Free NFL Picks - Houston Texans vs New England Patriots

New England Patriots during warm-up

Tuesday, January 10, 2017 5:14 PM GMT

It’s a tough ask for Houston at New England on Saturday. If the odds were any indication, impossible springs to mind. We weigh in on this matchup and serve up NFL picks to spot.

 

Houston Texans vs New England Patriots 

 

Point Spread Value

It appears the Texans have tapped their playoff potential. That is if the NFL odds were any indication as they are mega underdogs to the New England Patriots on the road. It’s almost unheard of for a side to be at such a ridiculous disadvantage but reality is the Texans haven’t impressed much this season and are correctly dubbed a huge mismatch for the mighty Patriots. Keep in mind the last meeting between this pair was a forgettable shutout by the Patriots at the Foxboro.

 

Free NFL Pick: Patriots -15.5 (-105)

Best Line Offered: at Pinnacle

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The Survivor

Benefitting from a weak, topsy-turvy AFC South division the Texans won the title and a spot in the playoffs. Their good fortune extended with a date against the Derek-Carr-less Raiders in the wildcard round. It’s safe to say that run of luck comes to an end. This is the toughest matchup in the AFC and it’s seriously unlikely that the Texans will overcome Bill Belichick, Tom Brady, and company at the Foxboro. Color the world shocked if they do. Heck, just look at the odds on offer for a Patriots win. If that’s not a lock NFL pick, what is?

 

Free NFL Pick: Patriots -1175

Best Line Offered: at 5Dimes

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Game Total

The Texans defense is no slouch but the offense just doesn’t seem to have an identity at all. Brock Osweiler isn’t wowing anybody. The last time he made the trip to Foxboro it was a failure to launch in no uncertain terms. Now, it would be stunning if the Texans didn’t learn from that experience and put some points up on the board. However, with Tom Brady calling the shots this time it should still be a blowout by the Patriots.

 

Free NFL Pick: Over 44 (-105)

Best Line Offered: at Bet365

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