How To Bet On Titans Texans – Texans Try To Keep Rolling Against The Titans
The Houston Texans entered the 2011 NFL season without a playoff appearance to their credit. Now, a year later, they are the only unbeaten team left in the American Football Conference.
Tennessee Titans @ Houston Texans – Sunday, September 30
Betting line: Houston -11.5
Why Tennessee Will Win
When football betting gurus look at this game, they're going to be mindful of what's been happening across the NFL this season. The Arizona Cardinals weren't given much of a chance at New England against the Patriots in week two, but they won on the road as a decided underdog. The Kansas City Chiefs weren't given much of a shot at New Orleans, but they stunned the Saints. The Oakland Raiders shocked the Pittsburgh Steelers this past week. The Minnesota Vikings ambushed the San Francisco 49ers in week three as well. There are only three unbeaten teams after three games, which is a surprisingly small number. The fact that Atlanta, Arizona and Houston are the only three unbeaten teams is an even more surprising story.
Guess who the Tennessee Titans must face this week? Houston. It's time for an upset.
Tennessee can do the deed, too. The Titans were left for dead by many sports analysts after an abysmal 0-2 start in which they got blown out two straight times by New England and San Diego. Facing the Detroit Lions – a playoff team last season – in week three, the Titans figured to be in deep trouble, but just when everybody was writing this team's obituary, coach Mike Munchak's club rebounded.
Quarterback Jake Locker, who was horrible in the first two weeks of the season, came alive by hitting over two thirds of his passes for 378 yards with two touchdowns and, importantly, no interceptions. The Titans' offense now has the belief that it can go into Houston and ring up big numbers against a secondary that is vulnerable at times. Houston almost blew a big lead against the Denver Broncos in week three. Locker will have a puncher's chance to win this game with vertical pass plays.
Why Houston Will Win
Various online sports betting legal outlets are asked to assess this game, they're going to calmly mention that Houston is the only remaining unbeaten team in the AFC. The Texans have matter-of-factly dispatched three opponents, two of them on the road, and look like the legitimate favorite in the AFC since Pittsburgh, New England, and Denver are all struggling, with Baltimore looking less than fully convincing. Quarterback Matt Schaub is in full command of the offense, but what's much more encouraging about the Texans at this point is that their front lines, especially on offense, are winning battles at the line of scrimmage. This is a muscular and confident team that is gaining leverage against its opponents. As long as this continues, teams such as Tennessee – average teams, in other words – should not be able to keep pace.
Who Will Win
It's been an upset-filled NFL season thus far, but there's nothing about Tennessee's makeup which suggests that it is going to threaten Houston in the state of Texas. The Texans should throttle the Titans this weekend.
NFL Football Betting Pick: Houston