NFL Picks – Oakland Raiders vs Houston Texans NFL Spread Picks
How about those Houston Texans? The team has received its fair share of hype leading into this season and the Texans have truly lived up to it. At 3-1, the Houston squad is one bad quarter away from undefeated. Now, they face the Oakland Raiders in a home game where the Texans are a 6-point favorite. If you are going to make your NFL picks and make them well this coming Sunday, you need to recognize a couple of things about the Texans and about the Raiders as they battle it out in Reliant Stadium.
When making NFL picks, one thing that people like to do is grade QB play. Who has the best quarterback and can we expect that to continue? This is the common question and it is one worth considering. The Texans seem to have the edge here, with Matt Schaub playing well. How will he respond without top receiver Andre Johnson, who will be out for around a month with a hamstring issue? The answer is that the Texans will probably lean on the run game. Arian Foster finally had a good game last week and he will likely get the bulk of the carries this week. With both teams looking to lean on the run, this might be one of the quickest games and this might be a game where the under is a good choice.