Houston Texans versus Detroit Lions Pick Prediction NFL Pro Football Odds Preview 11-22-2012

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On Thanksgiving the Houston Texans will travel in a short week to face the Detroit Lions in a week twelve NFL pro football game on Thursday afternoon. Kick off time from Detroit is scheduled for 12:30PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by CBS.

The point spread opened up in this NFL game with the road team Houston Texans favored by -3 points with an over under line of 49 points. Early money has not moved this betting line as Dallas remains favored by -3 points. The total too has not moved off the opener of 49 points.

The Lions and Texans meet on Thursday for the first time since the 2008 season where Houston earned the 28-21 home win as a -11 point betting favorite. The total landed over 47 points. NFL Trend: Detroit Lions are 0-2 ATS in their past two games.

Houston has won four straight games. They improve to 9-1 on the season following at 43-37 home overtime win against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday as a -15 point betting favorite. The total flew over 40 ½ points. The Texans overcome a second half ten point deficit to force the overtime. Their offense put up 640 yards with 136 coming from their run game on 35 attempts. They turn it over three times and take one away from the Jaguars. Matt Schaub hit on 43 of 55 throws for 527 yards with five touchdowns and two picks. On the year Schaub is hitting on 65% of his throws with 18 touchdowns and 9 picks. Andre Johnson caught 14 passes for 273 yards and the game winning touchdown in the overtime period. Houston allowed Jacksonville 458 offensive yards with 86 coming from their ground game on 29 carries. The Texans has got it done this season on both sides of the ball as they are 6th in total offense and 4th in total defense this season.

The Lions have lost two straight games. They fall to 0-2 on the year after a 24-20 home defeat to the Green Bay Packers as a +3 point underdog. The total came in at under 53 ½ points. Detroit fails to hold a six point fourth quarter lead in the loss. They push across 362 yards of offense with 110 running the football on 24 carries. The Lions give away the game with four turnovers and take one away from the Packers. Matthew Stafford hit on 17 of 39 passes for 266 yards with a touchdown and two picks. Stafford has some efficiency issues with only 12 touchdown passes and 10 picks. Johnson caught five passes for 143 yards and a touchdown. Detroit allows Green Bay 314 offensive yards with 95 from their ground attack on 29 runs from scrimmage. Detroit is the top passing team in football averaging 301 yards passing per game.