New England Patriots vs Houston Texans
New England Patriots and Houston Texans in the Round 1 of the new NFL season.
I like here Houston Texans and over the totals. Though, over is more a lean while Houston plus the points is the bet. Also, IMO Houston and over in the teaser bet could be excellent approach if you ask me.
The Patriots of course were in the Superbowl season ago. Failed back then to with its 6th trophy in the Bill Belichick era. The home team hope they could have another attempt in this season but IMO this will be very difficult. With Tom Brady now being 41 years old and playing his 19th season, I really doubt the Patriots can repeat last seaaon 13-3.
New England will relay on Brady - Rob Gronkowski connection. Especially early in the season cause Patriots' star receiver, Julian Edelman is serving a four-game suspension.
The Patriots also are in problems with knee injuries of their running backs. At this moment seems like only James White and Jeremy Hill are ready to play.
On the other side Houston is coming from pretty modest season, only 4-12 for them last time. But, it's a fact they have remained back then relatively early without its quarterback Deshaun Watson due to serious injury. He will start now after ten months break.
BTW, Watson has met the Patriots last seaaon and that was his only start against them in his career. He wasn't bad at all back then in a 36:33 loss.
In any case, now is expected from Houston to have much better season, maybe even to be contender for playoff.
Plus, we know that Patriots in recent years have had slow start. In entire Bill Belichick era they are 13-5 since 2000 in the opening games but only 2-2 in last four seasons. Plus those victories were not with a margin.
The bottom line, I like the Texans to cover this +7 pts (I bought half point) what more this could be their first ever win on the Gillette Stadium.
New England Patriots vs Houston Texans prediction
|Houston +7||Pinnacle||1.81||8||27-20 PUSH (Stake return)|