Texans vs Rams Preseason Game Info
The Houston Texans and Los Angeles Rams meet head-to-head in NFL preseason action on Friday night. The Texans took down the New Orleans Saints by a score of 17-13 their last time out. Rookie Dameon Pierce logged 49 yards on five carries and quarterback Jeff Driskel threw two touchdowns.
Meanwhile, the Rams also got off to a good start by defeating the Los Angeles Chargers by a score of 29-22. The high-scoring affair was highlighted by quarterback Bryce Perkins. The 25-year-old accounted for three total touchdowns and completed 10 of his 17 pass attempts for 133 yards.
Texans vs Rams Odds & Spread
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Moneyline: HOU: (-160) | LAR: (+135)
Spread: HOU: -3 (-110) | LAR: +3 (-110)
Total: 37.5 — Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)
The Rams enter this contest as a slight underdog on the moneyline and the spread. This 10 p.m. ET clash also features the lowest total of Friday's three-game preseason slate.
Texans vs Rams Prediction & Pick
All of the momentum going into this game is on the side of the LA Rams. Perkins looked great against the Chargers, consistently faking out defenders with a pump fake and using his legs to gain yards. His 39 yards and 1 touchdown on the ground (8 carries) played a big role in the team's decisive win.
Keep in mind the Rams are far from healthy at wide receiver. Both Van Jefferson and Brandon Powell remain sidelined with injuries, so that means Cooper Kupp and Allen Robinson may suit up for a few snaps in this game. That would give the Rams a huge advantage in front of their home crowd.
Final Score Prediction: Texans: 17 | Rams: 24
Texans vs Rams Betting Trends
- Houston is 0-5 straight up in its last five games against the Rams.
- The total has hit the under in six of Houston's last seven away games.
- The Rams are 5-1 against the spread (ATS) in their last six games against Houston.
- The total has hit the under in eight of the Rams' last nine games played in August.
Texans vs Rams Best Bet
All NFL preseason betting lines, odds and prop bets are available on FanDuel Sportsbook.
Picking preseason winners is a lot tougher than it seems. Only the coaching staffs truly know who will be on the field and who won't. That makes betting on the over here is a better option, especially with two QBs that have something to prove.
Driskel is fighting to show he can still be a NFL starter and Perkins is trying to pass John Wolford on the depth chart. Both players tossed multiple touchdown passes in Week 1 of the preseason and aren't afraid to play at a fast pace. Keep in mind 11 of last week's 16 NFL games went over 37.5 points.
Bet: Over 37.5 Points (-110)
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