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Texans Look to Continue Domination of Jacksonville in Week 1 Matchup

The Houston Texans aim for a fourth straight home victory as they open the 2017 NFL season by hosting the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Jaguars return to action looking to rebound from a lost season that saw them go 1-10 SU down the stretch.

Shark Bites
  • The total has gone UNDER in four of the Texans’ last five games in the early afternoon.
  • The Jaguars are 1-9 SU in their last 10 games in the early afternoon.
  • The total has gone OVER in eight of the Jaguars’ last 10 games in September.

The Texans will try to build on last year’s strong 5-2 SU stretch run that lifted them to the top of the AFC South standings. Houston should also get a lift following the announcement that this week’s game will be played at NRG Stadium despite the city’s ongoing efforts to recover from hurricane Harvey.

Houston has dominated division rivals in recent matchups, going unbeaten SU and 8-2-1 ATS in its past 11 as a favorite, and 10-1 SU and 8-2-1 ATS in its past 11 overall. The Texans are also on a 6-0 SU run in dates with Jacksonville, but are just 1-4 ATS in their past five meetings in Houston.

While the Jaguars are winless SU in six straight road games, they have proven to be a solid road bet, going 5-2 ATS over their past seven away from EverBank Field.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Oddsmakers at Bovada had the Houston Texans as 4-point favorites in the game, while the betting total was sitting at 42.5.

OddsShark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game picked a 22-21 victory for the Texans. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.

Jacksonville Jaguars vs Houston Texans Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Houston will face the Jacksonville Jaguars, who finished 3-13 a year ago with a 9-7 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Texans were 8-10 while the Jaguars were 10-6. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Houston vs Jacksonville injuries news.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 25-rated Houston Texans and the No. 24-ranked Jacksonville Jaguars, according to the NFL Power Rankings here at OddsShark.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Houston's No. 28-ranked offense last season, averaging 17.89 PPG, against a Jaguars defense that ranked No. 24 at 25 PPG. The Texans aerial game averaged 195.83 yards per game, less than the Jaguars secondary allows through the air, 215.25 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Jacksonville Jaguars featured the league's No. 11-rated road run defense, allowing 107.25 yards per game. The Houston Texans, meanwhile, ranked No. 13 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Blake Bortles led the way last time out for the Jaguars, connecting for 301 passing yards, but failing to earn the victory in a 24-20 loss to the Colts.

In their last game, the Texans were divisional playoff losers, coming out on the wrong end of 34-16 score against New England.

Betting Trends
  • Jacksonville is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Jacksonville is 1-10 SU in its last 11 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Jacksonville's last 6 games
  • Jacksonville is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Houston is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Houston is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • Houston is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • Houston is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Jacksonville home to Tennessee, Sunday, September 17
Houston at Cincinnati, Thursday, September 14