Texans – Seahawks Free Pick

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Texans

vs.

Seahawks

Week 8

NFL Pick

10/29/17

The Texans have won two of their last three Games and they have scored at least 33 points in each of their last Four Games. They are coming off a bye and will be well-rested for this Game, which will be needed facing a Seahawks team that is 2-0 at home. Houston is the 3rd highest scoring team in the league and they need to Scoreto win, as they only rank tied for 25th in opponents’ ppg.

At 5dimes sportsbook the Seahawks are the 5.5-point favorites with a total of 45.5.

After a disappointing start of the season losing two of three Games the Seahawks have gotten back on track and they have won three in a row. Their D ranks 1st in the NFL in terms of points allowed only giving up an average of 15.7 ppg and in their last two Games they have only given up seven points and 10 points respectively. The Seattle pass rush got a jolt this week, as they signed Dwight Freeney and the Seahawks still hope the ex-star has some gas left in his tank.

The last time these teams played it was the 2013 season in Houston where the Seahawks beat the Texans 23-20 in OT.

In their previous Game after the bye last week the Texans beat the Cleveland Browns 33-17. In the Game the Texans used a balanced attack on offense and they also forced three turnovers and only committed one. Deshaun Watson continued his solid rookie campaign and passed for 122 yards with 3 TD and 1 INT and Will Fuller V was the leading WR for 62 yards and a TD with Watson spreading the wealth with seven players with at least two catches. The Texans rushed for 123 yards led by D’Onta Foreman (59 yards) and he and LAmar Miller combined to rush for 100 yards. To say this duo has a tall task this Sunday on the road would be an understatement, as Seattle only gave up a grand total of 46 rushing yards in their last Game.

OUt of Houston’s three wins on the season only one has come facing a team with a winning record and that Game was at home.

The Seahawks beat the New York Giants in their last Game where they scored 14 points in the 4th quarter and dominated New York out-gaining them 425 yards to 177 yards. They only gave up 131 passing yards and they stuffed the run and only allowed 3.4 yards per reception. Russell Wilson came up big with 334 passing yards with 3 TD and 0 TD and Doug Baldwin had 92 receiving yards and hauled in a TD. While the Seahawks rushed for 104 yards their top two RB’s did not average Four yards per carry.

Houston ranks 6th in the league in pass defense and 10th in run defense and they have won one of their two road Games.

The Texans are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Games overall, 1-6 ATS in their last 7 Games following a straight up win, and in their last 4 Games the Over record is 4-0.

The Seahawks are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 home Games, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Games after an ATS win, and in their last 5 Games in October the Under record is 5-1.

Jason’s Pick:
The Seahawks are flying under the radar in the NFC, but they are a solid team and a Super Bowl contender. Their D will shut down the Texans and at home they will get the win and cover the spread and win their 4th in a row.