Bills vs. Texans Total Prediction
A pair of 2-win teams that are coming off wins meet up this Sunday when the Houston Texans host the Buffalo Bills at 1PM ET. Will it be a defensive struggle?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Sunday, October 11, 2018
1PM ET – NRG Stadium
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Texans are favored at home, as they are getting odds of -10 points against the Bills. The over/under total for the contest is currently listed at 41 points. The public betting for this game currently has 61 percent going on Buffalo on the road. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NFL Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Bills edge Titans
The Buffalo Bills are coming off a 13-12 win at home over the Titans last week for their second win. They are now 2-3 on the season, 2-3 against the spread and 3-2 with the under. Buffalo has hit the under in three straight games.
The Bills have struggled a great deal on offense this year, averaging just 12.6 points and 253.8 yards per game. Rookie QB Josh Allen has thrown for 748 yards and two touchdowns, but has five interceptions and has been sacked 19 times. He also has run for 135 yards and three touchdowns. LeSean McCoy hasn’t been able to get going, rushing for just 170 yards on 45 carries. Buffalo is respectable on defense, allowing 23.6 points and 344 yards per contest. They have 12 sacks and have forced nine turnovers this year.
Texans win back-to-back OT games
The Houston Texans are coming off a second consecutive OT victory last week when they defeated the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday Night Football. Houston is now 2-3 overall, 1-4 against the spread and 3-2 with the under.
Houston is putting up a lot of yards on offense this year, averaging 440.4 yards per game. However, that is only translating into 23 points per contest. Deshaun Watson has thrown for 1,621 yards with eight touchdowns and five interceptions. He has been sacked 18 times and has rushed for 201 yards. DeAndre Hopkins is one of the league’s leading receivers with 39 catches for 594 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, the Texans are giving up just 24.8 points and 382.4 yards per game. The unit has 13 sacks as a group, with J.J. Watt leading the way with six sacks.
NFL Betting Trends
The Bills have hit the under in four of their last five road games and in 10 of their last 14 games on fieldturf.
The Texans have hit the under in four of their last five conference games and in eight of their last 11 overall.
Houston has the potential for big points, but it just hasn’t been happening for them for one reason or another. The Buffalo defense is no pushover and I think the Bills should be able to be competitive on defense in this game. Watson has taken a lot of hits and that is probably part of the reason Houston can’t finish drives. I don’t expect much from the Buffalo offense. They really have no offensive line to consistently move the ball down the field.
NFL Prediction: Bills/Texans Under 41