Bet the Texans vs. Eagles - Week 16

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Don Shapiro
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  • Houston will come into this critical game with key injuries

  • The Texans can secure their Playoff spot with a win or tie Saturday

  • Other scenarios get the Texans into the Playoffs even if they lose against Eagles

  • Philadelphia must win their remaining two games to make Playoffs but need help from Dallas and Seattle


You can bet the Texans vs. Eagles game with Houston coming in at +2.5 after opening at -1.5.

Houston will be without their top rusher.  Running back Lamar Miller, wide receiver Keke Coutee and nose tackle Brandon Dunn did not travel with the Texans to Philadelphia and have been ruled out for Sunday's game, the team announced.

Did You Know? These teams have faced one another only 4 times - Houston has yet to win

Both teams are looking to lock in their Playoff spot here.

Houston clinches AFC South division title with:

1) A Texans win or tie

2) A Colts loss or tie + Titans loss or tie

Houston clinches a playoff berth with:

1) A Ravens loss or tie

2) A Steelers loss

3) A Titans loss or tie + Texans clinch strength of victory tiebreaker over Ravens

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Odds to win 2018-19 Super Bowl LIII (2/3/19)
Team Odds
New Orleans Saints 2/1
Los Angeles Rams 11/2
Kansas City Chiefs 13/2
New England Patriots 17/2
Los Angeles Chargers 10/1
Chicago Bears 15/1
Houston Texans 16/1
Pittsburgh Steelers 20/1
Dallas Cowboys 30/1
Minnesota Vikings 35/1
Seattle Seahawks 45/1
Baltimore Ravens 60/1
Indianapolis Colts 75/1
Tennessee Titans 100/1
Philadelphia Eagles 150/1
Carolina Panthers 500/1
Miami Dolphins 1000/1
Washington Redskins 1500/1
Cleveland Browns 5000/1

For Philadelphia, they are within a game of the NFC East lead, but they will need some help and must win their final two games.  A loss Sunday doesn't completely destroy their hopes but the chances are extremely slim.  Seattle and Dallas need to lose. 

In the event of a tie in the NFC East, Dallas gets the nod due to their sweep of the Eagles this season.

The Eagles can still win the NFC East if they win their remaining two games and the Cowboys lose both of theirs.

Should the Eagles and Seahawks finish with the same record, the Seahawks would win that tie-breaker on the strength of a better conference record.

If the Eagles win their remaining two games and the Seahakws lose theirs, the Eagles would be in.

- Don Shapiro, Gambling911.com

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