Houston Texans vs Jacksonville Jaguars Prediction, 12/19/2021 NFL Picks, Best Bets & Odds Week 15
Game: Houston Texans vs Jacksonville Jaguars
Date: Sunday, December 19, 2021
Location: TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Jaguars (-3)
The Jacksonville Jaguars (2-11) will go up against the Houston Texans (2-11) at TIAA Bank Field on Sunday. Houston is 3-point dogs from Vegas oddsmakers. The over/under has been set at 45.
The Houston Texans head into this game 2-11 for this year. In their last game, the Texans faced off with the Seahawks and took a loss by a final of 33-13. Rex Burkhead was the best rusher for the Texans with 11 attempts for 40 yds (3.6 yards per attempt). Brandin Cooks averaged 12.6 yards per reception by totaling 101 yards on 8 receptions. Davis Mills finished 33/49 with 331 yds passing and 1 TD. He had a quarterback rating of 93.2 and finished the game without throwing a pick. Against the run, the Texans conceded 193 yards on 29 tries, which is 6.7 yds per run surrendered. Houston conceded 17 completions on 28 attempts for 260 yards, and a completion rate of 60.7%. When all was said and done, they ran 76 plays which totaled 380 yards. The Houston Texans ended up running the ball 25 times and compiled 63 yards, which came out to an average of 2.5 yards per carry.
The Texans have earned 3,434 total yards for the season. Houston has recorded 123 1st downs offensively, and they have been called for 86 infractions for 711 yds. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, Houston has amassed 13 touchdowns through the air and 6 touchdowns via the ground. They have turned the ball over 20 times (13 picks and 7 fumbles). As a unit they are averaging 77.5 yards via the ground game giving them a rank of 32nd in the NFL. When it comes to putting the ball in the endzone, the Houston Texans are sitting at 13.6 points per contest.
When it comes to yards through the air, the Texans have given up 3,078 yards which puts them in 16th in the NFL. They are giving up 236.8 yards per outing via the pass in addition to allowing a completion percentage of 65.8%. During the season, they have given up 384.7 yards per game which puts them 30th in the NFL. They have allowed 20 touchdowns through the air as well as 22 touchdowns via the ground game. They are allowing an average of 4.7 yards per run and 147.9 yards on the ground per contest this season. During this campaign, they have conceded 1,923 yards via the running game in 13 games. The Texans are ranked 30th in the league in relation to team defense, allowing 27.4 PPG.
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The Jaguars step onto the field holding a record of 2-11 for this season. The last time they took the gridiron, the Jaguars took a loss by a final score of 20-0 when they faced the Titans. James Robinson ran the football 6 times for 4 yds, ending the game with 0.7 yds per attempt for Jacksonville. Marvin Jones was one of the featured targets for the Jaguars, hauling in 6 footballs for 70 yds (11.7 yds per catch). Trevor Lawrence walked away from the game with 221 yds on 24/40 passing while his QB rate was 35.5. He had 4 picks and his average yds per pass attempt was 5.53 yds. Jacksonville relinquished 34 run attempts for 102 yds (3.0 yds per carry). The Jaguars secondary allowed a completion rate of 64.5%, surrendering 161 yards on 20 out of 31 passing. The Jaguars finished the contest with a total of 192 yds and they ran 51 plays (3.8 yds per play). Jacksonville rushed the ball for 1.0 yds per attempt, finishing the game with 8 yards on 8 carries.
The Jacksonville Jaguars are averaging 303.1 yards per contest which is good for 30th in the NFL. They average 102.7 yards per game via the ground game and have rushed for 1,335 yards for this season. The Jacksonville offense has accrued 732 penalty yards on 89 violations, which is 8th in the NFL in terms of giving up free yards. They have thrown 14 interceptions while letting opponents recover 11 fumbles and they have obtained 131 1st downs. Over the course of the season thus far, the Jaguars have thrown for a total of 2,605 yards through the air as well as an average of 200.4 passing yards per contest, giving them a rank of 28th in the NFL. When discussing this team's ability to score points, the Jaguars rank 31st in the NFL averaging 13.8 PPG.
The Jaguars are conceding 26.2 PPG, which has them ranked 27th in the league. Jacksonville has allowed the opposition a total of 1,504 yards rushing (115.7 yards/game) as well as 17 touchdowns rushing for the season. They have conceded 17 touchdowns through the air and 241.5 yards per contest, which has them ranked 17th in the NFL. The Jaguars defense has been on the field for 829 plays, which ranks them 20th in the league. Over the course of the season, they have surrendered 340 total points. Their defense has earned 6 turnovers (1 fumble recovery and 5 interceptions) this year.
Who will win tonight's Texans/Jaguars NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Texans +3
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