Football betting has been up and down on both teams so far as neither has been able to get consistent production or efforts in NFL betting action this year.
The Houston Texans have a football betting record of 2-2 both straight up and against the spread with an even 2-2 split on over/unders. Last week the Texans scored a 29-6 football betting win over Oakland as 9-point home favorites. But a football betting win over the Raiders is nothing to get excited about and this week will bring a far greater challenge to the Texans as they face the defending NFC champions.
The Arizona Cardinals have a football betting record of 1-2 both straight up and against the spread. The Cardinals are coming off a football betting bye week. They last played on September 27 and suffered an embarrassing 10-31 NFL betting defeat at home to the Indianapolis Colts as 3-point home favorites. The Cardinals have gone under the football betting total in 2 out of 3 games this year.
The Cardinals continue to struggle on the ground as they are ranked 31st in football betting for rushing yards. Quarterback Kurt Warner has not been sharp as he has an 83.5 quarterback rating with a poor 4/4 touchdown to interception ratio.
Houston quarterback Matt Schaub has had a far better start to his football betting season with a quarterback rating of 98.6 and an 8/3 touchdown to interception ratio.
The Cardinals seem to be suffering from a super bowl hangover and the loss of offensive coordinator Todd Haley to Kansas City where he is now the head man. Houston is under intense pressure to make their first ever playoff appearance for 2009 and coach Gary Kubiak is looking for improved play from the defense which ranks 25th in total yards allowed.
The Texans have covered 4 out of their last 5 road games but the Cardinals have covered 4 out of their last 6 at home.