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New York Jets at Houston Texans Betting Analysis and Prediction

The New York Jets will travel to NRG Stadium on Sunday afternoon to take on the Houston Texans in an AFC matchup.

The Jets are last in the AFC East with a 2-8 record and are riding a three-game losing streak after losing to the Miami Dolphins at home 24-17. Joe Flacco finished going 24-of-39 for 291 yards with two touchdowns.

The Texans are third in the AFC South with a 2-8 record and are coming off a 22-13 road win over the Tennessee Titans. Tyrod Taylor finished 14-of-24 for 107 yards.  

Jets at Texans Betting Analysis

On the New York Jets side

Wide receiver Corey Davis has been playing pretty well this year as he has 32 receptions on 56 targets for 477 yards (14.9 yards per catch) with four touchdowns.

In his last game against the Dolphins, Davis finished with three catches on seven targets for 35 yards (11.7 yards per reception).

The New York Jets have been struggling defensively this season as they are giving up 32 points per game so far. In their previous game against the Houston Texans, New York allowed 24 points on 388 total yards of offense (273 passing, 115 rushing).

The Jets struggled to get stops as the Dolphins converted on 8-of-14 on third down attempts. New York needs to work on the running defense as they allowed 3.5 rushing yards per attempt.

On the Houston Texans side

Wide receiver Brandin Cooks has been leading the charge for the Houston Texans offense this season as he has recorded 59 catches on 87 targets for 659 yards (11.2 yards per reception) with two receiving touchdowns and a five-yard rush.

In his last game against the Titans, Cooks finished with two receptions on three targets for 18 yards (nine yards per catch).

The Houston Texans are improving defensively as of late as they are allowing 27.1 points per game. In their previous game against the Tennessee Titans, Houston gave up 13 points on 420 total yards of offense (317 passing, 103 rushing).

The Titans did a decent job moving the chains as they went 6-of-15 on third down and 2-of-4 on fourth down attempts. The Texans did phenomenal as they finished forcing five turnovers (one fumble recovery, four interceptions).

Jets at Texans Prediction

These are two of the worst teams in the entire National Football League, and the Houston Texans are favored at home by less than a field goal.

The Jets are currently 2-8 against the spread this year, while the Texans are a more surprising 5-5 against the spread this season. Zach Wilson is getting his first start in a month after a knee injury, but it will be interesting to see how he performs after his backups had solid performances throughout his recovery.

The difference is going to be the defenses, as the Jets are giving up 39.8 points per game in their last five outings while the Texans are giving up 26 points in that same stretch.

The Houston offense seems to be as healthy as you can be while the Jets are without their leading rusher in rookie running back Michael Carter. All in all, go with the Houston Texans to cover the spread here and win at home.

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