The injury bug continues to haunt the New York Jets as they gear up to host the undefeated Houston Texans at MetLife Stadium this Monday night.
The Jets lost Santonio Holmes with a foot injury just one week after losing Darrelle Revis for the season.
Houston is off to a 4-0 SU and ATS start this season and is 15-5 ATS over its last 20 games.
But they have never beaten the Jets, losing all five times these teams have met. Of course, Houston is 13-3 ATS in their past 16 games as chalk, while the Jets are 1-7 ATS in eight games as an underdog. [ Bet on Monday Night Football and pocket a huge bonus and bet every play - visit ]
The visitors opened as 4.5-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked here at OddsShark but had been bet all the way up to -9 by Thursday at 5Dimes, while the total was hovering around 41 at most shops.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Jets sit at No. 30 in the current NFL Power Rankings here at OddsShark, while the Texans are at No. 3 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Texans will win this game 41-16.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New York's No. 23-ranked offense (20.2 PPG) against a Texans defense that ranks No. 1 at 14 PPG. The Jets passing attack has averaged 197.5 yards per game, more than the Texans give up through the air (182.8 YPG on average).
Defensively, the Texans feature the league's No. 3-rated road run defense, allowing 62 yards per game. New York, meanwhile, ranks No. 23 in rushing offense at home.
Last time out for Houston, they were a 38-14 winner as they battled the Titans at home. The Texans covered in the match as a 13.5-point favorite, while 52 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
In their last action, New York was a 34-0 loser at home against the 49ers. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (34) was profitable news for UNDER bettors.
Houston Texans Trends:
When playing in October are 7-3
When playing on turf are 3-7
After being outgained are 6-4
When playing outside the division are 7-3
New York Jets Trends:
When playing in October are 6-4
When playing on turf are 6-4
After being outgained are 5-5
When playing outside the division are 3-7
A few Texans at Jets trends to consider:
Houston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games when playing NY Jets
Houston is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games on the road
NY Jets are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of the NY Jets last 5 games when playing Houston
NY Jets are 8-3 SU in their last 11 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of the NY Jets last 7 games at home
Houston home to Green Bay, Sunday, October 14
NY Jets home to Indianapolis, Sunday, October 14