NFL Week 7 Betting Preview: Houston Texans at Las Vegas Raiders

Written By FairwayJay on October 21, 2022
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The Houston Texans visit the Las Vegas Raiders at 4:05 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 23. Primary markets for the game show the Raiders as spread favorites, with the Texas on the moneyline. Texans Raiders odds feature a total set at .

In this article, we’ll dig into everything you need to know before placing a bet on the game, including team matchups, key metrics, weather and the best available NFL Week 7 odds. Click on the odds anywhere in this post to bet now.

Texans at Raiders Odds: Spread, Moneyline, Over/Under

When using the Texans Raiders odds table, click the dropdown menu and select the type of bet you wish to make. 

Betting the point spread is when you wager on how many points a team will win or lose by. A plus sign in front of the spread denotes the underdog, and a minus sign denotes the favorite. 

In this case, the Raiders would have to win by at least 8 points if you bet them to cover the point spread (-7), and a Raiders win by 7-points would be a push and bets refunded. Conversely, a spread bet on the Texans would need Houston to either win outright, or lose by 1-6 points (depending on the spread you bet), or tie in overtime.

Betting the moneyline is simply betting on which particular team will win a game.

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Texans vs Raiders Player Props

In the props tool search bar, type in a team or player and hit enter. You’ll see

the various proposition bets offered by leading online sportsbooks. 

This is a valuable tool that allows bettors to compare odds and stats when considering a prop bet. Unlike bigger markets like moneylines and spreads that often reach a consensus number, shopping for prop bet lines can often reveal sizable differences in the numbers.

Texans vs Raiders Betting News & Angles

Use this rolling, updating list of news bites about each team to help your handicapping for Texans – Raiders odds.

Both teams return from their bye week with the Texans (1-3-1) and Raiders (1-4) both shooting for their second win of the season.

Raiders Vs. Texans Injury Report

Las Vegas Injuries

PlayerPos.InjuryStatus
Mack HollinsWRHeelQuestionable
D.J. TurnerWRAnkleQuestionable
Anthony AverettCBThumbQuestionable

Houston Injuries

PlayerPos.InjuryStatus
Nico CollinsWRAchillesQuestionable
Maliek CollinsFBKneeQuestionable
Jerry HughesFBKneeQuestionable

Raiders Offense Vs. Texans Defense

Raiders OffenseStats (Rank)Texans Defense
25.0 (6)Points/Gm19.8 (13)
0.4 (3)Points/Play0.3 (4)
360.6 (10)Yards/Gm414.2 (31)
239.2 (11)Pass Yards/Gm249.4 (23)
121.4 (14)Rush Yards/Gm164.8 (30)
5.8 (9)Yards/Play5.8 (23)
6.5 (14)Yards/Pass6.8 (20)
5.3 (4)Yards/Rush5.1 (28)
40.0% (16)3rd Down %40.8% (21)
47.4% (25)Red Zone %38.9% (4)
5 (2)Turnovers8 (12)
12 (13)Sacks11 (23)

Texans Offense Vs. Raiders Defense

Texans OffenseStats (Rank)Raiders Defense
17.2 (26)Points/Gm26.0 (28)
0.3 (16)Points/Play0.4 (18)
291.2 (30)Yards/Gm359.2 (22)
192.0 (26)Pass Yards/Gm256.0 (24)
99.2 (22)Rush Yards/Gm103.2 (5)
5.0 (23)Yards/Play5.7 (20)
5.8 (27)Yards/Pass7.2 (25)
4.3 (19)Yards/Rush4.0 (5)
29.2% (31)3rd Down %40.0% (17)
60.0% (10)Red Zone %82.4% (32)
5 (2)Turnovers3 (31)
12 (13)Sacks8 (30)

Texans at Raiders Betting Insights

Why The Texans Can Cover The Spread

The Texans won their first game of the season last time out, 13-6 at Jacksonville taking back the same 7-point spread. However, they were out-gained 422 to 248 yards. Still, Houston has allowed only 99 points this season – second fewest in the AFC, and the Texans are now 3-1-1 ATS. The defensive minded coach Lovie Smith shoots to minimize big plays, and Houston played zone coverage defense on 98% of the snaps against Jacksonville. Add in a greater focus on ball control and rushing in that contest, and the Texans could cover again if they have the time of possession edge and keep it a lower-scoring game. 

