Texans vs Broncos NFL Week 9 Lines & Expert Pick.

Texans vs Broncos NFL Week 9 Lines & Expert Pick

Written by on October 31, 2018

Getting the season off to a winning start is considered an absolute must for every team in the NFL. Historical data shows that the more game you lose to start the season, the tougher it becomes to dig out of the hole and get into the postseason. The reality for every team is that there are only 16 games available to make a mark, and the rot can set in quickly if things go poorly early on. At 0-3, the Houston Texans were pretty much written off by everyone with an opinion on football, yet here they are now sitting at the top of the AFC South with a rather commanding lead.

They will be looking to keep their positive streak going in Denver this weekend, and they will be hitting the road as a minor favorite. Mile High is always a tough place to go and get a win, even when the Broncos are not playing particularly well, which has been the case through the first half of the season. Houston is in as a 1-point favorite, with the point total set at 46.

Texans vs Broncos NFL Week 9 Lines & Expert Pick

   

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Weather Forecast

  • Mostly Cloudy: 12°C/53°F
  • Humidity: 34%
  • Precipitation: 0%
  • Cloud Cover: 78%
  • Wind: 6 mph
  • Stadium Type: Open
 

Why bet on the Houston Texans?

The Houston Texans have dug themselves out of an early hole by winning 5 straight games and are a team that looks to be gaining confidence and getting better with each passing week. They had a trio of close victories to get back to .500, with the average margin of victory coming in at around 4 PPG. In the 2 games since that run, they have won twice and covered the spread twice, winning by an average of 16 PPG.

They also had their best offensive showing of the season last week, putting 42 points on the Miami Dolphins in a big win. The Texans have not been great on the road over the past couple of seasons, but they have won their last 2 games away from home. In their last 6 visits to Denver, they are 2-4 SU.  

Team Stats

Offense
  • Average Score For: 24.62
  • Total Yards: 379.00
  • Rush Yards: 123.00
  • Passing Yards: 256.00
Defense
  • Average Score Against: 20.88
  • Total Yards: 334.87
  • Rush Yards: 95.12
  • Passing Yards: 239.75
 

Why bet on the Denver Broncos?

Everyone was a little concerned about the QB situation in Denver prior to the start of the season, but they had appeared to put that to rest by coming out and winning their first 2 games. The questions have returned, though, as they are now on a streak where they have picked up just 1 win in their last 6 games. It’s clear to see what the main issue is with this team by looking at those past results.

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If you take out the 45-10 win over an awful Arizona Cardinals team, the Broncos have averaged less than 20 PPG during this most recent run. Home field is usually kind to Denver, but that has not been the case of late, as they are just 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games at Mile High. The UNDER has hit in 4 of the last 6 meetings between these two teams.

Team Stats

Offense
  • Average Score For: 23.50
  • Total Yards: 380.74
  • Rush Yards: 133.12
  • Passing Yards: 247.62
Defense
  • Average Score Against: 24.25
  • Total Yards: 373.25
  • Rush Yards: 135.75
  • Passing Yards: 237.50
 

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Texans vs Broncos NFL Week 9 Betting Trends

  • Houston is 3-10 ATS in its last 13 games
  • Houston is 6-12 SU in its last 18 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Houston’s last 10 games
  • Denver is 5-14-1 ATS in its last 20 games
  • Denver is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Denver’s last 7 games
 

Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction for Texans vs Broncos

I like the Texans to extend their winning streak to 6 games with a victory over Denver on the road. I also like them to cover the spread, with the point total going UNDER.

Score: Houston Texans 23 – Denver Broncos 20