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NEW ENGLAND (8-3) AT HOUSTON (2-9)
Sunday,  Dec 1 2013 at 1:00 PM
 Offensive StatisticsDefensive Statistics
TeamsLinePF/PASUATSO/U/PRYPYTYRYPYTY
443: NEW ENGLAND
444: HOUSTON
49.5
+7.0
26.2 / 20.9
18.1 / 26.3
8-3
2-9
6-5-0
2-9-0
5-6-0
7-4-0
125.9
116.4
245.0
247.1
370.9
363.5
139.7
118.5
220.4
171.8
360.1
290.4
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.
 Power Rating
 EstimateEdge
NEW ENGLAND-12 
HOUSTON  
Team Trends and Angles
All team trends listed below apply to the current game.
NEW ENGLAND - Recent ATS Trends
 Against the spreadOver/UnderStraight Up
 CurrentLast 3   Since 1992CurrentLast 3   Since 1992CurrentLast 3   Since 1992
DescriptionW-LW-LW-LO-UO-UO-UW-LW-LW-L
as a favorite of 3.5 to 9.5 points3-117-971-641-318-1074-654-023-5110-29
in all games6-526-20200-1645-629-19188-1838-336-12240-138
in all lined games6-526-20200-1645-629-19188-1838-336-12240-138
as a favorite4-422-19120-1183-525-18121-1226-233-10187-61
as a road favorite of 3.5 to 7 points0-06-221-160-07-322-180-08-232-8
in road games1-410-8100-732-312-891-852-313-798-81
in road lined games1-410-8100-732-312-891-852-313-798-81
in a road game where the total is between 45.5 and 49 points0-27-223-130-27-320-170-27-321-16
in all games where the total is between 42.5 and 49 points3-413-1266-722-515-1168-734-318-889-54
against conference opponents3-421-13157-1173-422-13146-1345-229-6182-104
when playing with 6 or less days rest5-318-14155-1235-323-10144-1376-224-9179-106
against AFC South division opponents0-04-218-110-04-218-110-06-023-7
in games played on a grass field0-17-4120-1010-16-7107-1200-110-3140-91
in December games0-03-451-320-06-345-400-08-164-23
when playing against a team with a losing record2-08-454-472-010-448-552-014-083-23
when playing against a team with a losing record in the second half of the season0-05-435-330-07-435-340-011-059-12
in weeks 10 through 131-16-343-371-17-341-411-19-155-28

HOUSTON - Recent ATS Trends
 Against the spreadOver/UnderStraight Up
 CurrentLast 3   Since 1992CurrentLast 3   Since 1992CurrentLast 3   Since 1992
DescriptionW-LW-LW-LO-UO-UO-UW-LW-LW-L
as an underdog of 3.5 to 9.5 points2-13-533-361-24-433-360-30-815-55
in all games2-924-2191-947-421-2595-922-926-2181-110
in all lined games2-924-2191-947-421-2595-922-926-2181-110
as an underdog2-48-858-583-39-763-520-64-1234-84
as a home underdog of 3.5 to 7 points0-00-08-70-00-010-60-00-03-13
in home games0-612-1147-455-111-1351-451-514-1048-48
in home lined games0-612-1147-455-111-1351-451-514-1048-48
in a home game where the total is between 45.5 and 49 points0-04-215-120-02-415-120-04-215-12
in all games where the total is between 42.5 and 49 points0-512-1141-442-39-1546-411-414-1041-48
against conference opponents1-620-1473-684-314-2070-692-522-1361-82
when playing with 6 or less days rest2-717-1676-765-416-1980-741-819-1667-90
against AFC East division opponents0-03-310-130-02-310-120-04-212-12
off a division game1-18-430-301-16-732-300-29-525-39
in games played on a grass field1-822-1480-736-315-2277-782-723-1474-84
in December games0-04-525-240-02-718-300-04-521-28
off a loss against a division rival1-04-023-161-03-122-180-12-214-26
after 2 or more consecutive losses2-56-537-214-37-435-240-73-824-36
when playing against a team with a winning record1-212-739-322-19-1041-310-39-1027-46
when playing against a team with a winning record in the second half of the season0-08-425-200-05-726-200-06-617-29
in weeks 10 through 131-26-323-192-15-522-220-37-317-27
Team Statistics
Peformance statistics for each team in various situations are listed below. Categories where a team has performed poorly are denoted in red. Categories where a team has performed well are denoted in green.
