Cowboys vs Texans: Our advanced computer model simulated Sunday’s Texans vs. Cowboys game 10000 times.The Cowboys and Texans rivalry is typically more one-sided as the Houston crowd will be extremely fired up for this one.
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A lot of the issues the Cowboys have been struggling with on offense are areas to attack on this Houston defense. The same can be said the other way as well.Buy Houston Texans vs. Dallas Cowboys tickets at the NRG Stadium in Houston, TX for Oct 07, 2018 07:20 PM at Ticketmaster.
On “Sunday Night Football,” the Houston Texans host the Dallas Cowboys at 8:20 p.m. ET. Both teams should be revved up after rallying for dramatic victories last week. Dallas needed late-game heroics to survive the Lions, while the Texans took advantage of an overly aggressive Colts squad to secure the win in Indianapolis. In the latest Cowboys vs. Texans odds, Houston opened as a 3-point home favorite and is now laying 3.5. The Over-Under, or total number of points Vegas thinks will be scored, has risen steadily from 42 to 45.5. Before you make any Cowboys vs. Texans picks, check out what SportsLine’s Projection Model has to say.
SportsLine’s proprietary computer model went 176-80 last season and beat over 95 percent of CBS Office Pool players in 2016 and ’17. It also performed better than 98 percent of experts tracked by NFLPickWatch.com during that span. Additionally, it went 48-34 on A-rated picks against the spread last season, and $100 bettors who followed it the past two seasons are up nearly $4,000.
It went a blistering 11-4 on its Week 4 picks straight-up and nailed three of its four top-rated selections, including Kansas City (-3.5) over Denver. It’s now 10-3 on top-rated picks this season, extending its run to 58-37.
Now, the computer has simulated Texans vs. Cowboys 10,000 times to produce strong against the spread and Over-Under picks. We can tell you it’s leaning toward the Over, but its bold point-spread pick that hits almost 60 percent of the time can be found only at SportsLine.
The model has factored in that Deshaun Watson has found his groove after an injury-shortened 2017 season. Over his first four games, the second-year signal-caller is completing 62 percent of his passes for 1,246 yards and seven touchdowns. His go-to guy is DeAndre Hopkins, who had a monster game in Indianapolis, hauling in 10 receptions for 169 yards and a 5-yard TD grab. For the season, he’s among the league leaders in receiving yardage with 443.
Wideout Will Fuller is nursing a hamstring injury and is questionable for “Sunday Night Football.” If he can’t go, expect to see more of rookie Keke Coutee, who emerged from the bench with the first 11 catches of his NFL career. Texans running back Lamar Miller is also questionable with a chest injury.
Just because the Texans have plenty of weapons on offense doesn’t mean they’ll cover on “Sunday Night Football.”
Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott is coming off a monster game against the Lions and will be counted on heavily against his in-state rivals. He had 25 totes for 152 yards, grinding out more than six yards per carry against Detroit. He is No. 1 in rushing yards with 426 — 88 more than No. 2 Todd Gurley. He also has one TD grab and 88 receiving yards.
So, which side of the Cowboys vs. Texans spread hits in almost 60 percent of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to see which side you need to be all over, all from the incredible computer model that has returned over $4,000 to $100 bettors.Houston Texans defensive back Tyrann Mathieu (32) and defensive end J.J. Watt (99) celebrate a turnover by Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck during the second quarter of an NFL football game at Lucas Oil Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018, in Indianapolis.
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Here’s what to watch for during the Texans’ game Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys at NRG Stadium.