Washington Redskins Face the Houston Texans: Week 1 NFL Odds and Pick

Washington Redskins

vs

Houston Texans
Sunday, September 07, 2014 1:00 PM ET
NRG Stadium

 

The Houston Texans are riding a pair of weak ATS trends on the NFL betting lines at the sportsbooks as they prepare to open their 2014 season on Sunday against Robert Griffin III and the Washington Redskins.

The Texans are just 1-5 ATS in their last six games as the home favorites on the NFL odds, and 1-7-1 ATS in their last nine games against teams from the NFC East division.

Houston and Washington both sunk to their division basements last season, combining for just five wins in their 32 games; the Texans were 2-14 on the year and the Redskins were 3-13.

Washington is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road, while Houston is 4-13 ATS in its last 17 games. Of note, the OVER is 6-1 past seven Houston openers and the Redskins have lost six straight as road dogs (1-5 ATS).

Washington Redskins vs Houston Texans Opening Odds and Betting Line

Betting fans looking to side with the Houston Texans in this one found them as 3-point chalk earlier in the week at Bovada, while the total was sitting at 45.5 over at GTbets.eu.

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Computer Prediction: Washington Redskins vs Houston Texans Pick

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 14-13 win for the Redskins on Sunday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.

Washington Redskins vs Houston Texans Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Houston will face the 3-13 Washington Redskins, who own a 5-11 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Texans are 9-7 so far this season while the Redskins are 8-8. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Houston vs Washington injuries news.

The Houston Texans sit at No. 28 in the current NFL Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Washington Redskins are at No. 31 on that chart.

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How Washington Redskins vs Houston Texans Stats Matchup

The game also pits Houston's No. 31-ranked offense, averaging 17.25 PPG, against a Redskins defense that ranks No. 31 this week at 29.88 PPG. The Texans aerial game is averaging 238.31 yards per game, less than the Redskins secondary allows through the air, 243.5 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Washington Redskins own the league's No. 6-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 98.88 yards per game when on the road. Houston, on the other hand, rates No. 16 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for Washington, they were a 20-6 loser as they battled the Giants on the road. The Redskins failed to cover in the match as a 3.5-point underdog, while 26 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Redskins suffered a Week 17 loss against New York in their last game, falling 20-6 at MetLife Stadium.

Houston lost its last outing, a 16-10 result against the Titans on December 29. The Texans covered in that game as a 6.5-point underdog, while the 26 combined points took the game UNDER the total. The Texans suffered a Week 17 loss against Tennessee in their last game, falling 16-10 at LP Field.

Washington Redskins vs Houston Texans Betting Odds Trends

Washington is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games
Washington is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 7 games
Washington is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Houston is 4-13 ATS in its last 17 games
Houston is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games
Houston is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Washington home to Jacksonville, Sunday, September 14th
Houston at Oakland, Sunday, September 14th