Houston Texans vs New England Patriots 8/10/2023 – Fans around the nation eagerly anticipate the kickoff of NFL preseason, awaiting its return to football action. Preseason games not only give a taste of what’s to come but also enable teams to evaluate strategies, players, and gameplay – one matchup that’s drawn fans’ interest is that between Houston Texans and New England Patriots; scheduled to occur Thursday night this match-up promises to be riveting as both sides seek redemption after tough seasons. The NFL preseason betting odds are up and running as these teams clash in this exciting game.
The 2023 season presents an opportunity for renewal for both teams. For the Texans, with new talent on both offense and defense, it marks an opportunity for rejuvenation; they are ready to compete within their division and beyond. Meanwhile, Bill Belichick’s Patriots are searching to reestablish dominance; although possessing skillful players at key positions on offense remains questionable as Bill O’Brien takes back play-calling duties.
Houston Texans vs New England Patriots 8/10/2023
|When:||Thursday, August 10, 2023 7:00 PM ET|
|Texans||-1.5 (-110)||38.5 o (-110)||-133|
|Patriots||+1.5 (-110)||38.5 u (-110)||+110|
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— Houston Texans (@HoustonTexans) August 10, 2023
Houston Texans on the Rise In 2022, the Houston Texans found themselves struggling to make progress. Finishing with a 3-13-1 record that featured nearly every facet of gameplay going wrong for them, they landed themselves at the bottom of the AFC South and later won late-season victories that prevented them from earning the top pick in the draft – however, this did not stop their pursuit of improvement; C.J. Stroud from Ohio State became their QB choice instead. But their fight would continue.
Houston did not stop with signing Stroud; they went further by trading up in the draft to gain the third overall selection, using it to acquire Alabama edge rusher Will Anderson Jr. By signing these two cornerstone players – one offensively and one defensively – Houston hopes to transform itself into a more competitive force during 2023, particularly within its relatively weak AFC South division.
New England Patriots’ Road to Redemption
Since losing Tom Brady to Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the New England Patriots have struggled to regain their former glory. Over the last three seasons, they’ve posted an average 25-25 record, only making one playoff appearance (in the 2021 wild-card round against Buffalo Bills), only losing to them 1-2 on that occasion and failing to secure another playoff berth; 2022 season saw them finish 8-9 while failing to earn any playoff berth at all.
As part of their efforts at redemption, the Patriots brought back Bill O’Brien – this time as offensive coordinator. Their offensive woes were evident as they ranked only 17th in scoring (21.4 points per game). O’Brien has an extensive history with the New England franchise; thus their management hopes his return can spark an offensive comeback. While New England ranked in the middle-of-the-pack for points scored (25th), they struggled significantly when it came to their running offense (106.6 yards per game) and overall offense (314 6 yards per game).
NFL Odds/Point Spread: Houston Texans -1.5, Total Odds: 38.5
Quarterback Dynamics Both teams remain focused on the quarterback position as they prepare for a preseason clash this week. The Texans recently announced C.J. Stroud as their starting quarterback; Coach DeMeco Ryans announced that starting players may only receive limited action with Stroud likely being replaced by Davis Mills or Case Keenum after limited playing time by Stroud; Mills enjoyed an effective 2022 campaign and will seek to build on it this time around.
Houston Texans vs New England Patriots Betting Numbers
Houston are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Houston’s last 9 games.
Houston is 2-10 SU in their last 12 games.
Houston is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games against New England.
Texans is 3-9 SU in their last 12 games against New England.
Houston is 6-12 SU in their last 18 games on the road.
New England Patriots
New England is 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games.
Patriots is 2-5 SU in their last 7 games.
The total has gone OVER in 11 of New England’s last 15 games against Houston.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New England’s last 5 games at home.
New England is 7-0 SU in their last 7 games when playing at home against Houston.
New England are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games against an opponent in the American Football Conference.
Houston Texans vs New England Patriots Betting Picks
With Houston Texans and New England Patriots colliding in preseason matches, football enthusiasts are set for an incredible preview of what lies in store for both teams in the 2023 NFL season. Each journey to redemption promises fans of this sport an intriguing exhibition of strategy, skill, and determination from these two rivals. Preseason games provide teams with an ideal platform for experimentation while helping refine game plans and make important evaluations of player performances and make crucial assessments about future performances.
Though the outcome of preseason matches doesn’t count toward regular-season standings, they serve as symbolic steps toward improvement for both teams. When the Texans and Patriots step onto the field for this matchup, they will aim to show signs of renewed vigor as well as strategies they have developed to overcome challenges they’ve been facing this season. It is more than just another preseason clash; rather it provides a window into how these teams plan to redeem themselves during this upcoming NFL campaign. However, the Patriots are predicted to win this game as per the online NFL betting sites.