They ran all over the Indianapolis Colts who were considered the Super Bowl favorites. The public is jumping on the Houston bandwagon and the Texans are favored on the road in NFL football betting at Washington.
The Texans are 3-point favorites at Sbg global.com with the total at 43.5. Last week the Texans decided to run the ball against Indianapolis and it worked to perfection. Arian Foster had 231 yards and three touchdowns and the Texans didn’t need a big effort from quarterback Matt Schaub to win.
Can Washington Keep Up? The Texans are going to score points. There is not much doubt about that. If Foster is not running over you, then Schaub will be throwing it to Andre Johnson. The question is whether or not the Redskins can keep pace. Although Washington won last week against Dallas it was not because of their offense. Quarterback Donovan McNabb did nothing and Washington was very pedestrian on offense.
Can Washington Stop the Run? – If the Redskins can’t stop the run they are going to lose this game. They did okay last week against the Cowboys but Dallas really didn’t try to run it that often. Linebacker London Fletcher needs to have a big game if Washington is to slow down Foster.
What do the Trends Say? The Texans are 3-1-1 against the NFL football betting number in their last 5 games overall. The Texans are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games in Week 2. The Redskins are 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Redskins are 4-11 ATS in their last 15 home games. The Under is 9-1-1 in the Texans last 11 road games. The Under is 12-4 in the Redskins last 16 home games.
Who Gets the Win? This is an intriguing game. One team is going to go to 2-0 and look like a serious playoff contender, while the other team will drop to 1-1 and start to have doubts. The Texans were so good last week that it is hard to go against them but the Redskins are at home. If the line stays at three or less then Houston might be worth a shot but laying points on the road is never the way to riches in football betting.