Seattle has been dominant since a lame Week 1 victory, while the Texans have pulled two Houdini acts to avoid being 0-3. Houston opened as a small home underdog, and deservedly so. But is there a rebound from the Texans in what could be a statement game?
OddsShark.com computer says: 39-17 Seahawks
Why the Seahawks can cover the spread
Seattle brings a swarming defense that battered the 49ers and cruised against the Jaguars, and the offense has been dynamic the past two weeks as well. They have been dominant in the role of favorite and rank No. 1 in the OddsShark.com power ratings.
Why the Texans can cover the spread
The Texans have a problem with Andre Johnson’s leg injury, but they are another team that has bitten very hard as a home underdog (10-3 ATS in this role since 2006), according to the OddsShark.com NFL database. They have played well in spurts, but have the team to upset Seattle.
The computer predicts a high-scoring game and an easy win for Seattle. The computer is putting too much weight on the past two weeks in our opinion and this will be a much closer game. Houston on the moneyline could be good value for NFL bettors.
Texans 10-3 ATS past 13 as home dog since 2006
Seahawks 9-2 ATS past 11 as chalk