Football betting on the Houston Texans will be popular this week as they host the winless Detroit Lions.
Just because the Texans are heavy favorites in NFL betting though, does not mean they will cover the spread. Last week was a perfect example as the Lions lost again but covered the football betting number against the Vikings.
Football betting history shows that Detroit and Houston have only met once since the Texans came into existence. That matchup was in 2004 at Detroit when the Lions won 28-16 according to NFL betting stats. The Lions have been one of the worst teams in football betting in recent years and usually they have been a poor road underdog. Even though they covered last week as a road underdog, the Lions are under 40% as a road dog the past three seasons according to football betting stats. The Texans have not been favored that often at home but they have been fairly successful in that role going 6-4 the last three years according to NFL betting stats
If you are looking at the NFL betting total you may want to keep in mind that the Lions usually have gone over the total on the road. They are about 60% on the road to the over in football betting on the road the past three seasons. The Texans have gone over the total at home just over 60% of the time the past three seasons according to football betting stats.
The Texans are getting a lot of respect in Week 7 NFL odds. They are nearly double-digit favorites in football betting, despite the fact they have won only a single game this season. That should tell you that gamblers don’t like taking Detroit against the football betting pointspread, no matter the situation. But remember, the Lions did cover last week against Minnesota in football betting and Houston’s defense has shown a tendency to give up points. The football betting pointspread is the great equalizer which is why Detroit will attract some attention even though they are 0-5 on the season.
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