For better or worse, Arian Foster, J.J. Watt the Houston Texans will face Blake Bortles, Cecil Shorts and Jacksonville Jaguars twice in the last four weeks of the 2014 season. With the Colts and Ravens as their other two final opponents this season, the Texans absolutely have to win both contests if they plan on making the playoffs.
— Houston Texans (@HoustonTexans) December 5, 2014
The Jaguars are six-point underdogs at home to the Texans on Sunday, a familiar scenario for the other lowly Florida NFL franchise. According to my Red Bull and Cheetos powered intern, this will be the 41st consecutive game in which the Jacksonville Jaguars will be NFL against the spread betting underdogs.
Matchup: Houston Texans at Jacksonville Jaguars
Date: Dec. 07, 2014
Start Time: 1:00 p.m. ET
Location: Jacksonville, Florida
Stadium: EverBank Field
TV Info: CBS
Radio: Houston Vs Jacksonville
Point Spread: Texans -6
Game Total: 42
My Houston Texans at Jacksonville Jaguars NFL Week 14 Against The Spread Betting Advice
The Houston Texans are 6-6 and are looking for their first back-to-back wins since the first two games of the season. The Texans have the 23rd best passing offense in the NFL but saw how QB Ryan Fitzpatrick had the best game of his career last week, throwing for 358 yards 6 TDs while posting a 147.5 passer rating.
WR DeAndre Hopkins is his best receiver with 1041 yards & 6 TDs on 60 receptions, and WR Andre Johnson, who played Santa for a handful of kids by buying them a $16,000 shopping spree, has recorded 65 catches for 720 yards & 2 TDs. RB Arian Foster came back to action last week after suffering from a groin injury and had 79 yards on 19 carries, bumping his total to 901 yards & 7 TDs on the season.
— Houston Texans (@HoustonTexans) December 4, 2014
Houston defense lost rookie OLB Jadeveon Clowney for the rest of the season after the team confirmed he was placed on IR due to a knee injury he suffered early in the season. He played only four games on the season and has 0 sacks. The Texans defense hasn’t missed a beat without him. Led by J.J. Watt, they have forced 28 takeaways in 2014, most by any franchise in the NFL.
The Jacksonville Jaguars recorded their second win of the season in a 21 point come from behind victory over the NY Giants. The Jags have the 28th rank passing offense in league, and the 23rd rushing. Rookie QB Blake Bortles has thrown for 2261 yards, 9 TDs & 15 INTs with a 72.2 passer rating. RB Denard Robinson is the number one option running the ball with 552 yards on 125 carries along with 4 TDs. WR Allen Robinson has caught 48 balls for 548 yards & 2 TDs.
Blake Bortles is the 3rd rookie starting QB to overcome a deficit of at least 21 points to win since 1970. (M Stafford 2009, V Young 2006)
— NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) December 1, 2014
Jacksonville’s defense is 28th total with 383.3 yards and 27.4 points per game. The have held teams with 23 points of less just twice this season.
The Texans are 5-1 ATS in their last six games as a favorite, 4-1 ATS vs. a team with a losing record and 5-2 ATS in their last seven road games. The Jags are 7-20-1 ATS in their last 28 games as a home underdog, 3-10-2 ATS in their last 15 games as an underdog, and 1-3-1 ATS in their last five vs. AFC South.
I don’t know about you, but even if the Jags are getting points at home, I can’t put my money on them
NFL Week 14 Against The Spread Betting Advice:
Jacksonville may get 6 points and home-field advantage, but the Texans are still in the playoff hunt. Bet the Texans -6.
— Bleacher Report NFL (@BR_NFL) December 2, 2014