NFL Lines at USA Sportsbooks – Texans Attempt to Grind it Out Against Eagles

NFL Lines at USA Sportsbooks - Texans Attempt to Grind it Out Against Eagles

As far as the Houston Texans are concerned, the game plan is pretty constant and pretty simple: run the football, early and often, giving Arian Foster a chance to strut his stuff. Foster has 766 rushing yards on the season, and he could pose some trouble for the Philadelphia Eagles, who visit NRG Stadium in Houston for NFL betting action that begins at 1 PM ET.

Houston has a 4-4 straight-up record, and is 5-3 against the NFL lines. They are still looking for a win over a genuine contender. They seemed to be looking pretty good against both Dallas and Pittsburgh, but wound up falling short. The game with the Steelers was especially hurtful, as they blew a 13-0 lead. As most football bettors are aware, they acquired quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick in the off-season as something of a stopgap measure until they figured out what they were going to do at the position of the future. Fitzpatrick has been somewhat adequate, completing 63% and with nine touchdowns but also seven interceptions. His habit of holding onto the football for too long has also resulted in eleven sacks in the last three games.

Speaking of sacks, that’s one thing Houston hopes to do against Philadelphia quarterback Nick Foles, but that has been difficult for a lot of teams to do, as foals, who has thrown 299 passes, has been sacked only seven times.

In the NFL lines that have been posted at BetAnySports Asian Sportsbooks in this game, the Eagles are favored on the road:

NFL Sportsbook Betting lines Courtesy Of BetAnySports USA Friendly Asian Bookies

Philadelphia Eagles -2
Houston Texans +2

Over 47.5 points -110
Under 47.5 points -110

The flipside for Foles is the fact that he has been relatively error-prone, committing three fumbles and throwing nine interceptions. As we have said before, this is a far cry from his statistics in the 2013 season, when he threw 27 touchdown passes with only two INT’s. And Houston is one of those teams that is pretty good at getting the ball from the other side, with 17 takeaways. No team in the NFL as more than that. Obviously, the key guy there is JJ Watt, who has seven sacks and who is now joined by Jadeveon Clowney, so maybe they can get some pressure on the Eagles’ signal-caller.

Philadelphia’s LeSean McCoy, last year’s league rushing champion, has struggled this season, as BetAnySports customers are well aware. But he has come alive lately, averaging 5.4 yards per carry over his last two games, and much of that can be attributed to more stability on the offensive line. And he is going to be joined by Darren Sproles, who suffered a knee injury that left him out of last week’s game against the Arizona Cardinals. The Eagles could have used his contributions, as they lost a 24-20 decision. But analysts of the NFL lines know full well what Sproles is capable of doing, not only running the ball from scrimmage (he has averaged 6.6 yards per carry), but also catching the ball out of the backfield. You’ll be a great help to his quarterback, who will need it.

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CHARLES JAY grew up around the gaming business, was raised in the boxing business, and along the way has developed a colorful background through a wide range of experiences. Jay was a veteran of almost two decades actively in the boxing industry, as a writer, publicist, matchmaker, booking agent, manager, and promoter. He was engaged as editorial consultant for USA Network's "Tuesday Night Fights" for seven years, and also did some on-air work for USA. He also served as color commentator for, among others, Sunshine Network and Prime Network, and has called more than a dozen world championship fights for national and/or international television. He has been the host of numerous radio programs, including "Sportswatch with Charles Jay" on KDWN in Las Vegas, "Total Action" on WAXY 790 in Miami, and "Charles Jay's Winning Edge", syndicated into 55 markets by the American Radio Networks. For the past 20 years, he has been a professional sports handicapper, and as a consultant to the casino industry from 1993-95, helped to launch Casino Magic in Mississippi as a major venue for sports promotions. Also, he's been a casino/sports gaming columnist for a number of leading publications, including Sports Form, Casino Player, Card Player, and The Gambler. In the 2000's, he became widely known as one of the world's leading proponents and experts on the subject of boxing reform, having been asked to appear on numerous panels and speak at officials' seminars. He was the author of "Operation Cleanup" and "Operation Cleanup 2: Unfinished Business" - two critically-acclaimed e-books that represent arguably the most comprehensive and in-depth examination of boxing reform issues ever put into publication. In 2004 he published a third electronic book - "Body Shots: Outside the Ring and Inside the Game of Pro Boxing". In 2003 he was the recipient of the "Dignity" Award, in the category of "Best Sports Writer," as bestowed by the Retired Boxers Foundation.

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