Houston Texans at Los Angeles Rams - 11/12/17 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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Houston Texans (3-5) at Los Angeles Rams (6-2)

NFL Football: Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 4:05 pm (Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum)

The Line: Los Angeles Rams -11 -- Over/Under: 45.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Houston Texans and Los Angeles Rams meet Sunday in NFL action at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

The Houston Texans need a win here after losing four of their last six games to stay in the AFC wild card race. The Houston Texans have lost five of their last seven road games. Tom Savage is completing 45.6 percent of his passes for 281 yards, one touchdown and zero interceptions. Savage enters this game with 149 career pass attempts under his belt. DeAndre Hopkins and Will Fuller V have combined for 1,003 receiving yards and 15 touchdowns while Lamar Miller has 21 receptions. The Houston Texans ground game is averaging 132.8 yards per contest, and Miller leads the way with 483 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Houston is allowing 26 points and 339.1 yards per game. Benardrick McKinney leads the Houston Texans with 50 tackles, Jadeveon Clowney has five sacks and Andre Hal has two interceptions. 

The Los Angeles Rams look for a fourth straight victory to build on their lead in the NFC West. The Los Angeles Rams have lost nine of their last 11 home games. Jared Goff is completing 60.2 percent of his passes for 2,030 yards, 13 touchdowns and four interceptions. Goff has six touchdown passes and one interception in his last three games. Robert Woods and Cooper Kupp have combined for 821 receiving yards and five touchdowns while Todd Gurley has 29 receptions. The Los Angeles Rams ground game is averaging 131.9 yards per contest, and Gurley leads the way with 686 yards and seven touchdowns. Defensively, Los Angeles is allowing 19.4 points and 327 yards per game. Mark Barron leads the Los Angeles Rams with 58 tackles, Matt Longacre has four sacks and Nickell Robey-Coleman has two interceptions.

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The Texans are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games on grass, 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games in Week 10 and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Rams are 1-5 ATS vs. a team with a losing record, 2-8-1 ATS in their last 11 home games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 8-2 in Rams last 10 games overall and the over is 5-1 in Texans last 6 games overall.

The Houston Texans are dropping players left and right, as they went from being a possible Super Bowl contender to likely being an underdog in every game the rest of the season. It's going to be hard for the Texans to compete with a lot of key players no longer on the field. Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Rams have outscored teams 111-34 during their three-game winning streak, and it doesn't feel like things are going to slow down any time soon. Against a banged up Houston defense and with no consistent way to respond offensively, the Rams should win another game in blowout fashion. The Texans are simply too limited right now to hang around.

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Randy’s Pick Los Angeles Rams -11

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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