Jacksonville Jaguars vs Houston Texans Prediction, 10/11/2020 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 5
Game: Jacksonville Jaguars vs Houston Texans
Date: Sunday, October 11, 2020
Location: NRG Stadium in Houston, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Houston -9
Deshaun Watson and the Houston Texans (0-4) host the Jacksonville Jaguars (1-3) at NRG Stadium on Sunday, October 11, 2020. Houston opens this game as 9-point favorites. The O/U is set at 50.5.
The Jacksonville Jaguars step onto the field holding a record of 1-3 this season. The last time they took the field they went up against the Cincinnati Bengals and were defeated 33-25. Gardner Minshew II went 27/40 with 351 yards passing and tossed 2 TD's. He gave away 1 pick during the game. James Robinson paced the team in rushing during the game. His longest run of the day went for 14 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He rushed for a total of 75 yards by way of 17 carries which gave him an average of 4.4 yards per carry. DJ Chark Jr. was the receiving yardage leader by earning 95 yards on 8 receptions. He averaged 11.9 yards per reception during the game. The Jacksonville Jaguars rushed the ball a total of 20 times and earned a total of 89 yards giving them an average of 4.5 yards per rushing attempt. For the game, they ran 63 plays for a total of 429 yards. Overall, the Jaguars earned 25 1st downs and they had 6 penalties for 49 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Jacksonville gave up 25 catches on 36 tries for a total of 300 yards, and a completion percentage of 69.0%. In the running game, the Jaguars gave up 205 yards on 34 attempts which is an average of 6.0 yards per rushing attempt allowed. For the game, they gave up 505 yards and forced 1 takeaway.
The Jaguars have earned 1,468 total yards this season. As a team they are averaging 104.3 yards via the ground game which is 22nd in the National Football League. When it comes to distribution of touchdowns, Jacksonville has totaled 8 passing touchdowns and 3 touchdowns via the ground. Regarding scoring points, the Jacksonville Jaguars are averaging 23.8 PPG. The Jaguars rank 23rd in the NFL in relation to their opponents scoring, giving up 29.3 points per contest. They are allowing an average of 4.4 yards per rushing attempt and 138.5 yards on the ground per game over the course of this season. For the year, they have allowed 554 running yards through 4 contests. When talking about yards via the pass, the Jaguars have conceded 1,044 yards which has them sitting in 24th in the National Football League. In their 4 games, they have relinquished 261.0 yards per outing through the air and allowed a completion percentage of 77.0%. In total, they have allowed 399.5 yards/game putting them at 23rd in the NFL.
The Texans come into this matchup with a record of 0-4 for this year. In their last outing they played the Minnesota Vikings and were beaten 31-23. David Johnson paced the team on the ground in the game. He tore off a long run of 15 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on the day. He ran for a total of 63 yards on 16 carries which meant he was running for 3.9 yards per carry. Will Fuller V was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 108 yards on 6 receptions. He notched an average of 18.0 yards per reception in the game. Deshaun Watson went 20/33 with 300 yards passing and threw 2 touchdowns. He walked away with no picks. The Houston Texans ran the football 26 times and racked up a total of 96 yards earning them an average of 3.7 yards per rush. In the game, the Texans earned a total of 20 first downs and they had 2 penalties for 15 yards. Overall, they ran 62 plays which gave them a total of 386 yards. In terms of defense, Houston gave up 16 completions on 22 attempts for a total of 248 yards, and a completion percentage of 73.0%. In the game, they conceded 410 yards but didn't add to their total of forced turnovers. On the ground, the Texans gave up 162 yards on 40 carries which gave them an average of 4.1 yards per attempt allowed.
For the year to this point, the Texans have thrown for a total of 1,016 passing yards in addition to holding an average of 254 throwing yards per game, which ranks 15th in the league. The Houston Texans average 327.5 yards/outing which is good for 27th in football. They have an average of 73.5 yards per game on the ground and have run for 294 yards for the season. In relation to their ability to score points, the Texans are sitting 29th out of all teams in the league with an average of 20 points per contest. The Texans are ranked 27th in the National Football League in relation to the opposition scoring, conceding 31.5 PPG. They are giving up an average of 4.9 yards per rush and 181.8 rushing yards per game this season. Over the course of this season, they have conceded 727 rushing yards through 4 games. Regarding yards via the pass, the Texans have given up 846 yards which puts them in 7th in football. Over the course of their 4 games played this year, they have conceded 211.5 yards per contest via the pass as well as conceding a completion percentage of 71.1%. During this campaign, they are conceding 393.3 yards per game ranking them 22nd in the NFL.
Who will win tonight's Jaguars/Texans NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Jaguars +9
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