The Packers are in a desperate situation needing a win against Houston to have any chance to stay in the playoff race and many gamblers will be looking for them to cover the NFL betting odds in this game.
Online football betting numbers are really weird on Green Bay this season. The Packers are 5-7 straight up but 7-5 against the NFL betting number. Green Bay usually scores a lot of points but gives up even more. Their offense is 5th in the NFL in points scored according to online football betting stats. The problem is a defense that ranks 22nd in points allowed according to online football betting statistics. It is only because the Packers are in the NFC North that the playoffs can still be reached.
Houston racks up the yards each week, ranking in the Top 5 in the NFL but they don’t always score points, ranking 19th according to online football betting stats. What has also hurt the Texans is the injury to quarterback Matt Schaub that has caused him to miss a lot of time this season. The defense has been a huge disappointment, ranking near the bottom of the league according to online football betting statistics in points allowed.
The Packers and Texans have met just once according to online football betting history. That game occurred at Houston in 2004 and the Packers won 16-13 according to NFL betting results.
Since the Packers have scored a lot of points this season it makes sense that their games go over the online football betting number. The Packers are 8-3-1 to the over this season according to NFL betting stats. The Texans have also been an over team this season versus the online football betting odds. Before Monday night they were 9-2 to the over according to online football betting odds.