Houston Texans vs. New York Jets MNF Week 5 Picks 2012

by Scott

I like the Jets in this game to at least stay within the spread after last week’s blowout. Rex Ryan will have his team ready to play after being shutout at home. The Texans will come away with a win, but I don’t think it will be by enough to cover the spread.

Point Spread: Houston Texans -8 (-110) vs. New York Jets +8 (-110)

Moneyline: Houston Texans -380 vs. New York Jets +315

Game Total: Over 41.5 (-110) vs. Under 41.5 (-110)

Houston had little trouble last week in their 38-14 home win over Tennessee as -13 point favorites. Danieal Manning and Kareem Jackson returned interceptions for touchdowns, and Matt Schaub threw two TD passes in Houston’s easy win over the Titans.

Arian Foster also had a touchdown run for Houston (4-0), who have opened the season with wins over Miami (30-10), Jacksonville (27-7), Denver (31-25) and Tennessee. The Texans were outgained 325-297 in total offense, but they had a decisive 3-0 edge in turnovers.

Schaub completed 20-of-28 passes, Owen Daniels had six receptions for 72 yards and a TD, and James Casey had five receptions for 36 yards and a touchdown for Houston, which has outscored its opponents 128-56 this season.

New York was embarrassed last week in a 34-0 home loss to San Francisco as +4 point underdogs. Mark Sanchez completed just 13-of-29 passes for 103 yards and was intercepted once for New York (2-2), which was handed its most lopsided shutout loss since a 37-0 setback to Buffalo in the 1989 regular-season finale.

The Jets had not been shut out since a 9-0 home loss to Green Bay on Oct. 31, 2010. Santonio Holmes suffered an injury to his left foot despite not being contacted and did not return.

The Jets were already without rookie wide receiver Stephen Hill and tight end Dustin Keller, both of whom were inactive with hamstring injuries. It was an all-around dismal performance for the Jets, who were outgained in total offense (379-145), had a 245-45 deficit and rushing and turned the ball over four times in the loss.

The Jets opened the season with a 48-28 home win over Buffalo and lost 27-10 at Pittsburgh in Week #2 before beating Miami, 23-20 in OT, prior to last week’s loss. Houston is 19-10 ATS against AFC teams, 7-3 ATS off a division game and 8-3 ATS following two or more consecutive wins.

The Texans are also 14-7 ATS as a favorite and 8-4 ATS as a favorite between -3½ and -9½ points. New York comes in on a 71-86 ATS run at home and the Jets are 1-6 ATS as an underdog between +3½ and +9½ points, 4-12-1 ATS overall and 3-7 ATS off a SU loss. Houston is 14-2 ATS in its last 16 games and 14-3 ATS vs. AFC East teams – but only 6-13-2 ATS in October games.

Below Im just testing our odds feed before customising it for the appropriate sportsbooks you can use, so it looks a bit rough while its getting done.

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