Buffalo vs Houston Pick – Regular Season
Throughout the regular season, the Texans stuck to the following pattern, a loss followed by two wins. They started the season with a 30-28 loss to New Orleans. After that loss, they beat the Jacksonville Jaguars and LA Chargers. The team managed to take down three of this year’s playoff teams. Houston surprised Kansas City 31-24 and New England 28-22. They also beat Tennessee 24-21. However, in the last week of the season, the Titans came back and defeated the Texans 35-14.
Bills and Texans – Team Stats
The Houston offense at home is scoring 23.63 PPG and their defense is giving up 24.50 PPG. This team can mix it up when it comes to offensive yards, as they are averaging 242.75 YPG in the air and 119.0 YPG on the ground. On the other side of the ball at home, the Texan defense has been allowing opponents 241.13 YPG in passing and 125.25 YPG in rushing.
AFC Wild Card – Players and Matchups
We think that this is a good matchup for the Bills. Buffalo needs to do a few things, like get to Watson, to win. But they look to have a defense that can do that. At the same time, the Texans are motivated, sound on offense and defense, and at home. All of those elements should actually be in their favor.
Buffalo Bills Players
The Bills defense has recorded 44 sacks, 14 INTs, and 16 FF with nine fumbles recovered. Rookie DT Ed Oliver has recorded five sacks and seven TFL, while DT Jordan Phillips has made 9.5 sacks and 15 TFL. Also, DE Shaq Lawson brings 6.5 sacks and 17 TFL to this game. Corner Tre’Davious White leads a sound secondary. He’s grabbed six picks, defended 17 passes, and forced two fumbles.
Houston Texans Players
The Texans’ stats include 31 sacks, 12 interceptions with two going for scores, and 14 FF with 10 recovered. They also have 75 PD. DE J.J. Watt is back. Watt, who played eight games before being injured and undergoing surgery, recorded four sacks and 6.5 TFL. LB Whitney Mercilus has accumulated 7.5 sacks, 14 PD, four FF, and two INTs. Safety Tashaun Gipson Sr. has three picks and posted eight PD. LB Zach Cunningham tops the team with 99 solo tackles and 142 total tackles. He’s recorded 9.5 TFL and two INTs.
Bills and Texans Assessment
Our Buffalo vs Houston pick notes the following:
- QB Allen can bring it
- QB Watson is a major threat
- Buffalo defense is outstanding
- Houston is deep on D
- Bills are a solid road team
Our Buffalo vs Houston Pick
Here’s how our Buffalo vs Houston pick sees this game going. Houston and Buffalo can both score on the ground and in the air. The Texan offense can explode at any time and rack up points. However, Buffalo’s defense is stalwart and dependable. We’re taking the underdog in this one. Our pick is the Bills at +3.0. Be sure to see our over/under pick for the Buffalo Bills vs the Houston Texans as well as our picks for the Tennessee and New England matchup. Those will be online soon.