10th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense last year with 353. They gave up a total of 5,585 yards on D, which was 17th in the league. The Saints were 23rd in yards per play allowed with 5.7. Their pass defense allowed 6.9 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 16th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses completed 384 throws on 573 attempts against the New Orleans defense last season, ranking them 13th and 17th in the league. The New Orleans Saints pass defense also surrendered a total of 4,302 yards in the air, which was 15th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense gave up 356 attempts for 1,283 yards last season, putting them in 16th place in the NFL against the run. The Saints had 85 penalties for 814 yards on defense last year. That placed them 7th in the league. They allowed a score on 36% of possessions on defense, which was 16th in the NFL.
Special Teams Stats
New Orleans was 16th in the NFL in punt returns with 24 last year. They totaled 157 punt return yards and averaged 6.5 yards per return, which was 25th in the league. Their longest punt return last season was 17 yards. They returned 23 kicks for 560 yards on special teams, placing them 8th in kick return yardage. The Saints averaged 24.3 yards per kick return and had a long of 50 yards last season. They were 2nd in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 6,916. The New Orleans Saints tried 30 field goals last season and made 28, which was 11th in the league. Their kickers had a FG percentage of 93.3%. New Orleans kickers made 98% of their extra points, going 52 for 53 last season. Their punters accumulated 1,996 yards on 43 punts, averaging 46.4 yards per punt. That ranked them 8th in the NFL in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Texans/Saints NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Texans +7.5
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