Texans vs. Raiders Odds
The NFL makes an appearance in Mexico tonight for Monday Night Football when the Oakland Raiders face the Houston Texans at 8:30PM ET on ESPN.
According to the oddsmakers at BetDSI, the Raiders are favored in tonight’s game, as Oakland is getting odds of -6 points against the Texans. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 45 points. Houston has won and covered the spread in six of the last nine meetings with the Raiders and the two have hit the over in three of the last four encounters.
Oakland comes in to tonight looking to maintain a top record in the AFC, as they are 7-2 on the year thanks to a three-game win streak. The Raiders are coming off a 30-20 win over the Broncos 15 days ago and they are 6-3 against the spread this season while going 7-2 with the over. Oakland has a great offense that is putting up 27.2 points and 406.1 yards per game this season. Derek Carr has been tremendous thus far, throwing for 2,505 yards and 17 touchdowns with only three interceptions. Amari Cooper is nearing 1,000 yards as he has 58 catches for 843 yards and two touchdowns. Latavius Murray, DeAndre Washington and Jalen Richard have combined for nearly 1,000 rushing yards while Murray has eight touchdowns. Defensively, Oakland is a little suspect. The Raiders are giving up 24.8 points and 406.2 yards per game. They give up 291 passing yards per game and have just 13 sacks on the year. Khalil Mack has 7 of the 13 sacks while also totaling 42 tackles.
Houston is now 6-3 on the season following a 24-21 win at Jacksonville last week. The Texans have won three of their last four and are now 5-3-1 against the spread this season and 5-4 with the under. Houston is being led by its sound defense, which is giving up just 20.9 points and 330.9 yards per game this season. Benardrick McKinney is leading the team with 81 tackles and three sacks while John Simon has 49 tackles and 3.5 sacks. Simon could be out today as he deals with a shoulder injury. The defense has had to be strong as the offense is struggling. Houston is putting up just 17.9 points and 323.4 yards per game. Brock Osweiler is really struggling, throwing for 1,818 yards and 11 touchdowns with nine interceptions. Lamar Miller has rushed for 720 yards and two touchdowns this season, but has been held under 85 yards in all but two games and in three straight.