Chargers vs. Texans Prediction
Will the Houston Texans stay strong at home when they host the San Diego Chargers today at 1PM ET?
According to the oddsmakers at BetDSI, the Chargers are a slight favorite on the road, as they are getting odds of -1.5 points against the Texans. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 46.5 points. San Diego has won four of the last five meetings with the Texans and San Diego has covered the spread in all five games.
Houston is coming off a 27-20 loss to Oakland in Mexico City on Monday to fall to 6-4 on the year. The Texans are 5-4-1 against the spread this season, covering the spread in two of their last three. The Texans are giving up just 21.5 points and 330.3 yards per contest this season. Despite the good yardage numbers, the unit has just 19 sacks and has created only nine turnovers on the year. Offensively, Houston has struggled, posting just 18.1 points and 327.8 yards per game. Lamar Miller has been a workhouse with 824 rushing yards, but he has just three touchdowns. Brock Osweiler has thrown for 2,061 yards and 12 touchdowns, but also has 10 interceptions.
San Diego is coming off a 31-24 loss to Miami at home two weeks ago to fall to 4-6 on the season. The Chargers are 6-4 against the spread this season, covering in four of their last six. San Diego has an impressive offense, as usual, averaging 29.2 points and 391.6 yards per game. Melvin Gordon has shown great improvement in his second year, rushing for 838 yards and nine touchdowns this year. Philip Rivers has thrown for 2,886 yards and 20 touchdowns. Tyrell Williams is the leading receiver right now with 43 catches for 720 yards and four scores. Defensively, San Diego is giving up 27.8 points and 375.3 yards per game this season. They are tough against the run, allowing only 87.4 yards per game. However, their pass defense gives up 287.9 yards per game.
The Chargers are a hard team to figure out, as they are failing to finish games they could win. On the other hand, Houston has found ways to win despite not having many big plays. The Texans have been good at home, going 5-0 straight up and 4-1 against the spread. I say ride that and take them getting points at home.
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