Jacksonville Jaguars (1-3, 2-2 ATS) vs. Houston Texans (0-4, 0-4 ATS)
The Houston Texans, coming off a miserable 0-4 start, fired head coach and general manager Bill O’Brien, and now interim head coach Romeo Crennel and the Texans are poised for a bounce-back game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, who have lost three-straight games after upsetting Indianapolis in Week 1. The Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Houston Texans takes place Sunday afternoon at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas.
The Texans have been disappointing both on offense and defense. Quarterback DeShaun Watson has struggled without DeAndre Hopkins, who was traded to Arizona for running back David Johnson, and Johnson has been underwhelming, rushing for only 197 yards in four games. Houston is in the bottom 10 in both total offense and total defensive yards allowed.
After a hot start, Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew II hasn’t been as stellar. Overall, he’s thrown for 1,138 yards in four games with eight touchdowns and four interceptions. James Robinson has been decent as the running back, going for 285 yards and three touchdowns total. But the Jaguars defense has not been able to hold up, giving up 30 points or more in their last three games—all losses.
JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS VS. HOUSTON TEXANS ODDS AND TRENDS
Most teams see a bit of a bounce after a midseason coaching replacement, and against the Jaguars would be a good time for it to happen to the Texans. Watson is 4-0 straight up (3-0 against the spread) against the Jaguars in his career. Houston beat the Jags twice last year, one game being 26-3 while the other was 13-12. Jacksonville has covered in three-straight division contests.