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Texans vs Falcons Betting Matchup Report

Atlanta FalconsHouston Texans
Dec 4, 1:00 PM | Grass of Reliant Stadium

Atlanta Falcons vs Houston Texans Odds


Jeff Garcia or Jake Delhomme could be under center for the injury riddled Houston Texans as they host a critical Week 13 battle against the Atlanta Falcons.

With Matt Schaub and Matt Leinart out, the team is working out both veteran free agents. Either way, it's a tall task for Houston, facing a Falcons team that is 9-3 SU in its past 12 road games and won and covered 5 straight December road games.

Houston has been dynamite at home in December, going 9-1 SU & ATS in their past 10 contests. They opened as a small 1-point underdog on the NFL odds menu.

View Atlanta vs Houston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening line for this matchup the Texans sit as 2.5-point underdogs . The total, meanwhile, has been pegged by the oddsmakers at 41.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Houston's No. 5-ranked offense (26.6 PPG) against a Falcons defense that ranks No. 13 at 20.6 PPG. The Texans passing attack has averaged 228 yards per game, less than the Falcons give up through the air (245.7 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Falcons own the league's No. 2-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 88.6 yards per game when on the road. Houston, on the other hand, rates No. 2 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

In their last action, Atlanta was a 24-14 winner at home against the Vikings. They earned a push of the 10–point spread as favorites, while the combined score (38) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Last time out, Matt Ryan threw for 3 scores and 262 yards in leading his team past Minnesota at Georgia Dome.

Houston won its last outing, a 20-13 result against the Jaguars on November 27. The Texans covered in that game as a 6-point favorite, while the 33 combined points took the game UNDER the total. The Texans grabbed a Week 12 victory over the Jaguars in their last game, winning 20-13 at EverBank Field.

Atlanta Falcons Trends:
When playing in December are 7-3
When playing on grass are 5-5
After outgaining opponent are 6-4
When playing outside the division are 7-3

Houston Texans Trends:
When playing in December are 4-6
When playing on grass are 9-1
After being outgained are 7-3
When playing outside the division are 4-6

A few Falcons at Texans trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 5 games
Atlanta is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Atlanta is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Atlanta is 3-4-2 ATS in its last 9 games
Houston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 5 games at home
Houston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Houston's last 8 games

Next up:
Atlanta at Carolina, Sunday, December 11
Houston at Cincinnati, Sunday, December 11