Patriots vs. Texans Odds
New England is 8-3 on the season, 2-3 on the road and 6-5 against the spread. Houston is 2-9 overall, 1-5 at home and 2-9 against the spread. The home team has won four straight in this series.
Trends show that the home team is 4-0-1 against the spread in the last 5 games in this series and these two have hit the over in five straight meetings.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, the Patriots are favored on the road, as they have odds of -7.5 points against the Texans on Sunday. The over/under total for the game has been set at 47 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had the Patriots favored by 9.5 points. The spread quickly fell back to 7.5. The over/under total for the game opened at 46.5 points and quickly added the ½ point to 47.
New England is coming off a 34-31 overtime win over Denver last week. The Patriots were down 24-0 early but rallied to get the victory. It was the third win in four games for the Pats. New England is averaging 370.9 yards per game on offense, while the defense is giving up 360.1 yards per game. Tom Brady is leading the offense with 2,896 passing yards and 17 touchdowns while Chandler Jones is leading the defense with 61 tackles and 10.5 sacks.
Houston is coming off a 13-6 loss to the Jaguars at home last week. It was the ninth straight loss for Houston and their last five losses have been by 7 points or less. Houston is giving up just 290.3 yards per game on defense, while the offense is posting 363.5 yards per contest. The Texans have had struggles with turnovers this year, giving up 13 interceptions and seven fumbles. Andre Johnson is leading the offense with 74 catches for 1,002 yards and five touchdowns. J.J. Watt is leading the defense with 56 tackles and 9.5 sacks with 11 tackles for loss.
In terms of Injuries, Houston tackle Duane Brown (illness) and guard Cody White (neck) are both questionable. New England safety Steve Gregory (finger) and offensive lineman Marcus Cannon (ankle) are also questionable.
The Public Bets for this game are currently backing the Patriots, as New England is getting 96% of the wagers with odds of -7.5 points at Houston on Sunday.