NFL football gambling fans are also having a hard time getting a handle on the up and down Jacksonville Jaguars and their inconsistent betting on NFL football results.
Jacksonville will host Houston on Sunday in a key AFC South Division matchup that will put the winner back into the wild card race and the loser in a significant hole. The game will be telecast on CBS with a starting time of 1:05 PM Eastern. Sports-Gambling opened with Jacksonville as a 1 point favorite.
The Houston Texans have a NFL betting record of 4-4 straight up and 3-5 against the spread with 5 of their games going over the total. The Texans have gotten the money in 2 of their 3 road games while going over the total twice.
After a 3-1 start that seemed to have them well positioned for their first ever playoff spot the Texans have gone 1-3 and are coming off a 29-23 loss at San Diego. Defense is what is killing the Texans as they rank dead last in the NFL on that side of the line and have been near helpless against the pass.
The offense ranks an impressive 6th but has had their efforts wasted by the defensive collapse.
Arian Foster has solved the running game issue with 864 yards and Matt Schaub has passed for 2005 yards although he has not been as sharp as last year and perhaps misses former offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan, who left the Texans to join his dad Mike at Washington.
Jacksonville has a NFL gambling record of 4-4 both straight up and against the spread and has gone over the total 6 times. The Jaguars are coming off a bye week that followed a season saving 35-17 win at Dallas, which snapped a 2 game losing streak. The Jaguars rank 18th for points scored but a poor 30th on defense for points allowed.
Jacksonville is 4-1 straight up in their last 5 home games against Houston but has beaten the NFL football gambling board in just 2 of their last 6 at home against the Texans as the two teams have gone under the total in 5 of their last 7 matchups at Jacksonville.