In a matchup of the top teams in the AFC, the Houston Texans (11-1) take on the New England Patriots (9-3) Monday night at 8:30 ET. NFL odds are posted at Bovada sportsbook.
Since losing to the Packers, the Texans have won six straight, to bring their season mark to 11-1 SU and 8-4 ATS. For all of their success, the Texans have hit a rough spot against the spread having lost two of their last three. After allowing an average of 34 points per game in wins that they failed to cover, they finally stiffened up and only gave up 10 points to the Titans in last week’s win.
Like Houston, the Patriots come in riding a six game win streak. For the season, they are 9-3 SU and 7-5 ATS. The Patriots are averaging an amazing 40 points per game during this six game span. New England has also covered in two of their last three.
The Patriots are a 4 point favorite. The Texans have the makeup to be a matchup problem for the Patriots; they can run the ball and they can get after the QB. Look for the Texans to keep it close, so take Houston +4 at www.sportsbookroom.com.