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Texans vs. Packers ATS Picks

Houston Texans vs. Green Bay Packers ATS Picks

The Green Bay Packers will look to stay alive in the NFC Playoff race as they host the Houston Texans on Sunday. The Texans lead the AFC South while the Packers are two games out of first place in the NFC North. The Texans are not getting much respect in this Week 13 matchup as they are listed as nearly a touchdown underdog on the road in Green Bay. The teams have not met in four years when it was Green Bay winning 42-24 at Houston.

Houston Texans vs. Green Bay Packers
Date and Time: Sunday, December 4, 2016, 1 p.m. ET
Location: Lambeau Field, Green Bay, WI
Week 13 NFL Odds at BetDSI: Packers -6.5, O/U 45.5
Texans vs. Packers TV Coverage: CBS

The Texans are definitely considered the worst 6-5 team in the NFL. They have a bad offense that ranks 29th in the league averaging just over 17 points per game. They have a quarterback in Brock Osweiler who simply isn’t worth the money the Texans spent on him in the off-season. What has saved the Texans this season is a defense that is 5th in the league in total yards allowed.

Houston is 5-5-1 ATS this season but most of that success has come at home as the Texans are 1-4 ATS on the road. They have gone over in three of their five road games this season.

The Packers are coming off a big win last week at Philadelphia to keep their playoff hopes alive. If they can win this game on Sunday they would get back to .500 and possibly get within a game of Detroit if the Lions lose at New Orleans.

The Packers are scoring about 25 points per game and allowing 26 points per contest. Green Bay is 5-5-1 ATS this season including 2-2-1 ATS at home. Three of their five home games have gone under.

Key Stat

This is only the fourth matchup between the two franchises with Green Bay holding a 2-1 edge. It was Green Bay winning 42-24 four years ago in Houston. The Packers have won 8 of their last 13 games following a Monday night contest. Green Bay has scored 23 points or more in eight of their last nine games.

The Packers have won six of their last eight games in December. Under head coach Mike McCarthy, the Packers are 29-13 in the month of December. The Packers are 18-3 at home in December under McCarthy.

The Texans are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games. The Packers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games in Week 13.

The Under is 8-3 in the Texans last 11 games in December. The Under is 9-2 in the Packers last 11 home games.

Texans vs. Packers Free Picks

It is hard to take the Texans on the road with Osweiler at quarterback so I will lay the points and take Green Bay in this contest.

Texans vs. Packers Week 13 ATS Pick: Packers -6.5 at BetDSI

Texans vs. Packers Score Prediction: Packers 24 – Texans 10