Philadelphia Eagles vs. Houston Texans NFL Betting Pick Week 9 TNF – November 3





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A potentially lopsided affair kicks off Week 9 NFL action as the undefeated Philadelphia Eagles head to Texas, to take on the 1-5-1 Houston Texans.

Two teams very much trending in opposite directions, as the Eagles enter off of their bye week looking to prolong their successful run, while Houston is very keen to just play out the second-half of their season, en route to as high of a draft selection this spring as possible.

Philly enters as lofty road favorites, and for good reason given their success so far this year. Their defense remains elite, and Jalen Hurts has helped this Eagles’ offense truly soar. His dual-threat ability is confusing opposing stop units, and his connection with AJ Brown has really opened up downfield options.

Houston meanwhile doesn’t do much of anything well. Davis Mills hasn’t emerged as a worthy NFL starter, and their porous run defense is allowing teams to dominate them week in, week out. After a competitive start to their season, the Texans have covered just one of their past five games. Aside from star rookie running back Dameon Pierce, there isn’t all that much to be cheerful of with the Texans right now.

There’s a reason the point-spread is the great equalizer, and though the Eagles are much better in virtually all areas when compared to Houston, there have already been some double-digit dog outright victories in 2022! Not saying that is at all likely to happen on Thursday night, but these short weeks can produce intriguing results. Continue reading on beneath the posted odds for a full matchup preview, trends, and the latest information to help you make an informed decision for Week 9’s Eagles vs. Texans Thursday evening match-up. Enjoy!

Philadelphia Eagles vs. Houston Texans Live Odds & Betting History

Betting odds provided by BOVADA

SPREAD-14 (-110)+14 (-110)
TOTALOver 45.5 (-110)Under 45.5 (-110)
Overall Record7-0-01-5-1
ATS Record5-2-03-3-1
Home/Away Record3-0-00-2-0
Points Per Game28.816.3
Points Against Per Game16.922.0
Passing Yards Per Game245.8195.2
Rushing Yards Per Game146.592.8

Philadelphia Eagles vs. Houston Texans Prediction:

This matchup doesn’t seem all that fair on paper, and it’s quite likely to play out as a very lopsided outing in favour of the red-hot Eagles. Philly enters well-rested, and surely this is a group that is keen on continuing their undefeated run, and padding their impressive stats in the process. Houston is weak in virtually every facet, and Jalen Hurts and the Philly offense in particular, are well-equipped to exploit their flaws.

With full health, elite pass protection, and an array of talented pass-catchers, Hurts will be able to move the ball through the air at will on this second-tier Texans’ defensive backfield. We’ve seen teams throw all over Houston in the early goings, before shifting to a more run-heavy approach to sit on a big lead, and run clock at a quicker rate. Look for Thursday to play out just like that.

Hurts has been excellent with his accuracy and arm strength downfield, and a big part of that is outstanding protection. Expect Philly to get out to an early lead, and then grind down this pathetic Texans’ run defense. Houston enters Week 9 last in the NFL against opposing rushers, and this Philadelphia ground game has been very effective so far this season. The Eagles will move the ball at will on Thursday night.

Meanwhile, for Houston to have any chance at keeping pace with the lofty spread, they’ll need offense, and will likely need Davis Mills to pass the football. Despite some moderately high hopes for him entering the season, those have quickly dissipated given how bad he’s been of late. He was terrible especially last week vs. Tennessee, and an elite defense like Philadelphia’s should overwhelm him.

Texans’ wide receiver Brandin Cooks remains the only viable downfield threat, and he enters this game quite irritated that he didn’t move at the trade deadline. Expect Philly’s corners to have no issue shutting down Mills’ throws through the air, and though they’ll trail by multiple scores – don’t be surprised to see Houston continually feed Dameon Pierce out of the backfield as a result. Pierce is solid, but Philly has virtually no flaws right now, and have emerged as one of the top run defenses in football.

Eagles vs. Texans Trends To Know:

  • Eagles are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 Thursday games.
  • Eagles are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall.
  • Eagles are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games in Week 9.
  • Texans are 3-10 ATS in their last 13 Thursday games.
  • Texans are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games in Week 9.
  • Texans are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
  • Eagles are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 meetings.

It’s a lofty spread, but one that is beyond justified.  The Eagles are healthy and rested, and hungry to remain undefeated.  There’s a huge talent disparity between the Philly and Houston units, and it seems quite unlikely that the Texans will be able to move the chains on this Eagles’ defense.  Expect another huge offensive showing from all of Philadelphia’s weapons, en route to a convincing rout. Philly covers the 14-point spread in a blowout.

Our Pick
Eagles -14
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