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NFL Game Matchup Report
Sunday, 09/09/2018 at 01:00 pm HOUSTON (4-12) at  NEW ENGLAND (15-4)
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Teams Line PF PA SU ATS O/U/P RY PY TY RY PY TY
465HOUSTON 51 21.1 27.3 4-12 7-9-0 7-9-0 115.1 204.9 320 109.2 237.4 346.6
466NEW ENGLAND -6 28.9 19.5 15-4 12-7-0 9-10-0 113.1 292.2 405.3 114 256.3 370.3
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Power Rating Line
The power rating system is based on recent game results. The section should be used to compare the relative strength of the two teams involved. A power line is calculated using both teams ratings and home field advantage. Where the power line differs significantly from the current line, the team with the edge is indicated.
Team Estimate Edge
HOUSTON
NEW ENGLAND -18 12
Average power rating of opponents played: NEW ENGLAND 19.9, HOUSTON 20.1
Team Trends and Angles
All team trends listed below apply to the current game.
HOUSTON Team Trends
Description Against the spread Over/Under Straight Up
  Current Last 3 Since 1992 Current Last 3 Since 1992 Current Last 3 Since 1992
  W-L W-L W-L O-U O-U O-U W-L W-L W-L
as an underdog of 3.5 to 9.5 points 0-0 4-7 44-48 0-0 3-8 40-53 0-0 2-9 21-73
in all games 0-0 14-19 125-130 0-0 15-19 128-130 0-0 14-20 113-150
in all lined games 0-0 14-19 125-130 0-0 15-19 128-130 0-0 14-20 113-150
as an underdog 0-0 8-14 75-85 0-0 9-13 83-76 0-0 5-17 45-118
as a road underdog 0-0 6-10 48-57 0-0 6-10 49-53 0-0 3-13 27-79
as a road underdog of 7 points or less 0-0 4-6 29-37 0-0 3-7 30-33 0-0 3-7 21-46
as a road underdog of 3.5 to 7 points 0-0 3-4 18-24 0-0 2-5 17-25 0-0 2-5 10-33
in road games 0-0 6-10 60-67 0-0 6-10 60-65 0-0 3-13 44-86
in road lined games 0-0 6-10 60-67 0-0 6-10 60-65 0-0 3-13 44-86
in a road game where the total is greater than or equal to 49.5 0-0 0-0 3-8 0-0 0-0 6-5 0-0 0-0 1-10
in all games where the total is greater than or equal to 49.5 0-0 0-0 6-11 0-0 0-0 8-10 0-0 0-0 3-15
against conference opponents 0-0 10-15 99-96 0-0 12-14 97-98 0-0 11-15 87-112
against AFC East division opponents 0-0 1-2 14-18 0-0 2-1 16-15 0-0 0-3 14-19
in games played on turf 0-0 4-4 18-29 0-0 4-4 25-23 0-0 2-6 11-38
in September games 0-0 4-2 25-27 0-0 1-5 29-23 0-0 3-3 24-29
in the first two weeks of the season 0-0 3-1 15-15 0-0 0-4 14-16 0-0 3-1 18-13
in the first month of the season 0-0 6-2 33-28 0-0 3-5 34-27 0-0 5-3 31-31
in the first half of the season 0-0 9-5 53-60 0-0 8-7 66-50 0-0 8-7 54-64
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NEW ENGLAND Team Trends
Description Against the spread Over/Under Straight Up
  Current Last 3 Since 1992 Current Last 3 Since 1992 Current Last 3 Since 1992
  W-L W-L W-L O-U O-U O-U W-L W-L W-L
as a favorite of 3.5 to 9.5 points 0-0 14-9 96-83 0-0 12-11 99-86 0-0 17-6 148-38
in all games 0-0 28-10 250-193 0-0 18-20 232-220 0-0 32-6 305-155
in all lined games 0-0 28-10 250-193 0-0 18-20 232-220 0-0 32-6 305-155
as a favorite 0-0 27-10 163-144 0-0 18-19 159-155 0-0 31-6 245-75
as a home favorite 0-0 14-6 101-91 0-0 12-8 101-96 0-0 16-4 157-44
as a home favorite of 7 points or less 0-0 7-1 58-49 0-0 4-4 57-58 0-0 7-1 83-33
as a home favorite of 3.5 to 7 points 0-0 5-1 42-31 0-0 4-2 42-34 0-0 5-1 61-16
in home games 0-0 14-6 124-99 0-0 12-8 120-108 0-0 16-4 173-60
in home lined games 0-0 14-6 124-99 0-0 12-8 120-108 0-0 16-4 173-60
in a home game where the total is greater than or equal to 49.5 0-0 2-1 20-7 0-0 2-1 18-8 0-0 2-1 25-3
in all games where the total is greater than or equal to 49.5 0-0 9-1 40-19 0-0 4-6 30-29 0-0 9-1 51-10
against conference opponents 0-0 21-7 194-140 0-0 13-15 181-161 0-0 25-3 233-116
against AFC South division opponents 0-0 3-2 27-15 0-0 3-2 27-14 0-0 5-0 36-7
in games played on turf 0-0 18-8 116-81 0-0 14-12 115-85 0-0 22-4 151-53
in September games 0-0 4-2 41-42 0-0 4-2 46-39 0-0 5-1 52-34
in the first two weeks of the season 0-0 3-1 26-21 0-0 3-1 27-22 0-0 3-1 31-19
in the first month of the season 0-0 4-4 48-46 0-0 5-3 54-43 0-0 5-3 60-38
in the first half of the season 0-0 11-5 103-81 0-0 7-9 103-86 0-0 13-3 122-70
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Team Statistics
Performance statistics for each team in various situations are listed below.
