Texans vs. Bengals Point Spread: NFL Week 2 Odds, Prediction

Lynette Rowe
September 15, 2017

What we may not get is any kind of offense if Week 1 wasn't an anomaly for these teams. However, accounting for both teams' situations, there is plenty of value on the Texans to cash in on.

FAST FACTS:Texans DE J.J. Watt had sack in his last game at Cincinnati.

The data tells us oddsmakers were hitting it out of the park with their Over/Under lines in Week 1 from 2013 to 2016.

Offensively, the Bengals are averaging 0.0 points and 221.0 total yards (144.0 in passing and 77.0 in rushing per game). We get treated to an underwhelming game that nobody wants to see, but will still watch because it's football...

Bettors will be asking themselves if the low scoring will continue into Week 2.

Sportsbooks have listed the home team as six-point favorites today, according to Odds Shark. "I have already bet Unders on several of their matchups this week [Week 2] and may still bet more".

They are certainly much better than how they played last week. O'Brien has the saving grace of finally having a true franchise quarterback he can work with, and his background suggests he will do good work with Watson moving forward. The Bengals put up a goose egg on the scoreboard marking the first time they've been shut out since Week 7 in 2014.

It's Thursday night, which means it's time to kickoff Week 2 of the National Football League season!

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Rawls rushed for 349 yards and three touchdowns on 109 carries in nine games last season. An offense that was better than the final score on Sunday would suggest.

Welcome along to the Clunker Bowl as the Texans and Bengals attempt to bounce back from thoroughly miserable displays in week one. Texans coach Bill O'Brien benched his starting quarterback after the first two quarters of the season.

They can surely use some reinforcements in any and all facets, on a short week too, and rookie wide receiver John Ross is expected to make his regular season debut against the Houston Texans on Thursday night.

Maybe one of these teams will prove that their Week 1 shortcomings were a fluke. Left tackle Duane Brown, a three-time Pro Bowler, is still holding out for a new contract.

There was even a similarity when it came to turnovers, just not how they happened.

Quarterback Andrew Luck is ruled out against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 2 which means bettors are likely to see another week with Scott Tolzien under center for the Colts.

"He's a playmaker with good instincts, and he's young", Ryan said.

The G-Men are another case of a club that was missing its best player in Week 1. Dalton ranked fourth in the AFC with 53 completions of 25 yards or more last season.

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