Even for the worst NFL teams, NFL training camps are full of hope. The 2021 Houston Texans are a notable exception, with Deshawn Watson’s legal gloom and David Curry’s “leadership” claiming the lives of Houston fans before the first training camp practice took place. But now he’s 2022 and has some practice going on. At the very least, the 2022 Texans look a lot more energetic and fun than last season’s team.
We interrupt this river of hope to bring you back to reality. Now that the off-season is over and the pre-season is underway, sports betting outlets are putting out revised betting lines for the entire season (excluding weeks 17 and 18, which are the weeks of injury. (Because the mountains and playoff teams are ready to put Keyman to rest).
So, if you’re ready to experience reality, here are the betting lines for the Texans games from week 1 to week 16, courtesy of BetOnline.ag.
Week 1: Indianapolis Colts vs. Houston Texans (+8)
Week 2: Houston Texans (-11) at Denver Broncos
Week 3: Houston Texans vs. Chicago Bears (-3)
Week 4: Los Angeles Chargers vs Houston Texans (+7)
Week 5: Houston Texans vs. Jacksonville Jaguars (-3)
Week 6: Goodbye
Week 7: Houston Texans (-9) at Las Vegas Raiders
Week 8: Tennessee Titans vs Houston Texans (+5)
Week 9: Philadelphia Eagles vs. Houston Texans (+4.5)
Week 10: New York Giants vs. Houston Texans (-3)
Week 11: Washington Commanders vs. Houston Texans (+3)
Week 12: Houston Texans vs. Miami Dolphins (-8)
Week 13: Cleveland Browns vs Houston Texans (off board)
Week 14: Dallas Cowboys vs. Houston Texans (-10.5)
Week 15: Kansas City Chiefs vs. Houston Texans (+10.5)
Week 16: Houston Texans vs. Tennessee Titans (-9)
Some thoughts on these spreads:
The Texans have been underdogs every game this season.
Like last season, the Houston Texans could enter the 2022 season as underdogs in every game as of Week 1. A game that is expected to be won. Of course, they know he won’t go 0-17, that there will be upsets, and that some of the in-field-goal spreads are essentially a coin-flip game, but right now, trust in the Texans is mostly There is none.
But not as bad as last season!
That said, not all “underdog seasons at all games” are created equal. Last season, around this time, the Texans were underdogs in double digits (in some cases, underdogs for two or more touchdowns) in about half a dozen games. Only three of his games have seen double-digit spreads this season, with the largest spread (-11) coming in Week 2 in Denver.
Oh yeah, the Cleveland game hasn’t spread yet.
Not only are there no spreads in the Week 17 and 18 games, but the Texans also have no spreads in their Week 13 game against the Cleveland Browns. That’s because there is still uncertainty about Deshawn Watson’s punishment. If they appealed and increased their suspensions where they missed the Week 13 game, that would obviously change the situation dramatically.
One early “best bet” for you….
Loved the Texans in Week 1 at home with the Colts, scoring 8 points. This is more than just a home-game touchdown spread for the Texans, it should have enough incentive to win (the Colts embarrassed them twice last season) and the quarterback (Matt Ryan) and team is assembling. He’s very old, a little overrated, and playing his first ever regular season game with a new team. I don’t know if the Texans will win the game, but I think it will be close.
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