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NFL Picks: Raiders vs Texans Odds and Prediction at SportsInteraction

NFL Picks: Raiders vs Texans Odds and Prediction at SportsInteraction

The 2016 NFL playoffs are finally here and they begin with an AFC Wildcard game between the Oakland Raiders and Houston Texans. Both teams have huge concerns at the quarterback position making it one of the tougher playoff games for bettors to handicap given that it's tough to know what to expect from either signal caller. On one end we've got Oakland Raiders QB Connor Cook making his first career NFL start, and on the other we've got a previously benched Houston Texans QB Brock Osweiler who has repeatedly butted heads with his coach and is clearly not the team's 1st option anymore. So which QB deserves the trust of your betting dollars?

Raiders vs Texans Odds

My Team's Next MatchHouston Texans

Trusting either of the QB's involved in this game is rather hard, but if there is likely one thing you can trust to get from both guys it is turnovers. Brock Osweiler threw 16 INT's this year before finally getting benched, and one of those came in a 27-20 loss to Oakland earlier this year.

Having already seen Osweiler before, Oakland's defense will be prepared to get the ball and create short fields for their own offense. On the flip side, putting a rookie QB in there for his first career NFL start on the road in the playoffs is bound to bring some nerves and Cook likely won't be able to avoid a turnover or two himself. 

Raiders at Texans NFL Wild Card Prediction

BET OVER 36.5 Points (-115) at SPORTS INTERACTION

With turnovers by both teams likely in the cards for this game, this total of 36.5 points is too low. While many expect both QB's to struggle, hence the low total, it will be those struggles that lead to great scoring opportunities on short field drives for both teams. The two teams already put up 47 points in their first meeting this year and although QB Derek Carr isn't under center this time, Cook still has plenty of great offensive weapons around him to get the job done. The Raiders are on a 6-2 O/U run after losing by 14+ points in their last game, on a 7-3 O/U run overall, and four of the past five meetings between these two organizations have cashed 'over' tickets. Both QB's are going to be willing to take shots down the field in this game and with a 20-17 game cashing an 'over' play, the best bet on this game is definitely on the total. 

NFL Playoffs Odds at SportsInteraction

This is just the first playoff game of what should be an exciting run to Super Bowl 51 in the NFL. Oakland vs. Houston may not be the contest that everyone desires off the bat, but it will be an entertaining appetizer to the rest of the Wildcard games this weekend. Make sure you check back with us at sportsbettingreviews.ca all playoffs long as we will be breaking down each and every game of the 2016 NFL postseason and keep you informed on all the best bets these games offer.

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