Houston Texans odds, season predictions and best NFL futures bets Guide 2023

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Welcome to The Bet Club NFL Houston Texans betting guide for 2023.

Just four seasons ago, the Houston Texans were among the NFL’s elite teams. However, their fortunes took a sharp downturn following a painful loss, blowing a 24-0 lead to the Kansas City Chiefs in the Divisional Round back in January 2020. Since that pivotal moment, the Texans have seen a dramatic decline, with a combined regular season record of 11-34-1 over the last three years.

This upcoming season signifies a fresh start for Houston, with the Texans having had one of their most productive NFL Drafts in years and bolstering their roster with numerous free-agent signings to support their rookies during this rebuilding phase. As we delve into the odds and best bets for the Houston Texans this season, it’s clear that the team is looking to turn the page and chart a new course.

Houston Texans breakdown

2022 record: 3-13-1

2022 ATS record: 8-8-1

2022 O/U record: 7-10

Key players in: Robert Woods (WR), Devin Singletary (RB), Dalton Schultz (TE) Sheldon Rankins (DT).

Key players out: Tremon Smith (CB), Jordan Akins (TE), Ogbonnia Okoronkwo (DE).

2023 NFL Draft class: C.J. Stroud (QB), Will Anderson (EDGE), Juice Scruggs (C), Nathaniel Dell (WR), Dylan Horton (DE), Henry To’oto’o (LB), Xavier Hutchinson (WR), Brandon Hill (S). 

Houston Texans 2023 NFL season odds

Houston Texans Super Bowl odds

At +18000, the Texans are essentially given no chance to win the Super Bowl by the oddsmakers.

Houston Texans AFC Championship odds

The Texans currently sit at +8500 to win the AFC. This puts them at dead last in the conference according to the oddsmakers.

Houston Texans AFC South odds

The Texans are +1000 to win the AFC South, putting them at last in the division. 

Houston Texans win total odds

The Texans win total is 6.5 games. Over XX is at +116, while the under comes with -140 odds. 

Houston Texans 2023 schedule

Week 1: at Baltimore Ravens

Week 2: vs Indianapolis Colts

Week 3: at Jacksonville Jaguars

Week 4: vs Pittsburgh Steelers

Week 5: at Atlanta Falcons 

Week 6: vs New Orleans Saints

Week 7: BYE

Week 8: at Carolina Panthers

Week 9: vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Week 10: at Cincinnati Bengals

Week 11: vs Arizona Cardinals

Week 12: vs Jacksonville Jaguars

Week 13: vs Denver Broncos

Week 14: at New York Jets

Week 15: at Tennessee Titans

Week 16: vs Cleveland Browns

Week 17: vs Tennessee Titans

Week 18: at Indianapolis Colts

Houston Texans 2022 NFL season recap

The 2022 NFL season mirrored the two previous years in terms of misery for the Houston Texans. They endured another dismal campaign, concluding with a disappointing 3-13-1 record, ultimately securing the 2nd pick in the 2023 NFL Draft. The offense struggled to find its footing, primarily due to subpar quarterback play, while the defense struggled to prevent opposing offenses from reaching the end zone.

Following a Week 1 tie against the Colts, the Texans managed to secure just three more victories throughout the season. It became evident that Houston was in dire need of a significant change to revitalize their prospects and reverse the trend of disappointing seasons.

Houston Texans 2023 NFL season predictions

Building a consistent contender often begins with a solid draft class, which is a positive step for the Houston Texans. This process is particularly crucial in a conference as competitive as the AFC. Realistically, it seems that Houston may face another season with a high number of losses, possibly 12 or more, as they position themselves for a high draft pick and continue to build towards a future playoff appearance or division title.

The Texans’ first order of business will be evaluating their #2 overall pick, CJ Stroud, as he embarks on his rookie season with a challenging matchup against the formidable Ravens defense in Baltimore. The offense has undergone a significant overhaul with additions like Dalton Schultz and Devin Singletary, while the defense has also been reinforced with Will Anderson Jr. from the draft and Sheldon Rankins through free agency.

As we look ahead to the Texans’ season, let’s delve into our best bet for their performance.

Best bet: Houston Texans under 6.5 wins (-140)

Considering the circumstances, it’s indeed challenging to envision the Houston Texans securing 7 wins in the upcoming season. With a rookie quarterback, a new head coach, and a significant influx of new players throughout the roster, there are undoubtedly promising building blocks, but they may face an uphill battle. The talent level on the team doesn’t quite measure up to the top two teams in the AFC South, and they lack a player of Jonathan Taylor’s caliber who can help divert defensive attention away from their rookie quarterback.

The schedule also presents a formidable obstacle. While the Texans do have matchups against the NFC South, they are tasked with facing the entirety of the AFC North, along with teams like the Broncos and Jets. Achieving a respectable 7 wins is a tall order for most young teams, especially one that is in the process of integrating so many new pieces. Given these factors, opting for the under with a reasonable level of confidence seems like a prudent choice.

Houston Texans season record prediction: 4-13

Your analysis of the Texans’ divisional performance and potential wins against teams like Tampa Bay and Arizona seems realistic. Additionally, games against Carolina and Atlanta appear winnable on paper.

Considering these factors and the roughly 6 or 7 games where you can envision a potential win on their schedule, it’s reasonable to expect the Texans to make a slight improvement over their recent win totals. A 4-13 record seems like a plausible outcome for Houston in the upcoming season, reflecting a step in the right direction as they continue their rebuilding efforts.

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