Green Bay Packers vs Houston Texans News & Picks
Green Bay Packers vs Houston Texans Odds
|Green Bay Packers||+6½ -110||49½ -110 O||+235|
|Houston Texans||-6½ -110||49½ -110 U||-275|
**Odds as of 10/23**
Straight Up (Sebastian Morera)
The Packers got their butts handed to them in their 38-10 Week 6 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Although Green Bay got off to a good start, scoring 10 in the first while shutting out the Bucs, things quickly fell apart following Aaron Rodgers’ pick-six. It looked like the whole team had the air taken out from underneath it couldn’t find any way to recover momentum. The hallmark of a good team is how it deals with adversity so it’s up to the Packers to come out and deliver a dominant win against the Texans.
The Texans have one win to their name and were the first team to fire their head coach. Since BOB’s dismissal, Houston has looked much better. However, I anticipate the Packers coming in ticked off and putting up some big numbers.
Against the Spread (Devlin Duckett)
The Packers were humiliated in Tampa Bay last week, losing 38-10 after having led 10-0. Green Bay is 10-0 ATS over its last 10, following a game in which it failed to cover. The Packers have covered in every game that they’ve won in 2020, and I believe that they will bounce back to win in Houston. This projects to be a heavy-duty shootout though, and Deshaun Watson is clearly up to the gunfight. The Texans are beyond frustrated with their 1-5 record, and nearly took out the undefeated Titans last week.
This should be a great game, with RB Aaron Jones running wild on the Houston defense and Aaron Rodgers having the last word. Watson’s five TDs won’t be enough to slay Green Bay on Sunday. The Packers will win and cover by a crumb. Packers 45, Texans 41
Over/Under (Zack Robinson)
Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers are hurt. The Packers scored 10 points against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and lost their first game.
Davante Adams is healthy and eager to become the most dominant WR in the league.
Regardless of that bump on the road, the Packers average 32.4 points per game (third best in the league) and the total has gone over in five of Green Bay’s last seven games.
The Houston Texans are getting better.
DeShaun Watson has thrown for 300+ yards each of their last three games and the receivers corp. is looking sharper with Will Fuller, Darren Fells, Randall Cobb and Brandin Cooks.
The Texans average 24.3 points per game and the total has gone over in five of Houston’s last seven games against an opponent from the NFC. Go over in a good one.