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NFL Betting Preview and Pick - Houston Texans Underdogs vs Panthers at Carolina

The Carolina Panthers will be riding a streak of five consecutive regular season wins when they host the Houston Texans in Week 2 action on Sunday. The Panthers, however, went just 3-2 ATS in that stretch.

Carolina is coming off an easy victory against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 1 thanks largely to their defense, which recorded five sacks, two interceptions and a pick-six against the overmatched Jaguars offense.

Meanwhile, the Texans seem to be firmly entrenched in a quarterback controversy as Brian Hoyer started Week 1 and was far from impressive. Backup Ryan Mallett came into the game in relief and executed the offense beautifully and seemed to have a connection with DeAndre Hopkins.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Bettors who were going with the Carolina Panthers in this one found them listed as -4.5-point favorites on the betting line at Bovada. Fans betting on totals have seen that number set earlier in the week at 41.5 for Sunday.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Panthers to win this game on Sunday 23-20. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.

Houston Texans vs Carolina Panthers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Carolina will face the 0-1 Houston Texans, who own a 0-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Panthers are 0-1 so far this season while the Texans are 1-0. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Carolina vs Houston injuries news.

The Panthers - Texans odds would favor the Texans if the betting lines were set according to power ranks. Carolina is rated No. 16 in our latest OddsShark poll, while the Texans sit at No. 8.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last gridiron battle, Nate Washington did much of the damage, producing 105 receiving yards but Houston managed to defeat the Texans 27-20 at NRG Stadium.

The Panthers grabbed a Week 1 victory over the Jaguars in their last game, winning 20-9 at EverBank Field.

Betting Trends
  • Houston is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • Houston is 4-1-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Houston is 5-14 SU in its last 19 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games on the road
  • Carolina is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Carolina's last 6 games
  • Carolina is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Carolina's last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Houston home to Tampa Bay, Sunday, September 27th
Carolina home to New Orleans, Sunday, September 27th