New England Patriots vs Houston Texans Prediction, 11/22/2020 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 11
Game: New England Patriots vs Houston Texans
Date: Sunday, November 22, 2020
Location: NRG Stadium in Houston, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Houston +2
Cam Newton and the New England Patriots (4-5) are headed to NRG Stadium on Sunday where they'll meet the Houston Texans (2-7). Houston opens this game as 2-point dogs. The total opens at 47.
The New England Patriots step onto the field holding a record of 4-5 for this season. The last time they took the field they played the Baltimore Ravens and earned the victory by a score of 23-17. Cam Newton went 13/17 with 118 yards through the air and added 1 touchdown. He walked away with no picks. Damien Harris paced the team in rushing during the game. He broke a long run for 25 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on the day. He racked up a total of 121 yards on 22 carries which gave him an average of 5.5 yards per run. Jakobi Meyers led the team in receiving yardage with a tally of 59 yards on 5 catches. He had an average of 11.8 yards per catch during the game. The New England Patriots ran the ball a total of 39 times and generated 173 yards which gave them an average of 4.4 yards per carry. For the game, they ran 58 plays for 308 yards. For the game, the Patriots racked up 25 first downs and they totaled 3 infractions for 18 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, New England allowed 24 catches on 34 tries totaling 242 yards, and a completion percentage of 71.0%. In the running game, the Patriots allowed 115 yards on 28 carries which is an average of 4.1 yards per attempt allowed. Overall, they conceded 357 yards and earned 1 takeaway.
When talking about scoring, the New England Patriots have an average of 21.0 points per game. As a team they're averaging 161.1 yards on the ground which ranks them 3rd in the league. The Patriots have earned 3,203 total yards this season. When it comes to getting the ball in the endzone, New England has compiled 5 passing touchdowns and 14 touchdowns via the ground. The Patriots sit in 11th in the NFL when it comes to team defense, giving up 23.4 PPG. They are allowing 4.4 yards per run and 129.2 yards on the ground per contest for the season. Overall, they have conceded 1,163 yards via the ground game in 9 games. In terms of yards through the air, the Patriots have conceded 2,017 yards which has them sitting in 8th in football. Over the course of their 9 games, they are allowing 224.1 yards per outing through the air as well as giving up a completion percentage of 68.2%. Over the course of this year, they have given up 353.3 yards/contest which puts them 13th in the league.
The Texans come into this game with a record of 2-7 for this season. In their last game they played the Cleveland Browns and took the loss by a score of 10-7. Duke Johnson led the team on the ground during the game. He tore off a long run of 23 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He scurried for 54 yards via 14 carries which meant he averaged 3.9 yards per carry. Randall Cobb led the team in receiving yardage by earning 41 yards on 3 receptions. He had an average of 13.7 yards per catch during the game. Deshaun Watson went 20/30 with 163 yards passing and tossed 1 touchdown. He ended the game with no interceptions. The Houston Texans ran the ball a total of 22 times and generated 90 yards which had them averaging 4.1 yards per rushing attempt. For the game, the Texans racked up 16 first downs and they had 6 infractions for 49 yards. In the game, they totaled 54 plays for 243 yards. In terms of defense, Houston allowed 12 catches on 20 attempts totaling 116 yards, and a completion percentage of 60.0%. In the game, they allowed a total of 347 yards but weren't able to add any takeaways. On the ground, the Texans allowed 231 yards on 41 tries which means they had an average of 5.6 yards per attempt allowed.
When it comes to their ability to score points, the Texans rank 25th in the league holding an average of 22.2 points per outing. During this campaign so far, the Texans have compiled 2,399 yards via the pass along with holding an average of 266.6 throwing yards per outing, which ranks 8th in the NFL. They maintain an average of 87.9 yards per game via the rush and have rushed for 791 yards for the year. The Houston Texans are averaging 354.4 yards per contest which has them ranked 20th in the league. The Texans are sitting in 26th in the NFL when it comes to team defense, allowing 28.0 points per game. They are allowing 5.2 yards per running attempt and 167.4 rushing yards per game this year. During this campaign, they have allowed 1,507 rushing yards through 9 outings. Regarding yards through the air, the Texans have allowed 2,175 yards which puts them in 15th in the NFL. In their 9 games played this season, they have yielded 241.7 yards per outing through the air and allowed a completion percentage of 68.6%. Over the course of this season, they are giving up 409.1 yards per game putting them at 29th in football.
Who will win tonight's Patriots/Texans NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Texans +2
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