NFL Betting Predictions: Houston Texans at New Orleans Saints


NFL Betting Predictions: Houston Texans at New Orleans Saints

This Sunday at 1pm Eastern, the Houston Texans (2-0) look for their first ever 3-0 start in the history of their franchise when they travel to the Superdome to take on the New Orleans Saints (1-1). sportsbook currently have the Saints a -4 point favorite against the Texans.

The Houston Texans offense has been rolling as usual this season with QB Matt Schaub throwing 38 completions on 53 attempts for 450 yards, a really high 71.7 completion rate, 3TD’s and 2 INT’s, for a QB rating of 100.4. RB Arian Foster re-aggrivated his hamstring and has missed practice again this week. Even if ready coach Kubriak has already stated Ben Tate will get a majority of the carries as Foster gets worked into the rotation untill he is brought back up to speed. Ben Tate has run the ball really well in Fosters absence 47 times for 219 yards and a TD. WR Andre Johnson is one of the best in the league at his position and nobody is even close to a receiving threat on this team like him. Johnson has 14 catches for 188 yards and 2 TD’s in the first two games of the season.

The Texans defense has been great under new defensive co-ordinator Wade Phillips allowing league bets of 271 yards a game and only 10 points, with a heavy pass rush from ends Mario Williams and Antonio Smith which have generated 5 sacks in two games. The D have also have 3 forced fumbles and 2 interceptions to their credit, while LB Brian Cushing is back to being a tackling machine grabbing a team high 17 tackles in two games.


The New Orleans Saints offense has been as explosive as expected with QB Drew “Cool” Brees throwing all over teams completing 58 passes on 86 attempts for a 67.4% completion rate, 689 yards, and 6 TD 0 INTs. RB Pierre Thomas being back from injury running 14 times for 72 yards for a really good 5.1 yards per a carry has certainly helped. Also the addition of the smallest man in the NFL RB Darren Sproles has given them the spark plug they could of only hoped Reggie Bush could have been. Sproles hasent been great running between the tackles but at 5′ 6 ” (probably generous) that has never been his thing, but In the passing game he has been electrifying grabbing 15 catches for 118 yards and a TD. Sproles playmaking ability in the passing attack has been a great thing for the Saints as Marquez Colston has been injured

The Saints defense (especially the secondary) after a disasterous first week outing against the Packers played almost lights out against the Chicago Bears only allowing 13 points. The Saints D have been chewing QB’s up for 8 sacks in two games forcing 3 forced fumbles. The secondary has not grabbed an interception yet and have lacked big play making ability since Darren Sharpers excellent season two years back.


My Prediction: The Houston Texans finally run into a real test when they play the New Orleans Saints. I believe the Saints high octane offense does enough to win this one at home I look for them to cover the -4 point spread, and with these two high octane offenses I also like the over of 53 1/2 points.

So get your bets in at sportsbook and remember :

” It’s Only a Game Untill You Bet It “

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