On Sunday, November 19th at 1:00 PM ET, the Houston Texans and Arizona Cardinals face off at NRG Stadium in Houston, TX. CBS will carry the TV coverage for the game. Houston is set to take on the Cardinals in this non-conference matchup, and they are favored by 4 at home. Read on for my thoughts and betting angles.
ARIZONA CARDINALS VS HOUSTON TEXANS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Arizona Cardinals +4
This game will be played at NRG Stadium at 1:00 ET on Sunday, November 19th.
WHY BET THE ARIZONA CARDINALS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 21-19 in favor of the Cardinals.
- Our projections have Kyler Murray finishing with 244.286 passing yards on 22.662/34.138 passing.
- The Cardinals are projected to finish with 320 yards of offense compared to the 303 yards for the Texans.
Can the Cardinals Lock in a Road Win?
Through 10 games, the Cardinals have a record of 2-8. This mark has them 4th in the NFC-West and 15th in the NFC. The Cardinals currently hold a 5-5 record against the spread. Currently, their average scoring margin is -8.7.
On offense, the Cardinals are at 17.6 points per game, putting them 22nd in the NFL. In this week’s game, Arizona’s passing game is currently 30th in passing yards. Additionally, they are 20th in pass attempts, throwing an average of 31.9 passes each game.
The Cardinals come into the game handing the ball off 26.5 times per game and are currently 8th in rushing yards. Their average yards per attempt is 4.7.
Looking at Arizona’s defense, they currently stand 25th in points allowed. Opponents have been averaging 26.3 points per game and 342.6 yards per contest against them.
Will Houston Make it Happen at Home?
Before facing the Cardinals, the Texans carry an overall record of 5-4 and have won two consecutive matchups. In the AFC-South, Houston is in 2nd place. The Texans have put together an above .500 record versus the spread this season, currently at 5-4. Their average scoring margin for this season is +2.8.
On the offensive front, the Texans are currently averaging 24.1 points per game, positioning them 9th in the NFL. Houston is currently 8th in passing attempts and are averaging 7.7 yards per attempt (3). At 274.3 passing yards per game, they are 2nd in the league.
The Texans come into the game handing the ball off 27.6 times per game and are currently 24th in rushing yards. Their average yards per attempt is 3.5.
When it comes to turnovers, the Houston defense has forced 12 takeaways, putting them 7th in the NFL. Overall, they are allowing 21.3 points per game and yielding 340.0 yards.