Both teams are 1-2 but there is a huge difference between the Raiders and Texans. Many that are involved in NFL betting will probably look to take the Texans in this game.
Bet on football has the Texans a 9-point favorite with a total of 42. Each team has a win but the Texans are considered a contender in the AFC while the Raiders are not. The Raiders are simply terrible but the Texans have talent and should be winning games. Part of their problem in bet on football has been a defense that has allowed a 100-yard rusher in each of the three games. The defense has allowed 24, 31 and 31 points, respectively. "I think we're doing the right thing," coach Gary Kubiak said. "I just don't think we're doing it very well." The Texans could have some serious coaching issues and a loss here to the Raiders could spell the end for some people. Kubiak was feeling the heat before the year began and it is getting hotter now. Defensive coordinator Frank Bush doesn’t seem to be doing the job either although he has Kubiak’s confidence for whatever that is worth.
The concern for those who bet on football in this game is the Raiders ability to run the ball. That is about all that Oakland does well on offense. "They're committed to the run and they're good enough on defense to keep some people down," Kubiak said. "So I think it's obvious what we're going to get. Can we play a consistent game without giving up three big plays?"
Bet on football trends have the Raiders as 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games as a road underdog. Oakland has not played well in October though as they are 8-18 in NFL betting in their last 26 games in October. Houston is even worse this month in bet on football action as they are 1-8 ATS in their last 9 games in October. The underdog in this series between Oakland and Houston is 4-0 in NFL betting in the last 4 meetings.
Oakland has been a team that goes under the NFL betting total in October. The Under is 8-1 in the Raiders last 9 bet on football games in October. Houston is a slight over team in this month as five of their last seven games in October have gone over the bet on football total.