The Houston Texans (2-12-1) welcome the Jacksonville Jaguars (7-8) over to the NRG Stadium on Sunday for a Week 17 matchup. The AFC South race is taking shape ahead of this Week 17 divisional matchup. The Houston Texans hold fourth place in the divisional standings, having gone 2-12 after 15 regular season matches. Sitting first is the Jacksonville Jaguars, who are 7-8 from 15 outings. The Jacksonville Jaguars arrive with a playoff spot in their sights and a chance to prove themselves on the road against the Houston Texans, who won’t be going anywhere.
Houston Texans VS Jacksonville Jaguars Betting lines
Houston Texans VS Jacksonville Jaguars Betting expert picks
Houston Texans VS Jacksonville Jaguars Moneyline
Despite the home-field advantage, the Houston Texans aren’t favored on the moneyline. They are 0-6-1 SU at the NRG Stadium in this regular season and 2-12-1 SU overall. Instead, the Jacksonville Jaguars are favored on the moneyline. A road win is priced at -235, which implies the visitors have a 70% chance of taking the victory and improving their 7-8 record.
Houston Texans VS Jacksonville Jaguars Spread
The Jacksonville Jaguars open as the 5.5-point road favorites against the Houston Texans, according to the oddsmakers. This suggests they should win by over one field goal at the very least. In the last five games between the Houston Texans and Jacksonville Jaguars, the average winning margin was 11.0 points.
It definitely looks worth at least considering the Houston Texans to cover the spread at the NRG Stadium. They managed to cover the spread in three straight games. The hosts are also 5-4 ATS in the past nine games at home and 4-6 ATS overall from their previous ten games.
Even away from home, the Jacksonville Jaguars look too good to pass up on the spread. Backing the visitors has paid off in each of their last three games, and we’re tempted to go down this route. In their past 10 matches, the Jacksonville Jaguars went 5-5 ATS and also ended up 3-7 ATS from their ten most recent road trips.
Houston Texans VS Jacksonville Jaguars Total
Matches between the Houston Texans and Jacksonville Jaguars tend not to be the most high-scoring affairs, as the average total has been 37.5 points in their last ten meetings.
The total for this game is set at 44.0, a number that is 0.2 points higher than the average of 43.8 points total the two teams have managed in their last five NFL meetings.
The total has averaged 42.7 points in the Houston Texans’ ten most recent games, as well as 40.2 points in their last five at home. Looking back on the last five games on home soil for the Houston Texans, the total went over two times. They are 4-6 against the total overall from their previous ten matches.
As for the Jacksonville Jaguars, the average total has been 49.3 points in the away team’s past ten matches and 47.8 points in the last five on the road. Over was a winning bet three times in the past five road games for the Jacksonville Jaguars, who are 5-5 against the total in their last ten home and away games combined.
Houston Texans VS Jacksonville Jaguars Betting trends
- Houston Texans have covered the spread in their last three games.
- Jacksonville Jaguars have covered the spread in four of their last five games.
- In four of Jacksonville Jaguars’ last five games, the total went over
- Jacksonville Jaguars lost the last nine H2H game against Houston Texans
NFL Power Rankings Week 17 2022, Houston Texans VS Jacksonville Jaguars
Houston Texans Form
The Houston Texans defied their underdog status to bag a 19-14 win over the Tennessee Titans in their last match, leaving them 1-9 for the last 10 matches and 0-5 in the last five at home.
The Houston Texans’ offense has a long way to go before we can consider it a top-tier unit, having managed just 16.9 points per game this season. The defense, meanwhile, has been just average. In its last five games, opponents have averaged 25.6 points points against them—right around the unit’s season average of 23.9 points points allowed per game.
Unfortunately, the Houston Texans are already eliminated from playoff contention. While expectations weren’t high going into this regular season, the 2-12 hosts are already down and out. Locking onto a strong pick in the NFL draft order is the best they can hope for now.
Jacksonville Jaguars Form
Form is really looking good for the Jacksonville Jaguars after claiming a 3-19 win against New York Jets last week. The victory extended their winning streak to three matches, improving their regular season record to 7-8. They are also 3-5 on the road.
The Jacksonville Jaguars rank up in tenth-place in the NFL’s offensive rankings, with 23.5 points per game this season and 24.3 points on the road. A middle-of-the-pack defense is what the Jacksonville Jaguars have to offer ahead of their latest road trip, with 22.1 points allowed across 15 matches so far.
The Jacksonville Jaguars have been one of the surprise packages this season. Despite being billed as an unlikely bet in the AFC playoff race, the visitors hold the fourth seed in the AFC Conference in Week 17, leaving them set for an unexpected postseason berth this coming January.
Houston Texans VS Jacksonville Jaguars H2H history
The Houston Texans came away with a 6-13 win in their previous encounter with the Jacksonville Jaguars at the TIAA Bank Field on October 2022. Taking on the Jacksonville Jaguars at the NRG Stadium is a game the Houston Texans clearly relish. The hosts are 9-1 in the past ten meetings between the sides, winning the last eight encounters in front of their boisterous crowd.
In their last ten head-to-head games, the Houston Texans managed 22.3 points on average per game, while the Jacksonville Jaguars put 15.2 points on board.