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Texans take on Jaguars in Week 12 contest

Houston TexansJacksonville Jaguars
Nov 27, 1:00 PM | Grass of EverBank Field

Houston Texans vs Jacksonville Jaguars Odds

7-3TEAM RECORD3-7

The Houston Texans come off a bye week with a crucial divisional road game in Jacksonville, a match where they will entrust Matt Leinart with the offense.

Houston QB Matt Schaub is out, which is keeping the point spread in check here (it opened at -3.5 for the Texans). If you are wondering how Houston typically performs after a week off, the UNDER is 6-1 past 7 seasons after their BYE week.

The Jaguars limped home after a weak loss at Cleveland and they have now played 9 UNDERs in 10 games this season.

View Houston vs Jacksonville Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Jaguars in this one, they're listed as 3.5-point underdogs on the betting line for the contest. Totals bettors have seen that number set at 40 for Monday.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to the Power Rankings here at OddsShark it's the No. 19-rated Jaguars and the No. 1-rated Texans in this matchup. Predictive formulas point to a 29-13 win for the Texans on Sunday.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Jacksonville's No. 31-ranked offense, averaging 12.5 PPG, against a Texans defense that ranks No. 2 this week at 16.6 PPG. The Jaguars aerial game is averaging 129.4 yards per game, less than the Texans secondary allows through the air, 178.4 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Texans feature the league's No. 9-rated road run defense, allowing 101.8 yards per game. Jacksonville, meanwhile, ranks No. 13 in rushing offense at home.

Last time out for Houston, they were a 37-9 winner as they battled the Buccaneers on the road. The Texans covered in the match as a 3.5-point favorite, while 46 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. In their last gridiron battle, Arian Foster did much of the damage, producing 102 receiving yards as Houston beat the Buccaneers 37-9 at Raymond James Stadium.

Last time out for Jacksonville, they were a 14-10 loser as they battled the Browns on the road. The Jaguars failed to cover in the match as a 1.5-point underdog, while 24 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Jaguars suffered a Week 11 loss against Cleveland in their last game, falling 14-10 at Cleveland Browns Stadium.

Houston Texans Trends:
When playing in November are 3-7
When playing on grass are 8-2
After outgaining opponent are 5-5
When playing within the division are 6-4

Jacksonville Jaguars Trends:
When playing in November are 6-4
When playing on grass are 2-8
After being outgained are 5-5
When playing within the division are 5-5

A few Texans at Jaguars trends to consider:
Houston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Houston's last 10 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Houston's last 9 games when playing Jacksonville
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Jacksonville's last 5 games
Jacksonville is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Jacksonville's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Jacksonville's last 9 games when playing Houston

Next up:
Houston home to Atlanta, Sunday, December 4
Jacksonville home to San Diego, Monday, December 5

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