The Jacksonville Jaguars are 9.5-point favorites to the Houston Texans on Sunday.
Jacksonville is 2-8 against the spread and 3-7 outright as a home favorite vs the Texans.
The total is 43.5 points, which went under in three of their last four meetings.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jacksonville Jaguars host the Houston Texas as 9.5-point favorites in Week 3. This is a bad situation for the Jaguars, as they’ve lost eight of their last nine home games against the Texans.
Despite the lopsided recent divisional matchup history, Jacksonville is a large legal sports betting favorite with -460 moneyline odds on Sunday.
Jacksonville Jaguars Vs Houston Texans Betting Lines
Jacksonville is 1-1 after a Week 1 win against the Indianapolis Colts and a Week 2 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. Houston failed to cover the legal Texas sports betting spread in both of their losses to the Baltimore Ravens and Indianapolis Colts. This explains the 9.5-point spread against Jacksonville.
Still, the Jaguars are 1-9 straight up in their last 10 meetings with the Houston Texans. Both Jacksonville and Houston had rough years during that span, but the Jaguars lost their last five home games against the Texans.
Jags Lost Six of Last Seven Games as Home Favorite to Texans
Texans’ rookie quarterback C.J. Stroud and third-year quarterback Trevor Lawrence signify new eras for their franchises. But, plenty of history supports the Texans covering a 9.5-point spread in Jacksonville.
The Jaguars are 0-2 straight up at home against the Texans with Trevor Lawrence. Lawrence is 1-3 overall against the Texans as a favorite.
They were 6.0-point favorites against Houston in Lawrence’s rookie year and lost by 14 points at home. Jacksonville lost 6-13 as 7.0-point favorites at home the following year.
With such limited success as a home favorite against the Texans, it’s surprising that legal Florida sports betting odds are so heavily in favor of Jacksonville in Week 3. Betting on the Houston Texans to cover the 9.5-point spread and win (+340) are valuable options.
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