The Oakland Raiders and the Houston Texans will each look to bounce back from their respective losses in Week 7. With greatness of Aaron Rodgers behind them, will the Raiders recover and beat Houston? As for the Texans, will they play with more discipline this time around? Going into the game, NFL Futures price the Raiders with +750 odds to take the AFC West Division while the Texans are listed at +140 to win the AFC South. The Texans are expected to do better than the Raiders deeper into the postseason, with +3,300 odds to win Super Bowl 54 compared to the Raiders’ price of +12,500.
Betting Preview for the Oakland Raiders vs Houston Texans NFL Regular Season Week 8 Game on October 27, 2019
Where: NRG Stadium, Houston
When: Sunday, October 27, 2019, 4:25 PM ET
TV Broadcast: CBS
Betting on the Oakland Raiders (3-3)
The Raiders were the unfortunate receivers of an Aaron Rodger explosion on Sunday in a 42-24 road loss to the Green Bay Packers. To be fair to Oakland, not many teams would have managed to put the clamps on the future Hall of Famer when he’s in that kind of zone. However, the Raiders could have done much better on their own offense. Derek Carr passed for 293 yards and two touchdowns while completing 22 of 28 passes, but had two turnovers — an interception and a fumble that ended in a touchback score for the Packers. Errors like that can be avoided, and the Raiders have a full week to sort it out. Tight end Darren Waller had another big game, hauling down seven passes on eight targets for 126 receiving yards and two touchdowns. He could dominate again against the Texans’ defense that allowed Eric Ebron to record 70 receiving yards and a touchdown in Week 7.
The over is 3-0 in the Raiders’ last three road games.
Betting on the Houston Texans (4-3)
Like the Raiders in Week 7, Houston has itself to blame much for its 30-23 road loss to the Indianapolis Colts. The Texans committed two turnovers and were flagged 10 times for 54 yards. Quarterback Deshaun Watson went 23 for 34 for 308 passing yards and a touchdown, but was threw a pair of interceptions. The Colts’ defense was stingy, but again, Houston didn’t help itself with the Texans shooting their own foot with errors and undisciplined play. Things should be a whole lot easier for the Texans when they face Oakland’s defense that’s filled with holes. The Raiders are 29th in the league with 27.5 points allowed per game and 24th with 376.5 total yards surrendered per contest. Meanwhile, Will Fuller injured his hamstring, exited the Colts game, and didn’t return. If he can’t give it a go in Week 8, DeAndre Hopkins and Kenny Stills will each get an increased role in the Texans’ passing attack.
The under is 7-3 in the Texans’ last 10 home games.
The Texans win, 29-23.
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