The AFC South-leading Houston Texans make their way north for a matchup with the Green Bay Packers on Sunday.
Game time is scheduled for 1 p.m. Eastern from Lambeau Field and it will be televised by CBS.
Here’s a complete look at all the betting info you need to know, as well as a prediction of the Week 13 NFL game below:
Packers vs. Texans Week 13 Betting Info
Note: All odds and numbers courtesy of OddsShark.com and are updated as of December 3
Spread: Packers (-6.5)
Betting Percentages: 64 percent for the Packers (-6.5)
Betting Percentages: 50-50
Season Results: Packers 5-6 straight up; 4-6-1 against the spread; 6-5 for the OVER — Texans 10-1 straight up; 5-5-1 against the spread; 6-5 for the UNDER
The Packers stopped the bleeding of a 4-game losing streak with a win over the Eagles in Week 12. In that contest they finally got a solid game from the defense, which allowed 38 points per game during the losing streak. To be fair, those games were against Atlanta (first in scoring offense), Tennessee (7th), Washington (9th), and Indianapolis (12th).
Houston scores just 17.6 PPG, fourth-worst in the NFL. The Texans have the weapons — WRs DeAndre Hopkins and Will Fuller — but quarterback Brock Osweiler hasn’t been getting the job done. The strength of Houston’s offense is running back Lamar Miller (5th in rushing overall), but that’s also Green Bay’s defensive forte — stopping the run (3.8 yards per carry, 90 yards per game). Though they did show some holes during the losing streak.
Despite having one of the best pass defenses in the league, Houston has been very vulnerable lately. They’ve allowed 8 TD passes over the past 3 games. The Texans also have just 6 interceptions and 20 sacks (by the way, DE Jadeveon Clowney is out Sunday), both near the bottom of the league’s rankings. But (always a “but”) Aaron Rodgers is dealing with a hamstring injury that has him officially listed as questionable. He is expected to play, but how much will it bother him?
Weather could be a factor Sunday as snow is expected in Green Bay. Up to 3 inches is possible. The Pack is used to playing in these elements, so that’s definitely an advantage for them.
The Texans lead the AFC South standings, but that’s not saying much. Nobody seems to want to take control of that division.
The Packers are fighting for their playoff lives. Right now they are on the outside looking in. Aaron Rodgers is not missing this game.
The Packers need to win. And they will. Houston’s offense is a mess and the defense has shown vulnerabilities the past few weeks. Rodgers should be able to pick them apart with Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb and Davante Adams. Head coach Mike McCarthy also wants to get Ty Montgomery and Christine Michael more involved to balance out the offensive attack.
Green Bay gets back to .500 and back into the NFC Playoffs conversation.
The Pick: Packers 24-16 (Packers win straight up, Packers cover the spread, the UNDER wins)
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