NFL Betting Preview
Jacksonville Jaguars (4-7) at Houston Texans (4-7)
Monday, 8:35 pm Eastern – ESPN
SBG Global Opening Line: Texans – 3 , Total 48
ESPN has had a lot of luck on Monday nights this season with excellent matchups but that luck may have run out as two teams likely to miss the playoffs get together this Monday as Houston hosts Jacksonville. The good news about this matchup for ESPN and for football fans is that it should be competitive. SBG Global reports that early NFL betting has the public taking Texans at Home.
The Jaguars have been one of the league’s biggest disappointments at 4-7 as their defense has been weak and their offense very inconsistent. The Jaguars still have a solid running attack with Maurice Jones-Drew but their passing attack has been poor this season. The Texans actually have the better offense, even with backup Sage Rosenfels running the show. Rosenfels throws for a lot of yards each week, usually throws for a couple of touchdowns but he always makes mistakes. He has thrown 9 interceptions this season and it is those mistakes that have prevented the Texans from having a winning record.
Here are the NFL betting stats for Monday’s game. The Jaguars are 11-1 ATS in their last 12 games in Week 13. The Jaguars are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games in December. The Jaguars are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Monday games.
The Jaguars are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. the AFC South. The Jaguars are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Jaguars are 1-10 ATS in their last 11 games on grass. The underdog is 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings between the two teams. The Jaguars are 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Houston.
The Texans are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games in December. The Texans are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games.
SBG Global Current Line: Texans – 3 , Total 48
The Over is 6-1-1 in the Jaguars last 8 vs. a team with a losing record. The Over is 5-1-1 in the Jaguars last 7 road games vs. a team with a losing home record. The Over is 9-2-2 in the Jaguars last 13 road games. The Over is 13-3 in the Jaguars last 16 games in December. The Under is 4-1 in the Jaguars last 5 Monday games. The Over is 15-5-3 in the Jaguars last 23 games overall. The Over is 5-2 in the Jaguars last 7 vs. the AFC South. The Over is 5-1 in the Texans last 6 home games. The Over is 10-2 in the Texans last 12 games in December. The Over is 13-3 in the Texans last 16 games overall. The Over is 20-6 in the Texans last 26 vs. the AFC South.
Pick: Texans 3 out of 5 units