Raiders vs. Texans Total Prediction
The Raiders head to Houston this weekend to take on a Texans team looking to rebound from their loss last Sunday in Indianapolis. Will this weekend’s matchup between the Raiders and Texans turn into a shootout?
267 Oakland Raiders (+6.5) at 268 Houston Texans (-6.5); O/U 51.5
4:25 p.m. ET, Sunday, October 27, 2019
NGR Stadium, Houston, Texas
Public Betting Trends
According to our NFL Football Public Betting Chart page, the Texans are receiving 60% of the betting tickets from online sportsbooks.
Oakland Raiders Fantasy Spin
Tyrell Williams (foot) is questionable for the Raiders' Week 8 matchup against the Texans. Williams is tentatively expected to suit up for the first time since Week 4. The Raiders' undisputed No. 1 WR ripped off 6-105-1, 5-46-1, 3-20-1 and 3-36-1 lines to start the season before missing the team's Week 5 win over the Bears. Meanwhile, Keelan Doss (3-54-0 in Week 7) is the only Raiders WR to surpass even 50 receiving yards with Williams sidelined. Derek Carr hasn't fed any of his complementary WRs more than five targets in a game during two contests without Williams.
Houston Texans Fantasy Spin
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Will Fuller (hamstring) is expected to miss "several weeks." Fuller's tests reportedly showed a "significant" hamstring pull. Unlike the game-planning required to mesh Kenny Stills with DeAndre Hopkins and Fuller in three-wide sets, Houston's offense shouldn't miss a beat with Stills taking over on the outside and Keke Coutee sliding into the slot. Consider Stills the week's top waiver pickup at his position given his 4/105 receiving on 61 snaps (94%) once Fuller exited against the Colts in Week 7.
NFL Betting Trends
The over is 5-1 in the Raiders’ last six road games versus a team with a winning home record.
The over is 7-2 in the Texans’ last nine games after accumulating more than 350 total yards in their previous game.
The over is a perfect 4-0 in the last four meetings between these two teams and has cashed in five of the Texans’ last seven games coming off a loss. It’s also 19-7 in Houston’s last 26 games played in October and is 4-0 in the Raiders’ last four games overall. Finally, the over is 5-1-1 in Oakland’s last seven road games and is 5-2 in its lat seven games played in the month of October.
NFL Week 8 Prediction: Raiders/Texans OVER 51.5