Houston Texans vs. Oakland Raiders
Date and Time: Monday, November 21, 8:30 p.m. ET
Location: Estadio Azteca, Mexico City, Mexico
Week 11 NFL Odds at BetDSI: Raiders -6, O/U 46
Texans vs. Raiders TV Coverage: ESPN
The Texans come into this game at 6-3 and leading the AFC South but very few people believe Houston is a great team. It is amazing the team even has a winning record as they score just 18 points per game and allow 21 per contest. Winning this game on Monday against a very good Oakland team will not be easy. ''I think they're playing as one of the best teams in the league,'' coach Bill O'Brien said. ''No yards are going to be easy. 'So it's going to be a very, very challenging game for us.''
The Texans have no real passing attack as Brock Osweiler has been awful this season. The Texans are last in the NFL in yards passing with 187.3 per game. The Texans win by running the ball and playing defense. The defense will be tested this week by an Oakland attack that is fourth in the NFL in rushing yards per game. The Oakland passing attack is also good with Derek Carr throwing 17 TDs vs. just three interceptions.
The Texans are not concerned about how they win games or what people think about them. ''I know it hasn't always looked pretty, but we're playing the games the way we feel we need to play them,'' O’Brien said.
The Raiders are scoring 27 points per game and allowing about 25 points per contest. Oakland has gone over the total in 7 of their 9 games this season.
Houston has been very good in November going 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games in November. They are 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 games on grass. Houston has been terrible on Monday night going 1-8 ATS in their last 9 Monday games.
The Raiders are 4-1 ATS vs. a team with a winning record. The Raiders are 10-4 ATS in their last 14 vs. the AFC. The Raiders are 2-8-1 ATS in their last 11 Monday games.
The Under is 15-5-1 in the Texans last 21 vs. a team with a winning record. The Over is 5-1 in the Raiders last 6 games overall. The Over is 18-6-3 in the Raiders last 27 games in November.
Texans vs. Raiders Free Picks
The Texans have yet to show they handle a really good team and right now the Raiders look like one of the top teams in the NFL. I will lay the odds at BetDSI and take the Raiders.
Texans vs. Raiders Week 11 ATS Pick: Raiders -6 at BetDSI
Texans vs. Raiders Score Prediction: Raiders 31, Texans 17