Football Betting: Packers vs. Texans

August 3rd, 2017 NFL Football

Sunday’s late game in the NFL features the Green Bay Packers traveling to Houston to take on the undefeated Texans. The game in Reliant Stadium in Houston, TX, is scheduled to kick off at 8:20 PM ET, with national coverage to be provided by NBC.

The Packers come into this game at 2-3 on the season after losing in Indianapolis to the Colts, 30-27. Up 21-3 at halftime, Green Bay blew the lead, giving up 27 points in the second half. A touchdown pass in the final 35 seconds of the game gave the Colts the 3-point victory. The Packers suffered a 464-356 deficit in total yards, including a 345-207 deficit in passing yards. The Colts also held possession of the ball for 11 more minutes than Green Bay. QB Aaron Rodgers threw 20-of-32, for 235 yards, and 3 touchdowns. Start your NFL Betting on Packers vs. Texans Game.

The Texans are coming off of a win over the New York Jets on Monday, 23-17. The Jets threw everything they had at Houston, keeping the game relatively close, but it wasn’t enough. The Texans held a 378-286 edge in offensive yards, including a 169-69 edge in rushing. They also held onto the ball for 11 more minutes than New York, and forced 2 Jets interceptions. QB Matt Schaub threw 14-of-28, for 209 yards, and 1 touchdown. In 13 of their previous 17 games, the Texans have given up fewer than 20 ppg, while scoring 31.5 points of their own.

Since the end of the 2011 season, the Packers are just 5-8 ATS, with their last three games decided by 2, 1, and 3 points. They are 1-4 ATS on the season, and 0-2 ATS on the road. The Texans are 7-0 and 13-2 ATS recently. They are 17-5 ATS in their last 22 games. On the year, they are 4-1 ATS so far, and 2-0 ATS as the home favorite. Check the NFL Betting Odds for Packers vs. Texans Game.

These two teams have met just twice since 2001, with each team winning once. Their last meeting, in December 2008, resulted in a 24-21 Houston victory in a game in which the Packers were 6 point favorites. In a November 2004 matchup, Green Bay won 16-13, after they were favored by 3 points.

For Sunday’s game, the Texans have been installed by sportsbook as 3 point home favorites. The over/under is set at 47 ½ points.

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