Jacksonville Jaguars vs Houston Texans News & Picks
Jacksonville Jaguars vs Houston Texans Odds
|Jacksonville Jaguars||+5½ -110||55 -110 O||+210|
|Houston Texans||-5½ -110||55 -110 U||-250|
**Odds as of 10/09**
Straight Up (Sebastian Morera)
I had high hopes for the Gardner Minshew-led Jaguars but so far they have failed. They opened the season with a tough 27-20 win over Philip Rivers and the Indianapolis Colts but have been winless since. In Week 4’s 33-25 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals, it was clear the Jaguars needed to get Minshew more help.
The Texans are set to move forward with interim head coach Romeo Crennel. Crennel has five Super Bowl wins as an assistant coach, two of which were with the New York Giants and the other three with the New England Patriots. Despite this success, Crennel has never led a team to the playoffs. Additionally, the former Kansas City Chiefs’ head coach has a career 28-55 record as a head coach in the NFL. Houston is winless but I think they can edge one out over the struggling Jaguars.
Against the Spread (Devlin Duckett)
The Jacksonville Jaguars (1-3) are trying to stop a three-game slide, while the Houston Texans (0-4) struggle to get off the schneid. The Bengals torched the Jaguars defense for 505 total yards last week, smoking them through the air and on the ground. The Jags’ D is suspect, so we can expect a strong game from Texans’ QB Deshaun Watson and RB David Johnson here. Houston has been underperforming all around, and a home game vs Jacksonville is just what the doctor ordered.
Texans coach and GM Bill O’Brien has been canned, and the team is ready to start with a clean slate. If Houston plays their cards right, they may even storm back from an 0-4 start to snipe a playoff spot. It’s been done before (1992 Chargers). First things first. Make a statement at home against these upstart Jaguars.
It’s Raining Ducketts: Free ATS Pick, Houston Texans -6
Over/Under (Zack Robinson)
Another divisional matchup with two teams that are desperate for a victory.
The Jacksonville Jaguars average 23.8 points per game, but WR DJ Chark is back (8 receptions, 95 yards and 2 touchdowns in Week 4) and that should boost the Jaguars numbers and chances to win against a demoralized Houston Texans team.
The total has gone over in four of Jacksonville’s last five games against an opponent from the AFC South.
Bill O’Brien was fired as the Texans HC/GM. Houston is in serious troubles but maybe a divisional game at home is what they need to revive.
The Texans average 20 points per game (fourth worst in the league), but at least WR Will Fuller woke up in Week 4 with 108 yards and 1 touchdown.
The total has gone under in five of Houston’s last six games against the Jaguars. Go under once again in a close one.