Houston Texans Betting Preview
The guys (@GamblingPodcast) continue their 32 NFL team previews with their Houston Texans betting preview. They’re joined by Houston Texans aficionado and host of the NFL Gambling Podcast Munaf Manji (@SportsNerd824) to break down the 2023 Houston Texans and give out their best bets. The Houston Texans bring in a ton of changes including a new head coach DeMeco Ryan, a new QB in C.J. Stroud and the number three pick overall Will Anderson Jr.
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The Houston Texans seem to be in the thick of a rebuild, but the very good talent on both sides of the ball and key additions would make you think otherwise.
6:24 Houston Texans 2022 Review
Last year, Houston failed to reach its over, only achieving a record of 3-13-1, despite having a very easy schedule. For being in a mirage of despair on paper, the Texans were 3-2-1 in their division somehow.
10:21 Houston Texans 2023 Preview
The Texans had a number of key additions in the offseason, with two obvious ones being their top draft picks CJ Stroud and Will Anderson Jr. They also brought in Dalton Schultz and Robert Woods along with a number of other pieces. An even bigger addition is bringing in DeMeco Ryans as a head coach. His defensive mind will serve them well, and the combination of offensive weapons can make them a solid team.
Their offensive line should be considerable which is important with a young quarterback behind them. Dameon Pierce will also have to play well to keep pressure off of Stroud, but Pierce has proven he can churn out production. How well the Texans can play against their division is imperative to if they hit their over. A weaker season from the Titans can help them in their matchups in Week 15 and 17.
29:53 Houston Texans 2023 Schedule Breakdown
The Texans once again have a very easy schedule which should help them and their rookie quarterback and young coach. They don’t have any back-to-back road games until late in the season, but the biggest thing for them is to build chemistry quickly. Houston has a good schedule with no tough stretches, just some tough weeks like when they have to travel to the Bengals. Week 16 will be very interesting when Deshaun Watson returns to Houston.
37:45 Houston Texans Best Bets and Final Thoughts
The Texans have all the opportunity to surprise, but it could be a year too early for the fruits. In a world where they win the division, a lot of things need to happen, such as DeMeco Ryans scheming up or CJ Stroud balling out.
Kramer: Over 6.5 wins, CJ Stroud OROY +850, Will Anderson DROY +400, John Metchie Comeback Player of the Year +3000, DeMeco Ryans Coach of the Year 22-1, Texans to win the AFC South +1000, Dameon Pierce most rushing yards 35-1
Sean: Under 6.5 wins, Dameon Pierce most rushing yards 35-1
Munaf: Under 6.5 wins, Dameon Pierce over 900.5 rushing yards, Dameon Pierce most rushing yards 30-1
2023 Houston Texans
|KEY ADDITIONS (VETS)|
|QB Case Keenum, RB Devin Singletary, RB Mike Boone, FB Andrew Beck, WR Robert Woods, WR Noah Brown, WR Steven Sims, TE Dalton Schultz, TE Eric Tomlinson, OT Greg “Mr. Reliable” Little, G Shaq Mason, C Michael Deiter, DT Sheldon Rankins, DT Hassan Ridgeway, LB Denzel Perryman, LB Cory Littleton, LB Jermaine Carter, CB Shaq Griffin, CB Darius Phillips, S Jimmie Ward|
|KEY ADDITIONS (DRAFT)|
|QB C.J. Stroud, DE Will Anderson, C Juice Scruggs, WR Tank Dell, DE/OLB Dylan Horton, LB Henry To’o To’o|
|QB Jeff Driskel, QB Kyle Allen, RB Royce Freeman, WR Brandin Cooks, WR Chris Moore, WR Phillip Dorsett, TE Jordan Akins, TE O.J. Howard, G A.J. Cann, G Justin McCrary, DE Ogbonnia Okoronkwo, DE/DT Rasheem Green, LB Blake Cashman, LB Neville Hewitt, LB Kevin Pierre-Louis, CB Tavierre Thomas, S Jonathan Owens.|
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