Houston Texans Scorching in Super Bowl LIII Futures

Houston Texans Scorching in Super Bowl LIII Futures

Written by on July 16, 2018

The Houston Texans are scorching hot in Super Bowl Futures. The Texans are now at +2000, 20 to 1, on MyBookie. That’s only 4 points higher than the Jacksonville Jaguars’ +1600 odds. It’s 13 points lower than the Tennessee Titans +3300 odds to win Super Bowl 53. Both the Jags and the Titans made the playoffs last season. The Houston Texans did not. Why are the Texans receiving so much love?

Houston Texans Scorching in Super Bowl LIII Futures

Why the Houston Texans are Wise Guy Super Bowl Darlings?

Make no mistake, a lot of money has already flown to the Texans to win the 2019 Super Bowl. That’s apparent because teams like the Kansas City Chiefs, who won the AFC West last season, are at +2300 odds while Houston rests at 20 to 1 odds. The Texans’ odds make them the fourth choice in the AFC to win the Super Bowl after New England, +400, Pittsburgh, +800, and Jacksonville, +1600. Here’s why the wise guys (so far!) love the Houston Texans:

QB Deshaun Watson

Deshaun was on his way to breaking rookie NFL QB records. In only 7 games played, 6 of which he started, Deshaun threw 19 TD passes and for 1,699 yards. He was on pace for around 40 TD passes and around 4,000 yards passing. But, that doesn’t tell the whole story. Deshaun can also prove unstoppable with his legs. Watson rushed for 269 yards and 2 TDs in those 7 games played. What was Deshaun’s per rush average? 7.5 yards.

Watson to Hopkins

Are the Texans a safe bet for the 2018 NFL season? Houston WR DeAndre Hopkins was one of the best wide receivers in the NFL before Deshaun Watson came to town. In the 38 to 41 loss to Seattle in Week 8, Hopkins caught 8 of 11 targets that Watson threw his way for 224 yards. He also caught a Deshaun TD pass. Everyone knew Watson was going to throw to Hopkins. Seattle’s defense had no answer. Think what should happen this season when Watson and Hopkins have an entire offseason to prepare? Watson to Hopkins could be one of the biggest NFL offensive stories in 2018.

Houston’s Defense Still Rocks

Last season, due to injuries, the Texans ranked 20th in total yards allowed per game. Houston gave up 346.6 yards per game on average. Most of those yards came via the pass, which made sense. JJ Watt missed most of the season with an injury. Watt should be back. Even with Watt out, Houston’s other DE, Jadeveon Clowney, recorded 9.5 sacks. New defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel has installed a 3-4 defensive system where Clowney will play at a linebacker position behind Watt. Think about that for a moment. Two of the best overall defensive players in the NFL on the same side? Really? Either offenses sell out to stop Clowney and Watt, or they hope those two don’t bury their QB. Also, the Texans pried away great strong safety Tyrann Mathieu from the Arizona Cardinals. When healthy, the Honey Badger is still one of the best safeties in football. Those are the 3 main reasons Super Bowl Future handicappers like the Texans to win the Vince Lombardi Trophy in 2019. The 2018 NFL Preseason starts in early August. It’s time to start thinking about the gridiron!