Of all of the games on the Monday 12/10 Week 14 NFL betting schedule, one of my favorite is the clash between the Houston Texans and the New England Patriots. Join me for my tips for this 8:30 p.m. ET kickoff that can be seen on ESPN.
Houston Texans (11-1, 8-4 ATS) +3.5
New England Patriots (9-3, 7-5 ATS) -3.5
Monday Night Football picks this week are relatively easy, as we think that we can tease just about anything and come up with a winner when push comes to shove. These two teams are on virtually level terms, and I find it interesting that Houston is actually considered the lesser of these two teams when you factor out home field advantage.
The Texans have really come to play against some of the best teams in the league this year. Throw out that game against the Bears that was played in the wind and rain, and the offense has put up 43 against Baltimore, 24 against Green Bay, and 31 against Denver. All three games made it past the ‘total’ with ease, and this shouldn’t be much of an exception either, because the Brady Bunch is going to get its scores.
Meanwhile, New England is going to be happy to be back at home, where it has scored 59 and 37 points over the course of the last two games. Look at the final scores of the two games against the best teams in the AFC that the Pats have played thus far: They beat the Broncos 31-21 and lost to the Ravens 31-30. This is going to be one of those games like the second one, where the Texans come out and keep this one close, and it’ll make it past the ‘total’ without any problems.
Texans @ Patriots Tips: 7-point teaser: Houston +10.5 w/ Over 44