Denver Broncos vs Houston Texans 12/08/2019 Previews, Odds and Picks
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Denver Broncos vs Houston Texans 12/08/2019 – Best betting websites are crunching the numbers in the upcoming NFL game. The Denver Broncos (4-8) are charging against the Houston Texans (8-4). It’s interesting that the win-loss record of the teams is inverse of each other. Let’s see who will most likely succeed.
Denver Broncos vs Houston Texans 12/08/2019
The Broncos outlasted the Los Angeles Chargers in their previous game. They concluded with a 23-20 victory. QB Drew Lock was the top gun, going for 18/28 with 134 air yards. He was able to connect 2 thrown TDs and an interception. Phillip Lindsay took care of ground matters with 17 carries for a total of 58 yards gained. Courtland Sutton was the top receiver, posting 74 yards via 4 catches.
The Denver Broncos played an attrition game. They rushed for 25 out of 53 plays, gaining 218 yards. Their opponent actually outscored them in yardage gain with 359 yards. It’s amazing how the Broncos were able to pull off a win despite their inferior territory.
The Broncos didn’t put much stock in defense, allowing the opponent a 69% throw completion rate and 29 rush attempts. However, they made up for things by never giving up trying to score- and they were rewarded with an unexpected victory.
Players to watch:
J. Flacco QB (8 GP 171 CMP 262 ATT 65.3 CMP% 1822 YDS 7 AVG 230.3 YDS/G 70 LNG 6 TD 5 INT 26 SACK 194 SYL 48.4 QBR 85.1 RTG), P. Lindsay RB (11 GP 147 ATT 708 YDS 4.8 AVG 40 LNG 6 BIG 5 TDS 64.4 YDS/G 0 FUM 0 LST 28 FD), R. Freeman RB (11 GP 103 ATT 425 YDS 4.1 AVG 26 LNG 1 BIG 2 TDS 38.6 YDS/G 0 FUM 0 LST 18 FD).
The Texans faced the superior-ranked New England Patriots and humbled them with a 28-22 scoreboard. QB Deshaun Watson declared his bid for MVP with a stellar performance of 3 thrown TDs. He also posted 18/25 with 234 air yards. Duke Johnson rushed the ball for 9 times, covering a measly 36 yards. DeAndre Hopkins fared better, catching the ball 5 times and extending the Texans’ territory by 64 yards.
The Texans trusted in the power of the rush. They rushed with the ball for 23 out of 52 plays. In the tale of the yards, the Texans were actually losing with 276 yards versus the opponent’s 447. The opponent’s huge territory advantage was nullified by the Texans’ brick wall defense. The Texans only allowed a 51% throw completion rate. Even though they let 29 rush attempts slip, these eventually didn’t connect well as the defensive line caught up.
The Texans shrugged off their territory disadvantage in the previous game and actually came out on top. Their focus on scoring accuracy paid off and got them a sweet win.
Players to watch:
D. Watson QB (11 GP 249 CMP 361 ATT 69 CMP% 2899 YDS 8 AVG 290.9 YDS/G 54 LNG 20 TD 7 INT 32 SACK 197 SYL 72.4 QBR 103.4 RTG), C. Hyde RB (11 GP 174 ATT 836 YDS 4.8 AVG 58 LNG 8 BIG 4 TDS 76 YDS/G 4 FUM 2 LST 41 FD), D. Johnson RB (11 GP 65 ATT 349 YDS 5.4 AVG 40 LNG 3 BIG 1 TDS 31.7 YDS/G 0 FUM 0 LST 15 FD).
Denver Broncos vs Houston Texans Betting Numbers
Broncos are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
Texans are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games.
Denver Broncos vs Houston Texans Betting Picks
The top sportsbook site has signaled a Houston win. The expected score is 12.4 against 29.6. Houston’s score will cover the spread, with a total going under.