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NFL Best Match of the Day: Philadelphia Eagles vs Houston Texans

Philadelphia Eagles vs Houston Texans Predictions


Key Stat: Philadelphia looks to stay undefeated

Tip Reasoning

  • The Eagles are the only undefeated team left in the NFL
  • Philadelphia is first in the NFC East Division
  • The Houston Texans are 1-5 this season


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We’re kicking off week 9 here at bettingpicks4you and today we’ll be looking at the Thursday Night Football matchup between the Philadelphia Eagles and Houston Texans. This may not be the most appealing game TNF will have, as it pits the best team in the league, the 7-0 Philadelphia Eagles against the worst team in the league, the 1-5-1 Houston Texans. Houston has lost two in a row and four out of their last five games, while the Eagles are cruising along with a 7-game winning streak.

The Eagles don’t have a weak part of their team right now. Their offense is dangerous with Jalen Hurts, Devonta Smith, AJ Brown, and Miles Sanders at running back, while their defense is giving up only 16 points per game. The Texans are averaging 16 points per game, while giving up 22 points per game on defense. It will take the Texans best game, and some luck to hang with the Eagles for the entire game.

The Eagles are as big a favorites as an NFL team possibly could be on the road, as they’re 13.5-point favorites. This first bet comes down to comparing the NFL to college football in our eyes. Yes, the NFL has blown outs, but generally, the games are within one possession at the end. College football is where you get the massive lines, because of the talent gap. In the NFL, the talent gap is slim, even between an undefeated team and a 1-5 team. It’s Thursday Night Football, which usually is a sloppy, ugly game because of the quick turnaround, and we think the Texans will hang with Philadelphia longer than people think. We will take Houston to cover the +13.5 point spread.

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Tip Reasoning

Key Stat: The Eagles are giving up 16 points per game on defense

  • Philadelphia has allowed an opponent to score over 20 points once in the past five games
  • The Texans are only averaging 16 points per game on offense
  • Houston averages 92 yards rushing per game

Our next line for the Eagles-Texans game is the Over/Under of 45.5 points for the game. We talked earlier about how Thursday night games can be inconsistent and sloppy because teams aren’t at full health and don’t have a full week to prepare. This type of game usually turns into a low-scoring affair with turnovers and punts at a premium. The Eagles have a high-scoring offense, and they can get it done on the ground or through the air. However, we think they will run the ball a little more Thursday night, because of the lack of time to prepare for Houston. If you can win the line of scrimmage, a team can shorten the game and dominate physically. We think Miles Sanders has a big game, but the final score ends up Under 45.5 points.

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