HOUSTON Current Season Performance
  Straight Up Against Spread Team Opponent
  W-L Units W-L O-U Score Half Yards YPP TO Score Half Yards YPP TO
Last 3 Games 0-3 -3 0-3 1-2 8.667 4.333 207.333 4.203 1.333 33.667 19.333 348 5.613 0
Conference 3-9 -7.7 5-7 5-7 20.5 10.917 305 5.076 1.5 26.25 15.083 326.333 5.594 1
Turf 1-2 -0.3 3-0 2-1 28 17 397.333 6.34 1.667 28.667 16 390 6.648 1
Road Games 1-7 -5.3 4-4 3-5 17.5 11.375 319.625 5.272 1.875 29.125 15.25 370.625 6.19 0.5
All 4-12 -9.85 7-9 7-9 21.125 11.125 320 5.262 1.75 27.25 14.875 346.625 5.894 1
Team Statistics
Performance statistics for each team in various situations are listed below.
NEW ENGLAND Current Season Performance
  Straight Up Against Spread Team Opponent
  W-L Units W-L O-U Score Half Yards YPP TO Score Half Yards YPP TO
All 15-4 -0.85 12-7 9-10 28.947 16.526 405.316 6.191 0.737 19.526 10.684 370.263 6.003 1
Home Games 8-2 -1.3 6-4 6-4 29.4 17.2 389.7 5.714 0.5 20.1 10.5 352.5 6.057 0.9
Last 3 Games 2-1 0.2 1-2 2-1 30.667 14.333 465 6.675 0.667 25 14.333 393 6.141 0.333
Conference 12-2 1.95 9-5 6-8 29.214 16.143 382.5 5.878 0.786 18.286 10.286 348 5.665 1.143
Turf 10-2 0.7 7-5 6-6 28.417 16.25 392.25 5.811 0.667 18.417 10.167 350.083 5.892 1.083
HOUSTON Current Season Statistics
  Rushing Passing Total
  PPG Half FD TOP ATT-YDS YPR CMP-ATT PCT YDS PYA ATT-YDS YPP YPPT
Offense (All Games) 21.1 11.1 19.6 30.11 28-115 (4.1) 19-33 57% 204.9 (6.2) 61-320 5.3 15.1
Opponents Defensive Avg. 21.7 10.6 19.5 30.43 27-110 (4) 21-35 60.7% 225.2 (6.5) 62-336 5.4 15.4
Offense Road Games 17.5 11.4 18.4 30.54 28-102 (3.7) 19-33 58% 217.8 (6.6) 61-320 5.3 18.3
Defense (All Games) 27.3 14.9 18.8 29.89 28-109 (4) 20-31 64.1% 237.4 (7.6) 59-347 5.9 12.7
Opponents Offensive Avg. 21.7 10.6 19.5 30.43 27-110 (4) 21-35 60.7% 225.2 (6.5) 62-336 5.4 15.4
Defense Road Games 29.1 15.3 19.3 29.46 28-112 (4.1) 21-32 65.3% 258.3 (8) 60-371 6.2 12.7
NEW ENGLAND Current Season Statistics
  Rushing Passing Total
  PPG Half FD TOP ATT-YDS YPR CMP-ATT PCT YDS PYA ATT-YDS YPP YPPT
Offense (All Games) 28.9 16.5 24.8 30.19 27-113 (4.2) 25-38 65.8% 292.2 (7.6) 65-405 6.2 14
Opponents Defensive Avg. 22 11 19.4 29.85 27-109 (4.1) 21-34 62.2% 226.9 (6.6) 61-336 5.5 15.3
Offense Road Games 29.4 17.2 25.6 31.54 30-121 (4) 25-38 64.7% 269.2 (7.1) 68-390 5.7 13.3
Defense (All Games) 19.5 10.7 20.4 29.81 24-114 (4.7) 23-37 62.4% 256.3 (6.9) 62-370 6 19
Opponents Offensive Avg. 22 11 19.4 29.85 27-109 (4.1) 21-34 62.2% 226.9 (6.6) 61-336 5.5 15.3
Defense Road Games 20.1 10.5 19.7 28.47 24-108 (4.5) 22-34 64.5% 244.1 (7.2) 58-353 6.1 17.5
HOUSTON Turnovers, Penalties and Special Teams Statistics
  Turnovers Lost Third Downs Fourth Downs Kickoff Returns Punt Returns Penalties
  INT FL TO DIFF #-MADE PCT #-MADE PCT KR-YDS YPKR PR-YDS YPPR PEN-YDS
Stats For (All Games) 1.1 0.7 1.8 -0.8 13-5 36.4% 1-0 50% 2-35 (20.7) 2-19 (8.2) 8-66
Opponents Avg. Stats Against 0.9 0.5 1.4 1.8 14-5 39.2% 1-1 51.7% 2-43 (20.9) 16-2 (7.7) 7-57
Stats For (Road Games) 1.5 0.4 1.9 -1.4 14-5 36.1% 0-0 66.7% 2-41 (19.4) 2-18 (8.4) 9-70
Stats Against (All Games) 0.7 0.3 1 0 13-4 35.3% 1-0 62.5% 2-34 (20.3) 3-38 (12.3) 8-71
Opponents Avg. Stats For 0.9 0.5 1.3 0 14-5 37.7% 1-0 52% 2-45 (21.9) 17-2 (7.8) 7-57
Stats Against (Road Games) 0.1 0.4 0.5 0 13-5 36.5% 1-1 66.7% 2-38 (21.4) 3-43 (13.8) 7-68
NEW ENGLAND Turnovers, Penalties and Special Teams Statistics
  Turnovers Lost Third Downs Fourth Downs Kickoff Returns Punt Returns Penalties
