Houston Vs New England TNF SpreadNoah Williams
The NFL Week 3 Thursday Night Football spread favors the visitor at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro…the home of the New England Patriots?
With Tom Brady still two games away from returning and backup Jimmy Garoppolo out, Bill Belichick is down to his third-string quarterback when the Pats host the Houston Texans. Who is the smart bet in this tilt? Should you bet on the Texans or Pats?
The game kicks-off this Thursday, September 22 at 8:25 PM ET from Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, Massachusetts.
Houston Texans Vs New England Patriots NFL Week 3 Spread
The NFL week 3 spread lists Houston as 2-point underdogs to beat the Patriots. If you want to bet the O/U the game total is 41 points. The money favors the Houston at -150 while you can cash in at +130 if you back the Patriots.
What: Houston Texans (1-1) at New England Patriots (2-0)
When: Thursday, September 22, 2016
Start Time: 8:25 PM ET
Where: Foxboro, MA
Stadium: Gillette Stadium
Spread: Texans -2
Moneyline: Houston -150 vs New England +130
Game Total: 41
Listen: Houston vs New England
Why Bet The Houston Texans To Beat The Patriots
Rookie QB Jacoby Brissett is slated for his first NFL start under the lights of Thursday Night primetime. Last week in relief of Garoppolo, he completed six of nine passes for 92 yards. Garoppolo suffered a sprained AC joint and won’t be available versus Houston.
Will Brissett be ready to play against JJ Watt, Vince Wilfork, Jadeveon Clowney and co? He will only have four days to prepare for his NFL debut. Good luck to the young QB.
Why Bet The New England Patriots To Beat The Texans
Because the Patriots might as well be called the New England Boy Scouts. They are always prepared. They are best-coached team in the NFL and second place is not even close.
OC Josh McDaniels is a magician and the offense will move the ball. The Patriots recorded 465 total yards against the Miami Dolphins in week two. That was without QB Tom Brady, and TE Rob Gronkowski against a division rival who built their D to stop the Pats.
Expect RB LeGarrette Blount to have a lot of work. Blount is coming off a 123 yard, 1 TD performance against Miami.
Betting Trends Related To This Matchup
- Houston is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
- Houston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Houston’s last 7 games
- Houston is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
- Houston is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction
Houston defensive line should be the difference in this game. They will outplay the Patriots offense.
My final score prediction is Houston 24, New England 20.