Houston Texans vs San Francisco 49ers Prediction, 1/2/2022 NFL Picks, Best Bets & Odds Week 17
Game: Houston Texans vs San Francisco 49ers
Date: Sunday, January 2, 2022
Location: Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, CA
Odds/Point Spread: 49ers (-15)
The San Francisco 49ers (8-7) will try to beat the Houston Texans (4-11) at Levi's Stadium on Sunday. Houston opens as 15-point dogs from oddsmakers. The over/under has been set at 45.
The Houston Texans head into this game 4-11 this season. In their last game, the Texans stepped onto the field against the Chargers and took home the win by a score of 41-29. Davis Mills connected on 21/27 with 254 yards passing and 2 TDs. He had a quarterback rating of 130.6 and walked away from the game with no interceptions. Rex Burkhead was the rushing leader for the Texans with 22 carries for 149 yds (6.8 yds per carry). Chris Conley had an average of 20.0 yards per reception by tallying 60 yards on 3 receptions. The Houston Texans ran the ball 36 different times and totaled 189 yards, which had them averaging 5.3 yards per tote. For the game, they tallied 64 plays which gave them a total of 437 yds. Houston surrendered 27 pass completions on 35 attempts for a total of 328 yds, and a completion percentage of 77.1%. When it came to the battle of the line of scrimmage, the Texans gave up 89 yds on 21 tries, which is an average of 4.2 yds per run allowed.
When talking about getting in the endzone, the Houston Texans are sitting at 16.5 points per contest. As a unit they're averaging 84.8 yards rushing ranking them 32nd in the NFL. The Texans have earned 4,152 total yards over the course of this year. Houston has amassed 145 1st downs, and they have been flagged for 105 infractions for 846 yds. They have surrendered the ball 21 times (14 picks and 7 fumbles lost). In terms of getting in the endzone, Houston has earned 17 touchdowns via the pass and 8 rushing touchdowns.
The Texans rank 29th in the NFL concerning the opposition scoring, allowing 26.7 points per contest. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.7 yards per rushing attempt and 141.3 yards on the ground per game for the year. For the year, they have allowed 2,119 yards via the ground game in 15 games. Concerning yards via the pass, the Texans have given up 3,595 yards which ranks them 19th in football. They have given up 239.7 yards per outing via the pass in addition to allowing a completion percentage of 66.0%. Over the course of this year, they are granting 380.9 yards/outing which ranks them 30th in the National Football League. They have yielded 21 touchdowns through the air as well as 25 touchdowns via the ground game.
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The 49ers come into this matchup with a record of 8-7 for this year. The last time they took the field, the 49ers took a loss by a score of 20-17 against the Titans. Jimmy Garoppolo (1 TD) ended the contest with 322 yds on 26/35 passing while his quarterback rate was 88. He tossed 2 interceptions and his Y/A was 9.2 yards. Jeff Wilson ran the ball 14 times for 45 yards, ending the contest with 3.2 yds per attempt for San Francisco. Deebo Samuel was a featured target for the 49ers, catching 9 footballs for 159 yds (17.7 yards per reception). San Francisco ran the ball for 4.0 yards per carry, finishing with a total of 83 yards on 21 attempts. The 49ers finished the contest with 389 yards on 58 plays (6.7 yards per play). The 49ers passing defense conceded a completion percentage of 73.3%, relinquishing 188 yards on 22 for 30 passing. San Francisco conceded 24 attempts on the ground for 90 yards (3.8 yards per rush).
The San Francisco 49ers average 368.1 yards/game which ranks them 10th out of all teams in the league. They average 123.7 yards per game via the ground game and have run for 1,856 yards for this season. The San Francisco offense has totaled 899 penalty yards on 89 infractions, which ranks them 20th in football in terms of making mistakes. They have thrown 11 interceptions while surrendering 10 fumbles and they have been able to obtain 174 first downs. For the year so far, the 49ers have thrown for a total of 3,666 yards via the pass in addition to holding an average of 244.4 throwing yards per contest, giving them a rank of 13th in the league. Regarding how much they score, the 49ers are ranking 14th out of all teams in the league with 25.1 PPG.
The 49ers are relinquishing 22.3 points per contest, ranking them 17th of all teams in the NFL. San Francisco has conceded a total of 1,610 rushing yards (107.3 yards per contest) and 17 touchdowns via the rush for the season. They have conceded 21 touchdowns through the air and 211.5 yards per outing, ranking them 7th in the league. The 49ers defense taken the field for 906 plays, which is good for 4th in the league. Overall, they have relinquished 334 points in total. Their defense has tallied 17 takeaways (11 fumbles and 6 interceptions) for the season.
Who will win tonight's Texans/49ers NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the 49ers -15
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