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Jaguars vs Texans Betting Preview

The Jaguars come off their Monday Nighter on short rest, but look ahead to their bye in Week 9.

The Jaguars offense was terrible against the Ravens but their defense was stout in the victory. In the past six seasons, the Jags are 5-1 ATS with 5 of those games going OVER the total before a bye week.

View Jacksonville vs Houston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Texans are listed as 9.5-point favorites at sportsbooks, with the total listed at 41.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 1 (Texans) and the No. 20 (Jaguars) teams in the league, according to our current NFL Power Rankings at OddsShark. A 26-11 result in favor of the Texans is predicted by handicapping models.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Houston's No. 7-ranked offense, averaging 26 PPG, against a Jaguars defense that ranks No. 8 this week at 19.9 PPG. The Texans aerial game is averaging 260.7 yards per game, more than the Jaguars secondary allows through the air, 196.3 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Jaguars feature the league's No. 22-rated road run defense, allowing 131 yards per game. Houston, meanwhile, ranks No. 8 in rushing offense at home.

In their last action, Jacksonville was a 12-7 winner at home against the Ravens. They covered the 10–point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (19) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Maurice Jones-Drew tore up the turf for 105 rushing yards in the latest Jaguars game, a 12-7 win over the Ravens at EverBank Field.

Houston was a 41-7 winner in its last match on the road against the Titans. They covered the 2.5–point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 48 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Arian Foster ran through the Tennessee defense for 115 yards in Houston's last game, handing the Titans a 41-7 setback on Sunday at LP Field.

Jacksonville Jaguars Trends:
When playing in October are 5-5
When playing on grass are 4-6
After outgaining opponent are 4-6
When playing within the division are 5-5

Houston Texans Trends:
When playing in October are 6-4
When playing on grass are 5-5
After outgaining opponent are 2-8
When playing within the division are 5-5

A few Jaguars at Texans trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Jacksonville's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Jacksonville's last 8 games when playing Houston
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Jacksonville's last 6 games when playing on the road against Houston
Jacksonville is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Houston
Houston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Jacksonville
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Houston's last 8 games when playing Jacksonville
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 7 games
Houston is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Jacksonville at Indianapolis, Sunday, November 13
Houston home to Cleveland, Sunday, November 6