Seahawks vs. Houston Texans Week 4 gambling odds & handicapping

Betting On Seattle v Texas?

Seahawks Back on the Road Looking to Stay Perfect

The Seattle Seahawks head back east this Sunday to play yet another dreaded 10 AM Pacific game. This time it is against the 2-1 Houston Texans – a team that was schooled last week against Baltimore.

Seattle has looked very much like the class of the NFC so far this year.

Russell Wilson has eclipsed any lofty expectations he had heading into the season providing Seattle with one of the more balanced offenses in the game today.

Seattle Seahawks (3-0) at Houston Texans (2-1)
When: 1:00 PM ET, Sunday, September 29, 2013
Where: Reliant Stadium, Houston, Texas
Broadcast: FOX
Hawks vs. Texans Betting Lines from Bovada
Seattle Seahawks -2½ -110 -135 Ov 41½ -110
Houston Texans +2½ -110 +115 Un 41½ -110

Houston, despite looking somewhat vulnerable so far this season was an early season favorite to contend for the AFC crown – they have yet to put together a complete 60 minutes and will be looking to right the ship Sunday.

Simply put – the Seattle Seahawks are the best defensive team in football.

Sure they let Jacksonville score 17 on them last week but prior to that they held two good offensive teams completely in check. Seattle is ranked first in the league against the pass, giving up just 146.7 yards per game through the air, and on the ground, opposing teams are averaging just 95 yards per game.

They have found a pass rush, they stop the run and completely stifle the oppositions pass games. I have no idea how any team will be able to score enough against this team especially with the stellar early season play of…

Ahhh the good old days...Not anymore. Simply put – the Seattle Seahawks are the best defensive team in football.

The good old days…Not anymore. Simply put – the Seahawks are the best defensive team in football.

The offense has woken up in Seattle. No longer are they just a running team. Russell Wilson has taken his game to another level this year and the running game has been typically solid as well. The Hawks enter this week eighth in the league on the ground with an average of 132.7 yards per game, and they are averaging 247 yards passing per game this season.

Balance, efficiency and an ability to take care of the ball make Seattle very tough to play against. If Wilson doesn’t beat you, it will likely be Marshawn Lynch that gets the better of you. Hey, there has even been a Sidney Rice sighting!

The Houston Texans own a pretty good overall defense themselves. They will be a stern test for Seattle. But the Hawks have already faced the Panthers and the 49ers, winning the battle of the defenses with both clubs.

The Texans are allowing just 157.7 yards per game through the air, and 91.3 yards per game on the ground – seems a bit misleading if you have watched their games!

Houston’s offense has been a bit of a mystery so far this season. They are already dealing with an injury to Andre Johnson and Matt Schaub has thrown a pick-6 in every game this year! Baltimore’s offense made them look average last week even with backup running back Bernard Pierce starting in place of Ray Rice.

Still, Houston’s offense is ninth in passing and rushing and the presence of Arian Foster and Andre Johnson makes them a very dangerous team.

Dave B’s Free Won’t Cost You Anything Betting Prediction:

A few trends to consider:

• Under is 8-1 in SEA last 9 games in September.
• SEA are 13-3 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.
• SEA are 25-9-1 ATS in their last 35 games overall.
• HOU are 10-1 ATS in their last 11 games in Week 4.
• HOU are 20-7-2 ATS in their last 29 games on grass.

We know all too well Seattle’s struggles on the road and especially at 10 AM kickoffs but this team has a feel unlike any team we’ve seen in the past few years. It seems that when one aspect of their game is struggling, another one picks them up.

It should be a close game that realistically could be decided by turnover differential. Seattle is taking care of the ball – Houston simply is not!

Pick: Seattle Seahawks -2 1/2


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About Dave B

Dave B is from Beautiful BC. A Fantasy Football writer for 10+ years. A gambler, and a sucker for an early Vegas line. Loves to bet on the NHL, and NFL. A couch potato wannabe, BC Lions, Canucks, & Seahawks fan. Hope’s for world peace + global relaxation.
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