The Atlanta Falcons will attempt their fourth cover in a row opposite the Houston Texans in Week 4 NFL action at the Georgia Dome Sunday.
- The Texans are 4-12 SU in their last 16 road games.
- The Falcons are 9-2 SU in their last 11 games as favorites in October.
- Texans QB Ryan Mallett went 7-of-8 on play action pass attempts in Week 3.
Atlanta had no issue covering the closing -1 spread on Sunday in the form of a 39-28 win over the Tony Romo-less Dallas Cowboys, while Houston topped the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 19-9 and cashed -6 tickets in the process. Through three weeks, both teams are sitting with identical 1-2 Over/Under records. Books opened the total for the clash at 46.5. Ryan Mallett has gotten the job done since relieving Brian Hoyer as the starting quarterback, notching his second career NFL victory on Sunday while throwing for one touchdown and 228 yards. Atlanta’s offense has been a well-oiled machine through the opening three weeks of the season. The Falcons rank third in total yards (411.7), second in passing yards (305.3) and fourth in points scored (29.7).
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Odds makers at Bodog had the Atlanta Falcons as -5-point favorites in the game, while the betting total was sitting at 46.5.
A 25-16 result in favor of the Falcons is the prediction by the Odds – VSB
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Houston Texans vs Atlanta Falcons Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
Betting fans of the Atlanta Falcons have seen them go 3-0 and 3-0 ATS so far this season, while the Houston Texans are at 1-2 and 1-2 ATS. In over under totals betting, the Houston Texans are 1-2, while the Atlanta Falcons are 1-2. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Atlanta vs Houston injuries news.
The Atlanta Falcons sit at No. 15 in the current NFL Power Rankings here at Odds – VSB
, while the Houston Texans are at No. 8 on that chart.
Offensively, the game matches up the Atlanta Falcons No. 6-ranked offense (29.67 PPG) against a Houston Texans defense that ranks No. 9 at 20 PPG. The Falcons passing attack has averaged 305.33 yards per game, more than the Texans give up through the air (224 YPG on average).
Defensively, the Houston Texans feature the league’s No. 29-rated road run defense, allowing 172 yards per game. The Atlanta Falcons, meanwhile, ranks No. 14 in rushing offense at home.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
In their last game, Houston got a 139-yard performance from Alfred Blue as a key part of its 19-9 win over Tampa Bay.
Devonta Freeman sliced and diced the Dallas defense for 3 touchdowns as the Atlanta won their last game, handling the Cowboys 39-28 at AT&T Stadium.
- Houston is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston’s last 7 games
- Houston is 4-12 SU in its last 16 games on the road
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston’s last 5 games on the road
- Atlanta is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
- Atlanta is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta’s last 6 games
- Atlanta is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Houston home to Indianapolis, Thursday, October 8th
Atlanta home to Washington, Sunday, October 11th