Texans-Vikings Week 5 NFL Official Betting Preview

By offshoreinsiders
Oct. 08, 2016

Week 5 NFL betting sees the Houston Texans vs. Minnesota Vikings play in one of the premier opportunities of the week from a sports betting standpoint. OffshoreInsiders.com previews the game using key success indicators.

The offshore and Vegas point spread and total has Minnesota -6.5 with a total of 40.5. It opened with the Vikes -6 and 40, hence both up a hook.

Houston has the ampler numbers in terms of yards per rush on offense by a margin of 1.4. The Vikings produce more advantageous computations in terms of passing yards per completion by .9. As far as yards per point the Vikings waste substantially fewer by 6.2.

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Now to the defensive side of the ball utilizing the same tallies. The Vikings reign supreme in stopping the run by 1.0. Minnesota has the better decimals on defense in the passing yards per completion realm by 1.1, a large edge. Never overlooked by pros is yards per point. The more rock-solid on the defensive side of the ball in that grouping is the Vikings forcing 8.7 more. The turnover battle is won by Minnesota by 13. Yards per point is determined by dividing total yards by number of points. Offensively a lower number is considered more efficient. On defense, a higher number is better. Also check out the MNF preview: 

Spread betting trends (all records are ATS): Houston is 18-7 after getting more than 350 total yards last game but 3-10 on fieldturf. Minnesota is 8-0 home versus an opponent with a winning road record, 17-5 off win, 22-8 home.

Totals angles: Houston under 7-3 after amassing 350 yards total last game. Minnesota has gone over 16-5 overall.