Bills vs Texans 2020 NFL Wildcard Odds, Preview & Pick

Bills vs Texans 2020 NFL Wild Card Odds, Preview & Pick

Written by on January 4, 2020

The Buffalo Bills head to Houston to battle the Texans in this season’s first NFL Wildcard Game. The battle takes place on Saturday, Jan. 4. The Texans are a slight favorite. Will Houston win and cover? Or, will the Bills do enough to survive and advance? Check out NFL Wildcard odds, analysis, and a free pick for Bills vs Texans!

How to Bet Bills vs Texans 2020 NFL Wild Card Odds & Game Info

  • When: Saturday, Jan. 4 at 4:35 pm ET
  • Where: NRG Stadium, Houston, TX
  • TV: ESPN / ABC
  • Over/Under Total Odds: 42 ½

Why the Buffalo Bills are a good bet +2 ½?

Buffalo’s defense has played lights out this season. The Bills allow 330.2 total yards per game. That ranks third in the NFL. They give up 195.2 passing yards. Opponents average 16.2 points per. Buffalo ranks second in points allowed. Almost as important? The star defenders got a chance to rest last Sunday because Buffalo’s postseason seed wasn’t changing with a loss. A fresh, awesome defense, could lead to an upset win on the moneyline.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Total Yards: 330.2
  • Passing Yards: 201.8
  • Rushing Yards: 128.4
  • Points Scored: 19.6
Defense:
  • Total Yards: 298.3
  • Passing Yards: 195.2
  • Rushing Yards: 103.1
  • Points Allowed: 16.2

Why the Houston Texans are a good bet -2 ½?

Buffalo has a great defense but Houston has quarterback Deshaun Watson. Watson threw for 26 touchdown passes and 3,852 yards. He also rushed for 413 yards and 7 TDs. Deshaun’s primary target is DeAndre Hopkins, who once again caught over 100 passes. Hopkins also caught 8 touchdowns. If the Bills try to shut down Watson to Hopkins, they must deal with Carlos Hyde. The starting running back rumbled for over 1,000 yards this season. Houston’s got enough weapons to get the win and cover on Saturday.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Total Yards: 362
  • Passing Yards: 236.4
  • Rushing Yards: 125.6
  • Points Scored: 23.6
Defense:
  • Total Yards: 388.3
  • Passing Yards: 267.3
  • Rushing Yards: 121.1
  • Points Allowed: 24.1

NFL Wild Card Betting Trends for Buffalo Bills vs Houston Texans

  • Bills are 5-0-2 ATS in their last 7 games as a road underdog
  • Buffalo is 8-1-2 ATS in their last 11 road games
  • Bills are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 versus a team with a winning record
  • Under is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall
  • Houston is 9-2-1 ATS in their last 12 games following an ATS loss
  • Texans are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 playoff games
  • Houston is 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games as a home favorite
  • Under is 8-2 in Texan’s last 10 games as a favorite

Bills vs Texans NFL Wildcard Final NFL Betting Analysis

Houston can take this if their 3 stars on offense have everything working. But they won’t because the Bills won’t give them a ton of opportunities.

The Bills field a slow offense. It averages 19.6 points per. Their quarterback, Josh Allen, completes 58.8% of his passes. Buffalo can run the football, though. Rookie running back Devin Singletary amassed 775 yards rushing after not starting for half the season. Singletary averages 5.1 yards per carry. He’s got great hands and he can block.

Buffalo also uses veteran Frank Gore. With both Singletary and Gore, Buffalo can control time of possession. If they need Allen to complete passes, he will. The Bills’ pedestrian by design offense should keep the ball out of Deshaun Watson’s hands. Buffalo wins straight up.

NFL Wildcard Free Pick:  Bills moneyline

 

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