|2009 NFL Preseason Betting Preview: Texans at Bucs Trends & Injuries|
|Written by Anthony Rome|
|Wednesday, 02 September 2009 19:46|
Texans at Bucs Preview
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will host the Houston Texans on Friday night at 7:00PM ET in both team’s preseason finale.
The Texans will play their second game in less than six days after the Vikings defeated Houston 17-10 on Monday night. Quarterback Matt Schaub did throw for 108 yards on 10-of-14 passing, although he also threw an interception.
The Bucs played an uninspiring game against the Dolphins last week, losing 10-6 in a pick’em. The game’s 16 points fell under the posted total of 37.
Oddsmakers from online sports book SBGGLOBAL.com have made the Texans 3-point underdogs against the Bucs on Friday night. The over/under total has been set at 34.
After being handed the starting quarterback job after Tampa’s third preseason game, Byron Leftwich probably won’t play much against the Texans on Friday night and Schaub most certainly won’t see more than a series or two. That said, this game will be tough to handicap given its unpredictability.
TAMPA BAY is 2-0 against the spread versus HOUSTON over the last 3 seasons
TAMPA BAY is 2-0 straight up against HOUSTON over the last 3 seasons
1 of 2 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons
Teams have not released an official injury report.
2009 NFL Preseason Week 4: Texans at Buccaneers Odds & Over/Under Totals
Houston Texans +3 Over 34
Tampa Bay Buccaneers –3 Under 34
Posted: 9/3/09 12:46 PM ET