Houston Texans Betting Guide

Odds, Schedule And Predictions

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The Houston Texans had a maligned offseason with their head coaching carousel, ultimately promoting defensive coordinator Lovie Smith. They finally offloaded Deshaun Watson and roll into 2021 with Davis Mills behind center. In the draft, Houston drafted superstar corner Derek Stingley Jr. and some mid-round talent. However, the roster is mostly devoid of weapons both in the backfield and in the passing game. Will the Texans contend for another top draft pick? Or steal some wins this coming season?

This page serves as a one-stop shop to Houston Texans odds and betting for the 2022 season. Below, you’ll find weekly odds, the latest Texans betting news, and prop betting.

Week 1 Preview: Colts at Texans

The Houston Texans are home underdogs in their season opener against the Indianapolis Colts. A year ago, the Texans were one of the worst rush defense teams in the NFL and were gashed on the ground in two matchups with the Colts. In the offseason, Houston was unable to make splash signings that would turn their run defense completely around and defensive coordinator Lovie Smith is now head coach. The over/under is .

Texans betting news

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

Trades: None

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

Houston Texans 2022 schedule and betting odds

Week DateOpponentKickoff Time
Week 1Sunday, Sept. 11vs. Indianapolis Colts1 p.m. ET
Week 2Sunday, Sept. 18at Denver Broncos4:25 p.m. ET
Week 3Sunday, Sept. 25at Chicago Bears1 p.m. ET
Week 4Sunday, Oct. 2vs. Los Angeles Chargers1 p.m. ET
Week 5Sunday, Oct. 9at Jacksonville Jaguars1 p.m. ET
Week 6Sunday, Oct. 16BYEBYE
Week 7Sunday, Oct. 23at Las Vegas Raiders4:05 p.m. ET
Week 8Sunday, Oct. 30vs. Tennessee Titans4:05 p.m. ET
Week 9Thursday, Nov. 3vs. Philadelphia Eagles7:15 p.m. ET
Week 10Sunday, Nov. 13at New York Giants1 p.m. ET
Week 11Sunday, Nov. 20vs. Washington Commanders1 p.m. ET
Week 12Sunday, Nov. 27at Miami Dolphins1 p.m. ET
Week 13Sunday, Dec. 4vs. Cleveland Browns1 p.m. ET
Week 14Sunday, Dec. 11at Dallas Cowboys1 p.m. ET
Week 15Sunday, Dec. 18vs. Kansas City Chiefs1 p.m. ET
Week 16Sunday, Dec. 25at Tennessee Titans1 p.m. ET
Week 17Sunday, Jan. 1vs. Jacksonville Jaguars1 p.m. ET
Week 18Saturday, Jan. 7 OR Sunday, Jan. 8at Indianapolis ColtsTBD

Houston Texans futures odds

Futures are long-term bets that can range from an offseason to a full season (or beyond). Team win totals, award winners, and player performance are common futures.

Texans Super Bowl 57 odds

The Houston Texans have longshot odds to win Super Bowl LVII, longest in the NFL.

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Texans prop bets

Prop bets are based on individual performance, typically surrounding players. For example, oddsmakers set Will Fuller’s projected receiving total in his Week 4 matchup against the Minnesota Vikings at 66.5 yards. Fuller went off for 108 yards that game, giving those who bet the over on his receiving totals the win. Other players to see significant prop play in 2020 included David Johnson and Brandin Cooks.

Search below for Houston Texans team or player props currently offered at sportsbooks. You can also look around at other teams and players using this tool. Happy shopping!

How to bet on the Houston Texans

Moneyline

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.

Point spread

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?