|Written by Vincent Di Mello|
Bet on the NFLNFL football odds on Sunday will include an AFC south division football betting showdown of teams that will be desperate for a win. NFL football odds had both the Houston Texans and Tennessee Titans as football betting favorites to contend for the division title or at least a wild card spot.
Both the Texans and Titans went down to defeat last week, however, which makes this matchup against the NFL football odds all the more important as an 0-2 start is not the way to begin a football betting drive towards the playoffs. Tennessee opened as a 6.5-point online betting home favorite for this one with a total of 40.5. Last week Houston got off to a discouraging start against the NFL football odds with a 7-24 home loss to the New York Jets as 4.5-point favorites with the game staying under the total of 44.5. The Texans were humiliated in front of their home fans as they were outgained by the Jets 183-462.
The Jets ran at will over Houston in their payoff against the NFL football odds as they had 190 yards on 42 attempts and had a 38:46 time of possession. Heralded quarterback Matt Schaub was VERY average in the loss as he went 18-33 for 166 yards with 0 touchdowns and 1 interception. Houston was touted as a team that would finally emerge as a playoff team against the NFL football odds and they could not have gotten off to a more discouraging start.
The Tennessee Titans lost at Pittsburgh in their opener 10-13 in a tough overtime game in which they did cover the NFL football odds as 6.5-point dogs. The Tennessee defense looks to be as solid of an asset as ever against the NFL football odds defending the rush but they allowed 321 yards in the air.
Houston has covered just 5 out of their last 15 games on the road while Tennessee has gotten the cash in 6 of their last 8 home games. In this head to head series Tennessee has beaten the NFL football odds against Houston in 5 of the last 6 meetings with 5 of those 6 games going over the total.