[1:00 PM] Texans @ Jaguars

Who will WIN this matchup?

Houston Texans (5-3)

@ Jacksonville Jaguars (2-6)


Current odds:

Houston Texans: (+120)

Jacksonville Jaguars: (-140)


ESPN simulations have Jacksonville as XX% favorites to win the game.

XX% of sports bets are currently on Houston to win as (TBD) favorites.

The line for this game Jaguars by 2.5 points.

Coming off a much-needed bye week, the Houston Texans hope to maintain their spot atop the AFC South with a road victory Sunday over the Jacksonville Jaguars. The last-place Jaguars are trying to avoid a fourth consecutive loss.

Houston has failed to record 300 total yards of offense in three of its last four games and four of its last six. The ground game has been effective enough with Lamar Miller and Alfred Blue sharing the load, but Brock Osweiler has been inconsistent and has hurt the Texans with nine interceptions. The defense is outstanding against the pass but has had a tough time stopping the run and has recorded just six takeaways – second-fewest in the league.

Jacksonville is coming off its best offensive output of the year thanks to a season-high 205 rushing yards against the Chiefs. Chris Ivory led the resurgent ground game and could continue to see a greater share of the work than T.J. Yeldon, while quarterback Blake Bortles racked up 54 rushing yards last week but remains inconsistent in the passing game. The Jaguars also turned in their best defensive effort of the year against Kansas City and boast a top-five pass defense, but they haven’t forced a turnover since Week 4 against Indianapolis.

Houston WR DeAndre Hopkins made 17 catches for 237 yards and two touchdowns in two meetings with Jacksonville last season.

Jaguars LB Paul Posluszny has recorded 10 or more tackles in five straight games against the Texans.

The Texans have scored on defense in each of the last three meetings, including interception return touchdowns in both contests last season.


StreakSmarts Pick: Houston Texans

Confidence: 5/10

StreakSmarter Pick