Bills-Texans Betting Preview: Should Houston Really Be Double-Digit Favorite?

Credit:

Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) laughs at the line of scrimmage during the second half against the Dallas Cowboys at NRG Stadium.

Oct 14, 2018, 10:00 AM EDT

Betting odds: Buffalo Bills at Houston Texans

  • Spread: Texans -10  
  • Over/Under: 41
  • Time: 1 p.m. ET
  • Channel: CBS

>> All odds as of Friday morning. Download The Action Network App to get real-time NFL odds and track your bets


Betting market: With Deshaun Watson’s status up in the air, this line didn’t open up until Wednesday.

Considering Houston hasn’t beaten any team by more than three points this season, early bettors had trouble locking in the Texans as such a large favorite and Houston is now getting fewer than 40% of bets (see live data here).

Nevertheless, the Texans have actually moved from -9.5 to -10 at a number of books. Given the low total of 41 — more than half of bettors have bet on the under — the Bills are implied to score a measly 15.5 points. — Mark Gallant

Trends to know: Can bettors trust the Texans as 10-point favorites? Since 2003, teams with a losing record favored by more than a touchdown have gone 60-74-1 (45%) against the spread (per our Bet Labs data). — John Ewing

Get the EDGE

Unlock The Action EDGE

Unlock this article + all the EDGE benefits

Get the EDGE
model helps you find edges when betting moneylines and over/unders for the full game
Follow Action Network Staff on Twitter
@ActionNetworkHQ

Top Offers

Odds Boosts
See More >
Odds boosts are simply regular bets offered at enticing odds. They're available to everyone and there's no limit to how many you can bet.
Sportsbook Reviews
See More >
Discover the best online sports betting sites and take advantage of bonus offers from legal sportsbooks.
Expert Picks
See More >
See what plays the Action Network experts are making for all of today's games.
PRO Membership
See More >
Access betting systems and signals to get daily, actionable picks.
Download the App
See More >
Download the Action app to track all your bets in one place. Exclusive data helped you make smarter betting decisions.
Newsletter
See More >
The best sports betting newsletter with trends, insights and news - condensed in a two-minute read.
Live Odds
See More >
See live odds and the best lines for every game.

Follow Us On Social

Top Stories