Monday Night Football Betting: Texans at Saints

Texans vs. Saints 2019
  • Even if the Texans are favorites to win the AFC South, they open this game as underdogs against the Saints.
  • The Saints play their first game since losing the NFC Championship game to the Rams behind one of the most controversial calls of last season.

Monday Night Football Betting: Texans at Saints

The Texans head to the bayou to face the New Orleans Saints as road dogs. New Orleans opened as a 7.5-point favorite, but the line had pulled back to 6.5 where it stands at the time of this writing. Keep reading to get some angles on betting this game.

  • When: September 09, 2019, 7:10 PM ET
  • Where: Mercedes-Benz Superdome
  • NFL Odds: Saints -6.5
  • Over/Under: 52
  • Moneyline: Texans +247 vs. Saints -292

How’s the weather?

  • Humidity: 61%
  • Precipitation %: 3%
  • Cloud Cover: 42%
  • Wind: 9 mph SE
  • Stadium Type: Indoor
  • Wind Field Impact: N/A

Why Bet on the Texans?  

There were significant changes to Houston’s roster over Labor Day weekend, but even if they lost players such as Jadeveon Clowney, they picked up some great talent such as Kenny Stills, Laremy Tunsil, and Carlos Hyde.

While the Texans face one of the best offenses in the league, the addition of Tunsil should help them plug a big hole they had at left tackle, and limit the damage the Saints D can inflict.

The Saints are indeed a tough team to beat at the Superdome, but they also haven’t done well in their opening game. In fact, over the last five seasons, the Saints have lost all five opening games including two at home.

Last 3 Head-to-Head Record

  • Score: 26.67
  • Rush Yds.: 126.33
  • Pass Attempts: 33.00
  • Completion %: 64.65
  • Passing Yds. 282.00
  • Total Yds. 408.33
  • Turnovers: 1.33

Why Bet on the Saints?  

The Saints start the season with a massive chip on their shoulders after the controversial call that lost them the NFC Championship game against the Rams last season.

Drew Brees will come out gunning, and he’ll want to give Saints fans some sense of payback for last year’s heartbreaking debacle.

Houston went through a ton of change in their ranks, and this isn't good against the Saints at home. Though they’ve put together a great team on paper, the disorganization will affect them.

After what happened last season, the Saints are on a mission, and they’re not going to stop until they bring back a Lombardi Trophy back to New Orleans.

Last 3 Head-to-Head Record

  • Score: 18.67
  • Rush Yds.: 65.67
  • Pass Attempts: 45.67
  • Completion %: 64.96
  • Passing Yds. 284.00
  • Total Yds. 349.67
  • Turnovers: 2.00

Betting Trends

  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last six games.
  • Houston is 11-3 SU in their last 14 games.
  • Houston is 5-1 SU in their last six games on the road.
  • New Orleans is 0-5 ATS in their last five games.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of New Orleans' last nine games.
  • New Orleans are 14-3 SU in their last 17 games.

Insider Prediction:  The Saints aren’t going to lose this game, not after what happened last year. Drew Brees will come out gunning, and the defense will take it to the Texans. This game might turn out into a blowout.

Pick: Saints -6.5