Texans vs Saints Expert Predictions for Week 1 Monday Night Football Game

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The Houston Texans will take on the New Orleans Saints in the first Monday Night Football game of the 2019 season. The Saints are 6.5-point favorites heading into this one, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

If you're looking to place a wager on this game, it's always wise to read up on what some industry experts are saying first. With that in mind, here are some expert predictions for the Monday Night Football game between the Texans and Saints.

Texans vs Saints Expert Predictions

The staff at CBS Sports are all in agreement that the Saints are the better side in this one, with all eight experts picking the home team to come out on top.

The staff at ESPN doesn't seem to have any faith that Houston can pull of the upset in the dome as well, as all 10 experts are picking New Orleans to win outright.

Frank Schwab, of Yahoo! Sports, predicts that Houston will at least cover a seven-point spread against the Saints. He argues that Deshaun Watson is too talented to let the game get out of hand.

It looks like the experts are giving New Orleans a significant edge in this one, as all 18 experts who picked the game straight up took the Saints to win outright. Schwab, meanwhile, believes that Houston can cover the spread.

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