The Houston Texans and Washington Redskins will be looking to start the 2014 season anew as they meet each other to start their seasons on September 7. The sides will be facing off at Reliant Stadium in Houston as two teams are hoping to change their fortunes this year.
This marks the fourth time that the Texans and Redskins have met each other. The Redskins are 2-1 in the short series and have won ATS on each of these games. The last one was a 30-27 Texan victory in September 2010. The Texans narrowly won ATS with a 30-27 win while being listed at -2.5. The game also went over the 53 point O/U.
The Texans were 2-2 in the preseason and went 2-2 ATS while going under the total in three games. The last match was a 40-13 loss to the San Francisco 49ers. The Texans were at -3 and the over/under was 39.
The Redskins were 3-1 in the preseason and 2-2 ATS while going under three times. The Redskins' last preseason game was a 24-10 win against Tampa Bay. The team had a +3 line and were barely under the point total that had been listed at 39.
While there are no real head-to-head betting trends to report due to the lack of games in this match-up, there are some trends of note for each individual team. First, the Texans had a 4-12 ATS record last year while going 1-7 at home. They have also lost against the spread in each of their last four September games. They have taken the over in all but one of their last six September games.
The Redskins were 5-11 ATS last year and had a 1-5 record in their last few road games that year. Also, while the Redskins were 4-1 under the total in the last five games to be played on grass fields, they are also 4-1 over that total in the last five season-opening games.
The Houston Texans hold a -3 advantage over the Washington Redskins for this game. The Texans have a -175 moneyline total with the Redskins getting a +155. The over/under has been listed for this game at 44.5 points, but check out the Sports Gambling betting odds before gametime for any changes in the line.