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Houston Texans v New Orleans Saints Betting Odds & Predictions

NFL AFC betting tips for weekend of January 9

NFL Monday Night Football kicks off in the Big Easy with the New Orleans Saints hosting the Houston Texans at Mercedes-Benz Superdome, Louisiana in a matchup of that involves two teams that made the NFL playoffs last season.

Houston Texans v New Orleans Saints Odds & Betting

  • Betting Line: Saints -6.5 O/U 52
  • Moneyline Odds: Houston Texans +235, New Orleans Saints -295

Texans vs Saints NFL Game

  • Date and Time: Monday, Sep. 9 at 7:10 pm ET
  • Venue: Mercedes-Benz Superdome New Orleans, LA
  • TV: ESPN

Houston versus New Orleans NFL Match History & Game Background

The Texans had a tough preseason losing Pro Bowl RB for the season with a knee injury and they sent former #1 pick Jadeveon Clowney to the Seattle Seahawks.

One of the key additions for the Texans was OT Laremy Tunsil and his play will be key for a Houston offensive line that was bad last season and gave up an NFL high 62 sacks.

The Saints lost to the Rams in OT in the NFC title game last season and they have the squad to go far against this season. Drew Brees, Alvin Kamara, and Michael Thomas lead a loaded offense and while New Orleans ranked 2nd in the NFL last season in run defense they only ranked 29th in pass defense.

These teams have not faced each other since 2015.

Houston QB DeShaun Watson passed for 4,165 yards last season with 26 TD and nine INT and WR DeAndre Hopkins (1,572 receiving yards) had the 2nd most receiving yards in the NFL. Houston has a good WR corps, but the rushing offense is a concern with the loss of Miler and the duo of Duke Johnson and Carlos Hyde, who combined for 772 rushing yards last season, will take the reps in the backfield and neither was with Houston last season.

Brees faltered a bit down the stretch last season, but still had a solid season. The team has star Michael Thomas and new TE Jared Cook, but the WR corps is still a little thin for the Saints.

Kamara makes New Orleans a much more balanced team in the run game and last season he rushed for 883 yards and had 709 receiving yards. Latavius Murry (578 rushing yards last season) will be the big bruising back with Mark Ingram gone.

Last season Houston’s defense ranked 3rd in the league against the run and only 28th against the pass, so it will be key for them that their pass rush, led by J.J. Watt (16 sacks last season) get to Brees in the backfield.

Texans vs Saints NFL Betting Trends

  • Texans are 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 road games
  • Texans are 3-10 ATS in their last 13 Monday Night games
  • Texans have an Under record of 8-3-1 in their last 12 September games
  • Saints are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games
  • Saints are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games
  • Saints are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Monday Night games
  • Saints have an Under record of 7-2 in their last 9 games

Houston vs New Orleans Head-to-Head (H2H) Game Trends

  • The home team is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 games between these teams
  • The favorite is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 games between these teams

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Houston Texans v New Orleans Saints Predictions, Picks & Tips

Both teams have a solid offense and a good run defense, but issues in the secondary. New Orleans was 6-2 last season at home, and as the NFL betting sites suggest, they will get off to a good start to the 2019 NFL season with the home ground advantage.

There will not be a scoreline “blowout” in this Monday Night game, but the Saints will win and cover the spread..

The Saints vs The Texans NFL Betting Predictions

  • New Orleans Saints will win
  • New Orleans Saints will cover the spread
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