NEW ENGLAND - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsW-LO-UScoreHalfYardsYPPTOScoreHalfYardsYPPTO
All Games8-3+4.56-55-626.211.6370.9(5.4)1.420.910.1360.1(5.3)2.1
Road Games2-3-1.51-42-321.210.8362.4(5.4)1.622.29.4353.4(5.3)1.2
Last 3 Games2-1+12-12-136.39.0480.0(6.7)2.028.714.7397.0(5.9)2.3
Grass Games0-1-10-10-120.03.0390.0(6)2.024.010.0300.0(5.9)0.0
NEW ENGLAND - Current Season Statistics
 RushingPassingTotal
 PPGHalfFDTOPATT-YDSYPRCMP-ATTPCTYDSPYAATT-YDSYPPYPPT
Offense (All Games)26.211.622.429:4529-126(4.3)23-3959.8%245(6.3)69-371(5.4)(14.2)
Opponents Defensive Avg.22.811.819.130:5026-102(3.9)22-3660.7%236(6.5)62-338(5.4)(14.8)
Offense Road Games21.210.822.229:4226-114(4.4)24-4157.0%249(6)67-362(5.4)(17.1)
Defense (All Games)20.910.121.532:2031-140(4.5)21-3756.0%220(6)68-360(5.3)(17.2)
Opponents Offensive Avg.23122031:5127-108(4)22-3662.1%239(6.7)63-346(5.5)(15.1)
Defense Road Games22.29.421.832:1633-127(3.9)22-3463.9%226(6.7)66-353(5.3)(15.9)
NEW ENGLAND - Turnovers, Penalties and Special Teams Statistics
 Turnovers LostThird DownsFourth DownsKickoff ReturnsPunt ReturnsPenalties
 INTFLTODIFF#-MADEPCT#-MADEPCTKR-YDSYPKRPR-YDSYPPRPEN-YDS
Stats For (All Games)0.60.71.40.714-536.4%1-041.7%2-46(21.2)3-32(11.7)5-45
Opponents Avg. Stats Against10.51.5214-537.4%1-041.5%2-48(22.9)24-2(10.6)6-54
Stats For (Road Games)0.80.81.6-0.413-537.3%1-050.0%2-45(22.4)2-29(13.3)5-56
Stats Against (All Games)1.20.92.1 15-743.5%1-025.0%2-38(19)2-16(8.1)7-63
Opponents Avg. Stats For1.20.71.8 14-539.1%1-045.8%2-48(23.3)19-2(9)6-56
Stats Against (Road Games)0.60.61.2 15-747.3%1-033.3%1-29(21)1-13(9.6)8-56

HOUSTON - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsW-LO-UScoreHalfYardsYPPTOScoreHalfYardsYPPTO
All Games2-9-18.42-97-418.110.6363.5(5.4)1.826.313.1290.4(5.2)0.7
Home Games1-5-15.40-65-119.312.3407.2(5.8)2.025.59.5287.0(5.1)0.3
Last 3 Games0-3-111-22-117.712.3282.3(4.5)1.322.712.7335.3(5.4)1.0
Grass Games2-7-16.41-86-318.410.1388.8(5.7)2.025.812.6291.8(5.2)0.6
HOUSTON - Current Season Statistics
 RushingPassingTotal
 PPGHalfFDTOPATT-YDSYPRCMP-ATTPCTYDSPYAATT-YDSYPPYPPT
Offense (All Games)18.110.620.032:2727-116(4.4)24-4060.2%247(6.2)67-363(5.4)(20.1)
Opponents Defensive Avg.21.51119.530:0927-110(4.1)21-3561.7%234(6.7)61-344(5.6)(16)
Offense Home Games19.312.321.333:1328-131(4.7)24-4258.3%276(6.6)70-407(5.8)(21.1)
Defense (All Games)26.313.115.929:0128-119(4.2)16-2858.1%172(6.1)56-290(5.2)(11.1)
Opponents Offensive Avg.22.611.118.930:1327-111(4.1)20-3361.1%222(6.7)61-332(5.5)(14.7)
Defense Home Games25.59.514.829:2927-125(4.7)17-2957.5%162(5.6)56-287(5.1)(11.3)
HOUSTON - Turnovers, Penalties and Special Teams Statistics
 Turnovers LostThird DownsFourth DownsKickoff ReturnsPunt ReturnsPenalties
 INTFLTODIFF#-MADEPCT#-MADEPCTKR-YDSYPKRPR-YDSYPPRPEN-YDS
Stats For (All Games)1.20.61.8-1.115-534.0%1-038.5%3-85(24.6)3-23(8.1)7-65
