Late last season San Francisco caught fire to finish strong. Previously written off as hopeless they became “next year’s team.” Compared to the past few preseasons optimism is high for the 49ers. Following an injury decimated 2017 season Houston is also feeling the love. Simultaneously they are picked for a strong bet on NFL turnaround. In the same way last week’s preseason openers added to the positive vibes. In particular Houston and San Francisco broke out as winners. Compared to a few months ago the sky is the limit for both teams. Now they meet Saturday at Houston.
San Francisco 49ers vs. Houston Texans
Date and Time: Saturday, August 18, 2018
Location: NRG Stadium, Houston Texas
NFL Betting Online Odds at SBG:
|49ers||+2½ (-110)||41 (-110)|
|Texans||-2½ (-110)||41 (-110)|
49ers vs. Texans TV Coverage: Check Listings
San Francisco 49ers
Extending the excitement for San Francisco was their Bet on NFL win over Dallas. Indeed, they rallied with 14 points in the fourth quarter to win 24-21. Quarterback sensation Jimmy Garoppolo had mixed results in limited action for the 49ers. On this occasion he was 3-6 for 334 yards. Instead it was Nick Mullens that was the hero. Mullens was 11-13 for 141 yards and the game winning touchdown pass. Namely Mullens hit Richie James for a seven-yard TD score with 18 seconds to play. Granted, it was a preseason game, yet Mullens will never forget it.
Starting with this week Garoppolo should see more playing time. To demonstrate his whopping $135 million contract is from last year’s finish. Garoppolo sparked a franchise resurgence to end what was a dreadful 2017 campaign. Take the case of five straight wins to end the year. In like manner this has caused hysteria with 49ers fans. Due to that there are legitimate concerns about excessive hype. Supplementing San Francisco’s cause is that they outgained Dallas 454-338.
Meanwhile Houston opened with a 17-10 win at Kansas City. Immediately catching attention was quarterback Brandon Weeden. In short, he was 9-11 for 97 yards passing with two touchdowns. Both touchdown passes went to tight end Jordan Akins. However, Houston was actually outgained by KC 294-272. In addition, the Chiefs were 11-16 on third down conversions.
Team vs Team
San Francisco has been a solid sportsbook betting value in away exhibition games. To be exact they have covered eight of their last 11 in that role. Six of their last nine road preseason tilts went over the total. Counter to that is the Texans impeccable home preseason mark. In like manner Houston is 11-3 vs. the odds in home exhibitions. Three of their last five home preseason games went under the number.
Head to Head Marks
Especially noteworthy is the head to head marks in this series. For one thing the 49ers have covered four of their last five exhibitions against Houston. Likewise, they have paid out in the last two preseason meetings with the Texans. Just one of those last five games went over the total.
Matchup to Watch
To begin with their win over Dallas the 49ers look solid. Following that is their Bet on NFL Mark in this preseason series. Correlate Houston’s questionable numbers at Kansas City last week.
49ers vs. Texans NFL games Betting Odds Pick
To summarize the 49ers have momentum and are the pick.
NFL Betting Online Pick: San Francisco 49ers
NFL Betting Online Score Prediction: 49ers 24, Texas 20
Catch highlights of the 49ers win over Dallas last week!