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Houston Texans vs. New Orleans Saints

Monday Night Football is a fan favorite and this football betting online year it kicks off with the Houston Texans vs. New Orleans Saints matchup. The Texans are coming off a highly successful season that saw them qualify for the postseason. Similarly, the Saints got the NFC Championship game off the back of one of the most explosive offenses in the NFL. So which side are the NFL odds pegging as the favorite?

Houston Texans vs. New Orleans Saints – Monday, September 9th

When: 10:30 pm ET
Where: Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana
TV: ESPN
Stream: Watch ESPN

Houston Texans vs. New Orleans Saints Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Texans +7 (-119) 53 (-110)
Saints -7 (-101) 53 (-110)
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Houston Texans

The Texans turned in an 11-5 record last season to win the AFC South. Afterwards, Houston would face their AFC South rivals, the Indianapolis Colts, in the Wild Card round. Unfortunately for Houston, the Colts would get the better of them 7-21. The whole team underperformed but it was really the offense that let them down that day. Moving forward, Houston and quarterback Deshaun Watson now have some postseason experience to build off of. All in all, this team has talent on offense and has a stout defense as well. All things considered, Houston is definitely a playoff contender this season and are likely favorites to win the AFC South once again.

Players to Watch: Deshaun Watson (4,165 passing yards, 26 TD, 9 INT), Lamar Miller (973 rushing yards, 5 TD, 0 F), and DeAndre Hopkins (1,572 receiving yards, 11 TD, 115 REC).

New Orleans Saints

Thanks to the explosiveness they enjoyed on offense, the Saints were able to march to a 13-3 record last season. Unsurprisingly, New Orleans emerged as the best team in the NFC South. Afterwards, the Saints would enjoy a Bye Week before they faced the Eagles in the NFC Divisional round. There they would usurp the reigning Super Bowl champions 20-14 before being pegged against the Rams in the NFC Championship match. Unfortunately for New Orleans, that’s as far as they would make it as the Rams got the better of them 23-26 in overtime. Looking forward, the Saints should be the best team out of the south this season. They have too much talent on offense and have been making improvements on defense.

Players to Watch: Drew Brees (3,992 passing yards, 32 TD, 5 INT), Alvin Kamara (883 rushing yards, 14 TD, 0 F), and Michael Thomas (1,405 receiving yards, 9 TD, 125 REC).

Houston Texans vs. New Orleans Saints Betting Numbers

Trends

  • Houston Texans

    • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston’s last 6 games.
    • 11-3 SU in their last 14 games.
    • 5-1 SU in their last 6 games on the road.
    • 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against an opponent in the NFC conference.
    • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston’s last 6 games against an opponent in the NFC South division.
    • 1-4 SU in their last 5 games played in September.
    • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston’s last 5 games played in week 1.
  • New Orleans Saints

    • 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games.
    • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 7 of New Orleans’ last 9 games.
    • 14-3 SU in their last 17 games.
    • 15-3 SU in their last 18 games at home.
    • The TOTAL has gone OVER in 6 of New Orleans’ last 8 games played in September.
    • 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games played in week 1.
    • The total has gone OVER in 4 of New Orleans’ last 5 games played on a Monday.

Houston Texans vs. New Orleans Saints Betting Picks

So which side should legal betting fans take in this Houston Texans vs. New Orleans Saints matchup? All things considered, the Saints are the better pick here. Both teams made the playoffs but the Saints are better on offense and have home field advantage to boot. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!

Score Prediction: 36-27 New Orleans.