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Buccaneers visit Houston Texans in Week 3 NFL Betting Clash

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have not been good for a while, which has led to the team failing to cover the spread in their past seven games against the AFC South. The Bucs will visit another AFC South opponent, the Houston Texans, this Sunday.

Shark Bites
  • The Buccaneers are 0-7 ATS in their last seven games against the AFC South.
  • The Texans are 6-0 SU in their last six games as home favorites in September.
  • Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston has been sacked seven times this season.

Tampa Bay picked up its first win of the Jameis Winston era in Week 2 when they capitalized on a sloppy New Orleans Saints team. The Saints fumbled five times with the Bucs getting the turnover twice while safety Chris Conte picked off quarterback Drew Brees.

Quarterback Ryan Mallett was average when he got the start in Week 2 for the Texans, throwing for 244 yards with a touchdown and one interception.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Bettors who were going with the Houston Texans in this one found them listed as -4-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.

Handicapping prediction models run by the computers at Odds Shark pick a 27-19 result in favor of the Texans. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Houston Texans Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Houston bring a 0-2 record (0-2 ATS) to the Week 3 betting matchup against the 1-1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who are 1-1 ATS against the spread. Over under betting has seen Houston go 1-1 so far and the Buccaneers go 1-1. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Houston vs Tampa Bay injuries news.

The Houston Texans sit at No. 8 in the current NFL Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are at No. 28 on that chart.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Houston Texans No. 27-ranked offense (18.5 PPG) against a Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense that ranks No. 29 at 30.5 PPG. The Texans passing attack has averaged 268.5 yards per game, more than the Buccaneers give up through the air (202 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers feature the league's No. 12-rated road run defense, allowing 104 yards per game. The Houston Texans, meanwhile, ranks No. 16 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Buccaneers grabbed a Week 2 victory over the Saints in their last game, winning 26-19 at Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

The Texans suffered a Week 2 loss against Carolina in their last game, falling 24-17 at Bank of America Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Tampa Bay is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Tampa Bay's last 12 games
  • Tampa Bay is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
  • Tampa Bay is 4-13 SU in its last 17 games on the road
  • Houston is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games
  • Houston is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games at home
  • Houston is 5-11 SU in its last 16 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Tampa Bay home to Carolina, Sunday, October 4th
Houston at Atlanta, Sunday, October 4th