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Jaguars vs Texans Prediction & NFL Odds for Week 17
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Jaguars vs Texans Prediction & NFL Odds for Week 17

by USA WagerDecember 27, 2022

Check out our free Jaguars vs Texans prediction for the NFL week 17 game in Houston. See who USA Wager likes to win and cover the spread in this football game. And, get our insight into the best over-under point total bet.

Jaguars vs Texans Prediction & NFL Odds for Week 17

On Sunday, January 1st, the Jacksonville Jaguars travel to take on the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium. This AFC South showdown has a kickoff time set for 1:00 PM ET, and will be televised on CBS.

Heading into Sunday’s game, Jacksonville is a strong favorite to come away with the win. But, can Houston take advantage of playing at home and pull off the upset? Keep reading to USA Wager’s Jaguars vs Texans prediction.

  • Spread: JAX -4.0 | HOU +4.0
  • MoneyLine: JAX -214 | HOU +175
  • Total: 43.5

Jaguars vs Texans Prediction: Spread

Going into week 17, Jacksonville has a record of 2-2 in the AFC South. Overall, the Jaguars head into action with a record of 7-8. On the season, Jacksonville has one of the better scoring margins in the NFL, ranking 9th with an average differential of 1.47 points. So far, the Jaguars have been favored in 3 of their 15 games. The average point spread in these matchups is -4.

In their last 5 games away from home, the Jaguars have a straight up record of 2-3-0 while going 2-3 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 22.6 points per game in these contests. The Jaguars have an ATS record of just 0-5 in their previous 5 games as the betting favorite.

Going into week 17, Houston has a record of 2-1-1 in the AFC South. Overall, the Texans head into action with a record of 2-12-1. With this record, the team is in the bottom half of the league in point differential. For the season, they have an average scoring margin of -6.93 points per game. Through 15 games, the Texans have been the underdog in every contest. Currently, their average point spread is 8.

Through their last 5 home games, Houston has an ATS record of just 2-3. However, their overall record was 0-5 while averaging 15.0 points per game. Houston heads into this matchup with a 3-2 record vs the spread in their last 5 games as the underdog. The team went 1-4 straight up in these matchups.

As the Texans and Jaguars get set to square off, our projections show Houston covering the spread as +4.0 point underdogs. Although the team’s offense is ranked just 26th and 30th in passing and rush yards, respectively, we see Houston having an above average offensive performance.

Free Spread Prediction: Houston Texans 4.0

Jaguars vs Texans Prediction: Total

Heading into this week’s matchup, the Jaguars have an over-under record of 8-7. So far, the Jaguars have put together the 11th ranked scoring offense at 23.53 points per game. However, the team has struggled on defense, giving up 22.07 points per contest. On the other side, heading into this week’s matchup, the Texans have an over-under record of 6-9. For the season, the Texans offense has been struggling, averaging just 16.93 points per game. Things haven’t gone any better on defense, where they are the 26th ranked scoring defense in the NFL.

If looking to place a wager on the over-under, our projections see this game finishing with a total of 52 points, making the over the best bet.

Free Total Prediction: Over 43.5

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