Cincinnati Bengals vs Houston Texans Prediction, 12/27/2020 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 16
Game: Cincinnati Bengals vs Houston Texans
Date: Sunday, December 27, 2020
Location: NRG Stadium in Houston, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Houston -8.5
Deshaun Watson and the Houston Texans (4-10) host the Cincinnati Bengals (3-10-1) at NRG Stadium on Sunday, December 27, 2020. Cincinnati opens this matchup as 8.5-point dogs. The over/under opens at 44.5.
The Cincinnati Bengals step onto the field holding a record of 3-10-1 for this season. In their last outing they took on the Pittsburgh Steelers and won by a score of 27-17. Ryan Finley went 7/13 with 89 yards through the air and added 1 touchdown. He walked away with no picks. Giovani Bernard paced the team in rushing in the game. He had a long run of 11 yards and he tallied 1 TD during the game. He rushed for 83 yards on 25 carries which means he ran for an average of 3.3 yards per carry. A.J. Green led the team in receiving yardage with a total of 40 yards on 2 catches. He earned an average of 20.0 yards per catch in the game. The Cincinnati Bengals ran the ball a total of 41 times and generated 152 yards which had them averaging 3.7 yards per rush. For the game, they ran 56 plays for a total of 230 yards. In the game, the Bengals got 13 1st downs and they had 2 penalties for 16 yards. In terms of defense, Cincinnati gave up 20 completions on 38 tries totaling 158 yards, and a completion percentage of 53.0%. In the running game, the Bengals gave up 86 yards on 23 runs which means they had an average of 3.7 yards per rushing attempt allowed. Overall, they gave up 244 yards and earned 3 turnovers.
In terms of putting the ball in the endzone, the Cincinnati Bengals hold an average of 19.4 PPG. Offensively they're averaging 96.6 yards rushing which has them sitting 27th in the NFL. The Bengals have earned 4,381 total yards for this campaign. When it comes to getting the ball in the endzone, Cincinnati has compiled 17 touchdowns via the pass and 11 rushing touchdowns. The Bengals are sitting in 19th in the National Football League concerning team defense, allowing 25.4 points per contest. They are allowing 4.6 yards per running attempt and 128.4 yards on the ground per game for the year. Overall, they have conceded 1,798 running yards through 14 outings. When it comes to passing yardage, the Bengals have allowed 3,416 yards which has them ranked 20th in the National Football League. During their 14 games, they are conceding 244.0 yards per game via the pass and allowed a completion percentage of 62.4%. Overall, they have yielded 372.4 yards/game putting them 22nd in the National Football League.
The Texans step onto the field holding a record of 4-10 for this season. In their last game they took on the Indianapolis Colts and were beaten 27-20. David Johnson led the team on the ground for that game. He broke a long run for 8 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He ran for a total of 27 yards via 8 carries which meant he averaged 3.4 yards per carry. David Johnson was the leader in receiving yardage by racking up 106 yards on 11 catches. He earned an average of 9.6 yards per catch for that game. Deshaun Watson went 33/41 with 373 yards through the air and added 2 TD's. He ended the game with no interceptions. The Houston Texans ran the ball 21 times and earned a total of 83 yards which earned them an average of 4.0 yards per carry. On the day, the Texans racked up 22 1st downs and they had 5 infractions for 24 yards. Overall, they ran 67 plays for a total of 425 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Houston gave up 22 catches on 29 attempts for a total of 223 yards, and a completion percentage of 76.0%. In the game, they conceded 350 yards but didn't force any takeaways. On the ground, the Texans gave up 127 yards on 23 tries which is an average of 5.5 yards per attempt allowed.
For the season so far, the Texans have a total of 3,855 passing yards as well as holding an average of 275.4 passing yards per contest, putting them at 3rd in the NFL. The Houston Texans average 361.4 yards/outing which is good for 18th in football. They hold an average of 86.0 run yards per game and have rushed for 1,204 yards for this season. In relation to the points being put on the board, the Texans are sitting 23rd in the league holding an average of 22.5 points per outing. When talking about passing yards, the Texans have allowed 3,529 yards which ranks them 23rd in the NFL. For the year, they have relinquished 402.6 yards/outing which ranks them 31st in the NFL. The Texans are sitting in 24th in the NFL when it comes to team defense, conceding 27.6 points per game. The opposition is running for 5.0 yards per rush and 150.5 yards on the ground per contest for the year. In their 14 games played this year, they are allowing 252.1 yards per game via the pass as well as giving up a completion percentage of 69.3%. In total, they have conceded 2,107 running yards through 14 games.
Who will win tonight's Bengals/Texans NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Texans -8.5
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