Seattle Seahawks at Houston Texans: Preview and Pick
9 Replies | 313 ViewsOn 09/23/2013 06:30 PM in NFL
The Seattle Seahawks have looked like one of the best teams in the National Football League this season as they have posted one dominating win after another. After a big and very expected win against the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Seahawks must prove they can win on the NFL highway as they head to Houston to take on the Texans.
Seattle Seahawks at Houston Texans Odds
The NFL betting line for this game opened up with the Seahawks listed as small three point favorites over the Texans. The Seahawks impressive play has not gone unnoticed as the betting public ran to the windows at a 71 percent rate to put cash on the road team. The point spread has yet to move, but it deserves watching as the game approaches kickoff. Check out all of the top rated sportsbooks to see what line is the best for what side you are betting on.
The Seahawks come into this game well rested after beating up on the Jacksonville Jaguars. Russell Wilson connected with Zach Miller twice in the first 16 minutes on touchdowns of 1 and 4 yards. He hit Sydney Rice for an 11-yard TD late in the first half and found him again on a 23-yarder early in the third quarter. He could have easily kept going, but sat out most of the game with the victory well in hand. That will not happen this week against Houston.
The Texans lost to the Ravens, but not because of the defense. The Texans' defense allowed 236 total yards in Sunday's loss, the first time Houston allowed an opposing team less than 250 yards and lost the game since Week 8 of 2007. The team was 15-0 in those games from 2008-13 before Sunday's loss. The Texans need to avoid giving up the big play and they will have a shot against winning a big game at home.
The latest NFL betting trends reveal some interesting wagering angles for this battle. Seattle is 4-1 straight up in its last 5 games on the road which is an improvement as they are 8-15 overall in the last 23 games on the road. The Texans are 15-5-1 straight up in the last 21 games overall and 6-1 straight up in the last seven games at home. The total has gone under in 4 of Houston's last 6 games at home and the total has gone over in 5 of Seattle's last 7 games on the road.
Seattle Seahawks at Houston Texans Pick
With plenty of time to go before the start of the regular season, I will wait to release my pick on this game until we get closer to game day.