Eagles vs Texans Odds, Analysis & Prediction - NFL Week 9 Lines for TNF

Eagles vs Texans Odds, Analysis & Prediction – NFL Week 9 Lines for TNF

On Thursday, Philadelphia heads to Houston looking for their eighth straight win. The Eagles have started the season going undefeated in their first 7 games. The odds imply a Philly blowout victory. Will the Eagles prevail straight up and against the spread or will the Texans keep the score closer than the line? Keep reading for NFL Odds, analysis, and a free pick for Philadelphia at Houston. 

NFL Week 9 Betting Preview for Philadelphia Eagles at Houston

Thursday Night Football: Philadelphia Eagles versus Houston Texans Odds and Match Info

Why bet on Philadelphia versus Houston?

Undefeated Philadelphia isn’t just beating teams straight up. The Eagles are also the best team in the NFL versus the spread.

Philly has gone 7-0 SU in their 7 games. Versus the spread, the Eagles are 6-1. Laying 14 points on the road is never easy. But Philadelphia boasts the third-ranked offense in both yards per points each game.

Philadelphia’s defense ranks third in yards allowed and points allowed each contest. Also, Philadelphia ranks first in takeaway’s, 16, and first in turnovers, 2.

Philadelphia Eagles Offensive Averages

  • Total Yards: 395.4
  • Passing Yards: 245.9
  • Rushing Yards: 149.6
  • Points Scored: 28.0
  • Turnovers: 2

Philadelphia Eagles Defensive Averages

  • Total Yards: 298.1
  • Passing Yards: 183.4
  • Rushing Yards: 114.7
  • Points Scored: 16.9
  • Takeaways: 16

Why bet on Houston versus Philadelphia?

On paper, the Texans have no chance. Philadelphia should win the game. When it comes to the spread, though, the home dog might step it up.

Houston has a 3-3-1 record against the spread. Not only that, but this is the first time the Texans play an opponent getting more than 10.5 points. Also, this happens at NRG Stadium, where Houston always plays better than they do on the road. There are signs the Texans keep this closer than the 14 points. 

Houston Texans Offensive Averages

  • Total Yards: 288.7
  • Passing Yards: 196.3
  • Rushing Yards: 92.4
  • Points Scored: 16.6
  • Turnovers: 7

Houston Texans Defensive Averages

  • Total Yards: 403.6
  • Passing Yards: 217.6
  • Rushing Yards: 186.0
  • Points Scored: 22.0
  • Takeaways: 9

Eagles at Texans Relevant Trends

  • Eagles are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games
  • Philadelphia is 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 after scoring 30 points or more in their previous
  • Under is 4-1 in the Eagles’ last 5 on the road
  • Texans are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games
  • Houston is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 at home versus a team with a winning road record
  • Under is 5-1 in the Texans’ last 6 games in November 

Philadelphia Eagles at Houston Texans Final Betting Prediction

There are a couple of trends NFL handicappers should consider before placing their bet. Philadelphia is 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 after scoring 30 or more points in their previous game.

The trend implies Philly bounces slightly after scoring 30 or more in a game. The second trend to keep in mind is how Houston is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 versus a team with a winning road record.

The Texans’ trend says that Houston plays well versus road winning teams. Both trends point to the Texans scoring a victory against the spread.

On another note, this might be a good game to put a few bucks behind the Texans to win straight up. This could be a trap game and the Eagles face Houston a few days after a fantastic win against the Pittsburgh Steelers. So if you like to go for the big money, consider backing Houston on the money line.  

NFL Week 9 Pick: Houston Texans +14 


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