Houston Texans (0-2) vs. Jacksonville Jaguars (1-1)
The Houston Texans will head to EverBank Stadium this Sunday for an AFC South divisional showdown against Jacksonville Jaguars in EverBank Stadium. Both sides have begun the season slowly with mixed performances (1-1). If betting, always consult an established live betting website for the latest odds and insights.
Houston Texans are off to an inauspicious start this season with an 0-2 record, perhaps due to an inexperienced roster. Notable performers on their team so far include running back Dameon Pierce who has so far amassed 69 rushing yards over two games but failed to reach the end zone; and wide receiver Nico Collins, who already boasts 226 receiving yards and one touchdown from just two games played.
On the other side of things, Jacksonville Jaguars (1-1) appear to be more in top form. Running back Travis Etienne Jr. has been especially impressive, amassing 117 rushing yards and scoring twice in two games. Calvin Ridley has proven reliable as an offensive threat with 133 receiving yards and one touchdown — though he did suffer one fumble already this season.
Houston Texans vs. Jacksonville Jaguars Game Info
|When:||Sunday, September 24, 2023, at 1:00 PM ET|
|Stream:||NFL Game Pass|
C.J. Stroud QB vs. Trevor Lawrence QB
C.J. Stroud of the Houston Texans comes into Week 3 with mixed performances but promising stats. With an overall passer rating of 91.2 and six touchdown passes without interception so far this season, he has shown good decision-making skills while managing to throw 626 yards and two touchdowns without an interception – which shows great decision-making skills – but also with vulnerabilities: Stroud has been sacked 11 times for 93 yard losses which is a cause for alarm as his performance under pressure can become an issue; being sacked so often could be an indicator that something is amiss or that CJ holds onto too long before passing it over into play – either way this game could prove critical factor
Trevor Lawrence of the Jacksonville Jaguars shows promise but could use some refinement. His passer rating stands at 84.1, slightly lower than Stroud’s 85.7 rating; thus far he has completed 457 throws with two touchdowns but one interception. On the plus side, Lawrence has shown maturity and excellent decision-making abilities for such a young quarterback. He’s only been sacked six times – an indication of either improved protection from his offensive line or faster release times from him. Lawrence’s ability to extend plays with his legs could prove decisive if the Texans’ pass rush gets to him, creating an engaging subplot in what promises to be an intense matchup between these young quarterbacks.
NFL Odds/Point Spread: Jacksonville Jaguars -410, Total Odds: 44.5
Betting odds in favor of Jacksonville Jaguars for this AFC South game are decidedly in their favor, with a moneyline set at an overwhelming -410. That means betting $100 straight-up would require wagering $410; should it go the other way you will lose. Point spreads are also an indication of expected differences in performance between teams; Jacksonville currently enjoys an advantage of 9.5 points over Baltimore. Oddsmakers anticipate an evenly-scored contest between Jacksonville and Tennessee with an expected total over/under of 44.5 points, suggesting they expect an encounter that won’t feature high scoring but can still provide plenty of offensive fireworks. Overall, these odds paint a picture of a game where Jacksonville is strongly favored to win yet its margin of victory and total score remain open questions providing opportunities for bettors who understand this matchup.
Houston Texans Betting Trends
The Texans have struggled with inconsistency and struggle in recent games, going 2-12 straight-up over 14 games but have shown resilience against Jaguars, going 5-2 against the spread in last 7 meetings against them. Their overall road record remains poor however; 5-15 straight up for last 20 road games played is an indicator of this fact.
Jacksonville Jaguars Betting Trends
Jacksonville has enjoyed success over their last nine games overall and against the spread. When playing against Houston at home however, their record against straight up results is alarming: 1-7 straight-up results out of 8 meetings is troubling.
Houston Texans vs. Jacksonville Jaguars 9/24/23 Betting Picks
Under current trends and considering both teams’ respective strengths in running games, Jacksonville appears more likely to win this matchup; however, given recent events and results from previous matches, Texans could cover the spread.
Today’s NFL free picks might include taking Jacksonville Jaguars on the moneyline while not dismissing Houston Texans to cover a +9.5 spread. Given both teams’ recent trends, over/under at 44.5 leans more towards under.
Free Pick and Prediction: Jacksonville 27, Houston 20