Houston Texans (3-3) at Seattle Seahawks (4-2)
|Date & Time||Sunday October 29, 2017, 4:05 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Seattle Seahawks -5.5 -- Over/Under: 45.5
The Houston Texans and the Seattle Seahawks duke it out in an inter-conference matchup from CenturyLink Field on Sunday afternoon.
The Houston Texans come into this one rested after their bye week, and will look to climb above .500 after improving to 3-3 with a 33-17 win over Houston in their last outing. Deshaun Watson threw for 225 yards, 3 touchdowns and an interception on 17 of 29 passing, while D’Onta Foreman led the team with 59 rushing yards on 12 carries. Lamar Miller added 41 rushing yards on 15 carries, while Will Fuller V added a team-high 62 receiving yards with a TD. Ryan Griffin and the aforementioned Miller each caught a team-high 3 passes, while DeAndre Hopkins and Braxton Miller added a touchdown grab in the win. The Texans’ D combined for 4 sacks and 3 interceptions, including a pair of picks from Johnathan Joseph who returned one interception 82 yards for a touchdown. All of this while holding Cleveland to 247 yards of total offense and a 3 for 14 mark on 3rd down in the win.
The Seattle Seahawks will try to build on their current 3 game winning streak following a 24-7 win over the New York Giants to climb to 4-2 this season. Russell Wilson threw for 334 yards and 3 touchdowns on 27 of 39 passing, while the Seahawks as a team combined to rack up 104 rushing yards on 31 carries. Doug Baldwin led Seattle with 9 catches for 92 yards and a touchdown, while Paul Richardson and Jimmy Graham each contributed a touchdown grab as well. Tyler Lockett also added 4 receptions in the winning effort for Seattle. Defensively, a Jarran Reed sack and forced fumble highlighted an otherwise strong effort from the Seattle defense, holding the Giants to just 177 yards of total offense and just 2 for 12 on 3rd down in the win.
Houston is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a bye week while the over is 4-0 in their last 4 games against a team with a winning record. Seattle is 6-2 ATS in their last 8 home games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games in October while the under is 4-0 in their last 4 week 8 matchups.
The Texans are the more rested of the two teams here, but Seattle has been playing lights out defense, giving up 18 points or less in 5 of their 6 games this season. Houston has been better than expected, but they still have some gaps on defense and this Seahawks’ defense will be the toughest that Watson has faced to date, so I’ll lay the points with Seattle here in a game I see the Seahawks winning by double digits.