The Houston Texans have three straight losses and are coming off their worst loss of the season entering Week 5.
For good reason, the Houston Texans aren’t being thought of too highly in their Week 5 game against the New England Patriots because they are coming off a 40-point loss to the Buffalo Bills in Week 4, a game where the Texans were also held scoreless.
A lot has to improve for the Houston offense in Week 5 against the Patriots for them to even have a chance to be competitive, and the biggest part of that is the overall play of rookie quarterback Davis Mills and each running back on the roster.
One of the running backs, whether it be Mark Ingram II, David Johnson or even Phillip Lindsay, needs to break away from the pack and step up for this team in Week 5.
Houston trail the series 10-3 all-time over the Patriots, including their most recent meeting in 2020 when the Texans defeated New England, 27-20. The Texans have won the past two games against the Patriots.
Texans vs. Patriots Odds Week 5
The Week 5 betting odds on WynnBET for the spread have Houston as 9 underdogs (+9) with -116 odds. New England is also at -116 odds for the spread.
The total points over/under for the game are set at 40 with odds at -110 for Houston and New England.
Those who are interested in the Money Line can take the Texans at +300 odds, and the Patriots at -475.
Houston vs. Patriots Prediction Week 5
The Patriots were very close to spoiling Tom Brady’s return to New England on Sunday night and are a better overall team than Houston. Though the Texans have a lot to prove in this game, it is unknown if the offense can improve in a week.
Houston’s play hasn’t improved much over the past couple weeks, and for the Patriots, they know they can be competitive against some of the best teams in the league, even if their record doesn’t show thus far this season.
Final score: New England 24, Houston 10