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Texans vs Raiders Betting Matchup Report

Oakland RaidersHouston Texans
Oct 9, 1:00 PM | Grass of Reliant Stadium

Oakland Raiders vs Houston Texans Odds

2-2TEAM RECORD3-1

Oakland visits Houston in Week 5 betting action, knowing they are just 1-5 SU and ATS against the host Texans.

The Raiders come off a home loss against the Patriots and face an improved Texans side that handled the Steelers in Week 4. However, the total may be the safest bet as Houston is 16-3 favoring the OVER in their past 19 October games.

The return of RB Arian Foster makes the Houston offense even more prolific.

View Oakland vs Houston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Houston opened as 7-point favorites , while the NFL total was set at 48 for over under betting.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Texans rated this week at No. 7 and the Raiders sitting at No. 20. It may or may not play a role in OddsShark score prediction models that turned out a 34-25 result in favor of the Texans this week.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Houston's No. 8-ranked offense (26.8 PPG) against a Raiders defense that ranks No. 30 at 28.2 PPG. The Texans passing attack has averaged 231.5 yards per game, less than the Raiders give up through the air (273.8 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Raiders own the league's No. 23-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 130.5 yards per game when on the road. Houston, on the other hand, rates No. 2 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Oakland lost its last outing, a 31-19 result against the Patriots on October 2. The Raiders failed to cover in that game as a 6.5-point underdog, while the 50 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Jason Campbell handled the Patriots defense in his team's most recent action, throwing for 344 yards and 1 scores, but Oakland still lost to New England 31-19.

In their last action, Houston was a 17-10 winner at home against the Steelers. They covered the 4–point spread as favorites, while the combined score (27) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Arian Foster went over the 100-yard mark (155) in his team's latest effort as Houston defeated Pittsburgh by a score of 17-10 on Sunday.

Oakland Raiders Trends:
When playing in October are 4-6
When playing on grass are 5-5
After outgaining opponent are 3-7
When playing outside the division are 2-8

Houston Texans Trends:
When playing in October are 8-2
When playing on grass are 5-5
After outgaining opponent are 2-8
When playing outside the division are 3-7

A few Raiders at Texans trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Oakland's last 8 games
Oakland is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Houston
Oakland is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Houston
Houston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Oakland
Houston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Houston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games

Next up:
Oakland home to Cleveland, Sunday, October 16
Houston at Baltimore, Sunday, October 16

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