  INT FL TO DIFF #-MADE PCT #-MADE PCT KR-YDS YPKR PR-YDS YPPR PEN-YDS
Stats For (All Games) 0.4 0.3 0.7 0.3 13-5 41.9% 1-0 62.5% 2-38 (21.4) 2-17 (8.5) 5-47
Opponents Avg. Stats Against 0.8 0.5 1.3 1.8 13-5 38% 1-0 44.4% 2-43 (21.9) 16-2 (7.6) 7-59
Stats For (Home Games) 0.2 0.3 0.5 0.4 14-6 44% 1-1 70% 2-39 (20.4) 2-19 (8.4) 5-50
Stats Against (All Games) 0.7 0.3 1 0 13-5 40.6% 2-1 48.3% 4-69 (19.4) 1-6 (4.4) 7-65
Opponents Avg. Stats For 0.9 0.5 1.5 0 13-5 39.1% 1-0 43.8% 2-43 (21) 15-2 (7.3) 7-59
Stats Against (Home Games) 0.6 0.3 0.9 0 12-4 34.1% 1-1 50% 4-69 (19.1) 1-5 (3.6) 8-73
Current Season Results And Upcoming Games
Here are the most recent results and upcoming schedules for the two teams involved. Lines, total, game scores, results versus the spread, straight up and against the total are all displayed.
HOUSTON Season Results
  Team Stats Opp Stats
Date Opponent Score SU Line ATS Tot. O/U Rushing Passing TO Rushing Passing TO
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NEW ENGLAND Season Results
  Team Stats Opp Stats
Date Opponent Score SU Line ATS Tot. O/U Rushing Passing TO Rushing Passing TO
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Team Line Action
Oddsmakers move a line in part because of one-sided public betting action on a side or total. They also move the line in reaction to wise guys selections. Either way, this section attempts to uncover whether the wise guys and public have a read on a given team. It summarizes both line and total movements. As a general rule, follow the line or total movement when percentages exceed 57% and go against it when they are below 43%.
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in NEW ENGLAND games 42.3% of the time over the past 3 seasons. (11-15)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in NEW ENGLAND games 46.9% of the time since 1992. (159-180)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in HOUSTON games 53.6% of the time over the past 3 seasons. (15-13)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in HOUSTON games 48% of the time since 1992. (98-106)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in NEW ENGLAND games 61.8% of the time over the past 3 seasons. (21-13)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in NEW ENGLAND games 53% of the time since 1992. (202-179)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in HOUSTON games 45.5% of the time over the past 3 seasons. (15-18)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in HOUSTON games 48% of the time since 1992. (110-119)
Head-to-Head Series History
Listed below is a summary of the games results in recent Head-to-Head matchups.
  Rushing Passing Turnovers Penalties
Date Teams Score Line Result Half FD TOP ATT-YDS CMP-ATT YDS FL INT PEN-YDS
HOUSTON 20 49 U 6 21 28:50 34-167 17-34 158 1 1 6-44
09/09/2018 NEW ENGLAND 27 -6 21 23 31:10 31-122 26-31 267 2 1 6-36
HOUSTON 33 44.5 O 20 23 33:38 32-125 22-32 292 0 2 10-60
09/24/2017 NEW ENGLAND 36 -13 21 21 26:22 20-59 25-20 337 1 0 5-69
HOUSTON 16 44 O 13 14 32:30 23-104 23-23 181 0 3 5-75
01/14/2017 NEW ENGLAND 34 -16 17 20 27:30 27-98 18-27 279 1 2 5-50
HOUSTON 0 38.5 U 0 19 31:22 27-109 24-27 175 2 1 6-43
09/22/2016 NEW ENGLAND 27 -1 10 15 28:38 39-185 11-39 97 0 0 3-15
NEW ENGLAND 27 46 U 17 18 35:14 31-116 22-31 197 1 0 6-46
12/13/2015 HOUSTON 6 4 6 7 24:46 22-87 12-22 102 1 0 4-36
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