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NFL Betting Preview: Houston Texans vs. Jacksonville Jaguars
September 24, 2023
This matchup features a pair of AFC South rivals when the 0-2 Houston Texans travel to take on the 1-1 Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday in week 3 of the NFL season.
Houston enters this game with a record of 0-2 following a loss on the road against the Baltimore Ravens by a score of 9-25 and at home against the Indianapolis Colts by a score of 20-31 while the Jaguars are 1-1 following a win on the road against the Indianapolis Colts by a score of 31-21 and at home against the Kansas City Chiefs by a score of 9-17. Which team will come away with the win in this matchup in week 3 of the NFL season? Let’s take a closer look at how these teams are faring this season.
The Houston Texans enter this game with a record of 0-2 following a 20-31 loss at home against the Indianapolis Colts while failing to cover the 1-point spread as a home favorite in week 2 of the NFL season. Houston scored 20 points while compiling 389 total yards offensively which included 384 passing yards and 52 rushing yards while allowing 31 points and 353 total yards defensively which included 227 passing yards and 126 rushing yards. C.J. Stroud led the team in passing, completing 30 of 47 attempts for 384 yards and two touchdowns. Dameon Pierce led the team in rushing with 15 carries for 31 yards while adding two receptions for four yards. Nico Collins led the team in receiving, catching seven of nine targets for 146 yards and a touchdown.
Jacksonville enters this game with a record of 1-1 following a 9-17 loss at home against the Kansas City Chiefs while failing to cover the 3.5-point spread as a home underdog in week 2 of the NFL season. The Jaguars scored 9 points while compiling 271 total yards offensively which included 215 passing yards and 74 rushing yards while allowing 399 total yards defensively which included 305 passing yards and 101 rushing yards. Trevor Lawrence led the team in passing, completing 22 of 41 attempts for 216 yards while adding 26 rushing yards. Travis Etienne led the team in rushing with 12 carries for 40 yards while adding two receptions for two yards. Christian Kirk led the team in receiving, catching 11 of 14 targets for 110 yards.
BookMaker has the Jacksonville Jaguars listed as 8.5-point favorites at home against the Houston Texans on Sunday in week 3 of the NFL season. Houston has won nine of the last ten and two of the last three games while going 7-3 ATS in the last ten and 2-1 ATS in the last three games in the series. Houston is 0-2 ATS overall, 0-1 ATS on the road, 0-1 ATS as an underdog, and 0-1 ATS in division games while the Jacksonville Jaguars are 1-1 ATS overall, 0-1 ATS at home, 1-0 ATS as a favorite, and 1-0 ATS in division games.
Jacksonville is the better team this season, however, Houston has been the dominant team in the series, winning nine of the last ten and two of the last three games. The Texans are 7-3 ATS in the last ten and 2-1 ATS in the last three games in the series. As a result, I am buying the .5 point and taking the Houston Texans +9 on the road against the Jacksonville Jaguars in week 3 of the NFL season on BookMaker.
Spooky Express Pick: Houston Texans +9
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