Eagles vs Texans: Thursday Night Football betting preview, picks, top prop bets & more 

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Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts yells on the sidelines ahead of an NFL football game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Philadelphia Eagles, Sunday, Oct. 30, 2022, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Eagles vs Texans headlines TNF in week 9

The undefeated Philadelphia Eagles now find themselves on a short week. They’ll be shortly travelling to Houston for a game against the 1-5-1 Texans in the hopes of extending their unbeaten run to 8 games. Here’s all you need to know ahead of the matchup:

Eagles vs Texans betting odds

  • Moneyline: Eagles -730 | Texans +530
  • Against the spread: Eagles -13.5 | Texans +13.5
  • Over/Under: 44 points

Eagles vs Texans betting preview

Wow, I haven’t seen the Eagles favored by this much in a long time. Sure, it helps that the Texans have a single win this season and have been a trainwreck, but a two-score game is still a lot to swallow if you’re backing the favorites.

However, the Eagles tore the soul of Kenny Pickett out from his chest and this pass-rush will be licking its lips at the sight of Davis Mills, who has 8 touchdowns and 6 picks on the year. Derrick Henry tore up the turf against this Texans team a few days ago to the tune of 219 yards and something tells me that the versatile Eagles offense will have a field day on the ground.

I don’t normally like laying more than 10 points, and the fact the Eagles are on the road and a short week makes this even tougher to stomach. But the gulf in quality between these two teams is simply too large. I’m backing the Eagles here.

Eagles vs Texans betting pick

Eagles -13.5 is the selection, but what I really like here is Jalen Hurts to record more than 39.5 rushing yards (-115). If you don’t like laying 13.5 points here, betting on Hurts to run rampant on the ground instead is a very nice pivot. He didn’t have much room to run against the Steelers, but this Texans D is giving up 187 rushing yards per game. Jalen is going to run riot here.

If you’re feeling saucy, you could bet the rushing total for Miles Sanders too, but I think the value lies with Hurts, as he only needs 40 yards as opposed to 76.5, which is a whole game of sledding.

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