Washington Redskins vs. Houston Texans - 11/18/18 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Houston Texans (6-3) at Washington Redskins (6-3)
NFL Football: Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 1:00 pm (FedExField)
The Line: Washington Redskins +2.5 -- Over/Under: 42.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Houston Texans and Washington Redskins meet Sunday in NFL action at FedEx Field.
The Houston Texans look to build on their six-game winning streak to start running away with the AFC South. The Houston Texans have won three straight road games. Deshaun Watson is completing 64.9 percent of his passes for 2,389 yards, 17 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Watson has two or more touchdown passes in 10 of his last 14 games. DeAndre Hopkins and Keke Coutee have combined for 1,090 receiving yards and eight touchdowns while Ryan Griffin has 11 receptions. The Houston Texans ground game is averaging 120.2 yards per contest, and Lamar Miller leads the way with 525 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Houston is allowing 20.4 points and 336.3 yards per game. Benardrick McKinney leads the Houston Texans with 65 tackles, J.J. Watt has nine sacks and Tyrann Mathieu has two interceptions.
The Washington Redskins look to stay hot after winning four of their last five games. The Washington Redskins have won three of their last four home games. Alex Smith is completing 64.1 percent of his passes for 2,045 yards, 10 touchdowns and three interceptions. Smith has two or more touchdown passes in seven of his last 16 games. Jordan Reed and Maurice Harris have combined for 669 receiving yards and one touchdown while Paul Richardson has 20 receptions. The Washington Redskins ground game is averaging 121.2 yards per contest, and Adrian Peterson leads the way with 672 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, Washington is allowing 19.4 points and 361 yards per game. Mason Foster leads the Washington Redskins with 79 tackles, Matt Ioannidis has 7.5 sacks and D.J. Swearinger has four interceptions.
The Texans are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a bye week, 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games in November and 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games overall. The Redskins are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 home games, 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games in November and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The favorite is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 meetings. The under is 4-1 in Redskins last 5 games overall and the under is 4-1 in Texans last 5 games overall.
The Houston Texans haven't lost since Week 3 and are coming off a bye that should help get a lot of their banged up defensive players healthy. The Washington Redskins bounced back nicely with a road win over Tampa Bay, and while they're finding ways to win, they're averaging just 15 points in their last four games. The Houston Texans have failed to cover eight of their last 12 games when favored of at least two points. The Washington Redskins have covered five of their last seven games when an underdog of at least two points. The Redskins are a physical team that isn't sexy at all but finds ways to grind wins out. The problem is the Texans are more talented, red hot and rested. It's hard to bet against the Texans here and the low line. If Watson gets going and can put up a couple of quick touchdowns, the Redskins aren't built to come from behind. I'll take the road team.