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Texans Highlight Expert Picks Against Upset-Minded Cardinals

The Houston Texans continue to surprise with a 5-4 record as they face the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday.

Sport betting markets have the Texans as a decent favorite to keep their winning run going, but the Cardinals have already produced two upsets this year.

Texans Highlight Expert PicksAgainst Upset-Minded Cardinals
Texans Highlight Expert PicksAgainst Upset-Minded Cardinals

Murray Inspires Cardinals

Kyler Murray returned last week to lead the Cardinals to a 25-23 win over the Atlanta Falcons.

It didn’t come against a top NFL team, but it’s only the Cardinals second win of the year after scoring a massive upset over the Cowboys.

Murray went 19 of 32 for 249 yards, and a late scramble enabled them to kick the winning field goal.

He made plays with his legs, he made plays with arm,” Cardinals coach Jonathan Gannon told the media. “Obviously, a jolt of energy and belief within our team. That’s why he is who he is. Couldn’t be happier for the guy.

It has been an inconsistent year for the Cardinals, who lost 27-0 to the Browns before beating Atlanta. Bettors don’t know what to expect, which is why the current sportsbook line is so low for the visitors.

Texans Building Momentum

We are surprised by the Texans. They were meant to be one of the worst teams in the NFL, but with a 5-4 record, they’re now in the playoff hunt.

Betting online odds have them at a fair price to win outright given their recent victories over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Cincinnati Bengals.

We didn’t think they stood much of a chance of beating the Bengals, but the 30-27 performance saw them cover another spread.

C.J. Stroud is having an incredible season with 15 touchdowns and two interceptions. He is justifying his high draft pick, and bettors have cashed in.

There is always some trepidation when betting on the Texans because of their history of losing. However, there is a great confidence with this team, and they could score double-digit wins.

Cardinals vs Texans Head to Head

The Cardinals have a 3-2 advantage over the Texans in their limited history. The most recent game came in 2021 when the Cardinals won handsomely 31-5. Houston’s last win came in 2017.


Cardinals vs Texans Game Information

  • Game: Cardinals (2-8) vs Texans (5-4)
  • Date/Time: Thursday, Nov. 19, 1 p.m. ET
  • Location: NRG Stadium, Houston
  • Cardinals vs Texans NFL: Live Stream: NFL Game Pass


Cardinals vs Texans Betting Lines


Cardinals vs Texans Game Weather Conditions

Pleasant conditions are expected on game day. If that changes, they will close the roof.


Cardinals vs Texans Game Prediction

Predicted Score: Texans 27, Cardinals 17


Worth Betting the Moneyline?

The Texans are a much better team, and although Murray can produce some magic, he shouldn’t be enough for the Cardinals to pull off the upset.

We’re happy with the -225 line, which is one of our best NFL bets for Nov. 19.

NFL Pick: Texans ML (-225)


Worth Betting ATS?

Houston is a good bet at -5. They should win by at least a touchdown, and we don’t think it will be a close game.

Although the sportsbook expects a close game, we think it’s a good line for bettors to take advantage of.

NFL Pick: Texans -5


Worth Betting on the Totals?

The current line is 49, and we’re taking the under. The Cardinals could struggle to score points, which makes it unlikely that the over hits.



Questions Of The Day

Which players or matchups could be particularly significant in determining the outcome of the Cardinals vs Texans game?

It could be a quarterback battle between C.J. Stroud and Kyler Murray, which could decide the outcome.

Would a high-scoring game be likely in the Cardinals vs Texans matchup?

We think it will be a low-scoring game, especially from the Arizona Cardinals, so take the under.

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