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New England Patriots vs Houston Texans 12/01/2019 Spread, Predictions and Preview
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New England Patriots vs Houston Texans 12/01/2019 – NFL bets are trickling in as the New England Patriots (10-1) engage the Houston Texans (7-4) in an exciting battle royale. As one of the top NFL teams, the Patriots seem to have all bases covered. However, it’s best not to underestimate the Texans, who have demonstrated that they can bring down the top teams to their knees.
New England Patriots vs Houston Texans 12/01/2019
New England Patriots
The New England Patriots are fresh from a low-winning ballgame against the Dallas Cowboys. They secured the win with a 13-9 score. QB Tom Brady was going for 17/37 with 190 passing yards. He chucked in a thrown TD with no interceptions. Sony Michel carried the ball 20 times across 85 yards. Julian Edelman was the top receiver, catching the ball 8 times and extending the team’s territory by 93 yards.
The Patriots usually have high-scoring games, but they were challenged by the staunch defense of their opponent. They had to adjust to a mixed offense style of play in order to make sure they get the points. The Patriots only ran for 27 out of 66 plays. They chalked up a total of 282 yards. They didn’t let their defense slide, however- they managed to hold their opponent to 212 yards. While the yardage gap is not that significant, every yard makes a huge difference, especially in low-scoring ball games.
Defense-wise, the Patriots limited their opponents to a 58% throw completion rate. They didn’t have enough bulk to block off 26 rush attempts, however. The Patriots faced quite a scare in that matchup, but thankfully they averted a disaster due to their team’s confidence and experience. They’ll need it as they take on the other NFL leaders.
Players to watch:
T. Brady QB (11 GP 273 CMP 439 ATT 62.2 CMP% 2942 YDS 6.7 AVG 267.4 YDS/G 59 LNG 15 TD 5 INT 18 SACK 126 SYL 54.7 QBR 88.5 RTG), S. Michel RB (11 GP 174 ATT 600 YDS 3.4 AVG 26 LNG 2 BIG 6 TDS 54.5 YDS/G 1 FUM 1 LST 39 FD), R. Burkhead RB (8 GP 38 ATT 151 YDS 4 AVG 12 LNG 0 BIG 1 TDS 18.9 YDS/G 0 FUM 0 LST 8 FD), J. Edelman WR (11 GP 76 REC 112 TGTS 809 YDS 10.6 AVG 4 TD 36 LNG 9 BIG 73.5 YDS/G 2 FUM 1 LST 266 YAC 39 FD), J. White RB (10 GP 49 REC 65 TGTS 414 YDS 8.4 AVG 1 TD 59 LNG 6 BIG 41.4 YDS/G 0 FUM 0 LST 352 YAC 22 FD).
The Texans last assaulted the Indianapolis Colts and squeezed out a 20-17 victory. QB Deshaun Watson made an MVP statement by going 19/30 with 298 air yards. He completed two thrown TDs plus 1 interception. Carlos Hyde was the ground master, carrying the ball 16 times for a total of 67 yards. Fuller V caught the ball 7 times to claim the post of the top receiver. He helped the team extend yardage gain by 140 yards.
The Texans played a very tight game. They ran for 24 times out of 55 plays and accumulated an amazing 396 yards. Their opponent out-ran them, going for 40 rush attempts plus 16 throws. However, their opponent managed to cover only 296 yards. This meant that the Texans were playing rough ball defense. Even if the rush attempts did go through, they didn’t get far ahead. The 64% throw completion rate afforded the opponent some points, but it was thankfully not enough to turn the tables on the Texans.
The Texans made a good approximation of their tactics. They also threw in just the right amount of effort in their defense and offense. If they keep up this style of play, they’ll be a force to be reckoned with.
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), D. Hopkins WR (11 GP 81 REC 112 TGTS 839 YDS 10.4 AVG 6 TD 38 LNG 11 BIG 76.3 YDS/G 0 FUM 0 LST 264 YAC 52 FD), W. Fuller V WR (8 GP 41 REC 60 TGTS 590 YDS 14.4 AVG 3 TD 54 LNG 9 BIG 73.8 YDS/G 1 FUM 0 LST 204 YAC 22 FD).
New England Patriots vs Houston Texans Betting Numbers
New England Patriots
Patriots are 11-4 ATS in their last 15 games.
Texans are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games.
New England Patriots vs Houston Texans Betting Picks
Online sportsbook review sites have decreed a Houston win. The endgame score is pegged at 20.4 versus 24.4. Houston’s winning score will cover the spread, with a total going under.