Deshaun Watson and the Houston Texans will look to subdue Jalen Ramsey and the AFC South division rival Jacksonville Jaguars when they square off in their Week 17 regular season finale on Sunday. Now, with Watson and company having plenty of motivation to win this contest and Ramsey and the Jags wanting nothing more than to play spoiler, let’s find out which teams is offering the best value against their NFL Odds in the MyBookie NFL sportsbook!
How to Bet Jaguars at Texans NFL Week 17 Spread & Pick
It’s a large challenge facing the Texans’ defense this Sunday.The offense must find a way to put up points. pic.twitter.com/9Fztchx4o7 — #DUUUVAL (@Jaguars) 27 de diciembre de 2018
- When: Sunday, December 30, 2018, 1:00 PM ET
- Where: NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas
- TV: NBC
- Radio: SiriusXM/NFL
- Live Stream: NFL League Pass
- NFL Week 17 Spread: Houston Texans -7 (Total 40.5)
- Chance of Thunderstorm: 11°C/52°F
- Humidity: 82%
- Precipitation: 43%
- Cloud Cover: 100%
- Wind: 4 mph NNE
- Stadium Type: Retractable
Why Bet On Jacksonville at +7?
Why should you consider betting on Jacksonville in this regular season finale? Well, there are a couple of reasons despite the fact that the Jags have suffered through a horrible season after being expected to challenge for the AFC title. The best reason to back Jacksonville is that they still have an elite defense that ranks fifth in points allowed and can shut down anyone.
The Jaguars have held three of their last four opponents to 16 points or less and they come into their finale off a convincing 17-7 smackdown win over Miami last weekend. Another good reason to back Jacksonville is that they know Houston very well with the Texans being a division rival.
- Average Score For: 16.13
- Total Yards: 314.27
- Rush Yards: 112.87
- Passing Yards: 201.40
- Average Score Against: 19.73
- Total Yards: 309.40
- Rush Yards: 115.73
- Passing Yards: 193.67
Why Bet On Houston at -7?Why should you consider betting on Houston in Week 17? There are a bunch of great reasons to back Houston in this contest, First of all, the Texans need a win to ensure they win the AFC South over either Indianapolis or Tennessee. Houston also has some motivation to get back in the win column and hit the playoffs with a bit of momentum after falling to Philly 32-30 last weekend. Another good reason to back Houston in this contest is that they have the better offense and by far, the better quarterback in this contest in the gifted Watson.
Another good reason to back Houston is that the Texans also have an elite defense that ranks one spot behind Jacksonville in points allowed (20.6 ppg, 6th). Last but not least, the Texans are playing at home where they’ve won five of seven so far this season.
- Average Score For: 25.47
- Total Yards: 364.00
- Rush Yards: 125.80
- Passing Yards: 238.20
- Average Score Against: 20.87
- Total Yards: 358.07
- Rush Yards: 86.20
- Passing Yards: 271.87
Jaguars vs Texans NFL Week 17 Betting Trends
- Jacksonville is 2-7-2 ATS in its last 11 games
- Jacksonville is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Jacksonville’s last 6 games
- Houston is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games at home
- Houston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston’s last 6 games at home
Expert Analysis and Prediction for Jaguars vs Texans
Houston beat Jacksonville 20-7 on the road in Week 7 and I expect this AFC South regular-season finale to have a similar kind of finish. The Texans have a legitimate star in Deshaun Watson and arguably the best wide receiver in the league today in Deandre Hopkins. Houston has some serious star power on the defensive side of the ball in Jadeveon Clowney and J.J. Watt among others.
The Jaguars are 2-7-2 ATS in their last 11 games overall and 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 road games while Houston has gone 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 games against their AFC counterparts. Houston is highly motivated and they’re the better team in this affair and that’s why the Texans will win and cover the spread!
Score: Jacksonville Jaguars 14 – Houston Texans 28