Free NFL Prediction: Texans vs Patriots Odds
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Thursday Night Football on NBC
(2-0) Houston Texans vs. New England Patriots (2-0)
Date: Thursday, September 22nd
Time: 8:25 PM/ET
Venue: Gillette Stadium, Foxboro
ATS Betting Lines: Houston -2.5
NFL Moneyline Odds: Off
NFL Betting Total: 41
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Let’s see how Bill Belichick answers this one.
A pair of 2-0 teams meet on Thursday Night Football, as the Houston Texans head into New England to take on the Patriots.
The Pats will be on their third string QB here, as Tom Brady and Jimmy Garoppolo are both out.
The Texans look to continue their solid start to the season as they have put together back to back wins, with their latest coming against the Chiefs on Sunday.
Houston snuck away with a 19-12 victory, ending a personal 3 game losing streak against them.
While the offense hasn’t overwhelmed by any means, the defense has been the backbone to this team here in the early going.
Houston has allowed just an average of 13 points through the first two games and come in off a game where they forced the Chiefs into 3 turnovers.
The Brock Osweiler era has started off as a roller coaster ride as he has tossed for 499 yards. However to his 3 touchdowns he has also thrown 3 interceptions.
Expect RB Lamar Miller to get around the same amount of carries as he did last game (28), as he eclipsed the 100 yard mark in the win.
New England Patriots
Without Tom Brady, the mountain to climb through the first 4 games for the Patriots was going to be extremely high.
However, never doubt Bill Belichick. The Patriots started 2-0, but now once again they’ll be tested.
With their win on Sunday, also came a serious injury to QB Jimmy Garoppolo. A right shoulder injury will have him sidelined for a while, leaving the duties to third string QB Jacoby Brissett with Tom Brady still suspended.
Brissett started two seasons at NC State and had a very successful career as he tossed for 43 touchdowns to just 11 interceptions. In his time with the Dolphins as a rookie, he had a very small sample size, going 6 of 9 for 92 yards.
With the third stringer in, the defense and run game are both going to be asked to do a lot.
RB LeGarrette Blount has 193 rush yards through the first two games and has added a pair of touchdowns.
However, a pair of fumbles have also gone to his credit, which is something he’ll have to clean up.
NFL Betting Trends:
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of New England’s last 5 games at home
- New England is 23-2 SU in its last 25 games at home
- New England is 5-1-1 ATS in its last 7 games at home
- The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Houston’s last 7 games
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston’s last 7 games on the road
- Houston is 8-15 SU in its last 23 games on the road
4* Free NFL Betting Prediction: New England +2.5
This is going to be a tough game for the Patriots with a 3rd string QB, no doubt about it.
However, it’s all about the coaching here. Expect the Patriots to have a solid game plan and to execute it very successfully here, as Bill Belichick is the exact coach you want for this situation.
NFL Free Score Prediction: New England 20 – Houston 13
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