NFL Gambling: Texans vs. Jaguars

September 14, 2012 NFL Football

This Sunday afternoon, The Houston Texans travel to Jacksonville to take on the Jaguars. With a scheduled start time of 1:00 PM ET in EverBank Field in Jacksonville, FL, you can watch all of the action on CBS.

The Texans won their home opener a week ago against the Miami Dolphins, routing them 30-10. The Dolphins committed 4 turnovers, 3 of them interceptions, as the Texans utilized their solid defense to shut down rookie QB Ryan Tannehill. Houston performed pretty well themselves, with QB Matt Schaub throwing an efficient 20-for-31, ending up with 266 yards and 1 touchdown. RB Adrian Foster ended the game with 79 yards rushing on 26 carries, resulting in 2 touchdowns. Twenty-four of their points came off of Miami turnovers in the second quarter alone. Start your NFL Gambling on Cowboys vs. Seahawks Game.

The Jaguars lost their road opener to the Minnesota Vikings in a close game, with the Vikes winning 26-23 in overtime. QB Blaine Gabbert had a good showing, throwing 23-of-39, for 260 yards and 2 touchdowns, but it wasn’t enough. RB Maurice Jones-Drew ran for 77 yards on 19 carries. This was a heartbreaking loss for the Jaguars, who were up 23-20 with :20 seconds left in the fourth quarter. However, the Jags have scored 17 or more points in just 3 of their last 19 games.

Houston has put together runs of 11-2 and 15-5 ATS recently. They won SU and ATS in their Week 1 opener as the home favorite. The Jaguars lost but did cover the spread as the road dogs last week.

These two teams have met 20 times since 2001. Their last meeting, in November 2011 in Jacksonville, resulted in a Texans win, 20-13. In that one, Houston was favored by 6 ½ points, just barely covering. In October 2011, Houston won 24-14 as 9 ½ point favorites, barely covering again. The teams met twice in 2010 and 2009, with Jacksonville winning ATS in three of those games, with the Texans winning ATS once.
Houston has won the last 3 matchups in this series ATS, with Jacksonville winning the three previous ones ATS. Check the Football Gambling Odds for Texans vs. Jaguars Game.

For this Sunday’s game, the Texans are a 7 ½ point road favorite. The over/under is set at 41 ½ points.

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