New York Giants vs. Houston Texans NFL Football Betting Preview
Posted by: Charlie Smith
After chasing Ben McAdoo out of the organization, the New York Giants were hopeful that better days were ahead of them. Two weeks into the 2018 NFL football betting season, it’s pretty clear that troubles still loom ahead of New York. Although they’ve faced tough opposition, the Giants have failed to rise up to the challenge. Luckily for the organization, they’ve caught a break in this Sunday’s New York Giants vs. Houston Texans matchup. Although Houston was pegged as a potential playoff team, they are also 0-2. So, in this battle of winless teams, what are the best legal bets to make?
New York Giants vs. Houston Texans – Sunday, September 23rd
When: 1:00 pm ET
Where: NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas
Stream: NFL Game Pass, Fox Sports Go
New York Giants
The Giants are desperate to rake in their first win of the season. Unfortunately for New York, it looks like they’ll have to do so without an offensive line. Although they’ve only played two games this season, New York has already given up 8 sacks. Furthermore, Saquon Barkley has been laying it all out on the field but the Giants only have 149 rushing yards this season. Let’s be clear about this: the fault is not Barkley’s. On the contrary, Saquon has been making them look good. He’s had to pull Barry Sanders-esque moves just to get positive yardage on any given run. Ultimately you want to protect your rookie running back a bit more in these situations. But at the current moment, New York can’t even protect their quarterback. The defense has been alright for New York, all things considered. But they’ll need a vast turnaround on offense if they are to finish with a winning record.
Players to Watch: Eli Manning (503 passing yards, 1 TD, 1 INT), Saquon Barkley (134 rushing yards, 1 TD, 0 F), and Odell Beckham Jr. (162 receiving yards, 0 TD, 15 REC).
As aforementioned, many NFL football betting players had Houston pegged as a playoff contender this season. Two weeks into the season, the Texans are having a tough time keeping up with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Considering how dominant the Jags’ defense is, Houston needed all the help they could get to stand a chance of winning the division. And while they might have lucked out this weekend by drawing the poor New York Giants, it’s unlikely that they’ll be able to make up that lost ground. Lookin over the numbers, it’s clear this will be a tight matchup. Right now Big Blue is putting up 14 points per game and allowing 20 to their opponent. For comparison, the Texans are averaging 18.5 themselves while allotting 23.5.
Players to Watch: Deshaun Watson (486 passing yards, 3 TD, 2 INT), Lamar Miller (166 rushing yards, 0 TD, 0 F), and DeAndre Hopkins (188 receiving yards, 1 TD, 14 REC).
New York Giants vs. Houston Texans Betting Predictions
New York Giants vs. Houston Texans Betting Picks
So which side should online phone betting fans take in New York Giants vs. Houston Texans matchup? All things considered, the Texans are your safest bet here. They’ve shown more success and have had tighter losses than the Giants. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!
Score Prediction: 20-14 Houston.