Red-Hot Texans Look for 5th win in a Row
The Miami Dolphins and the Houston Texans will on Thursday Night Football. They game will be held at NRG Stadium. The Texans have turned their fortunes around. They answered a season-opening three-game losing skid that landed them in the cellar of the AFC South with four straight wins that catapulted them to the top of the division.
TV: 8:20 p.m. ET, FOX, NFL Network. LINE: Texans -7.5 O/U: 45.
Brock Osweiler lasted just one season with the Texans despite signing a four-year, $72 million contract in May 2016. The 6-foot-7, 240-pound Osweiler has fared much better in Miami. He has 619 yards passing and five touchdowns in two starts in place of the injured Ryan Tannehill.
The Dolphins are 4-3 as we approach the midpoint of the NFL season
Trade rumors began to circle as former first-round pick DeVante Parker was made a surprise inactive in Sunday’s 32-21 setback to Detroit. Injuries to fellow wideouts Albert Wilson (hip) and Kenny Stills (groin) have made it an easy decision for Adam Gase. Parker claims he’s 100 percent healthy after being hampered by a quadriceps injury.
Danny Amendola led the team with six catches for 84 yards and a touchdown versus the Lions. Kenyan Drake found the end zone for the first time since Sept. 16 and has 15 catches in his last three games.
DE Cameron Wake recorded two sacks and two forced fumbles in last meeting with the Texans.
The Texans are also 4-3, but are looking for their 5th straight win.
Lamar Miller recorded his first 100-yard performance since the 2016 season in Sunday’s 20-7 win over Jacksonville. Miller will face a Dolphins rush defense that was gashed for 248 yards by the Lions.
Deshaun Watson overcame a bruised lung and injured ribs to throw a touchdown pass last week.
DeAndre Hopkins didn’t take too kindly to Miami CB Xavien Howard claiming he “likes to push off a lot.” The two-time Pro Bowl wideout offered the following response: “Who’s Xavien Howard?”
Houston has won seven of eight encounters overall with Miami, including all four at home.
PREDICTION: Texans 26, Dolphins 17
NFL Betting Odds & Trends
|Miami is 6-10-2 ATS in its last 18 games|
|The total has gone OVER in 12 of Miami’s last 18 games|
|Miami is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games on the road|
|Miami is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road|
|The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Miami’s last 5 games on the road|
|Miami is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games when playing Houston|
|Houston is 2-10 ATS in its last 12 games|
|Houston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games|
|Houston is 5-12 SU in its last 17 games|
|The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Houston’s last 9 games|
|Houston is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games at home|
|The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston’s last 5 games at home|
|Houston is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Miami|
Miami home to New York Sunday, November 4
Houston at Denver Sunday, November 4
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