49ers vs. Texans Total Pick
Can bettors expect a low-scoring game between the 49ers and Texans when the two teams meet in Houston this Sunday at 1:00 p.m. ET?
Matchup: 49ers (2-10) at Texans (4-8)
TV: FOX, 1:00 p.m. ET
Line: Texans -3
ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the over/under currently sits at 43.5 points after hitting the board at 43. As for the point spread, Houston opened as a 1.5-point home favorite over San Francisco but the line has moved to the all-important number of 3 at most sportsbooks.
PUBLIC BETTING: As of this writing, the Texans are receiving 59% of the betting tickets and 77% of the money for Sunday's game.
INJURY REPORT: For the 49ers, defensive backs Jaquiski Tartt (arm), Jimmie Ward (forearm) and Asa Jackson (hamstring) are all out. Receiver Pierre Garcon (neck) is also out for the year while linebacker Aaron Lynch (calf) is questionable.
On the other side, the Texans will be without Deshaun Watson (knee), J.J. Watt (leg), Brian Cushing (disciplinary), Bruce Ellington (Concussion) and C.J. Fiedorowicz (concussion). Linebacker Jelani Jenkins (concussion), cornerback Johnathan Joseph (shoulder) and receiver Will Fuller (ribs) are all questionable.
OUR PREDICTION: The under has hit in four of the 49ers' last five games overall, is 9-4 in their last 13 games coming off a win, and is 6-1 in their last seven games played on field turf.
On the other side, the under has cashed in four of the Texans' last five games overall as well. The under is 9-3 in their last 12 games coming off an ATS loss, is 19-7 in their last 26 games after allowing more than 150 yards rushing in their previous game, and is 6-2 in their last eight games after accumulating more than 250 yards passing in their last contest.
NFL WEEK 14 OVER/UNDER PREDICTION: 49ERS/TEXANS UNDER 43.5