Packers vs. Texans Week 7 Prediction
Aaron Rodgers and the Packers are coming off their first loss of the season and will look to rebound when they visit the Texans at 1:00 p.m. ET on Sunday. Is Green Bay a safe play as a road favorite or is there a better play on the board for bettors?
465 Green Bay Packers (-3) at 466 Houston Texans (+3); o/u 57
1:00 p.m. ET, Sunday, October 25, 2020
Venue: NRG Stadium, Houston, TX
Green Bay Packers DFS Spin
The Green Bay Press-Gazette's Ryan Wood reports the Packers' "plan" is for Aaron Jones (calf) to not play Week 7 against the Texans. Per Wood, Green Bay "isn't expected to push" Jones despite his own confidence in his ability to play through the injury. If Jones is indeed inactive, Jamaal Williams immediately becomes a borderline RB1/2 with rookie AJ Dillon possibly flirting with double-digit carries. Jones' issue doesn't seem like a long-term one.
Houston Texans DFS Spin
Texans TE Jordan Akins (ankle, concussion) did not practice Friday and is questionable to play this week against Green Bay. Probably Akins is on the wrong side of questionable after a week in which he didn't practice. That would give Darren Fells another week as a streaming tight end option. Fells has caught eight of nine targets and posted a 22 percent touchdown rate over the past two games with Akins inactive. While not sustainable, Fells should continue seeing opportunity.
Packers vs. Texans Betting Prediction
The Packers are 4-1 against the spread in their last five games overall, are 5-0 against the number in their last five games coming off a loss and are 10-1 against the number in their last 11 games following a failed cover in their previous game. The Texans, meanwhile, are 1-6 against the spread in their last seven games overall, are 0-6 against the number in their last six games as an underdog and are 0-4 against the number in their last four games when facing a team with a winning record.
NFL WEEK 7 BETTING PREDICTION: GREEN BAY PACKERS -3