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NFL Betting Preview: Houston Texans vs. Atlanta Falcons
October 8, 2023
The Houston Texans will go on the road this week to Atlanta, Georgia, where they will stop off at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium for an NFL matchup with the Atlanta Falcons.
The Houston Texans have gotten off to a better start than expected under rookie quarterback, C.J. Stroud, who is currently 4
in the NFL in passing yards with 1,212 and 9
in passer rating. Meanwhile, the Falcons started the season off 2-0 but have now lost two games in a row including a 7-23 loss against the Jacksonville Jaguars last week in London. Which team will improve to being over .500 on the season with a win in this matchup on Sunday? Let’s take a closer look at how these teams are faring this season.
The Houston Texans enter this game with a record of 2-2 following a 30-6 win at home against the Pittsburgh Steelers while covering the 3-point spread as a home underdog by winning the game outright in week 4 of the NFL season. Houston scored 30 points while compiling a total of 451 yards offensively which included 312 passing yards and 139 rushing yards while allowing 6 points and 225 total yards defensively which included 132 passing yards and 114 rushing yards. C.J. Stroud led the team in passing, completing 16 of 30 attempts for 306 yards and two touchdowns while adding 16 rushing yards. Dameon Pierce led the team in rushing with 24 carries for 81 yards while adding a reception for 27 yards. Nico Collins led the team in receiving, catching seven of nine targets for 168 yards and two touchdowns.
Atlanta enters this game with a record of 2-2 following a 7-23 loss in London against the Jacksonville Jaguars while failing to cover the 3.5-point spread as an underdog in week 4 of the NFL season. The Falcons scored 7 points while compiling a total of 287 yards offensively which included 191 passing yards and 127 rushing yards while allowing 23 points and a total of 300 yards defensively which included 207 passing yards and 105 rushing yards. Desmond Ridder led the team in passing, completing 19 of 31 attempts for 191 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions while adding six yards rushing. Bijan Robinson led the team in rushing with 14 carries for 105 yards while adding five receptions for 32 yards. Jonnu Smith led the team in receiving, catching all six targets for 95 yards.
BookMaker has the Atlanta Falcons listed as 2-point favorites at home against the Houston Texans on Sunday in week 5 of the NFL season. Houston has won three of the five games all-time and two of the last three games while going 3-2 ATS all-time and 2-1 ATS in the last three matchups. Houston is 2-2 ATS overall, 1-1 ATS on the road, and 2-1 ATS as an underdog while the Atlanta Falcons are 1-3 ATS overall, 1-1 ATS at home, and 1-1 ATS as a favorite on the year.
Houston enters this game on a two-game winning streak while Atlanta has lost their previous two games. The Texans have been the better team in the series, winning three of the five games all-time and two of the last three contests. The Houston Texans are 3-2 ATS all-time and 2-1 ATS in the last three games in the series. As a result, I am taking the Houston Texans +2 on the road against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday afternoon in week 5 of the NFL season on BookMaker.
Spooky Express Pick: Houston Texans +2
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