Broncos vs. Texans Prediction, Betting Tips & Picks – Week 2
The Houston Texans (0-0-1) go on the road to square off against the Denver Broncos (0-0) at Empower Field at Mile High on Sunday, September 18, 2022. Find more below on the Broncos vs. Texans betting line, injury report, head-to-head stats, best bets and more.
The Texans are double-digit, 10-point underdogs against the Broncos (the game has an over/under of 45.5 points).
Broncos vs. Texans Spread and Betting Line
Broncos vs Texans Betting Information
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Broncos vs. Texans Game Info
- Game Day: Sunday, September 18, 2022
- Game Time: 4:25 PM ET
- TV Channel: CBS
- Location: Denver, Colorado
- Stadium: Empower Field at Mile High
Broncos vs. Texans Prediction and Computer Picks
Prediction for Broncos vs Texans
Broncos 25, Texans 15
Broncos vs. Texans Betting Trends
The Broncos were 8-9-0 against the spread last season.
The Broncos went unbeaten ATS (2-0) as a 10-point favorite or greater last season.
Last year, five of the Broncos’ 17 games hit the over.
The Broncos’ average points scored last season, 19.7, was 6.9 fewer than the 26.6 the Texans gave up.
The Broncos were 4-0 overall when scoring more than 26.6 points last year.
The Broncos’ offense averaged 330.5 yards per game last year, 53.9 yards fewer than the 384.4 allowed by the Texans’ defense. The Broncos averaged 5.7 yards per play, while the Texans allowed 6.1.
When the Broncos offense put together a game with more than the Texans’ average yards allowed last year (384.4), they were 3-2.
Denver Broncos Leaders
Last year Russell Wilson put together 3,113 yards (222.4 per game), a 64.8% completion percentage, 25 touchdowns, and six interceptions. He also added 183 rushing yards on 43 carries with two rushing TDs (averaging 13.1 yards per game).
Last season Melvin Gordon III took 203 carries for 918 yards (57.4 per game) and scored eight touchdowns.
Courtland Sutton hauled in 58 catches for 776 yards (45.6 per game) while being targeted 98 times. He also scored two touchdowns.
Randy Gregory did his thing last season with a huge stat line of six sacks, four TFL, 19 tackles, and one interception.
Last season Alex Singleton racked up 130 tackles, four TFL, and one interception.
Justin Simmons intercepted five passes last year while also totaling 80 tackles, four TFL, 1.5 sacks, and 12 passes defended.
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Texans vs. Broncos Betting Trends
Against the spread, the Texans were 8-9-0 last season.
The Texans had an ATS record of 5-5 as underdogs of 10 points or greater last season.
Last season, eight of the Texans’ 17 games hit the over.
The Texans put roughly the same amount of points on the board per game (16.5) as the Broncos conceded (18.9) last year.
When they exceeded what the Broncos gave up last season (18.9 points per game), the Texans were 4-4.
The Texans’ offense gained 278.1 yards per game last year, 48 yards fewer than the 326.1 surrendered by the Broncos’ defense. The Texans accumulated 5 yards per play, while the Broncos allowed 5.6.
When the Texans offense put together a game with more than the Broncos’ average yards allowed last season (326.1), the team was 2-4.
Houston Texans Leaders
Davis Mills completed 66.8% of his passes and threw for 2,664 yards and 16 touchdowns last season.
Rex Burkhead averaged 26.7 rushing yards and scored three rushing touchdowns.
Brandin Cooks averaged 64.8 receiving yards and racked up six receiving touchdowns over the course of the 2021 season.
Last year Jonathan Greenard put pressure on opposing quarterbacks with eight sacks, and added nine TFL and 33 tackles.
Kamu Grugier-Hill put together a strong stat line last year, accruing 106 tackles, 13 TFL, three sacks, and one interception.
A year ago Desmond King II tallied 86 tackles, one TFL, and six passes defended as well as three interceptions.
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Broncos and Texans Injury Report
Broncos and Texans’ Recent Performance
In their last game, the Broncos fell to the Seattle Seahawks 17-16. Last time out, the Texans tied 20-20 with the Indianapolis Colts. Against the Seahawks, Wilson led the Broncos with 340 yards on 29-of-42 passing (69.0%) for one touchdown and no interceptions. Gordon ran for 58 yards on 12 carries (4.8 yards per carry), adding two receptions for 14 yards. Jerry Jeudy led the receiving charge against the Seahawks, catching four passes for 102 yards and one touchdown. Mills threw for 240 yards for the Texans against the Colts, going 23-for-37 (62.2%) with two touchdowns and no interceptions. Burkhead carried the ball 14 times for 40 yards. He caught five passes for 30 yards. Cooks caught seven passes on 12 targets for 82 yards (11.7 yards per reception).
The Broncos (-10) is our best bet after analyzing all of the key trends and statistics for this matchup. Our computer predicts the total score will stay under the total of 45.5 points, with a final score of Broncos 25, Texans 15.
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