Texans at Jaguars Total Prediction
AFC South rivals clash in Jacksonville on Sunday when the Jaguars host the Houston Texans at 1:00 p.m. ET. Even though the total is sitting in the low 40s, is the under still the best play for bettors?
1:00 p.m. ET, Sunday, October 21
TIAA Bank Field, Jacksonville, Florida
Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetNow.eu, the Jaguars are 4.5-point favorites to beat the Texans. The total, meanwhile, sits at 50.5 points. As of this writing, 51% of the public betting tickets are on the Jaguars to cover the point spread.
DeAndre Hopkins (foot) was downgraded to "DNP" in Thursday's practice. It's likely just a form of rep management, though DNPs always need to be taken seriously. Hopkins also had by far his quietest game of the season in Week 7. His Friday status will be key. Provided Hopkins does play, he will be hobbled and squaring off with Jalen Ramsey. He's shaping up as a back-end WR1 for Week 7.
Leonard Fournette (hamstring) will not practice Thursday. Fournette also sat out Wednesday. Two missed practices to start the week all but ensures Fournette will miss another game. The Jaguars head to London in Week 8 before going on bye in Week 9. It is possible Fournette is out through the off week.
NFL Betting Trends
The under is 4-1 in the Texans’ last five games after accumulating less than 150 yards passing in their previous game.
The under is 4-1 in the Jaguars’ last five games after allowing more than 150 yards rushing in their previous game.
The under is 6-2 in the Texans’ last eight road games, is 9-3 in their last 12 games overall and is 14-6 in their last 20 games coming off an ATS loss. On the other side, the under is 4-1 in the Jaguars’ last five divisional games, is 11-4 in their last 15 conference games and is 4-1 in their last five games after allowing more than 150 yards rushing in their previous contest.
NFL Week 7 Prediction: Texans/Jaguars under 41.5