Thanksgiving Day kicks off a triple-header with the Detroit Lions hosting the Houston Texans. Are they primed to upset the AFC powerhouse or will they come up short once again? Let's take a closer look at why I think the Texans will continue to roll.
For me this is the most interesting point spread on the board in Week 12. The look ahead line had the Texans favored by -3.5. I really wasn't expecting a -3 to be available when the lines re-opened, but that's exactly what we have (odds from SBRforum).
This line could be on the verge of moving because we now have to lay some extra juice. Texans are always a good bet at a fair number. Despite being ranked near the top all year, they are still 7-3 ATS this season.
Injuries, Injuries, Injuries
One of the things that makes the NFL so unique is the ridiculous rate of injuries that occur. What's even more interesting is how impactful these injuries are on the outcome of a game. It seems like every week people are debating how much a player is worth in the point spread, if anything at all.