2019 Season NFL Football Past Picks
August 17, 2019
This pick was released to clients on August 20, 2021 at 2:55PM ET.
Detroit at Houston
Saturday 08/17 08:00 PM Eastern
1.5 units on Houston -4.5 (-103) (risk 1.5 to return 2.96) RESULT: win
1 unit on Game Total UNDER 42.5 +100 (risk 1 to return 2) RESULT: loss
Houston played a rare preseason game where one quarterback played the entire game as Joe Webb completed 25-of-40 for 286 yards and a touchdown with two interceptions. Coach Bill O'Brien didn't want to risk injury to starter Deshaun Watson, and AJ McCarron is out with a thumb injury. Even so, the Texans piled up 412 total yards in losing 28-26 to Green Bay. Webb also ran for 47 yards as the Texans recorded 138 yards on the ground. Houston signed rookie QB Jordan Ta'amu out of Ole Miss to fill the gap. O'Brien is 12-8 straight-up, 12-7-1 ATS in the preseason, and 13-7 UNDER. Detroit looked as bad as could be in all phases of the game as the Lions are breaking in yet another new offense. Coach Matt Patricia's specialty is defense, but you wouldn't know it as New England racked up 459 total yards in annihilating the Lions 31-3 in the opener. Detroit managed only 93 yards of total offense, and the QBs were sacked nine times as the team was booed off the field by the long-suffering Detroit fans. Matt Stafford's backup, David Fales, was 5-of-14 for 62 yards and an interception, and Tom Savage completed 2-of-3 for 40 yards. Patricia was 1-3 straight-up and ATS in his first preseason in 2018, and it looks bleak again this year with a totally incompetent offense. Play the Texans and the UNDER.
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