Texans vs. Redskins Point Spread: NFL Week 11 Odds, Prediction

Jeremy Perry | Updated Nov 13, 2018

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The Texans strung together six straight wins to climb to the top of the AFC South heading in to their bye last week. Now they try to pick up where they left off against a tough NFC opponent in Week 11.

Houston
11-5
AT
November 18, 2018, 1:00 PM ET
FedExField
Pointspread -3 -120
Moneyline -175
Over / Under o +40.5

67%

Betting Action

33%

Pointspread +3 +100
Moneyline +150
Over / Under u +40.5

67%

Betting Action

33%

The Texans will travel to face the NFC East division-leading Washington Redskins on Sunday afternoon. Houston is coming off its bye and will have had two weeks to prepare for this matchup.

Washington returns home following a 16-3 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and needs to take advantage as this will be their only game at FedEx Field until December 9th. The Redskins are just 3-2 at home this season. They absolutely have to be better defending their territory if they are going to close out the season strong and win the NFC East. Here is a closer look at this week’s matchup.

NFL Point Spread and Betting Analysis

Houston has won six straight games and is 4-2 against the spread in those contests. The Texans have been excellent win it comes to covering on the road with a 3-0 ATS record as the visiting team this season. Overall, Houston is now 4-5 ATS this season.

Washington is 6-3 ATS so far this season. Only the Kansas City Chiefs and New Orleans Saints have better records against the spread. The Redskins are 6-2 straight up and ATS in their last eight home games dating back to last season. Washington is currently listed as a 2.5-point underdog for this week’s contest.

Houston Texans

The Texans have found ways to win a number of close games over their six-game win streak. Four of those victories have been by a single score including an overtime win over the Indianapolis Colts that started this streak all the way back in Week 4. Houston’s defence is a big reason for its success as it has allowed just 20.4 points per game so far this season. However, the offence will need to be better the rest of the way if the Texans are going to lock up top spot in the AFC South.

The effort on offence begins with second-year quarterback Deshaun Watson, who has shown marked improvement of late with eight touchdowns and zero interceptions in his last three outings. If Watson can produce without turning the ball over then it will go a long way towards Houston becoming a serious contender in the AFC. The Texans are 3-2 on the road this season but none of their road wins have come against teams with winning records. It will be interesting to see if that changes this weekend.

Washington Redskins

The Redskins would like nothing better than to send a message to Houston and the entire NFC East with a big win this weekend. Washington has a two-game cushion atop the division and could potentially gain even more separation from the Philadelphia Eagles and Dallas Cowboys with another win. With the exception of a brutal performance in a 38-14 loss to the Atlanta Falcons in Week 9, the Redskins have been absolutely rolling while winning four of their last five overall. Running back Adrian Peterson has looked rejuvenated with 672 rushing yards and four touchdowns while quarterback Alex Smith has done just enough to help Washington win games.

The Redskins defence has been excellent. Washington ranks T-4th in the NFL with an average of 19.4 points allowed per game this season. With a tough defence and an offence that doesn’t make a lot of mistakes, the Redskins will be tough to beat at home this week. Expect Washington to scrape out a close victory with turnovers and defence being the difference at home.

Texans vs. Redskins Prediction

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