The Houston Texans have an exciting offense led by quarterback Matt Schaub and wide receiver Andre Johnson but making the playoffs and winning vs. NFL betting online odds might be tough this season as Houston has a tough schedule.
NFL betting odds for Houston begin with a very tough home opener as they host the Indianapolis Colts.
NFL betting online odds lists the Texans as three-point home underdogs in their regular season opener vs. Indianapolis. The Texans are going to be featured in prime time three times this season so they will get a chance to prove they are more than a .500 team. They are at Indianapolis on Monday Night Football later in the season, at Philadelphia for a Thursday night game and home against Baltimore for a Monday night game. Those are three tough prime time games.
The early part of the season does not look rosy for the Texans. They have three games against the NFC East in the first five weeks plus they face the Colts. The defense, particularly the secondary is not the strength for Houston and they will be tested by Peyton Manning, Donovan McNabb, Tony Romo and Eli Manning in the first month of the season. Their one break is at Oakland but winning there may not be easy as the Raiders look improved with Jason Campbell at quarterback. The Texans host the Chiefs in Week 6 before their bye comes in Week 7.
The Texans better enjoy their bye week because it gets brutally tough starting in Week 8. They are at Indianapolis on Monday night and then host San Diego the next week. A two-game road trip at Jacksonville and at the Jets will not be easy. The Texans come home for Tennessee in Week 12 and then they have to go to Philadelphia for what could be a bad weather game in Week 13 in early December. They host Baltimore on Monday night in Week 14 and then go to Tennessee the following week. They go to Denver in Week 16 and playing in Denver in December is never a bargain. The Texans finish up the season at home vs. Jacksonville.
The Texans really have a tough schedule that may make it difficult for them to win consistently vs. the NFL betting odds this season.