The NFL betting spread favors the Houston Texans. They play the San Francisco 49ers. The Niners meet the Bulls on Parade. The line is 2½ points. Who’s quarterbacking the Texans? Tom Savage. Aka T.O.m Savage. Aka Tommy (as in The Who character). One answer through three. Hendiatris. “Now I’m being labeled as a fumbler and a turnover machine,” Savage said. “Which I know I’m not,” Savage added. “It comes down to doing it and then just proving to yourself you’re not a turnover guy,” Savage concluded. Savage does have the league’s sixth-best passer rating throwing outside the pocket, though. So that’s something.
The Niners Meet the Bulls on Parade at Houston, Texas
- Date: Sunday, 10th December
- Time: 1:05 PM
- Venue: NRG Stadium
Sportsbook NFL Odds:
SF 49ers +2½ (-105) 44½ (-115) +120
Houston Texans -2½ (-115) 44½ (-105) -140
The Texans continue to struggle covering the spread without Deshaun Watson
Savaged passed for a career-best 365 yards on Sunday. Then he turned over the ball. The Texans lost to the Titans 13-24. Savage has thrown six picks and lost seven fumbles in six starts. Ten of those TOs have occurred in the last four games. That includes all six interceptions. The Texans have lost three of those games. Additionally, the Texans lost wide receiver Bruce Ellington for the season. He injured his hamstring. Tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz was placed on injured reserve too. He had his third concussion of the season. Braxton Miller is expected to be out as well.
Braxton Miller is currently in the league’s concussion protocol, but could be back in time for Sunday’s game against the @49ers.
— Houston Texans (@HoustonTexans) December 8, 2017
The Texans have gone 1-4 SU without rookie QB Deshaun Watson. They have gone 2-3 ATS in the same period. On the other hand, the Texans are 7-2 SU and ATS in their last nine games following back-to-back losses. Additionally, they are 4-1 ATS in the last five games on turf. They are also 1-4 against the NFL betting spread in their last five games in December.
The Niners aim for that elusive SU, ATS winning streak
Jimmy Garoppolo debuted with the 49ers on Sunday. He threw for 293 yards. He didn’t pass for a TD. He did help set up five field-goal attempts, though. Kicker Robbie Gould converted all five. That included that game-winning field goal. The Niners beat the Bears 15-14. There was much rejoicing. “I know [Garoppolo]’s still getting comfortable with [the offense],” tight end Garrett Celek said. “So for him to have that presence in the huddle, and just the way he was playing, how calm, collected and confident he was,” Celek added. “That was big,” Celek concluded.
The Niners are 1-7 SU and 2-6 ATS in their last eight games following a win. They are 23-8 SU in their last 31 games in Week 14. They are 5-2 ATS in their last seven on the road. They are 4-1 against the NFL betting spread in their last five road games playing a team with a losing home record. Time’ll tell if they get that winning streak going when the Niners meet the Bulls on Parade.