Texans vs. Chargers Free Pick
Line Movement: Texans opened as 3-point favorites but the spread has been bet up to 3.5 or 4 depending on what book you view. As for the total, it opened at 46 and has been bet down to 45, 44.5 or 44 depending on what book you view.
Public Betting: Of the wagers currently placed on this game, 81% of NFL public bettors currently favor the Texans. This information is subject to change leading up to kickoff, however, so make sure you click on the link provided for the most up-to-date NFL public betting numbers.
NFL Week 1 Free Pick: Take Houston. According to latest NFL trends, the Texans are 4-0 against the spread in their last four games in September, 20-5-2 against the number in their last 27 games on grass, and 15-6-2 ATS in their last 23 games versus the AFC. On the other side, the Chargers are 1-4 against the spread in their last five games in Week 1, 1-4 against the number in their last five games on grass, and 0-4 ATS in their last four home games.
The Chargers will have plenty of issues trying to slow down J.J. Watt and that fierce Houston defense. It should lead to more turnovers by quarterback Philip Rivers, who doesn't have enough weapons to compete on a weekly basis. Look for Houston to eventually wear down San Diego's defense and win big.
2013 NFL WEEK 1 FREE PICK: HOUSTON TEXANS -3.5