Tennessee Titans vs Houston Texans Prediction, 1/9/2022 NFL Picks, Best Bets & Odds Week 18
Game: Tennessee Titans vs Houston Texans
Date: Sunday, January 9, 2022
Location: NRG Stadium in Houston, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Texans (+10)
The Houston Texans (4-12) host the Tennessee Titans (11-5) at NRG Stadium on Sunday. Tennessee opens this contest as 10-point favorites from oddsmakers. The total is set at 44.
The Tennessee Titans head into this game 11-5 this year. In their last game, the Titans played the Dolphins and walked away with a win by a score of 34-3. Ryan Tannehill went 13/18 with 120 yards passing and 2 TDs. He had a quarterback rate of 127.1 and ended the game without throwing a pick. D'Onta Foreman was the rushing leader for the Titans with 26 carries for 132 yds (5.1 yards per carry). A.J. Brown held an average of 20.5 yards per catch by notching 41 yds on 2 receptions. The Tennessee Titans ended up running the ball 40 times and recorded 198 yards, earning them an average of 5.0 yds per attempt. At the end of the game, they tallied 59 plays for 308 yds. Tennessee surrendered 18 completions on 39 tries for a total of 182 yds, and a completion percentage of 46.2%. Against the run, the Titans gave up 74 yds on 16 attempts, which calculates to 4.6 yards per rush allowed.
The Titans have earned 5,417 total yards for this campaign. Tennessee has accounted for 178 1st downs as a team, and they have been called for 98 penalties for 931 yards. With reference to getting the ball in the endzone, Tennessee has totaled 18 touchdowns through the air and 23 touchdowns via the ground. They have turned the ball over 25 times (14 picks and 11 fumbles). As a unit they're holding an average of 142.5 yards in the run game which has them sitting 4th in the NFL. Concerning getting in the endzone, the Tennessee Titans have an average of 24.4 points per game.
The Titans sit in 6th in the NFL when it comes to team defense, allowing 20.6 points per game. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.0 yards per rush and 85.9 rushing yards per contest this year. Overall, they have given up 1,374 yards via the ground game in 16 contests. Concerning passing yards, the Titans have surrendered 3,880 yards which has them ranked 23rd in the league. They have given up 242.5 yards per game through the air in addition to conceding a completion percentage of 62.5%. In total, they are surrendering 328.4 yards per contest which has them ranked 12th in the National Football League. They have granted 21 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 14 touchdowns running the ball.
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The Texans step onto the field holding a record of 4-12 for this season. When they last stepped on the field, the Texans took a defeat with a final score of 23-7 when they played the 49ers. Davis Mills (1 touchdown) ended the game with 163 yards on 21/32 through the air while his QB rating was 75.4. He had 1 pick and his avg yards per attempt was 5.09 yds. Pharaoh Brown was one of the featured targets for the Texans, catching 1 passes for 9 yards (9.0 yds per catch). Rex Burkhead ran the ball 16 times for 47 yards, finishing the contest with 2.9 yds per carry for Houston. The Texans finished the game with a total of 222 yds on 62 plays (3.6 yds per play). Houston rushed the ball for 3.2 yards per attempt, finishing with a total of 86 yds on 27 attempts. Houston gave up 37 running attempts for 175 yds (4.7 yards per carry). The Texans secondary conceded a completion percentage of 69.6%, relinquishing 241 yds on 16 for 23 passing.
The Houston Texans hold an average of 273.4 yards per contest which ranks them 32nd in the league. They have an average of 84.9 yards per game on the ground and have run for 1,358 yards in total. The Houston offense has racked up 913 yds of penalties on 110 violations, which has them ranked 3rd in football in terms of making mistakes. They have thrown 15 interceptions while letting opponents recover 7 fumbles and they have been able to earn 151 1st downs. During the season thus far, the Texans have earned 3,016 yards through the air as well as holding an average of 188.5 throwing yards per outing, which has them ranked 30th out of all NFL teams. In relation to their scoring prowess, the Texans rank 30th in the league maintaining an average of 15.9 points per contest.
Houston has conceded a total of 2,294 yards rushing (143.4 yards per contest) and 25 touchdowns by ground for the season. They have given up 23 touchdowns through the air in addition to 239.8 yards/outing, ranking them 21st in the NFL. Their defense has 25 turnovers (8 fumbles recovered and 17 interceptions) on the year. This season, they have given up 424 points in total. The Texans defense taken the field for 1,036 plays, which ranks 26th in the NFL. The Texans are relinquishing 26.5 points per contest, which has them in 27th of all teams in the league.
Who will win tonight's Titans/Texans NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Texans +10
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