Texans Vs Jaguars Line & Expert PickNoah Williams
A battle between two AFC South teams will hit the gridiron this Sunday when the Houston Texans visit the Jacksonville Jaguars. The NFL Week 10 betting line favors the Jaguars by 2.5-points. Kick-off on CBS this Sunday, November 13th at 1:00 PM ET from EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Florida.
Texans Vs Jaguars Line & Expert Pick
The NFL week 10 line opened as a Pick ‘Em and since has pushed the Jags to 2.5-point favorites to beat the the Texans. If you want to bet the O/U the game total is 42. The moneyline favors the Jaguars at -135 while you can cash in at +115 if you back the Texans.
What: Houston Texans (5-3) at Jacksonville Jaguars (2-6)
When: Sunday, November 13, 2016
Start Time: 1:00 PM ET
Where: Jacksonville, FL
Stadium: EverBank Field
Spread: Jaguars -2.5
Moneyline: Houston +115 vs Jacksonville -135
Game Total: 42
Stream: CBS Sports
Listen: Houston vs Jacksonville
Why Bet The Houston Texans To Beat The Jaguars
The Houston Texans had a bye week last week. They are 5-3 SU and 4-3-1 ATS this season. They average 17.1 points per game (30th) and allow 20.9 points per game (11th).
Houston averages 199.3 passing yards per game (30th). QB Brock Osweiler (1719 yards, 9 TDs & INTs) was supposed to be the answer to the Texans QB woes after he stumbled to a Super Bowl ring with the Broncos last season. He has yet to prove his $72 million price tag.
"He does a lot of things well, but the one thing I would point to is he [is] a guy that prepares, works very hard, is in here morning, noon and night trying to communicate with the coaches," Texans head coach Bill O’Brien said. "Prepare on his own. Communicate with his teammates. He works very hard at practice. He’s got a very good routine.
One of gripes about Osweiler is his inability or lack of desire to target studWR DeAndre Hopkins (40 rec, 434 yards, 3 TDs) with consistency. Rookie Will Fuller (25 rec, 372 yards, 2 TDs) was touted as the second option when Hopkins was double teamed in the passing game, but again Osweiler can’t get him the ball.
The Texans average 114.0 rushing yards per game (11th). RB Lamar Miller (153 car, 637 yards, 2 TDs) has recorded over 100-yards in two games this season.
Houston has the 3rd best total defense in the NFL. They allow 191.0 passing yards per game (2nd) and 125.8 rushing yards per game (28th). Benardrick McKinney has 73 tackles, and Whitney Mercilus has 4.5 sacks.
Why Bet The Jacksonville Jaguars To Beat The Texans
The Jaguars are 2-6 SU and 5-3 ATS this season after losing to the Kansas City Chiefs 19-14 last week. They average 19.1 points per game (28th) and allow 26.9 points per game (25th).
Jacksonville averages 256.3 passing yards per game (14th). QB Blake Bortles (2156 yards, 14 TDs & 10 INTs) completed 22 of 41 passes for 252 yards, two touchdowns and one interception against last week. Allen Hurns (31 rec, 443 yards, 2 TDs) averages 14.3 yards per catch this season. He is questionable due to a concussion suffered last week.
"I’ve been fine ever since after the game," Hurns said. "I never had any symptoms that Monday or any other day throughout this week, so I’ll be fine. It’s a slow concussion protocol."
WR Allen Robinson (34 rec, 442 yards 4 TDs) leads the team in touchdown receptions. The Jaguars average 89.1 rushing yards per game (26th). Rhe rushing duo of T.J. Yeldon (70 car, 253 yards, 1 TD) and Chris Ivory (58 car, 236 yards, and 1 TD) have scored two of the team’s paltry three rushing touchdowns this season.
The Jaguars have the 10th-ranked total defense in the NFL this season. Jacksonville allows 218.0 passing yards per game (6th) and 116.9 rushing yards per game (24th). Paul Posluszny has 74 tackles, and Yannick Ngakoue has 4.0 sacks.
Texans/Jaguars Betting Nuggets:
- Houston is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games
- Houston is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games
- Houston is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
- Houston is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games on the road
- Jacksonville is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
- Jacksonville is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games
Texans Vs Jags Expert Pick
With their current records, the Texans are a playoff team and the Jags are not. Public money reflects that. This line opened pick ’em and sharps were mostly split, as the public bet Houston to favoritism, but now they’ve jumped in and flipped it to the Jaguars being favored.
My final score prediction is Houston 24, Jacksonville 19.