Houston Texans (7-5) vs. New York Jets (4-8)
Houston Texans’ 7-5 record will square off against New York Jets’ 4-8 mark for an exciting NFL Week 14 clash on Sunday, offering both teams the chance to bolster playoff hopes or find redemption after an otherwise trying season. Fans and bettors are eagerly watching this encounter for valuable NFL picks and prediction in this pivotal clash.
Houston Texans rookie quarterback C.J. Stroud has led their success behind his arm. He has amassed almost 300 passing yards per game with 19 touchdowns thrown. Nico Collins has been his primary target, averaging 80 receiving yards per contest with five touchdowns on average per contest. Devin Singletary leads their rushing attack with 489 total yards this season.
At New York Jets, second-year quarterback Zach Wilson has struggled, throwing just 6 touchdowns against 7 interceptions. Running back Breece Hall has been one bright spot on offense by rushing over 50 yards per game; rookie wideout Garrett Wilson has shown promise at times but the passing game overall lacks consistency.
Houston Texans vs New York Jets Game Info
|Sunday, December 10, 2023 at 1:00 PM ET
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C.J. Stroud QB vs. Zach Wilson QB
C.J. Stroud has had an outstanding rookie campaign as quarterback of the Texans. He has demonstrated poise in the pocket and quality decision-making for an inexperienced first-year player, averaging nearly 250 passing yards per game with 19 touchdowns while completing 64% of pass attempts with an accuracy rate that averages nearly 64% and throwing just 5 interceptions so far this year. Stroud hopes to take advantage of an underwhelming Jets pass defense which has given up fifth most passing yards this season.
Meanwhile, Jets quarterback Zach Wilson continues to struggle in year two of his professional career. He has only managed six touchdown passes against seven picks while completing less than 60% of his passes and holding onto the ball too long, leading to 38 sacks taken this season alone. Wilson often fails to go through his full progression and regularly misses open receivers downfield; thus earning them 30th-ranked passer rating 73.8 in the NFL. His decision-making and accuracy hasn’t improved much either; thus far in year two Wilson has had no improvement with regards to decision making or accuracy and needs to quickly dispose of the ball when faced by aggressive Texans pass rush which already amassed 26 sacks this year alone.
NFL Odds/Point Spread: Houston Texans -230, Total Odds: 39.5
The Texans are 5.5 point favorites on the road against the Jets who have lost five straight games. Houston has played well lately going 4-1 in their last five contests. The Jets offense has sputtered most of the year and could have difficulty scoring enough points to cover this spread at home.
Houston Texans Betting Trends
The Houston Texans have struggled against the spread recently, going just 2-4 ATS over their last six contests. However, Houston’s games have trended under the projected point total, with seven of the team’s last nine finishing below the over/under line. On the road, Houston has performed well against the number, covering in six of their previous eight away matchups.
New York Jets Betting Trends
The New York Jets enter this game on a cold streak, failing to cover the spread in each of their last five outings. Like the Texans, New York’s games have also trended under, going below the total in six of the Jets’ last seven games. At home, New York has struggled straight up, losing five of their previous six contests at MetLife Stadium.
Houston Texans vs. New York Jets 12/10/2023 Betting Picks
Based on the current form and trends, the Texans appear to be the more reliable pick to cover the spread. Their balanced offense, led by Stroud, seems well-equipped to exploit the Jets’ defensive weaknesses. The total points over/under is a tighter call, but given both teams’ scoring trends, the ‘UNDER’ might be the safer bet.
For those looking at prop bets and additional wagers at the best sportsbooks, focusing on individual player performances such as Stroud’s passing yards or Collins’ receptions could offer value. The Texans’ ability to score on the road could also be a factor in prop betting.