Patriots vs Texans live stream, injury report, TV channel, match-ups

Not only do the Patriots win conference championships and Super Bowls, they cover spreads, too. Over the last two seasons New England, despite playing as a favorite all the time, is a sparkling 24-8 ATS. How might that NFL betting trend affect our free NFL pick on Week 1’s Patriots-Texans game in Foxboro?

Patriots vs Texans

New England Patriots

The New England Patriots are a professional American football team based in the Greater Boston region. The Patriots compete in the National Football League as a member club of the league’s American Football Conference East division.

Houston Texans

The Houston Texans are a professional American football team based in Houston, Texas. The Texans compete in the National Football League as a member club of the American Football Conference South division.

Patriots vs Texans

Game : Patriots vs Texans

Time : Sunday, SEP 09TH 1:00 PM  ET

TV Channel : CBS

Stadium : Gillette Stadium

Recent History

These teams have met each of the last four seasons, including a playoff match two seasons ago, with New England winning each game. Last year these teams played one of the most exciting games of the season, a 36-33 Patriots victory. But Houston covered as 13-point underdogs.

The Texans, with Watson in the saddle, out-gained New England that day 417-396 and won time-of-possession by a 34/25 split. But Brady hit Brandin Cooks from 25 yards out with 23 seconds left to give the Patriots the win.

That game also played way over a total of 45.

Injury Report

Houston Texans
NAME, POS STATUS DATE
Braxton Miller, WR Questionable
Aug 12
Chris Thompson, WR Questionable
Aug 13
New England Patriots
NAME, POS STATUS DATE
Rex Burkhead, RB Questionable
Aug 13
Jeremy Hill, RB Questionable
Aug 13

Match-Up

The Texans bombed to 4-12 last season (7-9 ATS), but injuries to key people played a huge part. Houston went 3-3 SU and 5-1 ATS in Deshaun Watson’s six starts at quarterback, 1-9 SU, 2-8 ATS without him. They also went 2-9 SU, 4-7 ATS after losing JJ Watt. Needless to say the Texans never approached their regular-season wins over/under of 8.5. Heading into this season, in expectation of better health, Houston again faces an O/U of 8.5.

The Patriots, meanwhile, finished 13-3 last season (11-5 ATS), won the AFC East again, rallied to beat Jacksonville in the AFC championship but came up a Hail Mary short in the Super Bowl. New England also played over the highest O/U in the league at 12. Heading into this season the Patriots, led by a now 41-year-old Tom Brady, again face the highest O/U on the board at 11.

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