Free NFL Prediction: Texans vs Panthers Odds
Week 2 NFL betting sees the Houston Texans taking on the Carolina Panthers on Sunday, September 20th at Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, North Carolina. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all NFL season long so stay tuned for more FREE NFL predictions.
Houston Texans (0-1) vs. Carolina Panthers (1-0)
Date: Sunday September 20th
Time: 1:00 PM
Venue: Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, North Carolina
ATS Betting Lines: Carolina -3.5
NFL Betting Total: 40.5
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Houston has become a bit more followed following their appearance on Hard Knocks. They didn’t impress in Week 1 and will try to rebound in Week 2 when they get set to take on the Carolina Panthers.
The Texans comeback attempt failed as they dropped a 27-20 decision to the Chiefs.
The Panthers however started their season off win a solid performance as they defeated the Jaguars 20-9.
Kick off is set for 1:00 PM EST on CBS.
The Texans started camp off with a controversy and a majority of the nation got to see that as they were featured on the TV show Hard Knocks.
QB Brian Hoyer was given the job and his backup Ryan Mallet was noticeably upset and made it definitely known. However, he eventually replaced the Hoyer in the season opener, reopening the controversy.
Brian Hoyer was an absolute mess as he went 18 of 34 with an interception, a touchdown, and 4 sacks. Hoyer looked uneasy in the pocket all afternoon long.
With 6:10 left in the game, Mallet replaced Hoyer and led the Texans to two scoring drives on 8 of 13 passing for 98 yards.
The Panthers Week 1 performance was pretty by any means, but they still managed to come out victorious 20-9 over the Jacksonville Jaguars.
In his first season opening victory of his career, QB Cam Newton labored, a lot. Newton had just 175 passing yards to go along with a touchdown and an interception.
The absence of Kelvin Benjamin was a major concern coming into the season and it played out just as expected in Week 1.
Ted Ginn Jr and Philly Brown were given the top 2 receiving jobs and neither really were a major difference or playmaker in the game. Ginn Jr. was the best of the two as he had 54 yards, but only on 2 receptions.
The defense was a major highlight for the Panthers as they forced the Jags into 3 turnovers; 2 interceptions and 1 fumble.
NFL Handicapping Trends
- Texans are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a S.U. loss.
- Texans are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games following a ATS loss.
- Texans are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
- Panthers are 17-7-1 ATS vs. a team with a losing record.
- Panthers are 11-5-1 ATS in their last 17 home games.
- Panthers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS win.
4* Free NFL Betting Prediction: Carolina ATS
The Texans QB controversy is going to open up a lot of distractions for them as they looked bad in Week 1.
NFL Free Score Prediction: Carolina 23- Houston 10
The Texans offense struggles again as Cam Newton adds to the Texan’s problems and move to 2-0.
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