Opponents Avg. Stats Against0.90.81.7213-536.9%1-043.6%3-60(23.5)18-2(7.7)6-55
Stats For (Home Games)1.30.72.0-1.715-532.3%1-033.3%3-80(24.1)3-29(8.7)6-63
Stats Against (All Games)0.40.40.7 14-536.4%1-050.0%2-55(26.3)3-35(12.5)7-52
Opponents Avg. Stats For0.90.51.5 14-537.3%1-046.1%2-53(23.5)23-2(9.3)7-54
Stats Against (Home Games)0.20.20.3 14-430.6%0-066.7%2-53(24.5)3-26(9.7)7-60
Average power rating of opponents played: NEW ENGLAND 20.6,  HOUSTON 19.8
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.
NEW ENGLAND - Season Results
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateOpponentScoreSULineATSTot.O/URushingPassingTORushingPassingTO
10/6/2013@ CINCINNATI6-13L-2L45.5U18-8218-38-166239-16220-27-1792
10/13/2013NEW ORLEANS30-27W-2.5W51O35-14125-43-235126-13117-36-2302
10/20/2013@ NY JETS27-30L-3L43O20-9022-46-205152-17717-33-2061
10/27/2013MIAMI27-17W-6W46U37-15213-22-100131-15622-42-1453
11/3/2013PITTSBURGH55-31W-5.5W42.5O35-19723-33-413120-10828-48-3713
11/18/2013@ CAROLINA20-24L3L45.5U25-10729-40-283223-10319-28-1970
11/24/2013DENVER34-31W1W53.5O31-11634-50-324348-28019-36-1324
12/1/2013@ HOUSTON            
12/8/2013CLEVELAND            
12/15/2013@ MIAMI            
12/22/2013@ BALTIMORE            
12/29/2013BUFFALO            

HOUSTON - Season Results
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateOpponentScoreSULineATSTot.O/URushingPassingTORushingPassingTO
10/6/2013@ SAN FRANCISCO3-34L4L42.5U30-13122-40-182436-1776-15-1070
10/13/2013ST LOUIS13-38L-9.5L42.5O30-15327-38-267425-9912-16-1170
10/20/2013@ KANSAS CITY16-17L6.5W38.5U24-7315-25-221132-12623-34-2312
11/3/2013INDIANAPOLIS24-27L1L41.5O33-14320-34-340014-6918-40-2450
11/10/2013@ ARIZONA24-27L4W42O21-7622-43-159129-9720-32-2353
11/17/2013OAKLAND23-28L-10.5L40.5O21-9025-49-304231-16518-32-1760
11/24/2013JACKSONVILLE6-13L-10.5L43U21-7718-34-141128-11823-33-2150
12/1/2013NEW ENGLAND            
12/5/2013@ JACKSONVILLE            
12/15/2013@ INDIANAPOLIS            
12/22/2013DENVER            
12/29/2013@ TENNESSEE            
Head-to-Head Series History
Listed below is a summary of the games results in recent Head-to-Head matchups.
All games in this series since 1992
NEW ENGLAND is 4-1 against the spread versus HOUSTON since 1992
NEW ENGLAND is 4-1 straight up against HOUSTON since 1992
5 of 5 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL since 1992
Games over the last 3 seasons
NEW ENGLAND is 2-0 against the spread versus HOUSTON over the last 3 seasons
NEW ENGLAND is 2-0 straight up against HOUSTON over the last 3 seasons
2 of 2 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

All games played at HOUSTON since 1992
HOUSTON is 1-1 against the spread versus NEW ENGLAND since 1992
HOUSTON is 1-1 straight up against NEW ENGLAND since 1992
2 of 2 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL since 1992
Games played at HOUSTON over the last 3 seasons.
