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Houston Texans vs. San Diego Chargers - 11/27/16 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

San Diego Chargers (4-6) at Houston Texans (6-4)

NFL Football: Sunday, November 27, 2016 at 1:00 pm (NRG Stadium)

The Line: Houston Texans -1 -- Over/Under: 47 See the Latest Odds


The San Diego Chargers and Houston Texans clash in a ACF NFL matchup Sunday afternoon at NRG Stadium.

The San Diego Chargers need a big road victory here in order to remain in the AFC wild card race. The San Diego Chargers have lost four of their last five games following a bye week. Philip Rivers is completing 62.1 percent of his passes for 2,886 yards, 20 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. Rivers has two or more touchdown passes in five of his last seven games. Tyrell Williams and Travis Benjamin have combined for more than 1,234 receiving yards and seven touchdowns while Dontrelle Inman has 32 receptions. The San Diego Chargers ground game is averaging 103 yards per contest, and Melvin Gordon leads the way with 838 yards and nine touchdowns. Defensively, San Diego is allowing 27.8 points and 361.9 yards per game. Jatavis Brown leads the San Diego Chargers with 54 tackles, Melvin Ingram has six sacks and Casey Hayward has five interceptions.

Houston Texans vs. San Diego Chargers - 11/27/16 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction


The Houston Texans look to avoid back-to-back losses for the first time this season to keep their lead in the AFC South. The Houston Texans have won six straight home games. Brock Osweiler is completing 59.5 percent of his passes for 2,061 yards, 12 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Osweiler has one or less touchdown pass in six of his last nine games. DeAndre Hopkins and Will Fuller V have combined for more than 929 receiving yards and five touchdowns while C.J. Fiedorowicz has 35 receptions. The Houston Texans ground game is averaging 121.7 yards per contest, and Lamar Miller leads the way with 824 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Houston is allowing 21.5 points and 318.2 yards per game. Benardrick McKinney leads the Houston Texans with 89 tackles, Whitney Mercilus has 4.5 sacks and A.J. Bouye has 10 pass deflections.

The Chargers are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 road games and 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games overall. The Texans are 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 10-4-1 ATS in their last 15 games on grass. The Chargers are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 meetings.

The Chargers continue to kind ways to lose games and having an extra week to prepare hasn't helped Rivers and company over the years, as the Chargers have lost four of their last five when coming off a bye week. Meanwhile, the Texans still have one of the top defenses in the NFL and have yet to lose at home. The Texans have been fade material all season on the road but have been money at home with outright wins and covers all year. In a toss-up game, you have to like the Houston Texans to get the job done here.

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