The Texans may be a small NFL betting favorite in this matchup. Here is some more information on this Thursday game.
Football betting stats show that Tampa Bay has been an excellent underdog in preseason action. Heading into this season the Bucs were 20-12-3 against the NFL betting pointspread when receiving points in the preseason. Those football betting stats go back almost 20 years.
Football betting information for this game has starting quarterback Jeff Garcia playing more than normal in the final preseason game. Garcia missed the first two games due to injury, so he may see extended time in this matchup according to football betting information. The backups in Tampa are also pretty good according to football betting experts with Brian Griese, Luke McCown and rookie Josh Johnson all getting playing time. It is expected one of the backups will be traded before the season begins according to NFL betting information.
Houston has a nice quarterback rotation as well according to football betting experts. Starter Matt Schaub is only expected to get limited minutes according to NFL betting experts. That should mean a lot of playing time again for backup Sage Rosenfels and he has impacted football betting lines in the preseason many times. He seems to be a touchdown throwing machine in the preseason and has led the Texans to some football betting pointspread covers.
The Bucs are likely to play starting running back Earnest Graham for a limited time which means Michael Bennett may see substantial playing time on Thursday according to football betting experts. Houston does not have a running back that is the #1 starter although Ahman Green has had the job in the past. Many football betting experts believe that eventually rookie Steve Slaton will have the job. This should mean a quality running game for the Texans in this game against the Bucs.
Take a look at the Week 4 NFL odds on this football betting matchup today.