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Non Conference NFL Matchups

Point Spread: Texans -5 | Total Points: 49

Heading into week 11, the Cardinals have a below .500 record at 2-8. In their previous game, the Cardinals picked up a victory against the Falcons by a score of 25-23. The Cardinals not only won straight-up but also covered the spread as 2-point underdogs. The over/under line for the game was 43.5 points, and the teams managed to surpass it, recording a combined total of 48 points.

As the Texans prepare for this non-conference matchup, the team has an overall record of 5-4. This includes riding a current two-game win streak. Against AFC opponents, they have a record of 3-2. The Texans clinched a win in their most recent contest against the Bengals, finishing with a final score of 30-27. Heading into the game, the Texans were 5.5-point underdogs. With the straight-up win, they also covered the spread. The game had an over/under line of 45.5 points, and both teams went beyond it, scoring a combined total of 57 points.

Arizona Cardinals vs Houston Texans History

The last ten head-to-head matchups between the Cardinals and Texans have gone in favor of the Cardinals, putting together a record of 4-2. The over/under record in the five most recent head-to-head games between the Cardinals and Texans is 3-2, with an average of 47 points per game. The last three times that the Cardinals have been on the road vs. the Texans, the over/under record is 3-0.

  • In their last three games away from home, the Cardinals have a straight up record of 0-3 while going 0-3 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 6 points per game in these contests.
  • Although Houston has a straight-up record of 4-6 in their last ten home games, they are 6-4 vs. the spread. The team averaged 21 points per game in these games.
  • Going back to their previous three games as the underdog, Arizona has an ATS mark of 2-1 while going 1-2 straight up.
  • Spanning across their last five games as the betting favorite, the Texans have gone 0-5 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 1-4.

Notable Injuries

Arizona Cardinals

  • Zach Ertz – Quad (Out)
  • D.J. Humphries – Ankle (Questionable)
  • Pat Elflein – Hip (Out)
  • Marlon Mack – Achilles (Out)
  • Carlos Watkins – Bicep (Out)
  • Elijah Wilkinson – Neck (Out)
  • Ezekiel Turner – Hamstring (Questionable)
  • Rashad Fenton – Undisclosed (Out)
  • L.J. Collier – Bicep (Out)
  • Trystan Colon – Calf (Questionable)
  • Bobby Price – Undisclosed (Out)
  • Hayden Howerton – Undisclosed (Out)
  • Jon Gaines II – Knee (Out)
  • Emari Demercado – Toe (Questionable)
  • Matt Hembrough – Back (Out)
  • Jonathan Ledbetter – Shoulder (Questionable)
  • Joey Blount – Knee (Questionable)
  • Zach Pascal – Hamstring (Questionable)
  • Kevin Strong – Knee (Questionable)
  • Jesse Luketa – Ankle (Questionable)

Houston Texans

  • Jimmie Ward – Hamstring (Questionable)
  • Ka’imi Fairbairn – Quad (Out)
  • Eric Murray – Knee (Out)
  • Hassan Ridgeway – Achilles (Out)
  • M.J. Stewart – Shoulder (Out)
  • Scott Quessenberry – Knee (Out)
  • Charlie Heck – Foot (Questionable)
  • Brevin Jordan – Foot (Questionable)
  • Andrew Beck – Ankle/elbow/shoulder (Probable)
  • Nico Collins – Calf (Questionable)
  • Jake Hansen – Hand/hamstring (Questionable)
  • Kenyon Green – Shoulder (Out)
  • Teagan Quitoriano – Groin (Out)
  • Dameon Pierce – Ankle (Questionable)
  • Kendrick Green – Knee (Out)
  • Kurt Hinish – Knee (Questionable)
  • Will Anderson Jr. – Knee (Questionable)
  • Jonathan Greenard – Shoulder (Probable)
  • Dalton Schultz – Hamstring (Questionable)
  • Tytus Howard – Knee (Questionable)
  • Jerry Hughes – Back (Probable)
  • Steven Nelson – Back/neck (Probable)
  • Robert Woods – Foot (Questionable)
  • Laremy Tunsil – Knee (Questionable)
  • Noah Brown – Knee (Questionable)
  • Jarrett Patterson – Ankle (Out)
  • Juice Scruggs – Leg (Out)
  • Troy Hairston – Back (Out)
  • Henry To’oto’o – Concussion (Questionable)
  • Denzel Perryman – Suspension (Out)
  • DJ Scaife – Leg (Out)
  • Jesse Matthews – Knee (Out)
  • Kilian Zierer – Ankle (Out)

Keys To Victory: Arizona Cardinals

The Cardinals will be looking for quarterback Kyler Murray to put together a big game. Overall, Arizona is averaging 17.6 points per game, placing them 22nd in the league. In his first game, he completed 59.4% of his passes. Heading into the game the team’s top receiver, Marquise Brown, who, through 10 games, has 468 receiving yards this season. The Arizona rushing attack isn’t to blame for the team’s mediocre scoring numbers, as they are above the league average in both yards per attempt (4.7) and yards per game (126.5).

Keys To Victory: Houston Texans

Regarding their offense, the Texans have an average of 24.1 points per game, which places them 9th in the NFL. C.J. Stroud comes in with a passer rating of 101.0, which places him 11th in the quarterback rankings. In terms of yardage, he has thrown for 2626 and has completed 15 passing touchdowns. Even though Houston is ranked 13th in rushing attempts, they come into the game as a below-average unit in yards. So far, the Texans are averaging 98.2 yards per game on the ground.

Betting Trends

  • Through their last ten road contests, the Cardinals’ offense has averaged 15 points per game while allowing an average of 26. Arizona posted an overall record of 1-9 while going 3-7 ATS.
  • Across the Texans’ last ten home games, the team averaged 21 points per game while allowing 23. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 6-4, while going 4-6 straight-up.
  • Spanning across their last three games as the betting underdog, the Cardinals have gone 2-1 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 1-2.
  • Going back to their previous five games as the favorite, Houston has an ATS mark of 0-5 while going 1-4 straight up.

Arizona Cardinals vs Houston Texans Pick

  • Arizona Cardinals 21 – Houston Texans 19
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