Houston Texans vs Dallas Cowboys Prediction, 12/11/2022 NFL Picks, Best Bets & Odds Week 14
Game: Houston Texans vs Dallas Cowboys
Date: Sunday, December 11, 2022
Location: AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Cowboys (-17)
The Dallas Cowboys (9-3) will try to defeat the Houston Texans (1-10-1) at AT&T Stadium on Sunday. Dallas opens this game as 17-point favorites from oddsmakers. The over/under comes in at 45.
The Houston Texans come into this matchup with a record of 1-10-1 for this season. In their last contest, the Texans took the field against the Browns and ended up losing by a score of 27-14. Kyle Allen went 20/39 with 201 yards through the air and 1 TD. He had a QB rate of 53.5 and finished the game with 2 interceptions. Dameon Pierce led the offense in rushing for the Texans with 18 attempts for 73 yds (4.1 yds per carry). Brevin Jordan averaged 11.5 yards per catch by totaling 46 yds on 4 receptions. The Houston Texans ran the rock 22 different times and tallied 82 yards, which earned them an average of 3.7 yards per attempt. When the final whistle blew, they had 61 plays for 283 yds. Houston relinquished 12 pass completions on 22 attempts for 130 yds, and a completion rate of 54.5%. When it came to stopping the run, the Texans gave up 174 yards on 38 attempts, which averages out to 4.6 yds per rush surrendered.
Concerning putting points on the board, the Houston Texans are sitting at 15.7 points per contest. As a unit they're averaging 87.9 yards via the ground game ranking them 29th in the NFL. The Texans have earned 3,352 total yards for the season. Houston has accounted for 109 1st downs, and they have been hurt by 62 penalties for 465 yds. They have given the ball to the opposition 20 different times (15 interceptions and 5 fumbles lost). When it comes to distribution of touchdowns, Houston has compiled 13 touchdowns via the pass and 5 rushing touchdowns.
Regarding yards through the air, the Texans have given up 2,510 yards which has them sitting in 11th in football. They have conceded 209.2 yards per outing via the pass and allowed a completion percentage of 61.1%. Over the course of this year, they are conceding 378.3 yards/contest putting them at 28th in the league. They have surrendered 10 touchdowns through the air and 15 touchdowns on the ground. They are giving up an average of 4.9 yards per run and 169.1 rushing yards per game over the course of this season. Overall, they have conceded 2,029 yards via the ground game in 12 outings. The Texans are ranked 23rd in the National Football League in relation to team defense, allowing 23.9 PPG.
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The Cowboys head into this game 9-3 this season. The last time they stepped on the gridiron, the Cowboys went home victorious with a score of 54-19 when they played the Colts. Tony Pollard ran the ball 12 times for 91 yards, finishing the contest with 7.6 yds per attempt for Dallas. CeeDee Lamb was one of the featured targets for the Cowboys, catching 5 passes for 71 yds (14.2 yards per reception). Dak Prescott (3 touchdowns) finished the game with 170 yds on 20/30 passing while his quarterback rate was 100.7. He tossed 1 interception and his average yards per pass attempt was 5.7 yds. Dallas relinquished 30 run attempts for 106 yds (3.5 yds per rush). The Cowboys secondary conceded a completion percentage of 56.8%, relinquishing 203 yards on 21 out of 37 through the air. The Cowboys finished with 385 yards while they ran 65 plays (5.9 yds per play). Dallas ran the ball for 6.5 yds per carry, finishing with a total of 220 yds on 34 attempts.
In relation to how much they score, the Cowboys currently sit 4th out of all teams in the league with an average of 27.8 points per contest. For the year thus far, the Cowboys have thrown for a total of 2,520 yards via the pass as well as holding an average of 210.0 throwing yards per outing, which has them ranked 22nd out of all NFL teams. They hold an average of 145.9 rushing yards per game and have run for 1,751 yards for the year. The Dallas Cowboys hold an average of 355.9 yards/game which ranks them 11th out of all teams in the NFL. The Dallas offense has totaled 669 yards of penalties on 86 infractions, which is 2nd in football in terms of helping out the other team. They have tossed 10 picks while allowing opponents to recover 2 fumbles and they have been able to obtain 129 1st downs.
They have surrendered 14 touchdowns through the air and 179.8 yards/game, ranking them 2nd in the NFL. Dallas has surrendered a total of 1,557 rushing yards (129.8 yards per outing) and 6 touchdowns on the ground for the year. Their defense has earned 21 takeaways (11 fumbles and 10 interceptions) this season. The Cowboys defense taken the field for 770 plays, which ranks 21st in the NFL. This season, they have allowed 206 points in total. The Cowboys are relinquishing 17.2 points per contest, ranking them 3rd in the league.
Who will win tonight's Texans/Cowboys NFL game against the spread?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Cowboys -17 and over 45 total points
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