Texans vs Patriots Thursday Night Football matchup has football betting fans wondering if Garoppolo will start against the Texans. Vegas Odds makers for the best online NFL sportsbooks, currently, list the New England Patriots as an underdog versus the -2½(-115) point spread betting favorite Houston Texans. After Garoppolo's injury on Sunday versus the Dolphins, Patriots third string QB Jacoby Brissett took the reigns and helped the Patriots earn the win. While the Miami Dolphins scored three unanswered touchdowns, the Patriots defense held the Dolphins just enough.
According to current reports, Belichick in true Patriots fashion, lists Garoppolo as questionable, while Garoppolo was seen in a limited capacity at practice on Tuesday we expect Jacoby Brissett to get the start. The New England Patriots head coach specializes in keeping opponents off-balance and a perfect example is this week 3 NFL predictions contest. Brissett could provide New England with an element that opponents rarely prepare for when facing the Patriots and that is a QB that can run the ball. That factor will likely be the winning difference in this week's Thursday Night Football predictions matchup.
The line opened with a 2½(-115) Vegas point spread, but has moved to an EVEN matchup according to the best online sportsbooks.
The Houston Texans are also coming off back-to-back wins to open the NFL betting season, covering the spread in both wins.
Texans vs Patriots PREDICTION: While the Texans have several assets that give them insight into the Patriots lockerroom, they will remain off-balance and fail to hand the Patriots a loss at home. Take the Patriots with points if you can. Many online sportsbooks have moved the line to make it an even matchup except, MyBookie, the line there currently lists the Patriots as a +1 point underdog. BET NOW
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