Cincinnati at Houston NFL Week 12 Free PickNoah Williams
Two teams that are currently fighting for a playoffs spot will hit the field at NRG Stadium this Sunday, when the Cincinnati Bengals visit the Houston Texans. The NFL odds for this week 12 matchup list the Texans as 1-point favorites, and the total is at 43.5 points.
Matchup: Cincinnati Bengals vs Houston Texans
Date: Sunday, Nov. 23
Start Time: 1:00 p.m. ET
Location: Houston, TX
Stadium: NRG Stadium
TV Info: CBS
Live Stream: NFL.com
Radio: Cincinnati Vs Houston
Point Spread: Texans -1
Game Total: 43.5
Analyzing My Cincinnati Bengals at Houston Texans Week 12 Free Pick
The Cincinnati Bengals lead the most competitive division in this year with a 6-3-1 record overall and 2-2 away from home, after beating the Saints 27-10 in New Orleans last week. The Bengals have the 18th ranked offense in the NFL averaging 346.3 yards and 22.4 points per game. QB Andy Dalton has completed 187 of his 303 passes for 2180 yards 11 TDs and 9 INTs while leading the 21st best passing offense. His best receiver has been WR Mohamed Sanu with 44 receptions, 671 yards & 4 TDs, along with WR AJ Green, who has 29 receptions for 508 yards & 4 TDs.
The Bengals defense is the 27th total, allowing 385 yards and 22.1 points per game. They are 20th defending the pass and 28th stopping the run. Their defense has 15 takeaways this season with 10 INTs and 5 TDs.
The Houston Texans improved to 5-5 after beating the Cleveland Browns 23-7 last week. They have the 16th ranked combined offense averaging 354.4 yards and 22.9 points per game. QB Ryan Mallett will lead the 28th ranked passing offense in the NFL for the second straight game; he completed 20 of his 30 passes first 211 yards 2 TDs & 1 INTs last week. WR DeAndre Hopkins leads the team with 46 receptions and 764 yards & 4 TD while WR Andre Johnson has caught 55 balls for 631 yards & 1 TD. RB Arian Foster is day-to-day after returning to practice this week after missing the game against the Browns with a groin injury; Foster has 822 yards in 161 carries & 7 TDs.
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Houston leads the NFL with 23 takeaways (11 INTs & 12 Fumble) but their defense is 29th total and allows 20.4 points per game. The Texans are 31st defending the pass and 16th stopping the run.
The Bengals are 5-4-1 ATS this season and 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games following an ATS win, 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 games in November, 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. AFC teams, 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games on grass, and 13-5 ATS in their last 18 games after allowing less than 15 points in their previous game.
The Texans are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games as a favorite, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. AFC team, but 3-9 ATS in their last 12 home games, 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games following a SU win, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games vs. a team with a winning road record, and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games in November.
Houston is 5-0 SU and ATS in its last five games when playing Cincinnati.