When the Bills (10-6) travel to Houston to take on the Texans (10-6) in Saturday’s AFC playoffs (4:35 pm ET, ESPN and ABC), there will be about two teams trying to shake off their recent first disappointments.
After the 2017 season, the accounts lose to the AFC South Jaguars 10-3 champions as a wild card. After the 2018 season, the AFC South Texas champion lost at home to the Colts Wild Card, 21-7.
Here’s everything you need to know about betting on Bills vs. Accounts. Texans in the NFL playoffs, including updated odds, trends and our prediction for the AFC wild card game.
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Accounts against Texans NFL 2020 playoffs odds
- Hearsay: Texans from 2.5
- Total points: 44
- Chance: Accounts -101, Texans -119
The Texans opened as light favorites and the line failed to advance a pitch. In a neutral field, this means that the accounts will be halfway favorite. In Buffalo, it would be 3.5 favorites.
Accounts against Texans of all time
Since the Texans entered the league in 2002, they have had a 5-4 advantage in 9 games. The teams did not play in the regular season of 2019. The Texans have won four of the last five, including 20-13 in Houston in October ’18.
Three trends we need to know
– Accounts were 9-5-2 against spread during the regular period. The Texans were only 7-9.
– Only 4 of the 16 account games went through. The Texans watched 7 of 16 games.
– The accounts are 1-3 straight and have covered only once in their last four games. The Texans have also covered only once in their last four games.
Three things to look out for
J.J. Watt’s energy
Watt returns from his chest injury to help the Texans’ defense. He has previously won the playoffs, mainly by playing wild card games in Houston against the Bengals. The Texans could use him to disrupt the accounts of second baseman Josh Allen, who gets his first taste of the playoffs in a hostile way.
Tre’Davious White vs. DeAndre Hopkins
White, the cornerback is sure to cover Hopkins, Texans wide receiver Deshaun Watson, for most of the night. Although it may not be a complete shade, Hopkins can expect close coverage when working outside. Watson has to buy extra time against the bills to expand the games so that Hopkins can use his mind to slowly open the paths down.
Allen and Watson are expected to feel the heat and will not always see the things that are available to them. They could also receive limited help from traditional toys. So, making good decisions about getting places to start and run can be huge for both offenses when playing games. The QB that makes most of the game-changing games play off-script will be on the winning side.
Stat that matters
The accounts are the No. 8 offense in the NFL, averaging 128.4 yards per game and 4.4 yards per attempt, with Allen accounting for a large portion of the production. The Texans have fallen to Series 25 defense, allowing an average of 121.1 yards per game to 4.8 yards per attempt. The Rookie running back Devin Singletary, resting after his hibernation for Week 17, often has to be powered by accounts to take advantage of this weakness.
Provision of accounts against Texans
The Bills are the best team overall due to their physical play and vigorous defense to support a versatile offense that can control the clock well on the run and get great games from the passing game to Allen to John Brown and others. Watt will have minimal effect. Watson will try to save the day, but with Hopkins containing and the rest of his body hitting, Houston will not have enough juice to keep serving, losing a second straight wild card game at home.
Accounts 24, Texans 17