The Houston Texans (3-13-1) reportedly made the mistake of telling Lovie Smith he would be dismissed after their Week 18 game before that game kicked off. In response, Smith coached his players hard en route to a win and, as a result, lost the No. 1 overall draft pick. Houston is in dire need of a quarterback and at No. 1, they would have had their pick of the litter. Instead, they either have to position themselves back into the spot or pick the second QB off the top. They have good young pieces on their roster, namely Derek Stingley, Jalen Pitre, and Dameon Pierce, but this team is a long ways off from contention.
This page serves as a one-stop shop for Houston Texans odds and betting for the 2023 season. Below, you’ll find weekly odds, the latest Texans betting news, and prop betting.
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Houston Texans 2022-23 schedule
|Week||Date||Opponent||Kickoff Time||Opening Odds|
|Week 1||Sunday, Sept. 11||vs. Indianapolis Colts||1 p.m. ET||+7.5|
|Week 2||Sunday, Sept. 18||at Denver Broncos||4:25 p.m. ET||+10|
|Week 3||Sunday, Sept. 25||at Chicago Bears||1 p.m. ET||+3|
|Week 4||Sunday, Oct. 2||vs. Los Angeles Chargers||1 p.m. ET||+7.5|
|Week 5||Sunday, Oct. 9||at Jacksonville Jaguars||1 p.m. ET||+3|
|Week 6||Sunday, Oct. 16||BYE||BYE|
|Week 7||Sunday, Oct. 23||at Las Vegas Raiders||4:05 p.m. ET||+8|
|Week 8||Sunday, Oct. 30||vs. Tennessee Titans||4:05 p.m. ET||+4.5|
|Week 9||Thursday, Nov. 3||vs. Philadelphia Eagles||7:15 p.m. ET||+4.5|
|Week 10||Sunday, Nov. 13||at New York Giants||1 p.m. ET||+3|
|Week 11||Sunday, Nov. 20||vs. Washington Commanders||1 p.m. ET||+3|
|Week 12||Sunday, Nov. 27||at Miami Dolphins||1 p.m. ET||+7|
|Week 13||Sunday, Dec. 4||vs. Cleveland Browns||1 p.m. ET||OTB|
|Week 14||Sunday, Dec. 11||at Dallas Cowboys||1 p.m. ET||+8|
|Week 15||Sunday, Dec. 18||vs. Kansas City Chiefs||1 p.m. ET||+10|
|Week 16||Sunday, Dec. 25||at Tennessee Titans||1 p.m. ET||+8|
|Week 17||Sunday, Jan. 1||vs. Jacksonville Jaguars||1 p.m. ET||PK|
|Week 18||Saturday, Jan. 7 OR Sunday, Jan. 8||at Indianapolis Colts||TBD||+8.5|
Texans 2022 offseason moves
Key signings: CB Steven Nelson, LB Jalen Reeves-Maybin, RB Marlon Mack, FB Andy Janovich, SAF M.J. Stewart
Re-signings: DT Maliek Collins, WR Brandin Cooks, OL Justin Britt, CB Desmond King, LB Christian Kirksey
Key losses: SAF Justin Reid, QB Deshaun Watson, CB Terrance Mitchell
Key draft picks: CB Derek Stingley, OL Kenyon Green, SAF Jalen Pitre, WR John Metchie III, LB Christian Harris, RB Dameon Pierce
How to bet on the Houston Texans
The moneyline is the simplest of bets, decided by the straight-up winner and loser of each game. Consider the following example:
- Vikings -105
- Texans +110
The Texans are considered slight underdogs in this matchup (indicated by +110), paying out $210 total for a $100 bet ($110 in winnings). The Vikings are the favorites in this matchup, requiring a $105 bet to win $100 (plus the initial bet back). How much either team wins or loses by does not matter in moneyline betting, the payout remains the same.
Betting on the point spread is determinant on how many points a team wins or loses by. Take the following example:
- Texans -4.5 (-110)
- Jaguars +4.5 (-110)
In this example, Houston is favored by 4.5 points, indicated by “-4.5.” If the Texans win the game 27-20, the Texans (-4.5) win the bet and would have a total payout of $19.09 on a $10 bet ($9.09 in profit). If the Jaguars keep the game within five and lose 34-30, the Jaguars (+4.5) would win, and the payout would be the same as listed above.
Point total (over/under)
The point total refers to the over/under line set by books. This number projects the total number of points scored in a game and, like prop betting, is bet whether one thinks the score will go over or under the set point total. For example, the Texans matchup with the Cleveland Browns had a projected point total of 53.5 points. The Texans lost that game 10-7, which resulted in just 17 total points. Those who bet the under on the over/under would have cashed out.
Houston had some serious defensive issues in 2020, ranking 27th in the NFL in points allowed per game (29). Coupled with an explosive offense led by Deshaun Watson, the Texans frequently saw lofty projected point totals. Over/unders set between 58 and 62 points weren’t uncommon for Houston this past season. Should Watson leave for another team, their projected point totals could dip in 2021.
In-play and live betting
Sometimes, the most thrilling and rewarding bets are bets made while games are being played. These are referred to as live bets or in-play bets. Odds are ever-changing during games, which would prove to be fruitful for sharp and prepared bettors. For example, if the Texans (-225) were heavily favored against the Bengals (+190) before kickoff, a payout on a $10 bet on the Texans to win would win just $4.44.
However, say the Texans fell to a big 17-3 deficit in the first half despite controlling the overall game (due to a costly turnover or special teams gaffe). Odds may swing in favor of the Bengals, who may be a -110 favorite at halftime. Taking the Texans to come back and win the game could present plus-odds (say, +130). Should a bettor take Houston (+130) at halftime and the Texans pull off the comeback, winners would win $13 instead of $4.44 (plus the initial $10 bet).
This could also be an effective way to “hedge” your bet; say a bettor took the Bengals (+190) in that game, but Houston jumps out to a 13-0 first quarter lead and is controlling the overall feel of the game, bettors could hedge by throwing some money down on Houston (-270) to return some of the inevitably-lost bet.
Parlays and teasers
You can always string bets together in the form of parlays or teasers. Usually during busy Sundays, bettors can parlay several teams to win or cover against the spread and if all bets are successful, the payouts are multiplied. Teasers function similarly, except they allow bettors to move each point spread to a more favorable line in exchange for diminished odds.
Texans 2021 recap
Record: 4-13, Third in AFC South
Record ATS: 8-9
Over/under record: 8-9
In a year where Houston had the expectation that they would be non-competitive, they won four games. Three of those came in-division, an impressive feat for first year coach David Culley. Sadly, rumors surround his firing after just one season that Culley was set up for failure. At the very least, rookie quarterback Davis Mills showed some promise and removed the pressure for the Texans to draft another QB this coming year. However, without Culley in town, will Mills get another shot at leading the team?