Houston Texans vs Carolina Panthers 10/29/2023 – Houston Texans host Carolina Panthers for an NFC South Showdown at Bank of America Stadium to continue the week 8 NFL schedule. With both teams competing at 3-3, and with both squads striving to secure their first win of the season despite a 0 -6 record, this matchup promises to be an intense test of grit, resilience, and commitment in pursuit of victory. The Houston Texans, with recent successes behind them, look set to extend their winning streak and secure an essential road victory and will do so as predicted by the latest odds for this game.
Houston Texans vs Carolina Panthers 10/29/2023
|When:||Sunday, October 29, 2023 1:00 PM ET|
|Where:||Bank of America Stadium|
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The Houston Texans have displayed outstanding offensive prowess, averaging 22.5 points per game and placing 14th overall in the league. Led by C. Stroud who has amassed 1,660 yards with 9 touchdown passes and only one interception, and N. Collins who has gained 547 receiving yards off 29 receptions while scoring three times; D Pierce has contributed 281 rushing yards at an average of 2.9 yards per carry to lead their offensive effort.
Carolina’s Offensive Analysis
On the other hand, the Carolina Panthers have had difficulty offensively this season, scoring just 18.7 points per game on average and ranking 23rd in the NFL. B. Young has handled quarterback duties well accumulating 967 passing yards with 6 touchdowns and 4 interceptions through 52 pass attempts; A Thielen has emerged as a key target, accruing 509 receiving yards off 49 receptions and scoring four times; C Hubbard contributed 242 rushing yards at an average 4.5 yard per carry average.
Houston Texans’ Defense
On defense, Houston has shown remarkable resilience by only conceding an average of 18.8 points per game this season and placing 8th overall. Although their rushing defense needs work as they allowed 108.5 yards per game (107th), their ability to limit passing yards (245.5/game) put them 26th overall.
Conversely, the Carolina Panthers have experienced difficulty on defense this year. On average, they’ve allowed an average of 31.0 points per game; ranking 31st in the league. Their rushing defense has been particularly vulnerable allowing 144.3 rushing yards per game; placing them 31st overall. But their passing defense has fared much better, holding opponents to just 197.8 passing yards per game which ranks them 9th.
Turnover Battle of the Two
The Texans have demonstrated excellent ball security, averaging only 0.5 turnovers per game to lead the league and takeaway numbers have not been as prominent, only managing one takeaway per game compared to just over 1.5 by their opponent the Panthers (15th overall in turnovers and takeaways per game respectively). By comparison, they average only 1.5 takeaways per game placing them 17th overall.
NFL Latest Odds: HOU -3 ; O/U 41.5
The Carolina Panthers are hoping that their home advantage wins the game for them. However, the Houston Texans are favored more at this point of time, especially with their recent string of successes.
Houston Texans Betting Trends
Houston is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Houston’s last 15 games.
Houston is 5-13 SU in their last 18 games.
Houston is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games against Carolina.
Texans is 1-4 SU in their last 5 games against Carolina.
Houston is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games on the road.
Houston is 1-12 SU in their last 13 games against an opponent in the National Football Conference conference.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston’s last 6 games against an opponent in the National Football Conference South division.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston’s last 6 games played in October.
Houston is 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games played in week 8.
Carolina Panthers Betting Trends
Carolina are 0-5-1 ATS in their last 6 games.
Panthers is 0-6 SU in their last 6 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Carolina’s last 6 games against Houston.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Carolina’s last 7 games at home.
Carolina is 1-8 SU in their last 9 games against an opponent in the American Football Conference conference.
Carolina is 10-1 SU in their last 11 games against an opponent in the American Football Conference South division.
Panthers is 3-11 ATS in their last 14 games played in October.
Carolina is 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games played in week 8.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Carolina’s last 9 games played on a Sunday.
Houston Texans vs Carolina Panthers Betting Pick
The Carolina Panthers are eager to shake off their losing streak through a hopeful win here. However, the Houston Texans are better poised to win this game as expected by the latest Week 8 online betting picks.
Score Prediction: Texans 24, Panthers 17.