The Detroit Lions would rather forget what happened in Week 1 in which they were mauled by the New England Patriots. They will look to rebound with a meeting with the Houston Texans, who are also taking aim at their first win of the preseason. The Lions are +1000to win the NFC North, while the Texans are +400 to win the AFC South.
Betting Preview for the Detroit Lions vs Houston Texans NFL Preseason Week 2 Game on August 17, 2019
Where: NRG Stadium, Houston
When: Saturday, August 17, 2019, 8:00 PM ET
TV Broadcast: ESPN
Betting on the Detroit Lions (0-1 Preseason)
The Lions were left bloodied after the 31-3 decimation they received at the hands of the New England Patriots. While that’s not something to be taken too seriously because it’s just the preseason after all, there has to be some level of concern for the Lions, especially about their depth. Quarterbacks David Fales and Tom Savage didn’t do much under center. Combining for just 82 passing yards with zero touchdowns to show along with an interception. But the Lions’ offensive ineptness against the Patriots can’t be pinned entirely on the signal-callers, as Detroit’s pass protection was barely existent. The Lions allowed nine sacks for a loss of 81 yards. If the Texans let J.J. Watt to play in Week 2, Detroit is going to have problems dealing with him based on the effort the Lions showed in terms of protecting their quarterbacks against the Patriots.
The over is 3-1 in Detroit’s Last four preseason games.
Betting on the Houston Texans (0-1 Preseason)
Like the Lions, Houston lost in its preseason opener, though, it was not in the same pathetic fashion. Houston fell short of beating the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field, 28-26, in Week 1. The Texans used just one quarterback the entire game, with Joe Webb III finishing with 286 passing yards and a touchdown against two interceptions on 25-for-40 completions. Expect Griffin to have a heavy workload under center again in the upcoming matchup with the Lions, as the Texans are down a quarterback due to a recently-sustained injury by A.J. McCarron that will cost him the rest of the preseason. Speaking of injuries, Texans wide receiver Keke Coutee might not also be available in Week 2 after suffering an injury against Green Bay. While it’s reportedly not serious, there’s no reason for the Texans to risk aggravation of the injury, so Coutee is likely done for the preseason as well.
The under is 5-2 in the Texans’ last seven preseason games.
The Texans win, 27-13.
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