Free NFL Prediction: Saints vs Texans
Week 12 NFL betting sees the New Orleans Saints taking on the Houston Texans on Sunday November 29th at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all NFL season long so stay tuned for more FREE NFL predictions.
New Orleans Saints (4-6) at Houston Texans (5-5)
Date: Sunday November 29th
Time: 1:00 PM
Venue: NRG Stadium- Houston, Texas
ATS Betting Lines: Houston Texans -3
NFL Moneyline Odds: Texans -160
NFL Betting Total: 48
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Two unlikely foes will square off in Houston on Sunday afternoon as the New Orleans Saints, fresh off their bye, look to snap their losing streak against the red-hot Houston Texans.
Kick off is set for 1:00 PM ET as the Texans look to make it four wins in a row and hold on to their playoff hopes in the AFC.
New Orleans Saints
After getting embarrassed by a paltry Washington Redskins offense in Week 10, the New Orleans Saints gave defensive coordinator Rob Ryan the boot in an attempt to salvage their sinking season.
The Saints defense has been nothing short of awful this season, especially on the road. That’s where they find themselves this week as they travel to face a hot Houston Texans team.
When it comes to defense, the Saints are currently last in yards, last in points, 29th against the rush and 31st against the pass.
Sure, Ryan was terrible as a defensive coordinator, but now they’ve temporarily replaced him with Dennis Allen who was just as bad during his head coaching tenure with the Oakland Raiders.
In just five road games this year, the Saints have been outscored 165-99.
They’re allowing 33 points per road game, and despite a win against Indianapolis, the Saints are still being outscored by more than 13 points per game on the road.
The offense has been solid all year, coming into this matchup 3rd in yards, 2nd in passing, and 8th in points. However, New Orleans’s offense will now have to face the hottest defense in the NFL.
And if the Saints don’t improve on defense, they’ll be in for a long game on Sunday.
At 5-5, the Houston Texans are in second place in the ugly AFC South.
Thanks to a phenomenal defense and great quarterback play, the Texans have rejuvenated their season at the optimal time.
In terms of offense, Houston is 13th in yards and 6th in passing. The Texans are still only 25th in points, but they’re sure to improve on that after facing the Saints’ terrible defense.
When it comes to defense, there isn’t any unit in the NFL playing better than the Texans.
Houston has held its last three opponents to 29 points combined, forcing seven turnovers in the process. The Texans defense is finally playing how everyone thought they would once the season started.
They held the undefeated Cincinnati Bengals to just six points on Monday night in Week 10, and limited the New York Jets to just 267 yards and 17 points in Week 11.
With the Texans playing as well as they are right now, it’s tough to bet against them.
They’ve done an excellent job limiting the turnovers during their last three games, and the Saints aren’t exactly known for their defense, so that trend should continue.
NFL Betting Trends:
- Saints are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 road games.
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of the Saints last 5 road games.
- Texans are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
- Texans are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games.
- Texans are 6-2 SU in their last 8 home games.
4* Free NFL Betting Prediction: Houston -3
The Saints have been abysmal on the road this season, and I don’t see a bye week turning their defense around. New Orleans is also averaging less than 20 points per game on the road, and improving that number won’t be easy against the hottest defense in football.
NFL Free Score Prediction: Houston 27- New Orleans 20
The Saints’ road woes will continue and their defense will continue to give up points. Houston moves to 6-5.
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