Broncos vs Texans Prediction: Week 2 Picks, Live Odds & Start Time – September 18, 2022

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On Sunday, September 18, 2022, the Denver Broncos (0-1) and the Houston Texans (0-0-1) do battle at Empower Field at Mile High.

Broncos vs. Texans Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 10 points, with bookmakers listing the Broncos as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, the Broncos have -460 odds to pick up the win, while the Texans are listed at +370 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 46 points.

Game Info

How to Watch Broncos vs. Texans Live?

  • Game Day: Sunday, September 18, 2022
  • Game Time: 4:25 PM ET
  • TV Channel: CBS
  • Location: Denver, Colorado
  • Stadium: Empower Field at Mile High

Betting Preview

Broncos

  • The Broncos averaged 6.9 fewer points per game last season (19.7) than the Texans allowed (26.6).
  • Denver was 4-0 against the spread and 4-0 overall last season when the team scored more than 26.6 points.
  • The Broncos’ offense racked up 53.9 fewer yards per game than the Texans’ defense allowed last year (330.5 to 384.4). The Broncos earned 5.4 yards per play, while the Texans allowed 5.9.
  • In games that Denver churned out over 384.4 yards last year, the team was 3-2 against the spread and 3-2 overall.
  • The Texans allowed opposing rushing attacks to average 142.2 yards per game last year, compared to the 119.1 yards the Broncos’ offense averaged on the ground.
  • Denver had a 5-1 ATS record and a 4-2 overall record when the team ran for more than 142.2 yards last year.

Texans

  • The Broncos’ defense conceded 18.9 points per game last year, close to the 16.5 the Texans scored.
  • When Houston scored over 18.9 points last season, it was 8-0 against the spread and 4-4 overall.
  • The Texans’ offense gained 278.1 yards per game last year, 48.0 yards fewer than the 326.1 surrendered by the Broncos’ defense. The Texans accumulated 4.7 yards per play, while the Broncos allowed 5.3.
  • Houston was 4-2 against the spread and 2-4 overall when the team totaled over 326.1 yards last year.
  • The Broncos allowed opposing rushing attacks to average 111.3 yards per game last season, compared to the 83.6 yards the Texans accumulated on the ground.
  • When Houston ran for over 111.3 yards last season it compiled a 2-1 ATS record and a 2-1 overall record.

Broncos vs. Texans Injury Report

Broncos

Broncos: FB Billy Turner: Questionable (Knee), ILB Josey Jewell: Questionable (Calf), WR K.J. Hamler: Out (Hip), OLB Randy Gregory: Questionable (Knee), FB Tom Compton: Out (Back), FB Quinn Meinerz: Out (Hamstring), CB K’Waun Williams: Questionable (Hand), FB Justin Simmons: Out (Quad), OLB Christopher Allen: Out (Foot), FB DeShawn Williams: Questionable (Back)

Texans

Texans: TE Brevin Jordan: Questionable (Ankle), WR John Metchie: Out (Illness), FB Justin Britt: Out (Personal)

Broncos vs. Texans Betting Analysis

Broncos Betting Insights

  • The Broncos’ record against the spread last season was 8-9-0.
  • The Broncos covered every time (2-0) as a 10-point favorite or more last season.
  • Denver was favored on the moneyline 10 total times last season. They went 5-5 in those games.
  • Denver played as a moneyline favorite of -460 or shorter in just two games last season, and it won both.
  • Out of 17 Broncos games last year, five went over the total.

Texans Betting Insights

  • The Texans covered the spread eight times in 17 games last season.
  • Against the spread, as underdogs of 10 points or greater, the Texans went 5-5 last season.
  • Houston was an underdog in 16 games last season and won four (25%) of those contests.
  • Houston had a record of 1-7 in games where oddsmakers had them as underdogs of at least +370 on the moneyline.
  • Last year, eight of the Texans’ 17 games went over the point total.

Broncos vs. Texans Against The Spread & Betting Records

Broncos

Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 44.0 44.2 43.8
Implied Total AVG 24.6 24.7 24.6
ATS Record 8-9-0 5-4-0 3-5-0
Over/Under Record 5-12-0 3-6-0 2-6-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 5-5 3-3 2-2
Moneyline Underdog Record 2-5 1-2 1-3

Texans

Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 44.7 44.0 45.5
Implied Total AVG 27.7 26.8 28.8
ATS Record 8-9-0 5-4-0 3-5-0
Over/Under Record 8-9-0 6-3-0 2-6-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 0-1 0-1 0-0
Moneyline Underdog Record 4-12 2-6 2-6

Players to Watch

Broncos

  • For the Seahawks, Russell Wilson averaged 7.8 passing yards per attempt (sixth in the NFL) and 222.4 yards per game last year, completing 64.8% of his passes on the way to 3,113 total yards, 25 touchdowns and six interceptions in 14 games.
  • He added 183 yards on the ground, with two rushing touchdowns. He averaged 13.1 yards per game and 4.3 per attempt.
  • Melvin Gordon III had 918 rushing yards and eight rushing touchdowns, while averaging 57.4 yards per game and 4.5 per carry (25th in the NFL).
  • Gordon also picked up 213 receiving yards (13.3 per game) on 28 catches (1.8 per game). He was targeted 38 times and caught two touchdown passes.
  • Javonte Williams averaged 53.1 rushing yards per game last season (903 total yards), while scoring four rushing touchdowns.
  • Williams’ offensive output included 43 receptions (2.5 per game) on 53 targets for 316 yards (18.6 per game) and three receiving touchdowns.
  • Courtland Sutton was targeted 98 times, resulting in 58 catches for 776 yards .
  • In 2021 for the Eagles, Alex Singleton amassed 4.0 TFL, 137 tackles, and one interception in 16 games.
  • Patrick Surtain II had four interceptions on top of 58 tackles, 1.0 TFL, and 14 passes defended.
  • During the 2021 campaign, Kareem Jackson had 88 tackles, 1.0 TFL, 1.0 sack, and one interception over 15 games.
  • D.J. Jones’ season stats for the 49ers last season include 56 tackles, 10.0 TFL, and 2.0 sacks in 17 games.

Texans

  • To go along with his 2,664 passing yards and 66.8% completion percentage last year, Davis Mills tallied 16 touchdowns against 10 interceptions.
  • In 16 games, Brandin Cooks was targeted 134 times, leading to 90 catches, 1,037 yards and six touchdowns.
  • Rex Burkhead aided the offense by rushing for 427 yards (26.7 yards per game) and three touchdowns.
  • Burkhead collected 186 yards and zero touchdowns on 25 receptions in the passing game.
  • Nico Collins was targeted 61 times leading to 33 catches, 446 yards and one touchdown in 14 games.
  • Kamu Grugier-Hill helped lead the defense with 108 tackles, 13.0 TFL, 3.0 sacks, and one interception in 14 games.
  • Desmond King II accumulated 1.0 TFL, 93 tackles, and three interceptions in 16 games.
  • Christian Kirksey played in 13 games and totaled one interception to go along with 93 tackles, 6.0 TFL, and eight passes defended.
  • Jalen Reeves-Maybin was an important player on D last year for the Lions, with 82 tackles, 4.0 TFL, and four passes defended.

Broncos vs. Texans Predictions and Pick

Our pick to win this contest is the Broncos, and we predict that Broncos will cover the spread (Broncos -10). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 46 points.

How to Bet on Broncos vs. Texans

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WRITTEN BY

Luis Escalante

Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, Luis has a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin. Luis is passionate about all Dallas sports teams. And has been betting as an avid punter on the NFL for over 10 years.

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