Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers are hoping to keep their winning ways going to end a disappointing season as they host the struggling Houston Texans on Sunday. The Week 12 NFL Texans Vs Packers line favors the Packers by 6.5-points. Kick-off is this Sunday, December 4 at 1:00 PM ET on CBS from Lambeau Field, in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
Houston Texans Vs Green Bay Packers Line & How To Watch
What: Houston Texans (6-5) at Green Bay Packers (5-6)
When: Sunday, December 4, 2016
Start Time: 1:00 PM ET
Where: Green Bay, WI
Stadium: Lambeau Field
Spread: Packers -6.5
Moneyline: Houston +245 vs Green Bay -290
Game Total: 45.5
Stream: CBS Sports
Listen: Houston vs Green Bay
Why Bet The Houston Texans To Beat The Packers
Despite losing their last two, the Houston Texans still leaders in the AFC South. Their record? 6-5 SU and 5-5-1 ATS. They average 17.6 points per game (29th) and give up 21.5 points per game (12th).
The Texans average 195.9 passing yards per game (31st). QB Brock Osweiler (2307 yards, 12 TDs & 13 INTs) has struggled immensely this season. He was scooped up from under the Broncos’ collective noses with a four-year, $72 million free-agent contract but the Texans have gotten little bang for its buck. In his latest disaster, he threw for 246 yards and three interceptions in the 21-13 loss to the San Diego Chargers.
"Brock is our starting quarterback, and that’s the way it is," Texans head coach Bill O’Brien said. "Obviously, the head coach and the quarterback take the most criticism when you lose." "That’s the nature of the business, and we all understand that. But there are 11 guys on the field. Could Brock have done some things better? Absolutely. Could the offensive line have played better? Could I have coached better? Absolutely.
Osweiler casualty WR DeAndre Hopkins (55 rec, 610 yards, 3 TDs) hasn’t caught a touchdown since week six. Rookie WR Will Fuller (30 rec, 449 yards, 2 TDs) has been off the score sheet since week 5. The Texans average 121.0 rushing yards per game (5th). RB Lamar Miller (211 car, 881 yards, 3 TDs) has three of the team’s four rushing touchdowns this season.
Houston has the 5th-ranked total defense in the NFL. They allow 209.0 passing yards per game (5th) and 107.5 rushing yards (19th). Benardrick McKinney has 101 tackles and Whitney Mercilus 4.5 sacks.
Why Bet The Green Bay Packers To Beat The Texans
The Packers were favored to win the NFC North by pundits, analysts, and experts. Now they are clinging to faint playoff hopes. Green Bay snapped a four-game losing streak at Philadelphia on Monday but is two games behind Detroit and one game behind Minnesota in the division standings. They are 5-6 SU and 4-6-1 ATS this season. They average 24.9 points per game (11th) and 26.3 points per game (25th).
The Packers average 266.7 passing yards per game (7th). QB Aaron Rodgers (3074 yards, 37 TDs & 7 INTs) has played well despite the Packers losing record. He has thrown five touchdowns with zero picks in the last two games. WR Davante Adams (58 rec, 776 yards, 8 TDs) has evolved into the number one option in the passing game. WR Jordy Nelson (61 rec, 754 yards, 9 TDs) is still a threat despite an uneven season. Green Bay averages 98.2 rushing yards per game (22nd). RB James Starks (57 car, 141 yards, 0 TD) is struggling in the lead role in Green Bay’s backfield. He had 41 yards on 17 carries last week.
Green Bay has the 13th-ranked total defense in the NFL. The Packers gives up 261.0 passing yards per game (21st) and 90.2 rushing yards (7th). Blake Martinez has 63 tackles and Nick Perry 8.0 sacks.
Betting Trends for this matchup:
- Houston is 2-4-1 ATS in its last 7 games
- Houston is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
- Houston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
- Green Bay is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
- Green Bay is 17-5 SU in its last 22 games at home
Texans Vs Packers Pick & Final Score Prediction
Green Bay is 1-4 ATS when playing on Sunday after a MNF game, 9-4 ATS following a game with more than 250 yards passing, and 8-2 against the spread following a game they allowed less than 15 points.
Houston is 5-1-1 ATS against a team with a losing record, 3-1-1 ATS following a game that they didn’t cover the line, and 3-1-1 ATS following a loss.
My final score prediction is Houston 20, Green Bay 31.