NFL Week 14 Betting: Houston Texans @ New England Patriots Pick and Prediction

The Monday Night Football game for Week 14 promises to be a dandy. The top team in the AFC will take on one of the hottest teams in the game. The Houston Texans will travel to Foxboro to take on the New England Patriots. Houston is 11-1 on the season and in charge of the AFC South, while New England has won six straight to move to 9-3. The Patriots have already wrapped up the AFC East. The Patriots have scored the most points in the AFC, while Houston has allowed the least amount of points.

The Patriots are one of the top offensive teams in the game. New England ranks in the Top 10 in both passing and rushing yards. Tom Brady has been great once again with over 3,500 yards and 35 touchdowns. The quarterback’s top target Rob Gronkowski is out with an injury, but Wes Welker and Aaron Hernandez have taken over the role. Steven Ridley has been a godsend for New England at the running back position. Ridley has 1,010 yards and 9 touchdowns. The Patriots have not lost since October 14th at the Seattle Seahawks.

The Houston Texans lone loss came on October 14th to the Green Bay Packers. Since then, the Texans have beaten teams by an average of 12 points. Matt Schaub has become an elite quarterback completing 266 of 413 passes for 3,062 yards. His top target has been Andre Johnson. Johnson has 1,114 receiving yards on the season. Arian Foster is in the running for Most Valuable Player in the league. The running back has picked up over 1,100 yards and 13 touchdowns.

Odds and Sports Betting Line

  • Houston Texans +3.5
  • New England Patriots -3.5

Free Prediction and Pick

This is going to be a great game between two teams that will definitely be heading to the postseason. This game could go a long way in deciding who has home field advantage in the postseason. A win on the road for Houston would be fantastic, while New England expects to win this game at home. Both quarterbacks have been fantastic. In the end, look for the dominating offense of the Patriots to outshine the tough defense from Houston. We like the Patriots to win by a touchdown.

Prediction: New England Patriots 28-21

The Vegas line for this game features the New England Patriots by just over a field goal. We expect that to be pretty close for most of the night. Towards the end, the Patriots will pull away with a win by a touchdown. We are betting the New England Patriots -3.5 over the Houston Texans in this one.

Pick: New England Patriots -3.5