Rams vs. Texans Point Spread: NFL Week 8 Odds, Prediction

Nik Kowalski | Updated Oct 27, 2021

The 6-1 Los Angeles Rams are double-digit favourites for the second straight week as they visit the 1-6 Houston Texans.

L.A. Rams
8-4
AT
October 31, 2021, 1:00 PM ET
NRG Stadium
Houston
2-10
Pointspread -17 -110
Moneyline -1300
Over / Under o +47

80%

Betting Action

20%

Pointspread +17 -110
Moneyline +800
Over / Under u +47

80%

Betting Action

20%

Los Angeles is a perfect 3-0 on the road in 2021 while the Texans’ lone win came back on home field in Week 1. Surprisingly, neither team has sole possession of either first or last place in their respective divisions.

The Texans didn’t help out the Rams last week either as Houston went into Arizona and lost 31-5. Los Angeles took care of business at home in Week 7, winning 28-19 over Detroit.

Kickoff at NRG Stadium goes at 1 p.m. EST. The Rams are 14.5-point favourites to win with the over-under at 47.5 on the NFL odds.

NFL Point Spread and Betting Analysis

Behind their fifth-ranked scoring offence the Rams are 4-2-1 to the over this season. Houston’s 3-4 to the under but a lot of that has to do with the absence of quarterback Tyrod Taylor, who went down Week 2 which has since made Houston a bottom-five offence in most key categories.

The Texans are 30th in yards per game (275.1) and 31st in points for per game (13.9). They own the league’s second worst average scoring margin at -15.1 points and have Davis Mills ranking 30th in ESPN’s total quarterback ranking statistic.

Houston’s a large underdog but are 2-1 against the spread at home this season. Their two highest-scoring games this season have been at home too but the Rams are only allowing 17 points per game on the road in 2021.

Los Angeles Rams

Headlined by Matthew Stafford and Cooper Kupp, L.A.’s offence is full of weapons. Stafford’s 2,172 passing yards rank third in the NFL and he’s put together a very strong 19:4 touchdown to interception ratio. Kupp meanwhile leads the entire NFL in receiving, across the board. The 28-year-old has 56 catches, 809 yards, and nine touchdowns. All are league highs.

Aside from those two Darrell Henderson Jr. has four rushing touchdowns, Robert Woods has over 400 receiving yards, Van Jefferson has accounted for three receiving touchdowns, and DeSean Jackson is averaging 27.6 yards a catch on eight receptions. Pick your poison.

Houston Texans

It’s still going to be Mills under centre, which isn’t ideal for Houston considering he is their third-stringer in a perfect world. Mills has 1,047 passing yards in six games and five touchdowns to go with seven interceptions. Houston’s averaging 3.3 yards a carry as a team as well, so nothing’s working for the Texans on offence hence their three-point output last week.

One bright spot on the other side of the football is Jonathan Greenard. The 2020 third-round pick has six sacks on the season (tied for seventh in the NFL) but Houston is still a bottom-five defence.

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