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Houston has won six of last seven against Cincinnati

The Houston Texans are 6-2 SU and 7-1 ATS in their last eight games against the Cincinnati Bengals. The Texans will try to pick up a third straight win on Saturday night at home against the Bengals.

SHARK BITES
  • The total has gone UNDER in the Bengals' last three games against the Texans.
  • The Texans are 2-19-1 ATS in their last 22 games at night.
  • The Texans are 6-1 SU in their last seven games at home.

With two straight drive-ending interceptions against Jacksonville last Sunday, Brock Osweiler finally ran out of leash for the Texans. Houston replaced him with backup Tom Savage, who completed 63.1 percent of his passes and passed for 260 yards in leading Houston to a comeback win. Savage will get his first career start in place of Osweiler on Saturday.

After missing each of the team's last five games, A.J. Green is expected to return from his hamstring injury on Saturday, though his snaps will likely be limited. Cincinnati is a disappointing 5-8-1 SU and 4-9-1 ATS this season, but has played better of late with a 2-1 SU and ATS record over its last three games.

The Bengals are 6-1 SU and 6-0-1 ATS in their last seven games as an underdog of 2.5 points or less, but are 0-10-1 SU in their last 11 games against teams with winning records.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The point spread was settled in at -3.5 for the host Houston Texans earlier in the week, according to Bovada. The over under betting line was hovering around 41, with odds movement expected during the week at MyBookie.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas picked a 25-17 win for the Texans. Injuries during the week may cause the formula to be re-run, so check the NFL picks page before game time. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.

Cincinnati Bengals vs Houston Texans Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This season the Houston Texans are 8-6 overall and 6-7-1 ATS against the spread, while the Bengals are 5-8-1 and 4-9-1 ATS. As for the totals, Houston is 6-8 on the OU, and Cincinnati is 6-8. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Houston vs Cincinnati injuries news.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Houston Texans at No. 27 and the Cincinnati Bengals at No. 21 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Houston Texans No. 28-ranked offense (17.86 PPG) against a Cincinnati Bengals defense that ranks No. 11 at 20.93 PPG. The Texans passing attack has averaged 198.43 yards per game, less than the Bengals give up through the air (241.57 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Cincinnati Bengals feature the league's No. 25-rated road run defense, allowing 124.83 yards per game. The Houston Texans, meanwhile, ranks No. 10 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last game, Cincinnati got a 111-yard performance from Jeremy Hill as a key part of its 23-10 win over Cleveland.

Lamar Miller went over the 100-yard mark (107) in his team's latest effort as Houston defeated Indianapolis by a score of 22-17 on Sunday.

Betting Trends
  • Cincinnati is 4-10-2 ATS in its last 16 games
  • Cincinnati is 2-4-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 6 games
  • Cincinnati is 1-5-1 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Houston is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Houston is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Houston's last 11 games at home
  • Houston is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games when playing Cincinnati

Next Betting Matchups

Cincinnati home to Baltimore, Sunday, January 1st
Houston at Tennessee, Sunday, January 1st

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