|Written by Mark Fernandez|
|Wednesday, 23 December 2009 21:26|
The Houston Texans and the Miami Dolphins will both be trying to pick up a win on Sunday when they battle at 1:00pm EST from Land Shark Stadium in a game that can be seen on CBS. NFL odds makers currently have the Dolphins listed as 3-point favorites in NFL picks against the Texans while the game's total is sitting at 45. The Texans defeated the St. Louis Rams 16-13 as a 14-point underdog in week 15. The combined score fell UNDER the posted over/under total of 43.5 at online sportsbooks.
Matt Schaub passed 28-40 for 367 yards with a touchdown for Houston and Andre Johnson caught nine passes for 196 yards in the win. Schaub recorded his eighth 300-yard passing game in their second straight win. "Obviously, there weren't many style points for us," Texans head coach Gary Kubiak said after the game. "Matt and Andre were exceptional and you've got to feel good about winning." Heading into week 16 NFL picks, the Texans are 7-7 straight up on the season, 6-7-1 against the spread as an underdog in NFL odds and 4-6 when playing on grass.
The Dolphins lost to the Tennessee Titans 27-24 in overtime as a 5-point underdog in week 15 NFL odds. The combined score went OVER the posted over/under total of 43 at online sportsbooks. Chad Henne threw for 349 yards with a touchdown and three interceptions for Miami and Ricky Williams rushed for 80 yards and a TD on 19 carries. It was the first loss for the Dolphins in December after winning six straight games under head coach Tony Sparano. "Hey, look we've got two games left," Sparano said about Miami's playoff chances. "We're going to work our tail off and win the two games. We've got to focus on Houston and let the other stuff work out." Miami is 7-7 straight up on the season, 8-6 against the spread in NFL odds as a favorite and 7-3 when playing in December.
Bergen's NFL Picks Week 16: The Dolphins had a crushing defeat last week to pretty much throw their playoff hopes out the window. Although this is part of the season when Miami usually falls apart, they are 4-1 against the spread as a favorite in NFL odds and they are playing at home. My week 16 NFL pick is to take the Dolphins at home laying the points against the Texans to the UNDER. Vegas odds at the Hilton sportsbook have the Miami Dolphins -3 favorites in NFL odds against the Houston Texans with a total of 44.
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