The Seattle Seahawks head to Houston to take on the Texans in week 14 at NRG Stadium. The Seahawks broke a three-game losing skid with a win over their division rival, the San Francisco 49ers, at home 30-23. Meanwhile, the Texans were shut out by the Colts 31-0 at home.
Seattle Seahawks Betting Preview: Seattle Snaps Three-Game Skid with Win Over 49ers
Prior to their win against the 49ers, the Seahawks had lost five of their last six contests but completely changed the tides with a huge win over their division rival. The offense stepped it up, totaling 30 points, along with 146 yards on the ground. Travis Homer had the play of the game, ripping off a 73-yard touchdown run off a fake punt that established the game’s rhythm.
Russell Wilson lost four straight games for the first time in his career and rebounded, hitting 81% of his passes and throwing two touchdowns. Be that as it may, the offense has seriously struggled since Wilson came back from his finger injury. Seattle hasn’t topped 15 points in three of their last four games, while their ground game averages under 95 yards per contest.
Seattle has played a lot better than their stats give them credit for on the defensive side of the ball. Currently, the defense ranks 31st on defense, allowing 275.8 yards through the air and 120.4 yards on the ground per game. Although that may be true, the Seahawks have been tremendous in defending the red zone, ranking fourth in the league, including stuffing the 49ers in the fourth quarter to seal the game.
Houston Texans Betting Preview: Texan Mathematically Eliminated From Playoff Contention
The Houston Texans, on the other hand, have been absolutely brutal all year. Houston comes into this matchup ranked 28th on defense, giving up a whopping 379 total yards and almost 27 points per game. Against the Colts, they allowed 31 points, 358 yards, and four touchdowns, including three on the ground.
The offense was outmatched last Sunday, gaining just 178 total yards on the day. The Texans are truly terrible on the ball’s offensive side, averaging a pitiful 9.3 points over their last six games. Tyrod Taylor had arguably his worst game of the year, finishing with just 45 yards and an interception, while being brought to the turf four times before being benched.
The Texans were officially eliminated from playoff contention, and they have a long way to go if they want to start competing in games.
Betting Lines & Odds
Early betting odds on MyBookie have the Seahawks at -7.5 as the road favorite, while the point total is at 42. The Texans are 3-2 ATS as the home underdog, while the under has hit eight times out of their 12 games this season.
The Seahawks are 0-3 ATS after a win, and the under has hit five out of six times as the away team this
Free Betting Pick
This is an interesting game because the Seahawks have been disappointing on offense all year, but broke out against a solid 49er defense. Similarly, the Texans continue to get giant spreads but still find a way to lose those. I think both of these teams are untrustworthy, and the Texans have nothing to lose after being eliminated from the playoffs.
I think all signs point to the under in this matchup. The Texans have been miserable on offense lately, averaging 9.3 points over their last four games, while the under has hit eight times for them this season. In addition, the under has hit on five of six of the Seahawks road games this year.