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NFL Betting Preview: Houston Texans vs. New Orleans Saints

October 15, 2023



The New Orleans Saints will travel to Houston, Texas to face the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium on Sunday afternoon in week 6 of the NFL season with the game airing on Fox at 1:00 PM.

The New Orleans Saints enter this game with a record of 3-2 following a 34-0 win on the road against the New England Patriots while covering the 2-point spread as a road underdog by winning the game outright in week 5 of the NFL season. New Orleans scored 34 points while compiling a total of 304 yards offensively which included 183 passing yards and 136 rushing yards while shutting out the Patriots and allowing a total of 156 yards defensively which included 132 passing yards and 45 rushing yards. Derek Carr led the team in passing, completing 18 of 26 attempts for 183 yards and two touchdowns while adding four rushing yards. Alvin Kamara led the team in rushing with 22 carries for 80 yards and a touchdown while adding three receptions for 17 yards. Michael Thomas led the team in receiving, catching four of seven targets for 65 yards.

Houston enters this game with a record of 2-3 following a 19-21 loss on the road against the Atlanta Falcons while covering the 2.5-point spread as a road underdog in week 5 of the NFL season. The Texans scored 19 points while compiling a total of 313 yards offensively which included 249 passing yards and 64 rushing yards while allowing 21 points and 447 total yards defensively which included 351 passing yards and 96 rushing yards. C.J. Stroud led the team in passing, completing 20 of 35 attempts for 249 yards and a touchdown while adding two rushing yards. Dameon Pierce led the team in rushing with 20 carries for 66 yards while adding a reception for 16 yards. Dalton Schultz led the team in receiving, catching seven of ten targets for 65 yards and a touchdown.

BookMaker has the New Orleans Saints listed as 1-point favorites on the road against the Houston Texans on Sunday afternoon in week 6 of the NFL season. New Orleans has won three of the five games all-time and two of the last three matchups while the Texans are 3-2 ATS all-time and 2-1 ATS in the last three games in the series. The Saints are 1-3-1 ATS overall, 1-1-1 ATS on the road, and 0-2-1 ATS as a favorite this season while the Houston Texans are 3-2 ATS overall, 1-1 ATS at home, and 3-1 ATS as an underdog on the year.

Houston is a vastly improved team compared to last season and may even contend for the AFC South title, however, New Orleans is still the more talented team this season and enters this matchup having won three of the five games all-time and two of the last three games in the series. I look for that trend to continue on Sunday afternoon when the Saints travel to take on the Texans which is why I am taking the money line for the New Orleans Saints for this matchup in week 6 of the NFL season. 

Spooky Express Pick: New Orleans Saints Money Line (-118)