Jacksonville Jaguars at Houston Texans Free Pick - Betting Odds - ATS Prediction
The Houston Texans will host AFC South rival Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, September 10th 2017 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana. The kick-off is scheduled for 1:00 PM and is set to be televised on CBS for regional audiences. Houston has won their last six contests against the Jaguars. The most recent meeting between the two was a nail-biter when Houston escaped Jacksonville at home by a point in a 21-20 victory.
As a whole, the AFC South is garnered as one of the weakest divisions in the NFL. In 2016, the Texans won the division but did so earning the title as one of the feeblest playoff teams in NFL history. Houston made it as far as the Divisional Round despite the meager perception. Houston would get by Oakland without Derek Carr in the Black Hole but would get pummeled the following week when they traveled up to Foxboro, Massachusetts to meet with the now-defending NFL Champions, the New England Patriots. Houston’s poor performance would fortify the superlatives many leveraged against them as they entered the post-season. Jacksonville comes in off the heels of a 3-13 effort in 2016, in spite of owning talent that many suggest could get them to contend for a playoff berth.
Public Money Consensus
67% of the public like the Texans and are willing to lay the points to the Jaguars. At the spread, Houston comes in at -105 as opposed to Jacksonville who is priced at -115 in this market. Presently in Over/Under markets, the number rests at 39.5 with 69% of the public liking the Under. The market has moved by 2.5 points from the open, indicating early action on the Under to mirror the consensus.
Jacksonville Jaguars at Houston Texans Week 1 NFL Prediction
Like we will see with teams of similar caliber such as New York or Cleveland, the Jaguars are a tough team to sell especially given the fact they are on the road at a 2016 playoff qualifier. Nevertheless, the Jags were within striking distance in both encounters with Houston. The combined margin of defeat in both contests in 2016 was just four points. Despite the eye sore of a record, Jacksonville does have the talent to compete for the AFC South. Not too long ago, Jacksonville boasted a duo of 1,000-yard receivers in both Allen Hurns and Allen Robinson. That same duo returns along with added playmakers in Marquise Lee and draftee Dede Westbrook. Furthermore, the Jaguars also have the services of highly-touted first-round draft pick Leonard Fournette in the fold at running back with former Jets workhorse Chris Ivory to spell him. Very simply, this team has the potential to be explosive on offense. Thus, there is tremendous equity in taking the points and fading the public in this AFC South match-up.
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