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NFL Matchup - Texans Raiders Odds Preview

Oakland Raiders Houston Texans

The Houston Texans are 0-3 with Case Keenum at quarterback, but they've had their chances.

Coming off another close loss Houston shoots for its first victory with its Texas-bred QB when the Oakland Raiders visit Reliant Stadium Sunday afternoon (1 pm ET, CBS).

The Texans have lost seven games in a row to fall to 2-7. But with Keenum at QB Houston's last three defeats have come by a total of seven points. Last Sunday the Texans fell at Arizona 27-24, pushing the spread as three-point dogs.

On the other side of this match-up Oakland is only 3-6 this season, after losing to the Giants Sunday 24-20, but 5-3-1 ATS.

As of early this week Houston was favored by a touchdown over the Raiders.

Some Raiders vs Texans trends include Oakland is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games; Oakland is 4-14 SU in its last 18 games; The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Oakland's last 16 games; Houston is 2-8 ATS in its last 10 games; Houston is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Oakland.

The Raiders will look to vanquish their hosts on Sunday, as they are 6-3 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Texans are 2-7 ATS. Oakland is 3-6 against the total, while Houston is 6-3 versus the number.

View Oakland Raiders vs Houston Texans Odds and Stats.

Houston opened as -6-point favorites at shops such as 5Dimes, while the NFL total was set at 43 for over under betting.

This game matches up the No. 23 (Texans) and the No. 29 (Raiders) teams in the league, according to our current NFL Power Rankings at OddsShark. A 15-13 result in favor of the Raiders is predicted by handicapping models.

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Oakland lost its last outing, a 24-20 result against the Giants on November 10. The Raiders covered in that game as a 7-point underdog, while the 44 combined points took the game OVER the total. The Raiders suffered a Week 10 loss against New York in their last game, falling 24-20 at MetLife Stadium. Case Keenum beat the Cardinals secondary for 3 TDs last time out, but the Texans lost to Arizona 27-24 at University of Phoenix Stadium.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Houston's No. 27-ranked offense, averaging 18.89 PPG, against a Raiders defense that ranks No. 21 this week at 24.78 PPG. The Texans aerial game is averaging 252.56 yards per game, more than the Raiders secondary allows through the air, 246.56 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Raiders feature the league's No. 26-rated road run defense, allowing 133.75 yards per game. Houston, meanwhile, ranks No. 4 in rushing offense at home.

A few Raiders at Texans trends to consider:
Oakland is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games
Oakland is 4-14 SU in its last 18 games
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Oakland's last 16 games
Oakland is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Houston is 2-8 ATS in its last 10 games
Houston is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Houston's last 10 games
Houston is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Oakland at Tennessee, Sunday, November 24th
Houston at Jacksonville, Sunday, November 24th