Houston Texans at New Orleans Saints - 9/9/19 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Houston Texans at New Orleans Saints
Monday, September 9, 2019 at 6:10 PM (Mercedes-Benz Superdome)
New Orleans Saints -7 O/U: 52.5
The Houston Texans and the New Orleans Saints will open up their Week 1 NFL campaigns on Monday.
Houston had a solid campaign during the regular season in 2018, going 11-5 and winning the AFC South. The Texans’ playoff run ended quickly however, as they fell in the Wild Card Playoff against the Colts 21-7.
This preseason, Houston went 1-3, taking a win over the Lions 30-23 in Week 2 but otherwise falling to the Packers 28-26, the Cowboys 34-0 and the Rams 22-10.
Over on the Saints’ side, they boasted a nice 13-3 record in 2018 and took an NFC South first-place finish. New Orleans won the Divisional Playoffs but fell in OT to the Rams in a highly-controversial game 26-23.
The Saints went 2-2 this preseason, beating the Chargers 19-17 and the Jets 28-13 but falling to the Vikings 34-25 and the Dolphins 16-13 in the exhibition games.
The Texans are 3-7-1 ATS in the last 11 road games and 1-3-1 ATS in their last five games overall. Houston is 3-10 ATS in their last 13 Monday games and the under is 4-1 in the last five in Week 1.
Meanwhile, the Saints are 1-4 ATS in the last five Monday games and 0-4 ATS in the last five home games. New Orleans is 0-5 ATS in the last five in Week 1 and 0-5 ATS in the last five overall.
With Indianapolis retooling this season (to say the least), the division is up for grabs again and Houston will be right in the mix.
The Texans get a tough draw in Week 1 against the Saints however, and playing in New Orleans is never easy. I’m going to go with the Saints here, but with them favored evenly at a TD, it feels like a sketchy play—especially if the line thickens any further. New Orleans for now at least.