Houston Texans vs. New England Patriots Betting Odds, Analysis, NFL Pick

January 10, 2017   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The New England Patriots are massive double-digit favorites in the divisional round of the NFL playoffs Saturday against the Houston Texans after blanking them 27-0 in Week 3 of the regular season while starting third-string rookie quarterback Jacoby Brissett. This time, the Patriots will have future Hall of Famer Tom Brady at quarterback.
Point spread: The Patriots opened as 15.5-point favorites; the total was 46 early in the week, according to sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark (line updates and matchup report).
NFL pick, via OddsShark computer: 30.1-9.6 Patriots (NFL picks on every game)
Why the Texans can cover the spread
Houston's defense can help it cover by limiting how many points New England scores. Of course, the Texans will need to score at least a couple of touchdowns to give themselves a chance, but they looked much better last week in a 27-14 win over the Oakland Raiders.
Houston quarterback Brock ...

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