Texans vs. Jaguars Week 9 Prediction
The Jaguars opened as a 3-point underdog for their matchup with the Texans in London, but the spread has been bet down to 1. Should bettors follow the line movement and play Gardner Minshew and the Jags on Sunday nmorning?
451 Houston Texans (-1) at 452 Jacksonville Jaguars (+1); O/U 46.5
8:15 p.m. ET, Monday, September 16, 2019
MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
According to our NFL Public Betting Chart page, the Texans are drawing 59% of the betting tickets ahead of tonight’s game.
Houston Texans Fantasy Spin
Will Fuller (hamstring) has been ruled out for Week 9 against the Jaguars. Fuller won't make the team's trip across the pond to London Town. Fuller doesn't appear close to a resumption of practice. Kenny Stills is the Texans' clear-cut No. 2 receiver in Fuller's absence, running as WR2/3 in fantasy. At least for Week 8, DeAndre Carter ran ahead of Keke Coutee as the slot receiver. Neither middle man is on the Week 9 re-draft radar.
Jacksonville Jaguars Fantasy Spin
Dede Westbrook (neck, shoulder) is questionable for Week 9 against the Texans. Westbrook couldn't finish Week 8 after aggravating an existing shoulder injury, but has nonetheless been a limited participant at practice this week. His status for Sunday's game in London could go down to the wire. If he sits, it would be a huge boost to Chris Conley, who has broken out for 186 yards over his last two outings. Houston's secondary doesn't pose much of a threat, particularly in the absence of Bradley Roby (hamstring).
The Texans have covered just once in their last five divisional games and are 2-5 ATS in their last seven games coming off a win.
The Jaguars have covered the spread in five of their last seven games overall and are a perfect 5-0 at the betting window in their last five conference games.
NFL Week 9 Prediction
The Texans have won 14 of their last 18 meetings with the Jaguars, which included a victory earlier in the year when Jacksonville failed to convert on a 2-point conversion in a 13-12 loss in Houston. The favorite has also done well in London, posting a 19-9 record against the spread all-time across the pond. Deshaun Watson got banged up last week in the Texans’ win over the Raiders when he got kicked in the face but he also threw a touchdown on that same play. In the end, Watson is the difference here for me. We’re simply not getting enough points with the Jaguars, who are just 2-5 against the number in their last seven games coming off a win.
NFL WEEK 9 PREDICTION: Houston Texans -1