The Houston Texans and the Jacksonville Jaguars will fly across the Atlantic for a game in London on Sunday. Both teams are jockeying for a better position in the AFC South. Will the Texans (+2800 to win Super Bowl 54) win their first game since learning of JJ Watt’s season-ending injury? Or will the Jaguars (+8000) avenge their loss to Houston earlier this season?
Betting Preview for the Houston Texans vs Jacksonville Jaguars NFL Regular Season Week 9 Game on November 3, 2019
Where: Wembley Stadium, London
When: Sunday, November 3, 2019, 9:30 AM ET
TV Broadcast: NBC
Betting on the Houston Texans (5-3)
The Texans got away with a 27-24 home win over the Oakland Raiders last Sunday, but in the process, lost star pass rusher JJ Watt to injury. Watt is now done for the remainder of the 2019 NFL season, and his absence is a huge blow to the Texans, who now only have Whitney Mercilus as the lone dependable pass rusher. Charles Omenihu and Jacob Martin will try to share covering the void left by Watt. This development also puts more pressure on Deshaun Watson and the Texans’ offense that is ninth in the NFL with 26.5 points per game and fourth overall with 395.0 total yards per contest. Watson had 159 passing yards without a touchdown on 16-of-29 completions in their 13-12 home win over the Jags back in Week 2. Mercilus had two sacks in that game.
The over is 3-1 in the Texans’ last four games.
Betting on the Jacksonville Jaguars (4-4)
Gardner Minshew has played well enough for the Jags to think whether they will have to go back to Nick Foles once the latter is ready to go. Minshew is still pegged as the starter for Jacksonville in Week 9 after a great performance in a 29-15 home win over the New York Jets last Sunday. Since taking over the starting quarterback job for the Jags, Minshew has accumulated 1,973 passing yards and 13 touchdowns against four interceptions. Minshew had 213 passing yards and a touchdown in the loss to Houston, and was sacked four times. With Watt out, Minshew should have a clearer view of his targets in the rematch. Defensively, the Jaguars are looking to contain Watson again. They sacked Watson for times that resulted to 22 lost yards for Houston in the first meeting.
The Jaguars, who are allowing 20.4 points per game this season, are 5-2 against the spread (ATS) in their last seven games overall.
The Jaguars win, 23-21.
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