Houston Texans vs. Jacksonville Jaguars Pick, Odds, Prediction 11/24/13
Jacksonville Jaguars (1-9) at Houston Texans (2-8)
NFL Football: Sunday, November 24, 2013 at 1:00 pm (Reliant Stadium)
The Line: Houston Texans -10.5 -- Over/Under: 42 See the Latest Odds
The Houston Texans and the Jacksonville Jaguars face off in a NFL battle of teams at he bottom of the AFC South.
The Houston Texans are one of the most disappointing teams in the NFL this season as dreams of a Super Bowl run have turned to a quest for a new QB and a likely high draft pick in the upcoming NFL draft. The Texans have failed to take advantage of opportunities and they have turned the ball over plenty and that has been their recipe for disaster. The Texans offense is averaging just 19.3 points and 378 yards per game. Houston has looked for answers at QB but they haven’t been found in the form of Matt Schaub nor Case Keenum. With Arian Foster out for the season Ben Tate has the running back duties and he has rushed for 543 yards and just one touchdown. Andre Johnson is one of the premier receivers in the game and has 72 catches but he has become disgruntled and DeAndre Hopkins has 38 catches. The Texans defense has allowed 27.6 points and 286.1 yards per game and they are minus 11 in turnover ratio. J.J. Watt has 47 tackles and 8.5 sacks, Darryl Sharpton has 44 tackles, and Brooks Reed and Shiloh Keo each have 36 tackles. The Texans yardage doesn’t make sense with their points scored and allowed and that is what has been the point of frustration for them this season.
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The Jacksonville jaguars have the worst record in the NFL and after winning two weeks back they returned to their losing ways last Sunday. It’s clear the Jags just need help in a lot of areas so it might be to their benefit that they will be drafting high in each round of the next draft. The Jaguars offense is the worst in the NFL averaging 12.9 points and 278 yards per game. Chad Henne is proving once again that he simply doesn’t have the tools to win in the NFL and while he has completed 61.1 percent of his passes he has just four touchdowns to nine interceptions. Maurice Jones-Drew has 455 rushing yards and 24 receptions out of the backfield. Ace Sanders has 24 catches and Cecil Shorts has 50 receptions as the passing game suffers and Justin Blackmon is suspended. The Jacksonville defense allows 31.8 points and 391.6 yards per game and they are minus seven in turnover ratio. Paul Posluszny has 88 tackles and should be retuning from a concussion, Geno Hayes has 62 tackles, and John Cyprien has 61 tackles. The Jaguars seem to be a perfect storm of bad drafting and underachievers.
Houston is 2-5 against the spread following a game in which they didn’t cover the point spread, 1-4 against the spread against a team with a losing record, and 0-5 against the spread in their last five home games. Jacksonville is 2-6 against the spread in their last eight road games, 2-7 against the spread following a loss, and 2-9 against the spread in their last 11 games. The road team is 3-0-1 against the spread in the last four meetings of these two.
This just seems like a lot of points for a team as bad as the Texans to be laying so I am going to scoop them up and hope for the best with the Jags.
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