Texans Hope to Start Win Streak at Raiders in Week 2

September 13, 2014 NFL Football

image of kicker kicking football on football fieldThe Houston Texans got a win last week and need just one more in order to match its win total from the last season. The Texans are barely favored to win their game against the Oakland Raiders, according to our sportsbook. The game will be held in Oakland’s O.co Coliseum.

These teams have split their last four games since 2009. Last November the Raiders beat the Texans 28-23. The Raiders did not go past the -10.5 spread in that game. The underdog has gone 6-2 ATS in the last eight games between these teams. Also, the road team has gone 5-2 ATS in the last seven games in the general matchup.

The Oakland Raiders have only two straight up wins in their last ten games. They only have three wins against the spread in that time period. They won ATS as they were listed at +6.5 against the New York Jets last week. The Raiders lost that game 19-14.

The Raiders have lost ATS in each of their last four home games. Running back Maurice Jones-Drew is also doubtful for this game. He recently had surgery to take care of a bone in his hand. The timetable for his return is uncertain.

The Texans last their last fourteen games last year but he won three of their last four games. These include two preseason games this year. Their last game was a 17-6 win against the Washington Redskins. The Texans were -3 favorites for the game.

The Texans have lost ATS in their last eight games to come after ATS wins. They have gone over the point total in their last five games after ATS wins. Linebacker Jadeveon Clowney is out for the game with a meniscus tear and will not be back until October.

The Houston Texans are favored to win on the road. They are listed at -3 favorites in a game that has an over/under of 40 points for the game. The Texans have a moneyline bet of -150 while the Raiders are listed at +125 for the overall upset. Check out all of Week 2’s NFL betting odds before the games start on Sunday afternoon for the latest updates to the lines.