Football odds success has been inconsistent so far with the Houston Texans as their defense has proven to be a detriment to success with the odds NFL.
CBS will telecast the key AFC matchup of the San Diego Chargers at the Houston Texans on Sunday with kickoff set for 1:05 PM Eastern. Be sure and check Sports-Gambling for the side and over/under odds on this game and open your account for all of the action.
San Diego has a record of 3-5 both straight up and with the NFL betting odds while going over the total 5 times. The Chargers are coming off a must win 33-25 payout at home over Tennessee last week to stave off total disaster. What is interesting about San Diego is that they rank 1st overall in the NFL for both offense and defense.
They have been done in by poor special teams play and breakdowns this year. Philip Rivers leads the NFL in passing yards with 2649 and the offense showed breakaway ability last week.
The Houston Texas have a record of 4-3 straight up and 3-4 with the NFL betting lines while going over the total 4 times. Houston is coming off a 30-17 loss at Indianapolis as their defensive problems continue.
The Texans are ranked dead last in the NFL for total defense and that is what could end up destroying their quest for the first playoff berth in franchise history. Running back Arian Foster continues to surprise has he as 737 yards rushing and a 5.7 yards per carry average with 7 touchdowns.
Quarterback Matt Schaub has slipped a notch thus far with an 89.3 QB rating and a 10/6 TD/INT ratio. The Texans seem to miss former offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan who joined his father Mike in Washington this year.
San Diego has beaten the football odds in 7 of their last 10 games versus teams with a winning record. Houston has paid out in 9 of their last 13 games that follow a straight up loss. San Diego has gone over the total in 7 of their last 10 games with the AFC while Houston has gone over the total in 18 of their last 25 games that follow a straight up loss.