Jaguars vs. Texans Point Spread: NFL Predictions, Week 2 Odds

David Bastl | Updated Sep 12, 2019

Gardner Minshew, starting quarterback for the Jacksonville Jaguars

With Nick Foles sidelined for an indefinite period of time, Gardner Minshew takes over the reigns as the Jaguars starting Quarterback. He played well coming off the bench last week throwing for 275 yards and a couple of touchdowns. Can he maintain that in his first career start this week?

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September 15, 2019, 1:00 PM ET
NRG Stadium
Houston
10-6
Pointspread +7 -105
Moneyline +282
Over / Under o +43

31%

Betting Action

69%

Pointspread -7 -115
Moneyline -344
Over / Under u +43

31%

Betting Action

69%

Great divisional matchup between two teams that are looking for their first win of the 2019 season. The Texans lost a nail-biter in New Orleans, while the Jaguars not only lost to the Chiefs but lost their starting Quarterback for the next two-plus months.

NFL Point Spread and Betting Analysis

The Texans swept the two-game series last year against the Jaguars, outscoring them 40-10 in the two games.

The Texans have won eight of the last ten games against the Jaguars, but the Jags are 5-2-1 against the spread in the last eight games played in Houston. Another stat that favours the Jags is that the road team in this series is 11-4-1 ATS in the last 16 games.

As far as totals are concerned, the Texans are 4-1 to the under in their last five games against division rivals, and also 4-1 to the under in the last five games against the conference. The Jaguars are 4-1 to the under in the last five games when allowing more than 30 points against in the previous game.

Jacksonville Jaguars

The news went from bad to worse for the Jaguars earlier this week. Starter Nick Foles went down with a shoulder injury in the team’s loss to the Chiefs on Sunday, and after the game, it was reported that the former Super Bowl MVP has a broken collarbone. Team officials are reporting that he’ll be on the sideline till “at least November.”

Gardner Minshew takes over the reigns as the Jaguars starting Quarterback. The rookie out of Washington State had a good preseason and impressed many, coming off the bench last week against the Chiefs and throwing for 275 yards (22-of-25) and a couple of touchdowns (also threw an interception). As insurance the team acquired Josh Dobbs for the Steelers for a draft pick.

Minshew had instant chemistry with Receiver DJ Chark. Chark caught four passes for 146 yards and a touchdown, including one catch for 69 yards.

Leonard Fournette was relatively quiet in week one, carrying the ball 13 times for 66 yards. Expect the powerful Running back to be more involved in this game against the Texans.

Houston Texans

The Texans deserved a better result than what they got in New Orleans on Monday night. In that game Deshaun Watson found Kenny Stills in the end zone to take the lead with only 37 seconds left in the game. But, the Saints marched the ball down field and Wil Lutz booted a 58-yard field to win with no time on the clock.

Watson was very efficient going 20-of-30 for 268 yards and three touchdowns; he also ran the ball four times for 40 yards and a score. His big target, as it usually is, was Deandre Hopkins who hauled in eight catches for 111 yards and a pair of majors.

The backfield combination of Carlos Hyde and Duke Johnson combined for 140 yards on 19 carries, giving Houston a suitable one-two punch after losing Lamar Miller (injury) in the preseason for the entire season.

Look for the defence, that was ranked 5th last season to rebound. There should be a big difference between Drew Brees in week one and Gardner Minshew in week two.

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