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Texans vs. Saints - 11/29/15 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
New Orleans Saints (4-6) at Houston Texans (5-5)
Date & Time Sunday November 29, 2015, 1:00 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Houston Texans -3 -- Over/Under: 47.5
TV Channel
FOX
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NFL | New Orleans Saints (4-6) at Houston Texans (5-5)
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The New Orleans Saints and Houston Texans square off Sunday afternoon at NRG Stadium.

The New Orleans Saints look for their second road victory in hopes of getting back on track. Drew Brees is completing 69.5 percent of his passes for 2,972 yards, 20 touchdowns and nine interceptions. Brees has 12 touchdown passes in his last three games. Brandin Cooks and Willie Snead have combined for 1,327 receiving yards and nine touchdowns while Benjamin Watson has 46 receptions. The New Orleans Saints ground game is averaging 101.3 yards per contest, and Mark Ingram leads the way with 661 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, New Orleans is allowing 31.5 points and 424.3 yards per game. Stephone Anthony leads the Saints with 72 tackles, Cameron Jordan has six sacks and Delvin Breaux has 13 pass deflections. Dannell Ellerbe, Keenan Lewis and Damian Swann are questionable.

The Houston Texans look for their fourth straight win to get a game above a .500 record. T.J. Yates is completing 46.7 percent of his passes for 298 yards, three touchdowns and zero interceptions. Brian Hoyer is questionable with a concussion. DeAndre Hopkins and Nate Washington have combined for 1,501 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns while Cecil Shorts III has 31 receptions. The Houston Texans ground game is averaging 90.8 yards per contest, and Alfred Blue leads the way with 353 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Houston is allowing 22.8 points and 333 yards per game. Brian Cushing leads the Texans with 81 tackles, J.J. Watt has 11.5 sacks and Johnathan Joseph has 14 pass deflections. Akeem Dent, Chris Polk and Kareem Jackson are questionable.

The Texans are starting to feel themselves a little bit with three straight victories and the same record as the Colts for the AFC South lead. The Saints play no defense and have been suspect at best on the road for years. It's hard to go against the Texans at home, especially with their confidence building each game.

Look for Houston to win four straight. 

Pick:
Houston Texans -3

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