Thursday Night Football Odds, Spread, Line: Eagles vs. Texans Predictions, NFL Picks from an Expert Who’s 37-21

The Houston Texans will look for their second win of the season against a team that is still undefeated when the Philadelphia Eagles visit NRG Stadium for Thursday Night Football. The Texans (1-5-1) have lost two straight since their 13-6 win against the Jaguars in Week 5. They have five wins since the start of last season, behind Detroit and tied with Jacksonville for the NFL-most. They were run over by the Titans in a 17-10 loss last Sunday, allowing 314 yards on the ground, the second most in franchise history. The Eagles (7-0) are the second favorite at +500 to win the Super Bowl at Caesars Sportsbook, behind the Bills (+240). They are coming off an emphatic 35-13 win at home against the cross-state rival Steelers, where quarterback Jalen Hurts and the defense were nearly flawless. They have never started 8-0. The Texans will be without star receiver Brandin Cooks (personal).

Kickoff at NRG Stadium in Houston is set for 8:15 PM ET. Caesars Sportsbook lists Philadelphia as a 13.5-point favorite in its latest Eagles vs. Texans odds, while the over/under for total points scored is 46. Before making your Texans vs. Eagles picks or Thursday Night Football predictions, no be sure to check out what SportsLine NFL expert Emory Hunt had to say.

Hunt is the founder and CEO of Football Gameplan, which has provided analytics at all levels of football since 2007, and a former running back at Louisiana-Lafayette. He knows the game from a player’s point of view.

In addition, he has his finger on the pulse of the Eagles, going 37-21-1 in his last 59 spread picks in games involving Philadelphia for a $1,371 return on $100 bettors.

Now, Hunt has broken down the Eagles vs. Texans Thursday Night Football game from every angle and just locked in his TNF picks and predictions. You can head over to SportsLine now to see Hunt’s picks. Here are some NFL odds and lines for Texans vs. Eagles:

  • Eagles vs. Texans spread: Philadelphia -13.5
  • Eagles vs. Texans Over/Under: 46 points
  • Eagles vs. Texans money line: Philadelphia -800, Houston +550
  • PHI: Eagles are 9-4-1 ATS as favorite under Nick Siriani (since 2021)
  • HOU: The Texans are 6-5 ATS as home underdogs since the start of last season
  • Eagles vs. Texans: See the picks here

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Why Eagles Can Cover

Philadelphia is 5-2 against the spread this season and is 4-1 ATS all-time against the Texans covering four straight games. The Eagles are sixth in the league in rushing, averaging 150 yards per game. The Texans rank last in the league against the run, giving up 186 per contest, 30 yards more than any other team. Miles Sanders, who is seventh in the NFL with 563 yards, will get plenty of work, and quarterback Jalen Hurts (303 rushing yards, six TDs) can also do damage with his legs.

Hurts has had much more success in the pocket this season, completing 72 percent of his passes and averaging 9.2 yards per attempt. The third-year pro has passed for 1,799 yards and 10 TDs while throwing just two interceptions. Those are the Eagles’ only losses, and they share the NFL lead with 16 takeaways. Cornerbacks Darius Slay and James Bradbury are shutting down receivers, and safety C.J. Gardner-Johnson has four interceptions. Haason Reddick has 5.5 of their 23 sacks. See which team to pick here.

Why the Texans can cover

While quarterback Davis Mills is 3-14-1 straight up as an NFL starter, he is 8-9-1 against the spread. The 2021 third-round pick out of Stanford leads the rebuilding offense after the Deshaun Watson trade during the offseason. He completed 63 percent of his throws, with 1,502 passing yards and eight TD passes. Running backs Rex Burkead and Damien Pierce have combined for 44 receptions to keep Mills out of trouble.

Pierce provided reason for optimism as the 2022 fourth-round pick leads all rookies in rushing and is 12th in the NFL with 539 yards. He’s averaging 4.5 yards per carry and broke off a 75-yard run in a Week 4 loss to the Chargers. The Eagles defense is solid, but his ability to stop the run is average. Philly is 15th against the run, allowing 115 yards per game. The Texans are plus-three in turnovers, and cornerback Derek Stingley (one interception) is another rookie making an impact. NFL underdogs by four or more points are 39-22 ATS this season. See which team to pick here.

How to make Eagles vs. Texans picks

Hunt took a close look at Thursday night’s Texans vs. Eagles game and is hoping for a point total. He also says that the critical X-factor makes one side of the spread a must. He shares what he’s all about and which side to take, only on SportsLine.

Who wins Eagles vs. Texans on Thursday Night Football? And what critical X-factor makes one side a must? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Texans vs. Eagles spread you should be on throughout, all from the expert, who is 37-21 in his most recent spread picks involving Philadelphia, and find out.

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