Houston V New Orleans Betting Spread, ATS Pick & TV Info

Houston V New Orleans Betting Spread, ATS Pick & TV Info

The New Orleans Saints will host the Houston Texans in NFL Preseason Week 3 betting action. The odds makers have the betting spread at 3-points in favor of the home team. The Saints are still looking for their first preseason win, while the Texans have split their first two games.

A Closer Look At The Houston Texans at New Orleans Saints NFL Preseason Week 3 Betting Spread & My ATS Pick

Houston Texans vs New Orleans Saints
Date: Sunday, August 30, 2015 
Start Time: 4:00 PM ET 
Location: New Orleans, LA
Stadium: Mercedes-Benz Superdome
Odds: Saints -3
Game Total: 44
Radio: Houston vs New Orleans
TV Info: FOX  
Stream:  FoxSportsGo.com

It took head coach Bill O’Brien two weeks to choose his starting QB. This last week Brian Hoyer was given the nod over Ryan Mallet on HBO Hard Knocks. How long he will stay the starter depends on one thing. Wins.

Hoyer’s numbers have been middle of the road. He went 9 of 15 for 119 yards, 1 TDs, 0 INTs, 2 sacks against the Denver Broncos and the San Francisco 49ers. Mallet’s went 15 of 18 with 0 turnovers and 0 Tds.

“Disappointed? Yeah,” Mallett was quoted in the Houston Chronicle. “Angry? Yeah. I thought I did enough to win the job. It wasn’t seen that way. “I thought I had a pretty good camp. “I thought I was consistent. I wanted this job more than anything.”

Where this team will excel is on defense. Thier front seven is the scariest in the league. Wilfork, Clowney, Cushing and Watt. This team will win and lose based on their defense. I am going to bet the spread on the Texans every chance I get.

Houston Texans
2014 Offensive Leaders 2014 Defensive Leaders
QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (2483 yds, 17 TDs, 8 INTs) S Kendrick Lewis (84 tackles)
RB Arian Foster (1246 yds, 8 TDs) CB Kareem Jackson (3 INTs)
WR DeAndre Hopkins (1210 yds, 6 TDs) DE J.J. Watt (20.5 sacks)

The new look Saints have been unable to find success this preseason and they have 2 games to right the ship. QB Drew Brees completed eight of 10 passes for 159 yards, and two scores, including a 45-yard deep bomb to WR Brandin Cooks, who finished the night with four receptions for 117 yards, and 1 TD.

"I think he’s made a ton of strides, I’d avoid the ‘another level’ saying, but what kind of progress has he made. How explosive is he? I think you’ve seen come confidence. We’ve seen it in training camp and I would say in year two, even the week we had with New England, I thought it was beneficial for both teams”, Saints head coach Sean Payton was quoted in The Times-Picayune about Brandin Cooks.

New Orleans Saints
2014 Offensive Leaders 2014 Defensive Leaders
QB Drew Brees (4952 yds, 33 TDs, 17 INTs) LB Curtis Lofton (145 tackles)
RB Mark Ingram (964 yds, 9 TDs) CB Kenny Vaccaro (2 INTs)
WR Kenny Stills (931 yds, 3 TDs) DE Junior Galette (10.0 sacks)

My NFL Preseason Week 3 ATS Pick: Texans +3

Houston head coach Bill O’Brien is 3-3 during his preseason career. The Texans are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 road games, 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall, and 0-7 ATS in their last 7 games as an underdog of 0.5-3.0 points.

New Orleans head coach Sean Payton has a career preseason record of 21-19. The Saints are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games as a favorite, 0-5 ATS in their last 5 home games, 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall, and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games as a home favorite.

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