Houston Texans vs Detroit Lions Prediction, 11/26/2020 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 12
Game: Houston Texans vs Detroit Lions
Date: Thursday, November 26, 2020
Location: Ford Field in Detroit, MI
Odds/Point Spread: Detroit +2.5
Deshaun Watson and the Houston Texans (3-7) head to Ford Field on Thanksgiving where they'll meet the Detroit Lions (4-6). Houston opens this matchup as 2.5-point favorites. The O/U opens at 51.
The Houston Texans head into this game 3-7 this season. The last time they took the field they played the New England Patriots and notched a win by a score of 27-20. Deshaun Watson went 28/37 with 344 yards passing and completed 2 TD's. He walked away from this game with no interceptions. Watson paced the team on the ground for the game. His longest run of the day went for 11 yards and he added 1 TD for the contest. He ran for a total of 36 yards on 6 carries which gave him an average of 6.0 yards per carry. Brandin Cooks was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 85 yards on 4 receptions. He had an average of 21.3 yards per catch for the game. The Houston Texans rushed the ball a total of 19 times and added 55 yards which gave them an average of 2.9 yards per run. For the game, they ran 56 plays which added up to 399 yards. In the game, the Texans racked up a total of 21 1st downs and they had a total of 5 penalties for 35 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Houston gave up 26 completions on 40 throws totaling 349 yards, and a completion percentage of 65.0%. On the ground, the Texans gave up 86 yards on 24 attempts which means they had an average of 3.6 yards per carry allowed. In the game, they allowed a total of 435 yards but went the whole game without forcing a turnover.
When it comes to putting points on the board, the Houston Texans have an average of 22.7 PPG. As a unit they have an average of 84.6 yards on the ground which is 31st in the NFL. The Texans have earned 3,589 total yards for the year. When it comes to getting the ball in the endzone, Houston has compiled 20 touchdowns through the air and 6 touchdowns on the ground. The Texans are ranked 23rd in the NFL when it comes to team defense, giving up 27.2 PPG. They are allowing 5.1 yards per tote and 159.3 yards on the ground per contest this season. Over the course of this season, they have allowed 1,593 rushing yards through 10 contests. When talking about passing yards, the Texans have given up 2,524 yards which has them sitting in 20th in the NFL. Over the course of their 10 games played, they have allowed 252.4 yards per outing via the pass in addition to conceding a completion percentage of 68.2%. Overall, they have yielded 411.7 yards per outing which ranks them 31st in the NFL.
The Lions head into this game 4-6 for this season. In their last game they faced the Carolina Panthers and lost 20-0. Adrian Peterson led the team in rushing for that contest. He broke a long run for 4 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He rushed for a total of 18 yards on 7 carries which gave him an average of 2.6 yards per carry. T.J. Hockenson led the team in receiving yardage by earning 68 yards on 4 receptions. He earned an average of 17.0 yards per catch for that contest. Matthew Stafford went 18/33 with 178 yards passing but didn't get a passing TD in the game. He finished this contest without throwing a pick. The Detroit Lions ran the ball a total of 17 times and added 40 yards which earned them an average of 2.4 yards per attempt. For the contest, the Lions earned 10 first downs and they had a total of 4 penalties for 20 yards. In the game, they ran 55 plays for 185 yards. In terms of defense, Detroit gave up 24 catches on 35 throws for a total of 258 yards, and a completion percentage of 69.0%. For this contest, they gave up a total of 374 yards and forced 2 turnovers. On the ground, the Lions gave up 116 yards on 34 carries which is an average of 3.4 yards per run allowed.
For the season to this point, the Lions have compiled 2,475 yards through the air in addition to an average of 247.5 passing yards per outing, which ranks 15th in the NFL. The Detroit Lions are averaging 342.9 yards per outing which is good for 25th in football. They average 95.4 rushing yards per game and have rushed for 954 yards for this season. Regarding how much they score, the Lions rank 23rd out of all teams in the league with an average of 22.7 PPG. When talking about yards through the air, the Lions have allowed 2,584 yards which puts them in 23rd in the league. In total, they have relinquished 397.4 yards per outing ranking them 27th in the NFL. The Lions rank 28th in the NFL concerning team defense, allowing 28.7 PPG. They are giving up an average of 4.5 yards per rush on the ground and 139.0 rushing yards per contest for the season. During their 10 games played this season, they have surrendered 258.4 yards per game via the pass and allowed a completion percentage of 65.7%. In total, they have conceded 1,390 yards via the running game in 10 outings.
Who will win tonight's Texans/Lions NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Texans -2.5
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