Texans home dogs vs the Seahawks
After two convincing home wins, the Seattle Seahawks take their show on the road, where they are small favorites over the Houston Texans. The Seahawks began the week as 3-point favorites over the Texans, who are looking to rebound from last week’s subpar performance against the Baltimore Ravens.
The status of Houston star receiver Andre Johnson is up in the air. Johnson left the Baltimore game and was seen with ice of his leg on the bench.
Seattle, on the other hand, is getting healthier, with top pass-rusher Chris Clemons returning to the lineup in the Seahawks’ rout of Jacksonville. The Seahawks will without top offensive lineman Russel Okung, though. That’s never a good think against a Houston pass rush featuring J.J. Watt.
The Seahawks are 16-4 against the spread in their last 20 games overall and have covered the number in their last four road games.
These two teams last met in 2009, with Houston cruising to a 34-7 win.
The Seahawks will look to vanquish their hosts on Sunday, as they are 3-0 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Texans are 0-3 ATS. Seattle is 1-2 against the total, while Houston is 2-1 versus the number.
The point spread was settled in at 2 favoring the host Texans earlier in the week, according to Sportsbook.ag. The over under line was hovering around 42.5, with movement expected during the week at Bovada.
The Texans - Seahawks odds would favor the Seahawks if the lines were set according to power ranks. Houston is rated No. 13 in our latest OddsShark poll, while the Seahawks sit at No. 1. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 39-17 win for the Seahawks.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Houston's No. 16-ranked offense (23.33 PPG) against a Seahawks defense that ranks No. 1 at 9 PPG. The Texans passing attack has averaged 259.67 yards per game, more than the Seahawks give up through the air (146.67 YPG on average).
In comparing defenses, the Seahawks own the league's No. 5-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 77.5 yards per game when on the road. Houston, on the other hand, rates No. 3 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
A few Seahawks at Texans trends to consider:
Seattle is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
Seattle is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Seattle's last 6 games
Seattle is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Houston is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
Houston is 15-6 SU in its last 21 games
Houston is 14-6 ATS in its last 20 games at home
Houston is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
Seattle at Indianapolis, Sunday, October 6th
Houston at San Francisco, Sunday, October 6th