washington commanders 23 vs houston texans 10
In a battle of two bottom-5 offenses, who will be able to create the most points?
After winning 3 straight games and 2 with Taylor Heinicke under center, the Commanders let one get away from them against the now 8-1 Vikings. They’ve struggled to create offense all season long but their defense has had a big impact in their better play over the last month. The Commanders haven’t given up more than 21 points since Week 4, but they rank 30th in the league in creating turnovers and definitely need to improve there. Hopefully they’ll get Chase Young back on the field sooner rather than later. There is a chance he’ll suit up in this one.
The Texans have really only had one bright spot on their roster this season, and that’s been Dameon Pierce. Apart from him, the Texans rank 28th on offense, 19th on defense, and run the 3rd fewest plays per game in the league. They were able to keep it close with the Giants for most of the game last week, but the Giants were able to keep them just out of reach for all 4 quarters, just as they’ve been able to do all season. The return of Nico Collins, who caught a touchdown against the Giants could give them a boost, but their offense doesn’t feel close to competitive.
WHY BET ON THE washington commanders
The Commanders are 3-0-1 in their last 4 games against the spread and the under has hit in 6 of their last 7. This should be a defensively controlled game on both sides without a whole lot of scoring.
WHY BET ON THE houston texans
The Texans have failed to cover the spread in 5 of their last 7 games, including 1 push. The Texans just haven’t been able to put up enough points to be competitive in their matchups, even as heavy underdogs.