Tennessee Titans vs Houston Texans Prediction, 1/3/2021 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 17
Game: Tennessee Titans vs Houston Texans
Date: Sunday, January 3, 2021
Location: NRG Stadium in Houston, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Houston +7.5
Deshaun Watson and the Houston Texans (4-11) play the Tennessee Titans (10-5) at NRG Stadium on Sunday, January 3, 2021. Houston opens this matchup as 7.5-point underdogs. The O/U has been set at 56.
The Tennessee Titans head into this matchup 10-5 for this season. In their last outing they faced the Green Bay Packers and took the defeat by a score of 40-14. Ryan Tannehill went 11/24 with 121 yards passing and tossed 1 TD. He walked away with 2 interceptions during the game. Derrick Henry paced the team in rushing for the game. He broke a long run for 10 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on the day. He ran for 98 yards via 23 carries which meant he averaged 4.3 yards per run. A.J. Brown was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 43 yards on 4 receptions. He had an average of 10.8 yards per reception for the game. The Tennessee Titans rushed the ball a total of 27 times and racked up a total of 156 yards giving them an average of 5.8 yards per rushing attempt. For the game, they totaled 55 plays for a total of 260 yards. On the day, the Titans got 15 1st downs and they had a total of 3 penalties for 15 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Tennessee conceded 21 completions on 25 tries for a total of 214 yards, and a completion percentage of 84.0%. Against the run, the Titans conceded 234 yards on 37 runs which is an average of 6.3 yards per carry allowed. In the game, they gave up a total of 448 yards and forced 1 turnover.
Regarding putting the ball in the endzone, the Tennessee Titans have an average of 30.0 points per contest. As a team they're maintaining an average of 160.1 yards in the run game which ranks them 2nd in the league. The Titans have tallied 5,851 total yards for this campaign. When it comes to distribution of touchdowns, Tennessee has compiled 32 touchdowns via the pass and 22 rushing touchdowns. Concerning yards via the pass, the Titans have conceded 4,078 yards which ranks them 28th in football. During the season, they are surrendering 394.3 yards per outing ranking them 29th in the league. The Titans sit in 23rd in the National Football League regarding their opponents scoring, allowing 26.7 points per game. They are allowing an average of 4.5 yards per rushing attempt and 122.5 yards on the ground per game for the year. During their 15 games, they have allowed 271.9 yards per game through the air and allowed a completion percentage of 66.8%. Overall, they have given up 1,837 rushing yards through 15 games.
The Texans come into this game with a record of 4-11 for this year. The last time they took the field they faced the Cincinnati Bengals and were beaten 37-31. David Johnson paced the team on the ground during the game. His longest run of the day went for 48 yards and he tallied 1 TD in the game. He scurried for 128 yards via 12 carries which gave him an average of 10.7 yards per tote. Brandin Cooks was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 141 yards on 7 catches. He had an average of 20.1 yards per catch during the game. Deshaun Watson went 24/33 with 324 yards passing and threw 3 touchdowns. He walked away with no picks. The Houston Texans ran the ball 17 times and earned a total of 166 yards which earned them an average of 9.8 yards per rush. For the contest, the Texans racked up a total of 23 1st downs and they had a total of 6 penalties for 46 yards. Overall, they ran 51 plays which added up to 488 yards. When discussing the defense, Houston allowed 29 completions on 38 tries for a total of 371 yards, and a completion percentage of 76.0%. Overall, they conceded a total of 540 yards but weren't able to force a turnover. On the ground, the Texans allowed 169 yards on 33 tries which gave them an average of 5.1 yards per attempt allowed.
For the year thus far, the Texans have thrown for a total of 4,177 yards via the pass in addition to an average of 278.5 throwing yards per contest, ranking them 4th in the NFL. The Houston Texans maintain an average of 369.8 yards per contest which has them ranked 17th in football. They hold an average of 91.3 run yards per game and have toted the ball for 1,370 yards in total. Concerning their scoring prowess, the Texans are ranking 21st in football averaging 23.1 points per game. Concerning passing yardage, the Texans have surrendered 3,900 yards which puts them in 26th in football. Overall, they are conceding 411.7 yards per outing which puts them 30th in football. The Texans are sitting in 26th in the league regarding team defense, allowing 28.2 points per contest. They are giving up 5.0 yards per rush and 151.7 rushing yards per contest this year. In their 15 games played this year, they have given up 260.0 yards per outing through the air as well as conceding a completion percentage of 69.8%. For the season, they have given up 2,276 running yards through 15 games.
Who will win tonight's Titans/Texans NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Titans -7.5
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