Why The Raiders Can Cover The Spread

Houston’s offense is still bottom tier ranking No. 30 in the league at 291 yards per game. The Raiders offense is top-10 averaging 360 YPG including 386 YPG over their last three contests against the stronger Chiefs, Broncos and Titans. Vegas has blown 17-point leads against the Chiefs and Cardinals, and the Silver and Black should hold nothing back against a weaker Texans team that ranks No. 26 in DVOA offense and No. 28 in defensive DVOA.      

Reasons To Bet The Over

The Raiders should have more big plays with not only Jacobs in the running game, but QB Derek Carr able to pick apart a younger Texans defense and secondary in the shorter and intermediate routes. Devante Adams will get his share of targets, and the Raiders should score more. Vegas scored 26 points on offense (6 points defense) and stalled three times in the red zone to settle for field goals at home against the Broncos No. 2 DVOA defense. A bigger lead would force the Texans to pass more, which is a good thing against the Raiders No. 30 ranked DVOA pass defense.   

Reasons To Bet The Under

This contest features two of the league’s top-8 rushers in Josh Jacobs (490 yards) and rookie Dameon Pierce (412). They should be a major focus and carry the ball often with Jacobs getting an even better match-up against the Texans No. 29 DVOA run defense that allows 5.1 yards per rush. There will be more running in this game, and Texans offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton along with HC Lovie Smith have used QB Davis Mills conservatively and restrained the offense while trying to limit turnovers. That’s a formula for less scoring if the Texans can keep it close for at least a half without falling too far behind and having to open up the offense.  

Texans at Raiders matchups to watch for

Josh Jacobs vs Texans Run Defense

The Texans are among the very worst run defenses allowing 5.1 yards per rush and and average of 32 rushing attempts per game. Houston ranks No. 29 in rush DVOA defense, and Jacobs has been a focus of the Raiders offense the last two games. The fourth-year pro had 28 carries for 144 yards and 2 TD’s against Denver’s No. 2 DVOA Defense (No. 15 rush), and 21 carries for 154 yards and 1 TD against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Dameon Pierce vs Raiders Run Defense

Rookie RB Dameon Pierce has 412 yards rushing and 3 TD’s in 5 games. Pierce is just a tough guy to bring down, and he leads the league in broken tackles and yards after contact. The offense shifted during the Jaguars game and he got 26 carries and picked up 99 yards. That followed 14 for 131 yards against the Chargers. The Raiders rank No. 27 in DVOA Defense, but No. 15 against the run.

  • Pierce rushing yards: O/U / ()

Derek Carr and Davante Adams vs Texans Pass Defense

The Texans have two rookies starting in the secondary at safety and cornerback. They’ll play a vast majority of their coverage in zone and try to bring a safety over the top to help rookie CB Derek Stingley, Jr. with coverage against Raiders star WR Davante Adams. Carr targeted Adams 37 times in the three games he went over 100 receiving yards this season. Carr had a season-best 110.6 QB Rating against the Chiefs with a season-best 8.0 yards per pass and 241 passing yards on season-low 30 pass attempts. Stingley’s coverage grade at PFF is very poor and among the worst of 109 cornerback grades. Fellow CB Steven Nelson is top 10 and nickel back Desmond King, Jr. is top 20 for cornerbacks in coverage. 

  • Carr passing yards: O/U / ()
  • Adams receiving yards: O/U / ()

Final thoughts

The Texans have been outgained in all five games this season while surrendering season-high yardage in three contests. Meanwhile, the Raiders have played a stronger schedule and outgained each of its last three opponents including the high-flying Chiefs and their league-best 30 points per game. 

The Raiders will be a popular teaser bet and I agree. I also can envision the Raiders trouncing the Texans with plenty of preferred match-up edges and a +0.9 yards per play differential advantage over Houston. 

Best of luck wagering on Texans Raiders odds.

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