Houston Texans versus Denver Broncos NFL Pro Football Betting Preview

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The Monday Night Football matchup for October 24th will feature the Denver Broncos at home facing the Houston Texans. The Texans and Broncos get things going from Denver at 8:30PM Eastern Time and ESPN TV has the coast to coast broadcast.

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The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business have the home side Denver Broncos favored by -7 ½ points with the total set at 40 ½ points.

Both teams enter Monday Night Football with a 4-2 record. They come off a 26-23 home victory on Sunday Night Football to the Indianapolis Colts in a key AFC South meeting. The Texans were facing a 23-9 deficit with less than three minutes remaining. Brock Osweiler completed two touchdown passes to force the overtime period then win it in overtime on a 33 yard field goal to Nick Novak. The victory moved the Texans to first place in their division and holds a two game lead in the loss column to the Colts, Titans and Jaguars. Houston has the second best passing defense in the league. Offensively the team has issues on paper. They average 18 points and throw for 216 yards per game which is 29th in the league. Their run game is in the bottom half of the league. Houston acquired Osweiler in free agency during the off season and is completing 59% of his passes with eight touchdowns and eight interceptions.

Denver opened the year with a 4-0 record. They have lost two in a row since. They dropped a 23-16 home decision to Atlanta two weeks ago. Then on a short week the Broncos traveled to San Diego on a Thursday night and came away with the 21-13 defeat at the Chargers. In their losses the team scored their lowest point total of the year. Denver has the fourth ranked defense in the NFL as they surrender 295 yards per game. Offensively they sit in the lower third of the league in both passing and running the football. Trevor Siemian is completing nearly 65% of his passes with seven touchdowns and three picks. Siemian has not thrown an interception in his past three games.

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