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Houston Texans vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers 12/21/2019 Picks, Predictions and Previews

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Houston Texans vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers 12-21-2019 Picks Predictions and Previews

Houston Texans vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers 12/21/2019 – The best USA betting sites are lining up their predictions. The Houston Texans (9-5) are crashing the party of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (7-7). This promises to be an action-filled game as two good teams duke it out for the win. 

Houston Texans vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers 12/21/2019

When: Saturday, December 21, 1:00 PM ET
Where: Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida
TV: NFL
Stream: SofaStream

Houston Texans vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers 12/21/2019

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Texans -1 (-110) 53 o (-110) -110
Buccaneers +1 (-110) 53 u (-110) -110
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Houston Texans

Houston Texanslast matchup was against the Tennessee Titans. It was a hard-fought matchup, and the Texans were able to wrangle out a 24-21 win. QB Deshaun Watson was at 19/27 performance with 243 air yards. He put up two passing TDs and came up with 2 picks. Carlos Hyde was the rush leader, racking 26 carries at 104 yards. He even scored a rushing TD. DeAndre Hopkins was the foremost receiver with 6 catches at 119 yards.

The Texans stretched their tactics and their nerves on a difficult matchup. The team rushed for 35 out of 63 plays. Their tenacity in rush attacks served them well, although the opponent was able to answer back with its own offense. In response, the Texans tightened their opponent’s throw completion percentage to 59%. They were, however, unable to stem the tide of 28 rush attempts. This was most likely the reason why the opponent got to catch up with their score.

The Texans scored 374 yards, while the opponent was ahead with 432 yards. This minor discrepancy in yardage gain becomes nullified if the lesser team is able to connect with more points. Converting yards into points should be a top priority of any team nowadays.

Players to watch:
D. Watson QB (14 GP 314 CMP 463 ATT 67.8 CMP% 3668 YDS 7.9 AVG 289.3 YDS/G 54 LNG 26 TD 11 INT 39 SACK 234 SYL 70 QBR 100.4 RTG), C. Hyde RB (14 GP 224 ATT 1030 YDS 4.6 AVG 58 LNG 8 BIG 5 TDS 73.6 YDS/G 4 FUM 2 LST 52 FD), D. Johnson RB (14 GP 77 ATT 394 YDS 5.1 AVG 40 LNG 3 BIG 1 TDS 28.1 YDS/G 0 FUM 0 LST 16 FD).

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The Buccaneers engaged the Detroit Lions in their previous matchup. They avoided the Lions’ claws and dominated with a 38-17 endgame score. QB Jameis Winston looked as if he was playing his last NFL game. He pumped a highly impressive 28/42 with 458 air yards. The highest point of the night was his 4 thrown TDs and 1 pick.  Ronald Jones II provided supporting offense by carrying the ball 11 times. He gained a measly 23 yards. Chris Godwin made up for it by catching the ball 5 times across 121 yards.

The Buccaneers were playing normally until their QB exploded. They rushed for 29 out of 73 plays, an indicator that mixed offense was online for the team. They initiated 23 first downs. Tampa Bay had good throw offense, limiting the opponent to a 56% throw completion rate. They also did well versus rush attacks, letting go of only 18 attempts. 

The  Buccaneers readily claimed the majority of the territory with a 495- yard accumulation. Meanwhile, their opponent had to settle for only 295 yards. The big yardage gain gap was indicative of a vastly superior team picking on a helpless one. The Buccaneers should continue their domination game to learn more lessons as the season draws to an end. 

Players to watch:
J. Winston QB (14 GP 342 CMP 554 ATT 61.7 CMP% 4573 YDS 8.3 AVG 343 YDS/G 71 LNG 30 TD 24 INT 43 SACK 268 SYL 57.8 QBR 87.9 RTG), R. Jones II RB (14 GP 147 ATT 541 YDS 3.7 AVG 25 LNG 3 BIG 5 TDS 38.6 YDS/G 0 FUM 0 LST 27 FD), P. Barber RB (14 GP 143 ATT 447 YDS 3.1 AVG 17 LNG 0 BIG 6 TDS 31.9 YDS/G 0 FUM 0 LST 23 FD).

Houston Texans vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers Betting Numbers

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Houston Texans

The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston’s last 7 games.
Texans are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games.
Houston is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games on the road.
Texans are 9-4 SU in their last 13 games this season.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston’s last 5 games against an opponent in the NFC conference.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The total has gone OVER in 11 of Tampa Bay’s last 12 games.
Buccaneers are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay’s last 5 games at home.
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Tampa Bay’s last 10 games this season.
Buccaneers are 2-10-1 ATS in their last 13 games against an opponent in the AFC South division.

Houston Texans vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers Betting Picks

Online betting sites USA have carefully estimated a Tampa Bay win. The final score is expected to be  16.4 against 33.5. The team’s score will cover the spread, with a total going under.