NFL Picks: Jaguars at Texans Odds, Predictions 10/11/20

NFL Picks: Jaguars at Texans Odds, Predictions 10/11/20 Photo by Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Jacksonville Jaguars (1-3) at Houston Texans (0-4)

NFL Football: Sunday, October 11, 2020 at 1:00 pm (NRG Stadium)

The Line: Houston Texans -6.5 -- Over/Under: 54.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Jacksonville Jaguars and Houston Texans face off on Sunday in a Week 5 showdown at NRG Stadium. 

The Jaguars haven’t had a whole lot of success this season but if nothing else they have been exciting to watch. The Jaguars opened up the season with an upset over the Indianapolis Colts, but since that point they have lost three straight games. In the last game against the Cincinnati Bengals,they were only one point underdogs, but the defense let them down giving up 31 runs and that led to the loss. On the season Jacksonville is giving up 23.8 points per game while the defense is giving up 29.2 points per game. Minshew comes into this game having thrown for 1,138 yards, eight touchdowns, and four interceptions. Running back James Robinson has had 60 rushing attempts for  285 yards and three touchdowns. 

On the other side of this matchup is the Houston Texans who have lost each of their first first four games of the season and after the loss against the Minnesota Vikings the team moved on from head coach Bill O’Brien. This is a team that looks lost all over the field. And on the season they are averaging 20 points per game while giving up 31.5 points per game. On the season Watson has thrown for 1.092 yards, six touchdowns, and three interceptions. In this game if they want a chance to come away with a victory, the defense is going to need to step up. 

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The Jaguars are 1-7 against the spread in their last eight games played in Week 5. The over is 6-2 in the Jaguars last eight games as a road underdog. The under is 7-2 in the Texans last nine games against the AFC South. The road team is 13-4-1 against the spread in their last 18 meetings between the Jaguars and Texans. 

The Texans defense hasn’t been great and that is going to continue in this game. Look for both teams to have success running up the score and this game is going to go well over the posted total.

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Shane’s Pick Over 54.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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Jacksonville Jaguars at Houston Texans Sunday 10/11/20 NFL Picks & Predictions Week 5