Philadelphia Eagles versus Houston Texans Week 9 Prediction, Odds

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Nick Sirianni, Philadelphia Eagles (Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports) /

Here’s the answer to a question that you may never hear while watching Jeopardy!, but it’s one of those fun facts that will force a smile across the collective faces of Philadelphia Eagles fans. The Birds have never lost a football game as the road team in Houston. They were 3-0 versus the Oilers. They’re 2-0 versus the Texans.

Now, since the Oilers moved to Tennessee and changed their name, it’s been a different story. For whatever reason, Philly can’t even beat the Titans even if they’re in a down year. They’re 1-5 in six attempts and boast an 0-3 mark when traveling to Tennessee.

None of that has anything to do with the present day. Most of the players on this roster missed all of those contests, but with the NFC East playing the AFC South this season, there’s a chance at both continuing their win streak and earning some redemption.

Philadelphia Eagles versus Houston Texas Odds Week 9

Two of Philly’s next five games are versus the Texans (Week 9) and the Titans (Week 13). As an added bonus, they play the Indianapolis Colts on the road in Week 11.

Confidence is high as the Eagles travel to the Lone Star State. We’re expecting a sixth win in the great city of Houston. This one is in primetime on Thursday Night Football.

According to FanDuel, the Philadelphia Eagles are 13.5-point favorites on the road this week. The moneyline is -820 for the Birds and +570 for the Houston Texans. The over/under is set at 44.5 points.

Philadelphia Eagles versus Houston Texans Prediction Week 9

For two teams heading in opposite directions, the stakes for both are about as different as they can be. We’re talking about two extremes here.

Philadelphia looks to keep its unbeaten streak alive at eight wins in as many games. The Texans boast a record of 1-5-1, and another loss could go a long way in ending their season prematurely. The Philadelphia Eagles are the better team. Houston won’t earn that victory on Thursday.

We’re taking the over in a game that could be out of the Texans’ reach by halftime. If anyone can turn the Houston around, it’s Lovie Smith, but unfortunately for their side, the climb back to relevancy will have to wait until after Week 9. Expect another big game from Jalen Hurts. Final score: Eagles 35, Texans 13

Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change. 

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