Oakland Raiders vs Houston Texans 10/27/2019 Picks, Predictions and Previews
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Oakland Raiders vs Houston Texans 10/27/2019 – The Oakland Raiders (3-3) are hungry for more wins. The same goes for their opponents, the Houston Texans (4-3). It’s a matchup that will lead to a better league standing for either of them. Sportsbooks have set the Raiders as the underdogs at 6.5 points, with a 3-3-0 ATS and 4-2-0 bet on total. Meanwhile, the Texans are 4-3-0 ATS, with the same figure when betting on over/under.
Oakland Raiders vs Houston Texans 10/27/2019
The Raiders are no stranger to adversity. That’s why they easily took in stride their recent loss against the Green Bay Packers with a 42-24 scoreboard. However, they’re pressured and motivation to perform well because they did well in past seasons. QB Derek Carr actually played a great game, doing 22/28 with 293 passing yards. He also completed 2 touchdowns via a throw. Josh Jacobs was on the business end of the rush as he accumulated 124 yards with 21 carries. Even though he completed a long run of 42 yards, his efforts didn’t net him any touchdowns. Darren Waller caught the ball 7 times, helping his team gain 126 yards. His average of 18 yards per catch greatly assisted in yardage gain.
The Oakland Raiders seemed to have relaxed their defense too much. This might have been the key element that led to their loss. They allowed 81% of the opponent’s throws to connect. They also allowed 23 carries which gave the opponent 60 yards. The team conceded a total of 481 yards, which was greater than their own yardage gain of 421 yards. In the tale of yardage gain alone, the Raiders were obviously at a disadvantage. Another factor was the conversion of yardage gain to notches on the scoreboard. The previous game was a wake-up call for the Raiders to pull their defense together, or else be stuck in a downward spiral.
Players to watch: Derek Carr 189 ATT 140 CMP 1410 YDS 8 TD Josh Jacobs 109 CAR 554 YDS 5.1 AVG 4 TD DeAndre Washington 29 CAR 103 YDS 3.6 AVG 1 TD Darren Waller 44 REC 485 YDS 11 AVG 2 TDS Tyrell Williams 17 REC 216 YDS 12.7 AVG 4 TDS Foster Moreau 12 REC 121 YDS 10.1 AVG 2 TDS Hunter Renfrow 14 REC 115 YDS 8.2 AVG 0 TD
The Texans trailed behind the Indianapolis Colts at 30-23 during their last matchup. It was a game that could have been close, but the Texans got left behind in aggressiveness. QB Deshaun Watson did 23/34 with 308 passing yards. He was able to score 1 touchdown and throw 2 interceptions. Carlos Hyde carried the ball 12 times for a total of 35 yards but was not able to rush in for a touchdown. DeAndre Hopkins received the ball 9 times, covering a total of 106 yards. The players worked hard for their stats, but they were outgunned by the other team.
The Texans gained 391 yards but allowed their opponent 383 yards. Their defense had a hole that could not be plugged. They allowed a 65% completion rate for the opponents 40 throws. And they also allowed 26 rush attempts to cover 62 precious yards. In terms of the battle of the yards, the Texans didn’t put up much of a fight. In situations like these, with almost equal yardage gain, the clincher is who gets to score first, then score the most. Obviously, the Texans weren’t able to convert as well as their opponents.
Players to watch: Deshaun Watson 235 ATT 163 CMP 1952 YDS 13 TD Carlos Hyde 111 CAR 461 YDS 4.2 AVG 3 TD Duke Johnson 44 CAR 273 YDS 6.2 AVG 0 TD DeAndre Hopkins 49 REC 508 YDS 10.4 AVG 3 TDS Will Fuller 34 REC 450 YDS 13.2 AVG 3 TDS Kenny Stills 15 REC 293 YDS 19.5 AVG 1 TDS Jordan Akins 15 REC 213 YDS 14.2 AVG 2 TDS
Oakland Raiders vs Houston Texans Betting Numbers
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Raiders’ last 5 games.
Houston is 14-6 SU in their last 20 games.
Oakland Raiders vs Houston Texans Betting Picks
If you’re into Vegas betting online, then place your wager on a Houston win. Betting sites have predicted a 34.2 versus 16.2 Houston win which will cover the spread. The total will go under.