Another exciting week in the NFL awaits us and it starts on Thursday, November 3, with this inter-conference duel in Houston, so make sure you read the best Eagles vs. Texans betting pick and odds.
Philadelphia is aiming for the eighth win of the season and is looking to keep the perfect record intact when they take on Houston at NRG Stadium. The Eagles are firm 14-point favorites on BetUS Sportsbook, while the total is set at 45 points. These inter-conference rivals haven’t met since 2018.
Eagles showed class once again in a win over the Steelers
The Philadelphia Eagles (7-0-0, 5-2-0 ATS) displayed one of the best offensive performances of the season in a 35-13 home victory over the in-state rivals Pittsburgh Steelers. A few individual records were broken, while this 22-point win was the Eagles’ largest of the campaign. All in all, Philadelphia remains the only unbeaten team in the NFL.
Jalen Hurts threw for a career-high four touchdowns as he completed 19 of 28 passes for 285. He wasn’t the only one to set a personal record. A.J. Brown erupted for 156 yards on six receptions and three touchdowns, both of which his career-highs. Zach Pascal registered a receiving TD, while Miles Sanders had nine rushing attempts for 78 yards and a score. Defensively, Javon Hargrave recorded two of Philadelphia’s six sacks, while T.J. Edwards and Kyzir White posted 24 tackles combined.
Texans were sliced open by mighty Derrick Henry
The Houston Texans (1-5-1, 3-3-1 ATS) were once again exposed on the ground, and this time around, Derrick Henry was the one who feasted on their poor run defense. “King Henry” had 219 rushing yards and two touchdowns as the Texans failed to slow him down in a 17-10 home defeat to the divisional rivals Tennessee Titans. Considering that Houston was inferior in both total yards (161-354) and first downs (10-16), it’s a miracle that this defeat wasn’t bigger.
Davis Mills completed 17 of 29 passes for 152 yards, one touchdown, and one interception. Dameon Pierce scored the only touchdown of the game for the Texans, and it was a receiving TD rather than the rushing one. The run offense didn’t work for Houston as they had just 43 yards on 18 carries, while Brandin Cooks was solid through the air with a game-high 73 yards on four receptions. On defense, Eric Murray and Christian Harris each contributed with seven tackles.
DE Mario Addison (thigh) is out indefinitely. DT Maliek Collins (chest), WR Nico Collins (groin), and G A.J. Cann (illness) are questionable to face the Eagles on Thursday.
• 2-5 ATS in the last seven games on fieldturf
• 1-4 ATS in the last five road games
• 1-4 ATS in the last five games after accumulating more than 350 total yards in their previous game
• 5-2 ATS in the last seven games after allowing more than 350 total yards in their previous game
• 5-2 ATS in the last seven home games vs. a team with a winning road record
Philadelphia Eagles vs. Houston Texans Pick
It’s clear who has the quality and who will likely win this game, but I am not so sure about the spread. While the Eagles are a much better side and have top 5 offense and defense, unlike Houston’s weak offense that averages 16.6 points per game, the Texans will be motivated to record their first home win of the year. And I can only imagine how they’ll be fired up to be the first team who beat the Eagles this season. I don’t think that will be the case on Thursday, but I am backing the hosts to fight and cover.
Pick: Take the Texans at +14.5 (-133)
Not only that the Eagles have the third-best offense in the NFL which averages 28.0 points per game, but they also have the fourth-best defense that is allowing 16.9 ppg. Houston’s offense cannot hurt the visitors here, and I expect the Eagles to control the possession and game clock. The Eagles have a strong run offense, while the Texans’ run defense is the weakest in the league. Under is 4-1 in Philadelphia’s previous five road games, while Under is 10-4 in Houston’s last 14 vs. a team with a winning record.
Pick: Go Under 46.5 points (-133)