At 1:00 ET, the Cardinals and Texans square off at NRG Stadium in a week 11 NFL matchup. TV coverage belongs to CBS with the game being played on Sunday, November 19th.
Houston is set to take on the Cardinals in this non-conference matchup, and they are favored by 4 at home. Read on for my thoughts and betting angles.
Texans vs. Cardinals Betting Analysis
Taking a glance at the NFC-West standings, the Cardinals are 4th with a record of 2-8. Within the NFC, Arizona is currently in 15th place as they enter week 11. As we approach this week’s game, it’s worth noting that the Cardinals have been the underdog in all of their previous games. Their current ATS record stands at 5-5 with a scoring margin of -8.7.
Although the Cardinals didn’t score in the first quarter, they still managed to pick up the win. Offensively, they finished with 352 yards, while allowing 254 yards to the Falcons. Arizona went into the game as the underdog (+2), giving them a straight-up and ATS win. Even though Kyler Murray did not throw for a touchdown, he ran for one score and threw for 249 yards on 32 attempts.
At 5-4, the Texans are 7th in the AFC and 2nd in the AFC-South. This will be Houston’s 5th home game this season, where they have gone 3-1 compared to 2-3 on the road. This season, the Texans find themselves above .500 versus the spread with a record of 5-4. Their average scoring margin for this season stands at +2.8.
Despite a slow start with no first-quarter points, the Texans rallied and secured the win. They generated 544 yards on offense and gave up 380 yards to the Bengals. Houston went into the game as the underdog (+5.5), giving them a straight-up and ATS win. Running back Devin Singletary had a big game for the Texans, running for one touchdown and 150 yards. C.J. Stroud completed 59% of his passes for 356 yards.
The Cardinals and Texans did not have any head-to-head matchups last season. But over the last three times playing each other, the Cardinals have a record of 2-1. However, against the spread the Texans went 2-1. The over/under record in these matchups was 2-1 on an average of 46 points per game.
Texans vs. Cardinals Odds Analysis
In the context of the current moneyline odds, Arizona currently holds a 38% implied win probability, accompanied by a moneyline payout of +166. On the flip side, the Texans’ implied win percentage is 67% with a moneyline of -203.
The oddsmakers opened this game with an over/under line of 43.5 and since then it has been bet up to its current line of 47.5, with the over paying out at -110 and under at -110.
Arizona opened as 2.5 point favorites at home. and the oddsmakers have since adjusted the lines to +4 in their favor.
How to Bet Texans vs. Cardinals in Arizona
The Cardinals’ defense is coming off a strong performance, giving up just 254 yards of offense and should build on this vs. the Texans. Despite entering as 4-point underdogs on the road, I like them to cover the spread.
Heading into this matchup, Arizona’s games have averaged 43.9 points per game. Given that the over/under line for this matchup is at 47.5, I’m taking the under.
- ArizonaSharp ATS Prediction: Cardinals +4
- ArizonaSharp OU Predict: Under 47.5