More Sports Sections: Super Bowl College Football NBA Basketball College Basketball Baseball NHL Hockey Soccer MMA Boxing Nascar Golf Horse Racing

20 Point Football Teasers!


Types of Bets

Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Houston Texans Betting Lines - Prediction ATS

Jacksonville Jaguars (2-11 SU, 5-8 ATS) vs. Houston Texans (7-6 SU, 6-6-1 ATS)
NFL Week 15
December 18th 2016 /Time: 1 PM EST
Where: NRG Stadium Houston, TX
by Jason Green, Football Handicapper,

Point Spread: Texans -6
Over/Under Total: 39

The Texans are coming off a big 22-17 road win over the Indianapolis Colts and they are tied atop the AFC South with the Tennessee Titans, who they face in the season finale. The win snapped their 3-game losing streak. Their last win before their 3-game skid was a 24-21 road win over the Jaguars.

The Jaguars are now mired in their longest ever losing streak dropping 8 in a row and they lost their last game to the Minnesota Vikings 25-16. They have failed to score over 19 points in 3 of their last 4 games and in their last 2 games they have only combined for 26 points. Their defense has not been that bad, but it helps to score to win in the NFL. I guess you could say at least the Jags are a balanced squad ranking tied for 21st in both passing and rushing yards per game and 27th in ppg as well as opponents’ ppg.

Houston has been fortunate this season to have a solid rushing offense, which ranks 5th in the league in rushing yards per game, as QB Brock Osweiler has not had a good first season under center for Houston. The Texans rank 3rd to last in the league in passing yards per game and 28th in points per game. This season he has only 14 TD and he has been picked off 14 times.


The big gun of the Houston offense this season has been RB Lamar Miller, who ranks 6th in the NFL in rushing yards per game. He went for 107 yards on the ground in the win over the Colts and overall the Texans galloped for 185 yards in the game. He went for 83 yards in the win over the Jags earlier this season and Osweiler also had a decent game with 2 TD and 0 INT.

This game does not set up well for the Jax defense, but last week’s did and they still got beaten badly. They faced a Vikings team with no run game and a weak passing game and gave up a ton of yards in the air. That has been their strength this season, as they rank 4th in pass defense, but only 23rd in run defense, which is not good in Miller’s house. Oh yeah, speaking of Houston’s house they are 5-1 this season at home.

Is Blake Bortles time in Jax numbered? After being pretty good last season he has been far from this season with 21 TD and 15 INT. However, in 2 of the last 3 games he has not been picked off and he really has to avoid the turnovers in this game. He does not have much of a run game to work with and lead back T.J. Yeldon only rushed for 59 yards only averaging 3.5 yards per carry in the loss to the Vikings.

Like their D this game does not set up well for the offense, as the Jags will be facing a Houston team that on defense is stronger facing the pass than the run. On the season the Texans rank 5th in the league against the pass and 18th against the run.

The Jags are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games facing the Texans in Houston and the road team is 8-2-1 ATS in the last 11 games between these AFC South rivals.

Only giving 6 points at home against a 2-win Jags team means you have to jump on the Texans in this one. Miller will have a big game and the Houston D will keep Jax from scoring a lot of points and force Bortles to make mistakes. Houston will win their 2nd in a row, cover the spread, and stay in first place in the division.

Jason’s Pick to Cover the Point Spread: Texans -6

Fast payouts, 19 and 20 point teasers, pleasers, 25 team parlays, progressive parlays, live betting, online poker and discounted odds on sides and totals! Find all this and more at the web's BEST bookmaker: 5Dimes!

Free Picks

Editor's Picks - Each week our in house pro's tackle the week's card and make predictions on the week's games ATS! Best bets, top plays, premium selections, etc. FREE!

Expert NFL Picks - Free premium plays from the "real" expert football handicappers from around the web. Don't fall for second rate picks from ESPN, the NFL Network, Hank Goldberg or the screaming touts on TV.

Underdog of the Week Pick - We forecast the loudest barking dog of the week. Expect a 60% winning percentage with these plays.

Favorite of the Week Play - We examine "the chalk" and determine the safest bet in which who you should lay the points with. Forecasting winning favorites long term isn't easy, but we've had some pretty good luck with it over the years.

Line Movement Plays - We report all the major line moves from the gridiron and forecast whether it's public money or sharp action causing the move. Who will cover the spread this week? Our line move plays!

NFL Consensus Picks - See what the general public is betting on. We use this info to fade the public to the tune of big profits over the course of the season.

Bookies Picks - Each week, we'll post which side the bookies are on. Please note: These are not OUR picks. We're simply reporting the teams the bookies need to cover the spread in order for them to win. Games receiving equal action on both sides will not be factored into these records.

NFL Trends - Don't ever let anybody tell you that the trend is your friend. These picks make great fades which is exactly what we do with them.

NFL Computer Picks - We enter the statistics into the database and the computer crunches the numbers and gives final score predictions. These should be used for entertainment only!

Monday Night Football Picks - The ultimate bailout play. Our MNF picks are golden! Did we mention that their FREE?

2017 NFL Predictions - Jay breaks down each division and gives his picks on which teams he thinks will win the AFC and NFC Conferneces (plus Super Bowl winner prediction).

Super Bowl Picks - Everybody here in the Predictem office takes their best preseason shot at predicting the winner Superbowl 50. Pride is on the line here! Oh, and LOOT too!


5Dimes - Bet your NFL football picks at -105 odds every day of the week! 15 team parlays! 20 point teasers! Pleasers and huge point buying opportunities as well!

Bovada - Tired of deposit hassles? Bet on football using your credit card at a sportsbook where your Visa CAN and WILL work for deposits! Offers a 50% sign-up bonus up to $250 FREE!

MyBookie - Credit cards work GREAT here! Get a massive 50% bonus up to $1000 in free cash!

Intertops - Watch the game for a bit THEN make a wager! Yes! You can jump in after the action has started using their awesome live betting feature! Get a massive 50% bonus up to $200 in FREE bonus cash! Regarded by many as the most trusted betting site on the web! (Online since 1996!)

Super Bowl Betting - We explain all the different types of wagers you can making including point spread bets, totals, moneylines and prop bets. No need to go to Vegas! You can bet the big game online!

Featured Articles

Statless NFL Handicapping - The quick, easy way and yes, it's effective!

Betting NFL Underdogs - It's the first thing you should consider every Sunday. We explain why.

Choosing an Online Sportsbook - We talk about things to consider before you commit to play at one.


Weekly Fantasy Football - If you drafted a crappy team or the injury bug has bit you and wrecked your season, we've got something really cool to turn you on to that will change the way you play fantasy sports forever!

Famous Football Quotes - From the inspirational to the greatest touchdown calls of all time. We've got them!

Pro Football Hall of Fame - A full list of NFL players who have been inducted into the NFL HOF.

The Spread - Offers free NFL football predictions, matchups, stats including both offensive and defensive and more!

Fantasy Football Sites - Get recommendations on where to find weekly updated player news, depth charts and legit websites that offer the best stat and record tracking for your fantasy football league.