To be honest, Sunday’s Week 9 signifies a must-win game for the Houston Texans. Heading to their divisional rivals the Jacksonville Jaguars, these two 1-6 teams will be fighting it out for pride, and the Texans will need all hands on deck if they are to leave with a win and positive momentum moving forward. not to mention Cal McNair’s stated desire to stay alive for a playoff berth.
The Houston Texans (1-6) travel to meet the Jacksonville Jaguars (1-6) in Week 9 Sunday tilt at 1 p.m. ET at TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville. Below, we take a look at the early betting odds and lines at freelivenfl.com
The Texans were dumped 35-20 at home in Week 7 by the Green Bay Packers before the bye, not only dropping to 1-6 SU, but also 1-6 ATS. Their lone win and cover came back in Week 5 as 6.5-point favorites against these same Jaguars, winning 30-14 at NRG Stadium. Passing hasn’t been a problem for the Texans, who are rolling up 282.7 yards per game through the air to rank fifth in the NFL. That’s because they can’t get the run game going, averaging just 84.9 yards per game to check in dead-last. That lack of balance on offense has been a major reason for their undoing this season. The defense is also struggling, coughing up 417.6 total yards (30th), 165.9 rushing yards (31st) and 31.0 points (30th) per game.
The Jaguars are also coming off a bye, falling 39-29 in a track meet at SoFi Stadium against the Los Angeles Chargers two weeks ago. The good news is that it was the second-highest scoring game of the season for the Jaguars. Jacksonville has averaged 23.5 PPG in four outings on the road, while scoring just 18.7 PPG in three contests at home. The Jaguars opened the season with a 27-20 win over the Indianapolis Colts back in Week 1, but it’s been all downhill every since. The Jags have dropped six straight contests while failing to cover in each of their previous five. Jacksonville is a dismal 30th in the NFL with just 96.6 rushing yards per game, and it’s 26th with 22.0 PPG overall. Defensively the Jaguars are allowing 424.4 total yards (31st), 281.9 passing yards (28th), 142.6 rushing yards (28th) and 31.4 points (31st), so this could be a wide-open affair.
At -286 odds, the Texans have an implied 74.09% chance of winning, or 50/143 fractional odds. Houston needs to win by 7 points for a Texans -6.5 (-110) ATS ticket to cash.
At +235 odds, the Jaguars have an implied 29.85% chance of winning, or 47/20 fractional odds. If Jacksonville wins outright or loses by 6 or fewer points, a Jaguars +6.5 (-110) ticket cashes.
So by this analytics we can easily see that Texans has tremendous chances to win this match against Jaguars.
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Date: Sunday, 8th November 2020
Time: 1:00 p.m. ET
Location: TIAA Bank Field, Jacksonville, USA
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