Houston Texans vs Jacksonville Jaguars Prediction, 11/8/2020 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 9
Game: Houston Texans vs Jacksonville Jaguars
Date: Sunday, November 8, 2020
Location: TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Jacksonville +4
TIAA Bank Field is the site where Jake Luton and the Jacksonville Jaguars (1-6) will take on the Houston Texans (1-6) on Sunday. The spread on this contest has Houston as 4-point favorites. The O/U has been set at 55.5.
The Houston Texans head into this matchup 1-6 this year. In their last game they played the Green Bay Packers and lost 35-20. Deshaun Watson went 29/39 with 309 yards through the air and added 2 touchdowns. He walked away from this game with no interceptions. David Johnson paced the team on the ground in the game. His longest run of the day went for 13 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He scurried for 42 yards via 14 carries which meant he averaged 3.0 yards per carry. Randall Cobb was the receiving yardage leader by earning 95 yards on 8 catches. He had an average of 11.9 yards per catch in the game. The Houston Texans ran the football 22 times and earned a total of 79 yards giving them an average of 3.6 yards per rushing attempt. On the day, they totaled 64 plays for 365 yards. On the day, the Texans got 20 first downs and they had a total of 6 penalties for 55 yards. When discussing the defense, Houston gave up 23 completions on 34 attempts for a total of 289 yards, and a completion percentage of 68.0%. On the ground, the Texans gave up 96 yards on 27 attempts which is an average of 3.6 yards per carry allowed. For the game, they gave up 385 yards but didn't add to their total of forced turnovers.
The Texans have earned 2,573 total yards for the season. Offensively they're averaging 84.9 yards in the run game which is 32nd in the league. In terms of getting in the endzone, Houston has earned 15 passing touchdowns and 4 rushing touchdowns. When it comes to putting points on the board, the Houston Texans hold an average of 23.7 PPG. The Texans rank 30th in the league in terms of team defense, allowing 31.0 points per game. They are giving up 5.2 yards per attempt on the ground and 165.9 rushing yards per game over the course of this year. Over the course of this year, they have allowed 1,161 running yards through 7 games. Concerning passing yards, the Texans have surrendered 1,762 yards which has them ranked 18th in the NFL. Over the course of their 7 games played, they have allowed 251.7 yards per contest via the pass in addition to giving up a completion percentage of 69.3%. Overall, they are allowing 417.6 yards per outing which ranks them 30th in the NFL.
The Jaguars head into this game 1-6 this season. In their last contest they played the Los Angeles Chargers and lost 39-29. James Robinson paced the team on the ground during the game. He broke a long run for 22 yards and he notched 1 touchdown during the game. He rushed for 119 yards via 22 carries which means he ran for an average of 5.4 yards per run. Laviska Shenault Jr. was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 44 yards on 3 catches. He had an average of 14.7 yards per reception during the game. Gardner Minshew II went 14/27 with 173 yards passing and completed 2 TD's. He ended the game with no interceptions. The Jacksonville Jaguars ran the football 27 times and earned 140 yards earning them an average of 5.2 yards per rush. Overall, the Jaguars earned a total of 15 1st downs and they had a total of 6 infractions for 55 yards. On the day, they ran 59 plays for 294 yards. When discussing the defense, Jacksonville gave up 28 catches on 44 throws totaling 349 yards, and a completion percentage of 64.0%. In the game, they gave up 484 yards but didn't add to their total of forced turnovers. On the ground, the Jaguars gave up 135 yards on 32 tries which is an average of 4.2 yards per run allowed.
Concerning how much they score, the Jaguars are 26th out of all teams in the league maintaining an average of 22.0 PPG. During this campaign so far, the Jaguars have compiled 1,725 passing yards not to mention an average of 246.4 passing yards per game, which is ranked 20th in football. They average 96.6 yards via the ground game and have run for 676 yards in total. The Jacksonville Jaguars average 343.0 yards/game which is good for 24th out of all teams in the league. The Jaguars sit in 31st in the league in terms of team defense, allowing 31.4 points per contest. They are allowing an average of 4.6 yards per rush and 142.6 rushing yards per game this season. During this campaign, they have allowed 998 running yards through 7 contests. When talking about passing yardage, the Jaguars have conceded 1,973 yards which ranks them 25th in football. Over the course of their 7 games played this year, they have given up 281.9 yards per game via the pass in addition to conceding a completion percentage of 71.6%. Overall, they are allowing 424.4 yards/game which ranks them 31st in football.
Who will win tonight's Texans/Jaguars NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Texans -4
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