Houston Texans (5-3) at Jacksonville Jaguars (2-6)
|Date & Time||Sunday November 13, 2016, 1:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Jacksonville Jaguars +1.5 -- Over/Under: 42.5
The Houston Texans and Jacksonville Jaguars square off Sunday afternoon in a NFL game at EverBank Field.
The Houston Texans look for their first road victory of the season to keep their lead in the AFC South. The Houston Texans have lost five of their last eight road games. Brock Osweiler is completing 59.3 percent of his passes for 1,719 yards, nine touchdowns and nine interceptions. Osweiler has one or less touchdown passes in five of his last seven games. DeAndre Hopkins and Will Fuller V have combined for 806 receiving yards and five touchdowns while C.J. Fiedorowicz has 26 receptions. The Houston Texans ground game is averaging 114 yards per contest, and Lamar Miller leads the way with 637 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Houston is allowing 20.9 points and 316.3 yards per game. Benardrick McKinney leads the Houston Texans with 73 tackles, Whitney Mercilus has 4.5 sacks and Andre Hal has one interception.
The Jacksonville Jaguars look for a nice home victory to climb out of a deep 2-6 hole. Five of the Jacksonville Jaguars last seven victories have come at home. Blake Bortles is completing 59.2 percent of his passes for 2,156 yards, 14 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Bortles has two or more touchdown passes in five of his last seven games. Allen Hurns and Marqise Lee have combined for 885 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Allen Robinson has 39 receptions. The Jacksonville Jaguars ground game is averaging 89.1 yards per contest, and T.J. Yeldon leads the way with 253 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Jacksonville is allowing 26.9 points and 334.5 yards per game. Paul Posluszny leads the Jacksonville Jaguars with 74 tackles, Yannick Ngakoue has four sacks and Tashaun Gipson has one interception.
The Texans are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games on grass and 4-0-1 ATS vs. a team with a losing record. The Jaguars are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games in November and 11-3 ATS in their last 14 games in Week 10. The Texans are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Jacksonville and the underdog is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 meetings.
The Houston Texans haven't shown the ability to play good football on the road this season and have lost five of their last eight road games overall. Despite their record, the Jaguars compete most weeks and show signs of growing up with their young core. This is a more than winnable game at home for Jacksonville and the Jags actually opened up as a slight favorite. I'm backing the Jaguars at home and the free point.