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Eagles vs Texans Prediction, Odds & Best Bets for Thursday Night Football (Back Another Philadelphia Fast Start)

Larry Rupp
Philadelphia Eagles vs Houston Texans prediction, odds and best bets for NFL Week 9 Thursday Night Football.
Philadelphia Eagles vs Houston Texans prediction, odds and best bets for NFL Week 9 Thursday Night Football. / AP Photos/Chris Szagola
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Eagles vs Texans Week 9 Game Info

2022 NFL Regular Season — Week 9 Thursday Night Football
Philadelphia Eagles (7-0, 3-0 Away) vs. Houston Texans (1-5-1, 0-2-1 Home)
Date: Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022
Time: 8:15 p.m. ET
Venue: NRG Stadium — Houston, TX
Coverage: Prime Video

The Philadelphia Eagles will aim to remain undefeated when they travel to take on the Houston Texans on Thursday Night Football in Week 9. The Eagles picked apart the Pittsburgh Steelers' defense in a 35-13 win on Sunday. Wide Receiver AJ Brown logged 156 yards and 3 touchdowns on 6 catches.

Meanwhile, the Texans simply could not stop the running game in a 17-10 loss to the Tennessee Titans in Week 8. Houston allowed 302 yards on the ground (7.6-yard average) to go along with 2 rushing touchdowns. On offense, Dameon Pierce was held to a pedestrian 35 yards on 15 carries.

Eagles vs Texans Odds & Spread

All NFL betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: PHI: (-820) | HOU: (+570)
Spread: PHI: -14 (-105) | HOU: +14 (-115)
Total: 45.5 — Over: (-105) | Under: (-115)

The Eagles enter this contest as a clear road favorite on the moneyline and the spread. This Thursday night clash also features one of the lower totals on the Week 9 slate at 44.5 points.

Eagles vs Texans Prediction & Pick

Expecting the Eagles to be the second team in NFL history to finish the regular season undefeated may be unrealistic. However, this is not a game they should lose. Philadelphia is 5-0 straight up in its last five games against Houston and four of those victories have finished by a double-digit margin.

Houston has struggled on both sides of the ball this season, averaging only 16.6 points per game (No. No. 29 in NFL) and giving up 403.6 yards per game (No. 30 in NFL). With Darius Slay heading an elite defense and Jalen Hurts leading a stellar offense, the Eagles should roll to an 8-0 record with a win.

Final Score Prediction: Eagles: 31 | Texans: 14

Eagles vs Texans Betting Trends

- Philadelphia is 5-1 against the spread (ATS) in its last six games.
- The total has hit the under in 11 of Philadelphia's last 13 games in November.
- Houston is 0-5 straight up in its last five games against Philadelphia.
- The total has hit the over in four of Houston's last five games against Philadelphia.

Eagles vs Texans Best Bet

The Eagles have yet to trail in the second half of any game this year and that can be attributed to their offensive success in the first half. Philadelphia averages 21.0 first half points per game, which is by far the best mark in the NFL. Houston is averaging a dismal 8.0 first half points per game (No. 28 in NFL).

That makes backing the Eagles to be up by more than a TD at the half a safe bet here. Philadelphia is 7-0 against the spread (ATS) in the first half this season and is giving just 8.3 first half points per game (No. 4 in NFL). Back a fast start for Philly and a slow start for Houston at NRG Stadium on Thursday.

Bet: Philadelphia Eagles First Half -7 (-110)

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Larry Rupp is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Larry Rupp also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username phillyfan424. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel. 

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