New York Jets at Houston Texans Week 12 Betting Guide

The New York Jets (2-8) face the Houston Texans (2-8) at NRG Stadium for Week 12 of the NFL. Let's take a look at the betting lines for Sunday's matchup.The Texans are favored to win at -141, currently marked as 2.5-point favorites, while the Jets are at +120. The total points line is set at 44.5, with OVER at -110 and UNDER at -110.

  • The Jets have a 2-8-0 ATS record this season, while the Texans hold a record of 5-5-0.
  • The Jets have a 6-4-0 O/U record this season (meaning six games have gone over the total points line and four have gone under). The Texans have a 4-6-0 O/U record.

Points on the board

  • The Jets are averaging 17.8 points per game this season (T27th in the league). Comparatively, the Texans are averaging 15.0 (32nd).
  • Defensively, the Jets are giving up 32.0 points per game this season (32nd in the league), while the Texans are giving up an average of 27.1 points (29th).

Moving the chains

  • With an average of 337.7, the Jets rank 21st in the league for total yards per game. Comparatively, the Texans rank 32nd with just 271.1 yards per game.
  • In terms of yards allowed, the Jets are giving up 414.2 per game this season (32nd in the league), while the Texans are giving up an average of 389.3 (30th).

Ascendency in the air

  • The Jets have recorded 258.8 passing yards per game this season (9th in the league). Comparatively, the Texans' defense has given up 255.8 passing yards per game (27th).
  • Meanwhile, the Texans have recorded 194.6 passing yards per game this season (31st in the league), while the Jets' defense has given up 282.2 passing yards per game (32nd).

Advantage on the ground

  • Looking at the ground game, the Jets have been among the NFL's worst this season, averaging an underwhelming 78.9 rushing yards per game (29th in the league). Nevertheless, the Texans have been equally poor at defending the run, allowing 133.5 yards per game to rank 30th.
  • On the other hand, the Texans have recorded 76.5 rushing yards per game this season (32nd in the league), while the Jets are giving up 132.0 rushing yards per game (28th).

Protecting the ball

  • Looking at their ability to force turnovers, the Jets have recorded 8 total takeaways this season (T30th in the league), failing to perform to the same level as the Texans, who have recorded 19 (T4th).
  • On offense, the Jets have recorded 23 total giveaways this season (32nd in the league), while the Texans have recorded 17 (T25th).

First to Score

The Jets are -110 to score first, while the Texans are -121.

  • The Jets have scored first in one of their 10 games this season.
  • The Texans have scored first in four of their 10 games this season.

Which team will score the first touchdown?

  • The Jets have recorded the first touchdown in two of their 10 games this season.
  • The Texans have recorded the first touchdown in three of their 10 games this season.

First Scoring Play

NY Jets Touchdown 1 / 10 +260

NY Jets Field Goal 0 / 10 +300

NY Jets Safety 0 / 10 +8000

Houston Touchdown 2 / 10 +200

Houston Field Goal 1 / 10 +330

Houston Safety 1 / 10 +7500

Which team will get a quick start?

The Jets are +105 to be the first team to reach 10 points, while the Texans are -130.

  • The Jets have been the first to score 10 points in one of their 10 games this season.
  • The Texans have been the first to score 10 points in four of their 10 games this season.

First Quarter Moneyline

The Texans are favored in the 1st Quarter Moneyline market, currently at -125, while the Jets are +105.

  • The Jets have a 1-6-3 first quarter W/L/T record this season, while the Texans hold a record of 4-5-1.

Last Time They Met

The Texans recorded a 29-22 victory over the Jets at MetLife Stadium when these teams last met in Week 15, 2018. 

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