Texans vs. Redskins Point Spread: Week 2 NFL Picks: September 19th 2010

Touthouse HandicappersSenior Writer ISeptember 15, 2010

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The Nation’s Capital will host NFL betting action on Sunday, September 19th, when the Houston Texans invade FedEx Field to take on the Washington Redskins. Last time these two teams hooked up was in 2006 in Houston, with the Redskins pulling out the 31-15 victory in front of the Texans home crowd.

Point Spread: Oddsmakers have the Redskins currently listed as 3-point dogs with the game ‘total’ set at 43.5; kickoff for this bout is set for 4:15 ET.

The Texans come into this clash on a major high after recording possibly the biggest upset of the year and we’re only one week into the season. They beat down the defending AFC Champion Colts at home and hope to build on that huge win. RB Arian Foster was the main reason why the Texans pulled the upset, running for a franchise record 231 yards and three TD’s. QB Matt Schaub threw only 17 passes completing nine of them for 107 yards with a TD/INT ratio of 1/1. WR Kevin Walter caught two passes including one for the TD, while Andre Johnson led the team with three receptions. The defense recorded two sacks and recovered a fumble.

Washington comes into this matchup after escaping Week 1 with a 13-7 win over Dallas as 3.5-point underdogs. QB Donovan McNabb threw for 171 yards completing fewer than 50 percent of his passes. RB Clinton Portis ran for a poor 63 yards, while WR Santana Moss hauled in six catches for 77 yards and TE Chris Cooley made six catches for 80 yards. DeAngelo Hall should be credited with the game changing play at the end of the first half when he returned a fumble 32 yards for a TD as time expired.

Dating back to 2008 when the Texans have been favored, they are 11-6 SU & 6-10 ATS. In games during that time span when the line is +3 to -3, the Texans have been a $$$-maker going 9-3 SU & 7-4 ATS the L/12 times. In Non-conference games in the L/2 seasons, Houston is 6-2 SU & 3-4 ATS. In all games since 2008, Washington is 13-20 SU & 13-17 ATS, but enter this Week 2 home battle 6-2-1 ATS dating back to last season.

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