The Texans have shown some promise in recent weeks while the Raiders continue to struggle. Gamblers betting NFL action will notice that the Texans are small road favorites on the NFL Week 16 odds board.
Online NFL betting history is definitely in favor of Houston in this matchup. The Texans have won all three of the previous meetings against the Raiders. Last year the Texans won at Oakland by a score of 24-17 as Online NFL betting stats show. The previous season they also won at Oakland 23-14, while they won 30-17 in Houston in 2004. Two of those three games went over the online NFL betting number.
Houston has the potential to put points on the board in this online NFL betting matchup. They have been in the Top 5 on offense as online NFL betting stats show for most of the season. Quarterback Matt Schaub has been solid since returning from injury and running back Steve Slaton can expose defenses at any moment.
The Raiders don’t have many positives. They rank right near the bottom of the league on offense according to online NFL betting stats. Online NFL betting stats have their defense a little better but it still ranks in the bottom third of the league. The Raiders might have some chance to score in this game considering the Houston defense is really not that good. That could make this game interesting for gamblers betting NFL action.
Houston has not been favored on the road in online NFL betting odds very often and has not been successful. They are 0-2 in that role as online NFL betting pointspread numbers show since 2005. The Raiders are an awful home underdog for gamblers betting NFL action. They are 6-13 in that role since 2005 and 1-4 this season as betting NFL number show.
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