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NFL Betting Preview: Houston Texans vs. Jacksonville Jaguars

November 26, 2023



The two best teams in the AFC South this season will face off in week 12 of the NFL season when the Jacksonville Jaguars travel to Houston, Texas to face the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium with the game scheduled to start at 1:00 PM ET and will air on CBS.

The Jacksonville Jaguars are in 1st place in the AFC South as they enter this game with a record of 7-3 following a 34-14 win at home against the Tennessee Titans on Sunday. The offense has been one of the better scoring offenses in the league this season as they enter this game averaging 23 points per game which ranks 12th in the NFL. The Clemson duo of Trevor Lawrence and Travis Etienne have been pivotal reasons for the success of the offense this season as Lawrence enters this game having completed 226 of 332 attempts for 2,382 yards with 11 touchdowns and six interceptions while rushing for 240 yards and two touchdowns and Travis Etienne enters this game with 670 rushing yards and seven touchdowns. The Jaguars will try to widen the margin in the standings with a win against the Houston Texans.

C.J. Stroud continues to look like not only the best rookie quarterback but one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL as he enters this game having completed 223 of 355 attempts for 2,962 yards with 17 touchdowns and five interceptions. Stroud’s play this season is one of the main reasons for the success the Texans have had this season as they enter this game in 2nd place in the AFC South with a record of 6-4 and only trail the Jaguars by one game for 1st place in the division. Houston is the 10th highest-scoring team this season as they enter this game averaging 23.8 points per game while also having one of the better scoring defenses this season as they are allowing an average of 20.8 points per game. The Texans are on a three-game winning streak and with a win in this matchup will move into a tie for 1st place with the Jaguars for 1st place in the AFC South.

BookMaker has the Jacksonville Jaguars listed as 1-point favorites on the road against the Houston Texans on Sunday afternoon in week 12 of the NFL season. Houston has won nine of the last ten and two of the last three matchups while going 7-3 ATS in the last ten and 2-1 ATS in the last three games in the series. The Jacksonville Jaguars are 7-3 ATS overall, 3-0 ATS on the road, 5-1 ATS as a favorite, and 3-1 ATS in division games this season while the Houston Texans are 5-5 ATS overall, 2-3 ATS at home, 5-1 ATS as an underdog, and 1-1 ATS in division games on the year.

Houston has dominated the series against Jacksonville as they have won nine of the last ten and two of the last three meetings including a 37-17 win earlier this season in week 3. The Texans have also been one of the hotter teams in the NFL as they enter this game on a three-game winning streak. I look for the Houston Texans to get their 4th win in a row which is why I am taking the money line for the Texans at -105 when they host the Jacksonville Jaguars in week 12 of the NFL season.

Spooky Express Pick: Houston Texans Moneyline (-105)