With the 2018 NFL Betting action just around the corner, it’s time to start looking at what each team might deliver in the new season. There are some teams that we know will be good, while there are others who are more than likely going to be very bad. There are also going to be a few who fall somewhere in the middle, and whose season go tip in either direction depending on a number of different factors.
The Houston Texans probably fit into that latter category. This is a team that has been good defensively for a few years but who were missing a franchise QB. They appeared to have landed that QB last season with the drafting of DeShaun Watson, but a season-ending injury puts an end to what was a very promising start to his career. Can he rebound and take the Texans to the playoffs? MyBookie Sportsbook has the Texans win total for 2018 set at O/U 9 games.
NFL Betting Prediction for Texans 2018 Win/Loss Record
Having Deshaun Watson cemented as the starter is a luxury for Bill O’Brien heading into #TexansCamp.
— Houston Texans (@HoustonTexans) 4 de julio de 2018
Houston Texans Division (AFC South)
- Indianapolis Colts
- Jacksonville Jaguars
- Tennessee Titans
- Houston Texans
Houston Texans 2018 Schedule
- New England Patriots (Week 1)
- Tennessee Titans (Week 2)
- New York Giants (Week 3)
- Indianapolis Colts (Week 4)
- Dallas Cowboys (Week 5)
- Buffalo Bills (Week 6)
- Jacksonville Jaguars (Week 7)
- Miami Dolphins (Week 8)
- Denver Broncos (Week 9)
- Bye (Week 10)
- Washington Redskins (Week 11)
- Tennessee Titans (Week 12)
- Cleveland Browns (Week 13)
- Indianapolis Colts (Week 14)
- New York Jets (Week 15)
- Philadelphia Eagles (Week 16)
- Jacksonville Jaguars (Week 17)
Week by Week Analysis
Games for Weeks 1-4
The Texans have a tough start to the season, opening up with a pair of road games at New England at Tennessee. Getting a win at Foxboro is always tough, but they would certainly have a shot at getting a win versus the Titans. I like them to go 1-1 to start the season. Week 3 sees Houston finally head home with a game against the New York Giants, which is one they should almost certainly win. They follow that up with another road game, this time in Indianapolis versus the Colts, which is another game they should win. Best case scenario after 4 games would be a 3-1 record, while anything less than 2-2 would be disastrous.
Games for Weeks 5-8
The Texans will be in prime-time on Sunday night in Week 5, at home to the Dallas Cowboys. That is a game that is there for the taking, and I like them to win that one, as well as their Week 6 match-up against the Bills at home. Another tough road game follows that one, which is a trip to Jacksonville to face that brutal Jaguars D. I see a loss there, but I also see the Texans bouncing right back with a win at home against the Miami Dolphins. By the end of Week 8, we could be looking at 6-2 or 5-3.
Games for Weeks 9-13
Houston will be in Denver in Week 9 before hitting their bye week, and while this will be a tough one, it’s a game I think they can win. Week 11 is a tricky one, with a road trip to Washington on tap. The Redskins could be better with Alex Smith at QB, making this a game Houston might potentially lose.
The Titans come to town in Week 12 in what could be a crucial division game. Next up is a bit of a gimme game against the Browns. Let’s take the Texans to win that one and go to 9-3 on the season.
Games for Weeks 14-17
The Texans have the Colts and Jets up after the Browns, both of which are very winnable games. They finish up the season with a trip to The Eagles, which I see as a loss, and a home game against the Jags, which may well be for division supremacy. Let’s take a split in those final two games, which would take the Texans to 11-5 and OVER the 9 games.