Raiders vs Texans Predictions, Picks, Week 8 Odds 10/27/2019
Deshaun Watson and the Houston Texans play the Oakland Raiders at NRG Stadium on Sunday, October 27, 2019. Oakland opens this contest as 6.5-point dogs. The O/U is set at 48. The Raiders are 3-3-0 ATS and 4-2-0 when betting on the total. The Texans are 4-3-0 when wagering on the over/under and 4-3-0 against the spread.
The last time they took the field, the Oakland Raiders took on the Green Bay Packers and lost 42-24. Josh Jacobs led the team in rushing for that contest. He tore off a long run of 42 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He racked up a total of 124 yards via 21 carries which meant he was running for 5.9 yards per carry. Darren Waller was the leader in receiving yardage by racking up 126 yards on 7 receptions. He notched an average of 18.0 yards per reception for that contest. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Raiders was Derek Carr who went 22/28 with 293 yards passing and completed 2 touchdowns. He gave away 1 pick during the game. The Oakland Raiders ran the ball a total of 31 times and earned 155 yards which had them averaging 5.0 yards per rush. In the game, they ran 62 plays which gave them a total of 484 yards. For the contest, the Raiders totaled 21 1st downs and they had 8 penalties for 97 yards. When discussing the defense, Oakland allowed 25 completions on 31 attempts for a total of 421 yards, and a completion percentage of 81.0%. In the running game, the Raiders allowed 60 yards on 23 carries which is an average of 2.6 yards per carry allowed. On the day, they gave up 481 yards but didn't add to their total of forced turnovers. Another game you may want to bet on is the pick from Guy Bruhn on the Giants vs Lions contest.
Raiders Dip to 3-3 After Loss
The Raiders head into this game 3-3 for 2019. They are one of lowest scoring teams in the league with an average of 21 points per game, which has them at 18th in the league. As a team, they are averaging 138 yards on the ground per contest which is 1st in the conference. For total yardage, they currently sit at 7th in the AFC and 19th in the league with 2,225 yards. When it comes to getting in the endzone, the Raiders have compiled a total of 9 passing touchdowns and 6 rushing TDs. They are a team that struggles to put points on the board among AFC West teams and they will need to step up if they want to have a good offensive output.
The Raiders have one of the average defenses in the NFL, giving up 27.5 points per game putting them 15th in the conference. In terms of rushing yards, Oakland is giving up 86.7 yards per game ranking them 1st in the division and 5th among NFL teams. Opposing teams are running for an average of 3.6 yards per carry which has them at 2nd in the conference and 4th among NFL teams overall. In total, they have allowed 827 yards rushing through 6 games. When it comes to passing yards, the Raiders have allowed 1,739 yards. Opponents are completing 67.5% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 8.2 yards per attempt. They have conceded 16 passing touchdowns and 5 rushing TDs.
In their last contest, the Houston Texans went up against the Indianapolis Colts and lost 30-23. Carlos Hyde paced the team on the ground for that contest. He tore off a long run of 10 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He rushed for 35 yards by way of 12 carries which meant he averaged 2.9 yards per run. DeAndre Hopkins was the receiving yardage leader with a total of 106 yards on 9 catches. He earned an average of 11.8 yards per catch for that contest. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Texans was Deshaun Watson who went 23/34 with 308 yards passing and completed 1 touchdown. He tossed 2 interceptions during the game. Another article you might find interesting is our expert advice on NFL wagering for prop betting. The Houston Texans rushed the ball a total of 24 times and racked up 100 yards which earned them an average of 4.2 yards per attempt. For the game, they ran 61 plays which gave them a total of 391 yards. For the contest, the Texans racked up a total of 21 first downs and they had a total of 10 penalties for 54 yards. When discussing the defense, Houston allowed 26 catches on 40 throws totaling 321 yards, and a completion percentage of 65.0%. On the ground, the Texans allowed 62 yards on 26 tries which gave them an average of 2.4 yards per run allowed. On the day, they allowed 383 yards and forced 1 takeaway.
Texans End Up at 4-3 After Loss
The Texans step onto the field holding a record of 4-3. Houston has built a respectable ground game this year by averaging 134 yards on the ground per game, which has them at 8th in the league. As a unit, they have a total of 939 rushing yards through 7 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 Texans average 396 yards per game overall putting them 4th in the league and 3rd in the conference. In discussing their scoring prowess, the Texans currently sit at 1st in the AFC South and 9th out of all the teams in the league averaging 26.4 points per contest.
The Texans are conceding 23.4 points per contest which puts them at 4th in the division and 18th in the NFL. Their pass defense is one of the mediocre units among NFL teams. They are giving up 276 passing yards per game. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Texans are currently ranked 15th in the AFC. They have allowed 15 passing TDs in 2019. In discussing points given up, they have allowed 164 points in total. When talking about yards on the ground, they are allowing 84 yards per game ranking them 4th in the NFL and 1st in the AFC South. This year, they have given up 590 yards rushing and 3 rushing TDs.
Who will win tonight's Raiders/Texans NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Texans -6.5
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