Jets vs. Texans Point Spread: NFL Week 12 Odds, Prediction

Daniel Coyle | Updated Nov 25, 2021

The Houston Texans will be looking to tally consecutive outright wins for the first time in 12 months when they host the fading New York Jets on Sunday in NFL Week 12 action.

N.Y. Jets
4-13
AT
November 28, 2021, 1:00 PM ET
NRG Stadium
Houston
4-13
Pointspread +3 -115
Moneyline +130
Over / Under o +44.5

28%

Betting Action

72%

Pointspread -3 -105
Moneyline -156
Over / Under u +44.5

28%

Betting Action

72%

The Texans snapped an eight-game slide with last weekend’s stunning 22-13 upset win over the Tennessee Titans. The Jets return to action riding a three-game losing streak, both straight up and against the spread, after dropping a 24-17 decision to the division rival Miami Dolphins last weekend.

The Texans have faded to 2.5-point favourites after opening as 3-point home chalk despite attracting 74% of the betting action. Wagering has been almost evenly split in totals betting. However, there has been no shortage of line movement, with the total fluctuated since opening at 44 before settling at 44.5.

NFL Point Spread and Betting Analysis

Sunday afternoon’s matchup at NRG Stadium marks the first meeting between these AFC rivals since December 2018. The Texans have claimed victory in each of their past three clashes, including a 24-17 win as 4-point home underdogs in the Jets’ last visit six years ago. Houston has limited the Jets to fewer than 19 points per game during their current 3-0 straight up run. However, that has not been enough to reward loyal sports bettors, who have seen the Texans cover just once during their current 3-0 run, and only twice in eight overall meetings since 2003. The OVER is currently enjoying a 3-0-1 run. However, these two teams have combined to score more than 41 points just twice over their past eight contests.

New York Jets

Rookie quarterback Zach Wilson has reportedly been named the starter for Sunday’s contest. Wilson has been sidelined by a knee injury for the past four games, and his return is particularly timely after fellow pivots Mike White and Joe Flacco were added to the team’s COVID list earlier this week. The Jets hope Wilson’s return will bring some stability under centre after the team was forced to use three different passers over the past three outings. However, Wilson has yet to find his groove in his NFL debut, tossing just four total scoring passes against nine picks through his first six appearances, and failing to find the end zone ion two of his past three complete game performances.

Houston Texans

The Texans return to action on a high after last week’s upset victory over Tennessee. However, expectations should remain tempered, even against the Jets. Last week’s victory had more to do with Tennessee’s ineptitude than the Texans’ performance. Houston made the most of the Titans’ five turnovers on the day, converting them into 13 points. However, the team remained far from an offensive force, compiling just 190 total yards. And while Tyrod Taylor has been admirable under center, he has failed to find the end zone in each of his past two outings. However, the Texans did manage to produce multiple scoring runs last weekend for the first time since Week 1, and face a Jets rushing defence that has allowed 13 scoring runs over their past five contests.

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