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Written by on November 25, 2016

The NFL constantly seems to be looking for ways to spread its brand, which in turn helps them add even more money to an already ridiculously full pot. One of the ways in which they do this is to take the game to other parts of the world. London. England is now a fixture on the schedule, and last week saw the, head back to Mexico City for what appeared to be a successful outing. There ae several players who do not like this approach, and that group will now probably have Houston QB Brock Osweiler as a member, as he was constantly bombarded with laser pointers in a loss to the Oakland Raiders in the game played in Mexico last Monday night. Lasers aside, Osweiler has not really lived up to the money that the Texans paid to get his in the fold. Despite that, the Texans are still clinging to a precarious lead in the AFC South. They will head into their game with the San Diego Chargers this weekend as a slight 1.5-point underdog.

Here’s A Closer Look At The Week 12 NFL Betting Lines: Chargers At Texans

When: Sunday, November 27 at 1 PM ESTWhere: NRG Stadium, HoustonTV: CBSRadio: KIOZ and KILTLive Stream: CBS Sports NetworkNFL Odds: Chargers -1 ½ 

Why bet on the San Diego Chargers

The Chargers may be sitting at the bottom of the AFC West with a 4-6 record, but they are certainly not as bad as their record suggests. They find themselves stuck in a division that is very much on the rise, and they have been unable to keep pace with the improvements being made with other teams. The majority of the games that the Charger have lost this season have been of the close variety, and they could easily have a winning record if they had just caught a few extra breaks along the way. They have won 3 of their last 5, and have beaten some good teams – Denver, Atlanta, and Tennessee – in the process. The San Diego Chargers are 6-4 ATS, and are 2-2 ATS as a favorite.

Why bet on the Houston Texans

The Texans passing game looked good last week in a loss to the Raiders, but it was turnovers that did them in. You cannot turn the ball over 4 times against a team as potent as Oakland and still hope to come away with the win. The good news for the Texans is that they are in a division that is not particularly good, and they could very well be two games up on the pack if they can come away with the win this weekend. They will certainly be happy to be back in their own building, as they are a perfect 5-0 there this season. The Texans are 5-4 ATS on the season, but they are 4-0 ATS at home.

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

This is a game that I believe will go right down to the wire, as these two teams seem to be well matched. I have to give the edge to the Texans in their own building.

San Diego Chargers 23 Houston Texans 24