In the basement of the AFC South, we find the Jacksonville Jaguars taking on the Houston Texans in Week 1. Neither team is good at football, per se. Still, it makes for an interesting game from an NFL betting perspective.
The following Jaguars vs Texans NFL betting preview will give you the current odds, betting trends and picks for the Week 1 matchup.
Jaguars vs Texans Week 1 NFL Betting Preview
NFL Regular Season — Week 1 Game
Jacksonville Jaguars (0-0) vs. Houston Texans (0-0)
Date: Sunday, September 12, 2021
Time: 1:00 p.m. EST
Venue: NRG Stadium — Houston, TX
It’s the Urban Meyer era in Jacksonville, and it has already received mixed reviews. He is certainly taking a unique approach to coaching an NFL team, but criticisms will silence if he brings some wins. Meyer and Jaguars certainly have a good chance to start the season 1-0, facing a weak Texans team that is in disarray. As long as Jacksonville manages to keep rookie Trevor Lawrence upright, he has a good chance to impress in his debut.
The Texans still have Deshaun Watson on their roster. However, he will not be active on game day, with Tyrod Taylor taking the starting quarterback snaps. Of course, if we know anything about Taylor, this stint as the starter will be short-lived, as the football Gods continue to put him over as the unluckiest man in the NFL. This offense is terrible. The defense is also bad. However, with Lovie Smith as the defensive coordinator, they will be throwing different looks at the rookie, hoping to force some mistakes.
Jaguars vs Texans Odds & Spread
NFL betting odds for Jaguars vs Texans are taken from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: JAX: (-176) | HOU: (+148)
Spread: JAX: -3 (-120) | HOU: +3 (+100)
Total: 45.5 — Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)
Public (Spread) Betting Percentages via oddsFire: JAX: (94%) | HOU: (6%)
Odds to Win Super Bowl LVI: JAX: (+12000) | HOU: (+25000)
Jaguars vs Texans NFL Betting Trends
– Jacksonville went 7-9 against the spread (ATS) last season.
– The over went 8-8 for the Jaguars last season.
– Houston went 6-10 ATS last season.
– The over went 8-8 for the Texans last season.
Jaguars vs Texans Stats
– Jacksonville averaged 19.1 points per game (PPG) last season (No. 30 in the NFL).
– Jacksonville surrendered 30.8 PPG last season (No. 31 in the NFL).
– Houston averaged 24.0 PPG last season (T-No. 18 in the NFL).
– Houston surrendered 29.0 PPG last season (No. 27 in the NFL).
Jaguars vs Texans Prediction
The Jaguars vs Texans NFL betting prediction uses the NumberFire Picks tool.
Jaguars -3: 39.5%
Texans +3: 51.7%