Texans vs Jaguars Week 5 Game Info
Week 5 of the 2022 NFL season includes an AFC South showdown between the Houston Texans and Jacksonville Jaguars. The Texans remain the only winless team in the league following their third straight loss — a 34-24 defeat at the hands of the Los Angeles Chargers.
Meanwhile, the Jaguars' two-game winning streak was snapped by a 29-21 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. Jacksonville was actually up 14-0 after the first quarter but allowed Philadelphia to score 29 straight points before the Jags scored again in the final frame.
Texans vs Jaguars Odds & Spread
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Moneyline: HOU: (+265) | JAX: (-320)
Spread: HOU: +7 (-110) | JAX: -7 (-110)
Total: 43.5 —Over: (-115) | Under: (-105)
Updated (Sunday, Oct. 9, 9:45 a.m. EST): The Jaguars enter this contest as the home favorite on the moneyline and spread on FanDuel Sportsbook's updated odds, which have held steady throughout the week. This 1 p.m. ET clash also features a total of 43.5, which is down a point but roughly average compared to the projected Week 5 totals.
Texans vs Jaguars Prediction & Pick
It's been nearly five years since the Jaguars last beat the Texans, losing eight straight games to their AFC South rivals. But this is a new year and Jacksonville has shown a lot of improvement, highlighted by its wins against teams like the Indianapolis Colts and the Chargers.
At the end of the day, the Jaguars have a much better offense and I don't think the Texans can keep up as they try to discover their identity. Houston is averaging the seventh-fewest points in the NFL this year (18.3), while Jacksonville ranks sixth at 26.3 points per game.
Until the Texans solve their issues, the Jaguars should keep them out of the win column for another week.
Final Score Prediction: Jaguars: 27 | Texans: 17
Texans vs Jaguars Betting Trends
- Houston is 2-10 straight up in its last 12 road games.
- Jacksonville is 3-9 against the spread (ATS) in its last 12 games.
- The total has hit the over in five of Houston's last seven Week 5 matchups.
- The total has hit the under in five of Jacksonville's last six home games.
Texans vs Jaguars Best Bet
While I'm confident that the Jaguars can decisively beat the Texans, I expect the winning margin to only be by one or two possessions at most. Jacksonville should be able to cover the 7-point spread, but taking the Jags' win margin between 1 and 13 points at +135 odds does provide a bit more value.
Bet: Jaguars Winning Margin — 1 to 13 Points (+135)
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