Texans vs Jaguars Picks, Predictions, Week 9 Odds 11/3/2019
Wembley Stadium is the venue where Gardner Minshew and the Jacksonville Jaguars will take on the Houston Texans on Sunday. Jacksonville opens this contest as 3-point dogs. The over/under has been set at 47. The Texans are 5-3-0 ATS and 4-4-0 when betting on the total. The Jaguars are 4-4-0 when wagering on the over/under and 4-4-0 against the spread.
In their last outing, the Houston Texans went up against the Oakland Raiders and won by a score of 27-24. Running the show from under center for the Texans was Deshaun Watson who went 27/39 with 279 yards passing and tossed 3 touchdowns. He ended the game without an interception. Carlos Hyde led the team on the ground in the game. His longest run of the day went for 20 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He ran for 83 yards via 19 carries which meant he averaged 4.4 yards per carry. DeAndre Hopkins led the team in receiving yardage by earning 109 yards on 11 catches. He had an average of 9.9 yards per catch in the game. The Houston Texans ran the ball a total of 32 times and generated 130 yards giving them an average of 4.1 yards per attempt. On the day, they ran 74 plays for 388 yards. Overall, the Texans earned a total of 29 1st downs and they had 7 penalties for 50 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Houston gave up 18 completions on 30 throws totaling 285 yards, and a completion percentage of 60.0%. In the running game, the Texans gave up 93 yards on 23 attempts which gave them an average of 4.0 yards per rushing attempt allowed. On the day, they gave up 378 yards but went the whole game without forcing a turnover. Another game you may want to bet on is the free pick from Tony Sink on the 49ers vs Cardinals contest.
Texans Go to 5-3 After Win
The Texans come into this matchup with a record of 5-3 for this season. They are a team that has the capability to score points in the AFC South and I wouldn't expect it to change too much in this matchup. For total yards, they rank 1st in the conference and 2nd in the league with 3,160 yards. When it comes to getting in the endzone, the Texans currently have a total of 16 passing TDs and 9 rushing touchdowns. They are in the middle of the pack in regard to scoring in the league averaging 27 points per contest, ranking them 9th in the league. As a team, they have an average of 134 rushing yards per contest which is 2nd in the conference.
The Texans have one of the middle tier defenses in the NFL, allowing 23.5 points per contest putting them 11th in the AFC. In regard to rushing yards, Houston is allowing 85.4 yards per contest which has them at 1st among AFC South teams and 5th among NFL teams. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.1 yards per rush which has them at 5th in the conference and 12th in the NFL overall. Overall, they have allowed 1,069 yards rushing through 8 games. When it comes to passing yards, the Texans have allowed 2,214 yards. Opponents are completing 66.8% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 6.8 yards per try. They have allowed 18 passing TDs and 3 rushing touchdowns.
In their last contest, the Jacksonville Jaguars took on the New York Jets and notched a win by a score of 29-15. Running the show from under center for the Jaguars was Gardner Minshew II who went 22/34 with 279 yards passing and completed 3 touchdowns. He finished this contest without throwing a pick. Leonard Fournette led the team on the ground during the game. He tore off a long run of 66 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He rushed for 76 yards by way of 19 carries which meant he was running for 4.0 yards per run. Chris Conley led the team in receiving yardage with a tally of 103 yards on 4 catches. He averaged 25.8 yards per catch during the game. The Jacksonville Jaguars ran the ball a total of 34 times and earned a total of 111 yards which gave them an average of 3.3 yards per carry. Overall, they ran 70 plays for a total of 389 yards. In the game, the Jaguars earned a total of 21 first downs and they totaled 9 penalties for 70 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Jacksonville gave up 21 completions on 30 tries for a total of 167 yards, and a completion percentage of 70.0%. Against the run, the Jaguars gave up 46 yards on 15 tries which gave them an average of 3.1 yards per run allowed. In the game, they allowed a total of 213 yards and earned 3 turnovers.
Jaguars Better their mark to 4-4 After Win
The Jaguars come into this game with a record of 4-4. Jacksonville has built a respectable ground game this year by averaging 137 yards on the ground per game, ranking them 5th in the NFL. As a team, they have a total of 1,092 yards rushing through 8 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 Jaguars average 380 yards per contest overall putting them 10th in the league and 4th in the conference. When looking at their ability to score points, the Jaguars sit in 3rd among AFC South teams and 17th out of all the teams in the league averaging 21.6 points per game. Josh Schonwald has a free NFL pick ATS for the game between the Redskins and Bills.
The Jaguars are conceding 20.4 points per contest ranking them 2nd in the division and 11th among NFL teams. In terms of points given up, they have given up 163 total points. In regard to rushing yards, they are allowing 108 yards per game which puts them at 17th in the league and 3rd among AFC South teams. For the 2019 season, they have given up 866 rushing yards and 7 rushing TDs. Their passing defense is one of the middling groups in the league. They are giving up 234 passing yards per contest. For passing yards allowed per game, the Jaguars are ranked 8th among AFC teams. They have allowed 11 passing TDs for this season.
Who will win tonight's Texans/Jaguars NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Jaguars +3
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