The NFL season continues with Week 9 and Thursday Night Football in Houston on Thursday, November 3, so make sure you don’t miss out on the best Eagles vs. Texans betting pick and odds.
Philadelphia is still the only undefeated team in the NFL and they expect to stay that way when they visit Houston at NRG Stadium. The Eagles are strong 14-point favorites on BetDSI Sportsbook, while the total is set at 45 points. These inter-conference rivals will meet for the first time since 2018.
Eagles had no trouble with the Steelers
The Philadelphia Eagles (7-0-0, 5-2-0 ATS) won the in-state derby game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at home to maintain their perfect record and stay the only unbeaten team in the league. Not only that they won, but the Eagles’ 35-13 victory was their biggest of the season. Interestingly, the Steelers had one first down more than the Eagles but committed two turnovers opposite Philadelphia’s zero.
Jalen Hurts completed 19 of 28 passes for 285 yards and career-high four touchdowns. A.J. Brown was exceptional through the air as he registered 156 yards (on six catches) and three receiving touchdowns – both career highs. Zach Pascal also caught a TD pass from Hurts, while Miles Sanders led all the runners with 78 yards and a touchdown on nine carries. On defense, Philly had six sacks, two of which were Javon Hargrave’s, while T.J. Edwards and Kyzir White combined for 24 tackles.
Texans were unable to handle Derrick Henry
The Houston Texans (1-5-1, 3-3-1 ATS) perhaps kept the divisional foes Tennessee Titans to 17 points, but they couldn’t limit Derrick Henry. Tennessee’s star running back destroyed the Texans with 219 rushing yards and two touchdowns as Houston succumbed to a 17-10 home defeat. It was a fully deserved win for the visitors, who were much better in total yards (354-161) and first downs (16-10).
Davis Mills completed 17 of 29 passes for 152 yards, one touchdown, and one interception. Dameon Pierce, who led the team with 35 rushing yards on 15 attempts, was on the receiving end of that lone TD pass. Brandin Cooks caught four passes for a game-high 73 yards. Defensively, Eric Murray and Christian Harris chipped in with seven tackles apiece.
DE Mario Addison (thigh) is unavailable to play on Thursday against the Eagles. G A.J. Cann (illness), DT Maliek Collins (chest), and WR Nico Collins (groin) are questionable.
- 2-5 ATS in the last seven games on fieldturf
- 1-4 ATS in the last five road games
- 1-4 ATS in the last five games after accumulating more than 350 total yards in their previous game
- 5-2 ATS in the last seven games after allowing more than 350 total yards in their previous game
- 5-2 ATS in the last seven home games vs. a team with a winning road record
Philadelphia Eagles vs. Houston Texans Pick
I have no doubt that Philadelphia is going to win this game and maintain the perfect record, but the Texans are still without a home win this season and will be motivated to be the first ones to take the Eagles’ scalp. While I don’t believe they are capable of doing so, I do think the Texans can put up a fight and cover here. You can’t expect much more from the 29th offense in the NFL which averages 16.6 points per game. On the other hand, Philadelphia has a top 5 offense and top 5 defense, and the Eagles’ straight-up victory shouldn’t be questioned.
Pick: Take the Texans at +14.5 (-133)
The Eagles do have the third-best offense in the league that scores 28.0 ppg, but also the fourth-best defense that allows only 16.9 ppg. That, in a combination with a toothless Houston offense, is enough for me to expect a low-scoring affair. Furthermore, the Eagles are very dangerous on the ground, having the sixth-best run offense, while the Texans have the worst run defense in the league that allows 186.0 yards per game. That said, the possession will be often in Philadelphia’s hands and the visitors are going to milk that game clock out. Under is 4-1 in the Eagles’ last five road games, while Under is 10-4 in the Texans’ previous 14 vs. a team with a winning record.
Pick: Go Under 46.5 points (-133)