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.

 RushingPassingTurnoversPenalties
DateTeamsScoreLineResultHalfFDTOPATT-YDSCMP-ATTYDSFLINTPEN-YDS
1/13/2013HOUSTON2850 Over132531:2423-9134-51334013-20
 NEW ENGLAND41-9SU ATS172428:3624-12225-40335005-56
12/10/2012HOUSTON1450.5 Over01929:1127-10021-36223017-70
 NEW ENGLAND42-5.5SU ATS212730:4933-13021-36289016-56
Team Line Action - Where the money is going!
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%.
As indicated by the movement of the line, the betting public is favoring NEW ENGLAND in this game
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in NEW ENGLAND games 45.6% of the time since 1992. (129-154)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in NEW ENGLAND games 55.3% of the time over the past 3 seasons. (21-17)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in HOUSTON games 51.7% of the time since 1992. (74-69)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in HOUSTON games 57.1% of the time over the past 3 seasons. (20-15)
No Edge.
 
As indicated by the movement of the total, the betting public is favoring the OVER in this game
The betting public is correct when moving the total in NEW ENGLAND games 53.2% of the time since 1992. (164-144)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in NEW ENGLAND games 54.8% of the time over the past 3 seasons. (23-19)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in HOUSTON games 48.5% of the time since 1992. (80-85)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in HOUSTON games 55% of the time over the past 3 seasons. (22-18)
No Edge.
Key Player Injuries
NEW ENGLAND
[CB] 12/01/2013 - Alfonzo Dennard expected to miss Sunday vs. Houston ( Knee )
[CB] 11/30/2013 - Aqib Talib probable Sunday vs. Houston ( Hip )
[TE] 11/29/2013 - Michael Hoomanawanui expected to miss Sunday vs. Houston ( Knee )
[T] 11/29/2013 - Marcus Cannon expected to miss Sunday vs. Houston ( Ankle )
[WR] 11/29/2013 - Aaron Dobson expected to miss Sunday vs. Houston ( Foot )
[S] 11/10/2013 - Steve Gregory out indefinitely ( Thumb )
[DT] 11/03/2013 - Tommy Kelly IR ( Knee )
[T] 10/28/2013 - Sebastian Vollmer out indefinitely ( Leg )
[LB] 10/16/2013 - Jerod Mayo IR ( Pectoral )
[DT] 09/30/2013 - Vince Wilfork IR ( Ankle )
[WR] 09/17/2013 - Matt Slater out indefinitely ( Hand )
[S] 09/02/2013 - Adrian Wilson IR ( Undisclosed )
[T] 09/02/2013 - Markus Zusevics IR ( Arm )
[G] 09/02/2013 - Tyronne Green IR ( Undisclosed )
HOUSTON
[CB] 11/30/2013 - Brice McCain "?" Sunday vs. New England ( Hamstring )
[DB] 11/29/2013 - Kareem Jackson probable Sunday vs. New England ( Ribs )
[CB] 11/29/2013 - Elbert Mack probable Sunday vs. New England ( Hamstring )
[S] 11/29/2013 - Jawanza Starling expected to miss Sunday vs. New England ( Hamstring )
[QB] 11/25/2013 - Case Keenum expected to start Sunday vs. New England ( None )
[RB] 11/13/2013 - Arian Foster IR ( Back )
[LB] 10/21/2013 - Brian Cushing out for season ( Leg )
[S] 10/17/2013 - Danieal Manning IR ( Knee )
[CB] 10/17/2013 - A.J. Bouye IR ( Hamstring )
[TE] 10/08/2013 - Owen Daniels IR (eligable to return week 14) ( Fibula )
[T] 09/06/2013 - David Quessenberry out indefinitely ( Foot )
[WR] 09/02/2013 - Alan Bonner IR ( Hamstring )
[WR] 09/02/2013 - Alec Lemon IR ( Knee )
[T] 09/02/2013 - Brennan Williams IR ( Knee )
[LB] 09/02/2013 - Trevardo Williams IR ( Leg )
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