The Texans have a tough challenge to face this weekend. On Sunday, they head to Glendale, Arizona to take on the undefeated Cardinals. This is a huge challenge for the road team and we look forward to how the game unfolds.
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Texans vs. Cardinals Game Information
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- When: Sunday, October 24, 2021, 4:25 PM ET
- Where: State Farm Stadium, Glendale, Arizona
- TV: CBS
- Radio: SportsRadio 610 (Texans) / Arizona Sports 98.7 FM (Cardinals)
- Live Stream:NFL Game Pass
- NFL Odds: Houston Texans (+17.5) / Arizona Cardinals (-17.5)
Why Bet on the Houston Texans?
It’s been five weeks since the Texans last won a game. Despite their 1-5 record, the team remains third in the AFC South. Houston’s chances to make the playoffs are dim, but it can still turn things around.
The Texans scored nine points or less in three of six games. This alone emphasizes their anemic offense. The team averages 15.5 points per game (31st) and 294.3 yards per game (29th). Meanwhile, Houston has scored 20 points or more in three games. If they can at least get back to that form, we could see the team climb out of the hole they are in at the moment.
Defensively, the Texans document slightly better numbers. They give up an average of 28.7 opponent points per game (25th) and 391.2 yards (26th). Head coach David Culley needs to get this side of the team working if they want to contest the Cardinals offense on Sunday afternoon.
Wide receiver Nico Collins (foot) and right guard Justin Britt (knee) are on the questionable list this weekend. This might take a toll on the team’s offensive side, but Chris Moore and Justin McCray can fill the gaps should the aforementioned don’t recover in time.
Why Bet on the Arizona Cardinals?
The Cardinals are the only undefeated team in the league today. Their most recent contest features a 37-14 road win against the Browns. In addition, they managed to score 31 points or more in five of six games.
On offense, the Cardinals average 32.3 points (4th) and 403.0 yards per game (7th). Additionally, they give more sting to their attacking prowess through their rushing. The team ranks fifth in the league with 130.7 rushing yards per game.
What makes the Cardinals stand out is their ability to defend as well. The team averages 18.2 opponent points per game (2nd). We see a bit of struggle when they defend against the rush, recording 5.2 opponent rushing yards (31st) per carry and 128 opponent rushing yards per game (23rd). However, in Week 6, they held the Browns to 290 total yards and 73 rushing yards. This improvement should fare well against a struggling Texans team.
The team faces multiple player injuries. Five starters find their way to the questionable list this weekend: running back Chase Edmonds (shoulder), left guard Justin Pugh (back), right tackle Kelvin Beachum (ribs), nose tackle Rashard Lawrence (calf), and left side linebacker Jordan Hicks (toe/ankle).
Texans vs. Cardinals Betting Trends
- The Texans are 1-2 ATS in the last two road games against the Cardinals.
- The Texans scored 21 points or more in four of their last six games.
- The totals have gone over in five of the Texans’ last 10 regular-season road games.
- The Cardinals are 2-0 against the Texans (1-1 ATS) in two of the last two home games.
- The Cardinals allowed 26 points or more in the last five regular-season games at the State Farm Stadium.
- The totals have gone under in four of the Cardinals’ last 10 home games.
Texans vs. Cardinals Expert Betting Predictions
It’s not surprising that the Texans are the underdogs in this game. You can argue they have one of the worst offenses and defenses in the league. The Cardinals would probably feel less pressure even with second-string players on the field. However, a +17.5 point spread is unusual in the NFL. It’s tough to overlook the fact that the Texans can cover this on Sunday. If the visitors can get out of this rut, we might be in for surprising results.
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