|2013 NBC Sunday Night Football Week 5 Odds & Spread: Texans vs. 49ers|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Sunday, 06 October 2013 13:30|
Texans vs. 49ers Odds
San Francisco is 2-2 on the season, 1-1 at home and 2-2 against the spread. Houston is 2-2 overall, 1-1 on the road and 0-4 against the spread. The home team has won the last two meetings between these two.
Trends show that the 49ers are 7-2 against the spread in their last 9 games in October while Houston is 0-5 against the spread in its last 5 road games and 0-8 ATS in its last 8 Week-5 games.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, San Francisco is favored at home, as the 49ers have odds of -5 points against the Texans on Sunday night. The over/under total for the game has been set at 43 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had the 49ers favored by 6.5 points. The spread climbed to 8 points before falling all the way back to 5.5 points. The over/under total for the game opened at 42.5 points. It fell to 41.5 before climbing up to 43.
San Francisco is coming off a 35-11 win over St. Louis last week. The 49ers got back to moving the ball after two straight games of poor offensive production. San Francisco has 370 yards in the win, including 219 rushing yards. The team is no averaging 331.3 yards per game while the defense is holding opponents to 299.8 yards per contest. Colin Kaepernick has thrown for 856 yards and five touchdowns while rushing for 140 yards. Frank Gore has added 295 rushing yards and two touchdowns. Along with that, Anquan Boldin has caught 24 passes for 372 yards and two touchdowns.
After a 2-0 start, the Texans have lost two straight, falling 23-20 in overtime to Seattle last week. The Texans had a 20-3 lead on Seattle, but saw it all disappear. Houston is posting 410.3 yards per game on offense, while the defense is allowing just 254.3 yards per game, including a league-best 141 passing yards per game. Matt Schaub has thrown for 1,193 yards and eight touchdowns while Arian Foster and Ben Tate have combined for 520 yards rushing.
In terms of Injuries, Houston receiver Andre Johnson (shin) is questionable while guard Brandon Brooks (toe) is out. San Francisco tight end Vernon Davis (hamstring) and linebacker Patrick Willis (groin) are both questionable.
The Public Bets for this game are currently backing the Texans, as they are getting 54% of the wagers with a point spread of +5 at San Francisco.