NFL football betting fans saw Oakland suffer a heartbreak and Houston be put in its place last week as two teams meet in an important AFC pro football betting matchup.
Sports-Gambling opened with the Houston Texans as 3 point road favorites at the Oakland Raiders and with an over/under of 43.5. Kickoff on CBS is at 4:05 PM Eastern on Sunday.
The Houston Texans now stand with a NFL sports betting record of 2-1 both straight up and against the spread after their 27-13 home loss to Dallas last week. The Texans defense was exposed for 284 yards and 2 touchdowns by Dallas quarterback Tony Romo while Houston QB Matt Schaub was off and threw 2 picks.
Houston’s 31st ranked defense is what could eventually shatter their dream of a first ever playoff season.
The Oakland Raiders have a NFL football gambling record of 1-2 both straight up and against the spread and are coming off an excruciating 24-23 loss at Arizona as 5.5 point dogs as Sebastian Janikowski blew a 32 yard field goal, a range in which he is normally automatic.
The loss wasted a solid team effort in which Oakland outgained Arizona 364-227 and held a +2 turnover edge. Quarterback Bruce Gradkowski was 17-34 for 255 yards with 1 touchdown and 1 pick in his first start.
Houston has gotten the money in 8 out of their last 11 games following a straight up loss and in 5 out of their last 7 games on the road. The Texans have gone under the total in just 5 out of their last 21 games when coming off a failure against the spread.
Oakland has been one of the worst bets in the NFL at home with a mark of just 17 payouts in their last 57 games. The Raiders have paid out in just 4 of their last 21 games as a home dog of a field goal or less.
Oakland has gone over the total in just 19 out of 63 games when coming off a straight up loss. Houston has covered 4 out of the last 5 NFL Football betting matchups in this series.