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Texans vs. Bengals - 11/23/14 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Cincinnati Bengals (6-3-1) at Houston Texans (5-5)

NFL Football: Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 1:00 pm (NRG Stadium)

The Line: Houston Texans -1 -- Over/Under: 43.5 See the Latest Odds


The Cincinnati Bengals and Houston Texans square off Sunday at NRG Stadium.

The Cincinnati Bengals have won three of their last four games and find themselves in first place in the AFC North. Andy Dalton is completing 61.7 percent of his passes for 11 touchdowns and nine interceptions. Dalton has five touchdowns and five picks in his last three games, and Cincinnati is 4-1-1 SU in its last six games when he throws at least two touchdowns. Mohamed Sanu and A.J. Green have combined for more than 1,100 receiving yards and eight touchdowns, while Jermaine Gresham is coming off a two-touchdown performance. The Bengals ground game is averaging 4.3 yards per carry, as Jeremy Hill leads the way with 556 yards and five touchdowns. Giovani Bernard remains questionable with a hip injury. Defensively, the Cincinnati Bengals and are allowing 22.1 points, 385.7 yards, and they’ve forced 13 sacks and 15 turnovers. Emmanuel Lamur leads the Bengals with 71 tackles and Carlos Dunlap has 4.5 sacks.

Texans vs. Bengals - 11/23/14 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Houston Texans have won two of their last three games and still have a playoff pulse. The Texans ground game that’s averaging 4.3 yards is leading the way, but Arian Foster is questionable with a groin injury. Alfred Blue is coming off a 156-yard performance. Ryan Fitzpatrick is completing 61.8 percent of his passes for 11 touchdowns and eight interceptions. Fitzpatrick has three touchdowns and one pick in his last three games, and the Texans have won three of the four games he hasn’t thrown an interception this season. DeAndre Hopkins and Andre Johnson have combined for close to 1,400 receiving yards and five touchdowns, while Damaris Johnson has seven of his 18 catches in his last two games. Defensively, the Houston Texans are allowing 20.4 points, 389.5 yards, and they've forced 21 sacks and 23 turnovers. Kendrick Lewis leads the Texans with 57 tackles and J.J. Watt has 9.5 sacks.

The Bengals are 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 games in November and 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. AFC. The Texans are 3-9 ATS in their last 12 home games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. AFC. The Bengals are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 meetings.

I still don't trust the Cincinnati Bengals no matter how much better they've been playing. The Texans have a great home field advantage and have betean the Bengals in the last five meetings. Give me Houston to keep things rolling. 

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