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Houston Texans vs. Jacksonville Jaguars – Over Under Pick

Time: 8:30 PM EST Thursday December 5, 2013, ESPN

The Jacksonville Jaguars host the Houston Texans in a AFC South divisional match-up.

In their last games The Texans lost a close battle 34-31 with the New England Patriots at home as a 7 point underdog. The Jaguars beat the Cleveland Browns 32-28 on the road as a 7.5 point dog. The Jaguars have now won 3 of their last 4 after losing the first 8 games in row to start the season.

These 2 teams just met 11 days ago in week 12 when the Jaguars upset the Texans 13-6 in Houston as a 10.5 point underdog. The Texans have won 5 out of their last 6 meetings.

These 2 teams have gone under the posted total in 4 of their last 5 meetings and also have a under record of 7-3 in the last 10 times they met in Jacksonville.

The road team is 4-0-1 in the last 5 meetings between these 2 teams.

This season Jacksonville is 0-5 at home and Houston is 1-4 on the road.

Betting Odds at Bovada
Point Spread: Houston -2.5
Over/Under Total Line: 43
Moneyline: Texans -155 / Jaguars +135

Straight up and Against the Point Spread Records
Houston Texans: 2-10 SU 3-9 ATS
Jacksonville Jaguars: 3-9 SU 4-8 ATS

Key Betting Trends
• HOU is 2-6 ATS in their last 8 road games.
• HOU is 3-10 ATS in their last 13 games.
• HOU is 0-7 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS win.
• JAC is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. AFC.
• JAC is 5-12 ATS in their last 17 games.
• JAC is 0-5 ATS in their last 5 home games.

Sagarin Power Rankings
Houston Texans: 12.93
Jacksonville Jaguars: 11.44

Key Player Injuries

[G] 12/2/2013 – Cody White Ques Thursday (Neck)
[S] 12/2/2013 – Jawanza Starling Ques Thursday (Hamstring)
[RB] 11/13/2013 – Arian Foster I-R (Back)
[LB] 10/28/2013 – Brian Cushing I-R (Knee)
[S] 10/16/2013 – Danieal Manning I-R (Leg)
[CB] 10/16/2013 – A.J. Bouye I-R (Hamstring)
[TE] 10/1//2013 – Owen Daniels Elig Week 14 (Leg)
[T] 10/7/2013 – David Quessenberry I-R (Foot)
[WR] 9/4/2013 – Alan Bonner I-R (Hamstring)
[T] 9/4/2013 – Brennan Williams I-R (Knee)
[WR] 9/4/2013 – Alec Lemon I-R (Knee)
[LB] 9/4/2013 – Trevardo Wiliams I-R (Leg)

[WR] 12/02/2013 – Stephen Burton Ques Thursday (Concussion)
[DL] 12/02/2013 – Jeremy Mincey Ques Thursday (Knee)
[RB] 11/25/2013 – Justin Forsett Late Dec (Foot)
[WR] 11/1/2013 – Justin Blackmon Out for the season (Leg)
[WR] 11/23/2013 – Stephen Williams I-R (Achilles)
[WR] 10/10/2013 – Allen Reisner Elig Week 14 (Knee)
[T] 10/8/2013 – Luke Joeckel I-R (Ankle)
[CB] 8/27/2013 – Jeremy Harris I-R (Back)

Next Game on Deck
Houston @ Indianapolis
Buffalo @ Jacksonville

Over/Under Pick : If you were like us you were surprised when the lowly Jaguars marched into Houston and were not only competitive, they won the game straight up! That game doesn’t look quite as shocking now with Jacksonville adding another win last week in Cleveland. The team that looked at one point in the season that they may go winless on the year has now won 3 of its last 4 games. The linesmaker still thinks the public isn’t sold on the Jaguars making the Texans 2.5 point road favorites. We’re not going to argue for either side here. Instead we’re going lay our money on the total.
The Texans scored 31 versus the Patriots in a losing cause on Sunday. The 31 points was the 4th time in their last 5 that have scored at least 23 points. They did only score 8 versus theses very same Jaguars in Week 11, but should make the needed adjustments to exploit a defense that has allowed 24 or more points in 9 of their last 10.
The Jags weren’t lighting up the scoreboard until last week where they hung 32 points on the Browns, but they been showing signs of turning it around.
Neither one of these teams has a solid scoring defense with the Jags ranked 30th in scoring and the Texans ranked 27th. We think the previous meeting was a fluke and that that this week the defensive numbers will reflect each teams’ seasonal rankings.
Take the OVER 43 at Bovada and get up to a 50% Bonus.

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