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NFL Betting Preview: Houston Texans vs. New York Jets

December 10, 2023


The Houston Texans will travel to East Rutherford, New Jersey to face the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium on Sunday afternoon in week 14 of the NFL season with the game scheduled to start at 1:00 PM ET and will air on CBS.

Houston has been one of the most surprising teams this season in the NFL as they enter this game in 3rd place in the AFC South with a record of 7-5 and are tied with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Cleveland Browns, and Indianapolis Colts for the three wild card spots in the AFC. C.J. Stroud and the passing offense have played a pivotal role in the turnaround season for the Texans as he enters this game having completed 265 of 418 attempts for 3,540 yards with 20 touchdowns and five interceptions while the Texans are averaging the 2nd most passing yards per game in the league with an average of 275.17 passing yards per game. The Texans have also won four of their last five games following a 22-17 win at home against the Denver Broncos in week 13 and will look to win five of their last six when they travel to face the New York Jets in week 14 of the NFL season.

The New York Jets are quickly fading in the AFC playoff picture as they enter this game on a five-game losing streak following an 8-13 loss at home against the Atlanta Falcons in week 13 which has dropped them to 3rd place in the AFC East with a record of 4-8. The offense has struggled this season and Zach Wilson has been one of the main reasons for the struggles offensively for New York as he enters this game having completed 190 of 321 attempts for 1,944 yards with six touchdowns and seven interceptions which has also led the Jets to average the 2nd fewest passing yards per game with an average of 169.33 passing yards per game and averaging the 3rd fewest points per game in the NFL with an average of 14.25 points per game. However, New York continues to have one of the best scoring defenses in the league as they are allowing the 13th fewest points per game with an average of 20.92 points per game. The Jets will look to end their five-game losing streak when they host the Houston Texans on Sunday afternoon.

BookMaker has the Houston Texans listed as 5.5-point favorites on the road against the New York Jets on Sunday afternoon in week 14 of the NFL season. New York has won six of the nine games all-time while Houston has won two of the last three meetings. The Jets are 6-2-1 ATS all-time while both teams are 1-1-1 ATS in the last three games in the series. The Houston Texans are 6-6 ATS overall, 3-2 ATS on the road, and 1-4 ATS as a favorite this season while the New York Jets are 4-7-1 ATS overall, 3-4 ATS at home, and 4-6 ATS as an underdog on the year.

Houston is the better team this season as they enter this game with a record of 7-5 while New York is 4-8 and has been the better team most recently in the series, winning two of the last three matchups. The Texans have also been the better team at covering the spread this season as they are 6-6 ATS overall while the Jets are 4-7-1 ATS overall. Buy the .5 point and lay the points with the Houston Texans when they travel to face the New York Jets in week 14 of the NFL season.

Spooky Express Pick: Houston Texans -5