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Jaguars vs Texans Predictions and Expert Picks for Week 5 NFL Game

By michael obermuller
Expert predictions for the NFL Week 5 Jaguars-Texans matchup.
Expert predictions for the NFL Week 5 Jaguars-Texans matchup. / Tim Warner/Getty Images
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Things have not gone the way the Houston Texans franchise had hoped in 2020. They are now 0-4, and long-time head coach and recent general manager Bill O'Brien has finally been fired. Now the Texans will take on the 1-3 Jacksonville Jaguars at home, in what they will try to make a get-right game.

The Houston Texans are currently 5.5-point home favorites on FanDuel Sportsbook. Let's take a look at what some industry experts are predicting for this one.

Jaguars vs Texans Picks Week 5

CBS Sports picks are from their panel of experts, numberFire picks are from their NFL game projections, Sporting News picks are from Vinnie Iyer, and betting favorites are from FanDuel Sportsbook's Week 5 NFL odds.

Winner:
CBS Sports: Texans (8)
numberFire: Texans
Sporting News: Texans
Betting Favorite: Texans

Against the Spread:
CBS Sports: Texans (7), Jaguars (1)
Sporting News: Jaguars

It seems that Houston has become a popular pick after parting ways with O'Brien. Most experts think this is the spot the Texans finally get that first victory, but a couple of writers do have the Jaguars covering the spread and at least keeping it close.


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Michael Obermuller is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Michael Obermuller also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username king_mizzard. 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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