The Houston Texans and the San Francisco 49ers are going to square off in Week 5 of the NFL betting campaign. Join us here at Cappers Info, as we make our predictions for football for what should be a great game on Sunday.
Week 5 NFL Picks: Houston Texans @ San Francisco 49ers
Date: Sunday, October 6th, 8:30 ET
Location: Candlestick Park, San Francisco, CA
Week 5 Betting Odds: San Francisco -8 (42.5)
Texans vs. 49ers Live TV: NBC
Sunday Night Football is going to be a tough one for both of these teams, knowing that the loser is going to be 2-3 and in a lot of trouble just to get into the playoffs. It’s not a deathblow by any stretch, but it’s not a good omen either to be under .500 through more than a quarter of the season and multiple games back in your own division title race. Houston has to be kicking itself for letting last week’s game go against Seattle, and when you really look back at what this team has done, you have to start asking questions. QB Matt Schaub has already tossed six picks in four games, and two of those INTs came as pick sixes in the fourth quarters of close games. The defense is also likely to be without LB Brian Cushing, who suffered a concussion at the end of the game last week. With Cushing in the fold, this defense has averaged allowing less than 270 yards per game and less than 15 points per game in the last two seasons. Without him, the ‘D’ has conceded over 350 yards per game and over 24 points per game.
It’s not that the 49ers are in that much better shape right now either. The win against Green Bay in Week 1 seems like an eternity ago, and the win over the Rams came on a short week, where we know that some teams respond better than others. Yes, San Francisco has had the longer week of work to prepare for this game, but we still think that this number is just a bit too big. The 49ers are the better of these two teams. The issue for Houston generally hasn’t been staying close in games like this one. The issue has been winning them. Don’t be shocked if this ends up being the third time in the history of this rivalry that a game is decided by less than a touchdown. In the end, a Schaub mistake might seal the deal.
Texans @ 49ers Pick: Houston Texans +8
Texans @ 49ers Score Prediction: San Francisco 23 – Houston 17