The Houston Texans will host the Oakland Raiders on Saturday January 7, 2017 for the wildcard round of the NFL playoffs. Betting odds are already available at Bovada Sportsbook, where you can get a 50% welcome bonus.
Houston is home favorite with a point spread of -3.5. Over under betting line is set at 36.5 points.
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Houston comes from a loss on the road against Tennessee with a score of 17-24. Bets on the Titans covered the point spread of -3 with the combined score going under the Betting Odds of 41.5 points. QB Brock Osweiler passed for 253 yards and a touchdown. RB Alfred Blue rushed for 28 yards while WR DeAndre Hopkins had 123 receiving yards. Osweiler has 2957 pass yards while Lamar Miller has rushed for 1073 yards and 6 touchdowns this season. Miller is expected to suit up for Saturday’s wildcard game despite suffering from an ankle injury. The Texans finished the regular season first in the AFC South with an overall of 9-7 along a record against the football spread of 6-9-1.
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Oakland suffered a loss as visitors in Denver 6-24 on the scoreboard. Wagers on the Broncos covered the point spread of -1 with the total score going under the betting line of 40 points. QB Connor Cook threw for 150 yards, 1 touchdown and 1 interception. RB DeAndre Washington rushed for 43 yards while WR Michael Crabtree had 47 receiving yards last week. RB Latavius Murray has 788 rushing yards and 12 touchdowns this season. The Raiders finished second in the AFC West with a record of 12-4 together with an ATS record of 10-6.
These teams last met on November 21, 2016 when the Raiders at home defeated the Texans with a score of 27-20. Bets on Oakland covered the point spread of -6.5 while the game went over the odds 45.5 points.
- Raiders are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 road games.
- Raiders are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall.
- Texans are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 home games.
- Texans are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall.
- Over is 7-3 in Raiders last 10 games overall.
- Under is 5-1 in Texans last 6 games overall.
TV: ESPN/ABC, 4:35 PM ET
Where: NRG Stadium, Houston, TX
Prediction: Houston wins 21-14
Free Betting Pick: Texans -3.5
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