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    The Houston Texans (2-2) visit the Atlanta Falcons (2-2) at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Sunday, October 8, 2023.

    The Falcons rank 24th in total offense (284.3 yards per game) and seventh in total defense (290.8 yards allowed per game) this year. The Texans rank 15th in the NFL with 24 points per contest on offense, and they rank 11th with 19.8 points ceded per contest on defense.

    Falcons vs. Texans Picks

    The Texans are expected by Splash Inc. users to both cover the spread and win straight up as underdogs against the Falcons on Sunday. Currently, 55.1% of users are choosing them to win the game and 61.6% have picked the Texans to cover the 1.5-point spread.

    Game Info: Falcons vs. Texans

    • Game Day: Sunday, October 8, 2023
    • Game Time: 1:00 PM ET
    • TV Channel: FOX
    • Location: Atlanta, Georgia
    • Stadium: Mercedes-Benz Stadium

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    Check out the betting trends and insights below before making a bet on Sunday’s Atlanta-Houston spread (Atlanta -1.5) or over/under (41.5 points).

    Game Trends for Falcons

    • The Falcons is 1-3-0 against the spread this season.
    • In games they have played as at least 1.5-point favorites this season, the Falcons are 1-1 against the spread.
    • In the Falcons’ four games with a set total, one has hit the over (25%).

    Stats & Insights for Falcons

    • The Falcons are averaging 284.3 yards per game on offense, which ranks them 24th in the NFL. Defensively, they rank seventh, surrendering 290.8 yards per contest.
    • The Falcons are putting up 15.5 points per game on offense this season (25th in NFL), and they are allowing 19.3 points per game (10th) on defense.
    • The Falcons sport the fifth-best pass defense this season (176.3 passing yards allowed per game), but they rank worst on the offensive side of the ball (156.3 passing yards per game).
    • The Falcons are averaging 128 rushing yards per game on offense, which ranks them 12th in the NFL. On the defensive side of the ball, they rank 18th, surrendering 114.5 rushing yards per contest.
    • From an offensive standpoint, the Falcons rank 25th in the NFL with a 35.3% third-down percentage. Meanwhile, they rank eighth in third-down percentage allowed (33.3%).
    • The Falcons are putting up 5.1 yards per play on offense (21st in the league), while featuring the fourth-best yards per play on defense in the NFL (4.9) this season.
    • With four forced turnovers (20th in NFL) against five turnovers committed (13th in NFL), the Falcons (-1) own the 20th-ranked turnover margin in the league.

    Best Players for Falcons

    • Desmond Ridder: 744 PASS YDS / 186 YPG / 62.2% / 3 TD / 3 INT / 14 CAR / 47 RUSH YDS / 1 TD
    • Bijan Robinson: 53 CAR / 318 YDS / 79.5 YPG / 0 TD / 19 REC / 134 YDS / 33.5 YPG / 1 TD
    • Tyler Allgeier: 45 CAR / 151 YDS / 37.8 YPG / 2 TD / 6 REC / 32 YDS / 8 YPG / 0 TD
    • Jonnu Smith: 15 REC / 179 YDS / 44.8 YPG / 0 TD
    • Drake London: 11 REC / 126 YDS / 31.5 YPG / 2 TD
    • Jessie Bates III: 32 TKL / 1 TFL / 3 INT / 3 PD

    Game Trends for Texans

    • The Texans is 2-2-0 against the spread this year.
    • In games they have played as at least 1.5-point underdogs this year, the Texans are 2-1 against the spread.
    • Two of the Texans’ four games with a set total have hit the over (50%).

    Stats & Insights for Texans

    • The Texans rank 10th with 368.5 total yards per contest on offense, and they rank 13th with 311.8 total yards allowed per game on the defensive side of the ball.
    • In terms of points scored the Texans rank 15th in the NFL (24 points per game), and they are 11th on defense (19.8 points allowed per game).
    • The Texans’ passing attack has been leading the way for the team, as they rank fourth-best in the NFL with 281.3 passing yards per contest. In terms of defense, they are surrendering 195.3 passing yards per game, which ranks ninth.
    • In terms of rushing, the Texans rank 26th in the NFL on offense (87.3 rushing yards per game) and 19th defensively (116.5 rushing yards allowed per game).
    • The Texans’ third-down offense has been thriving, posting a 48.4% third-down conversion percentage (fourth-best) this season. On defense, they rank 27th by surrendering a 46.3% third-down rate.
    • With 5.7 yards per play on offense, the Texans rank 13th in the NFL. On defense they rank 15th, surrendering 5.4 yards per play.
    • With five forced turnovers (12th in NFL) and two turnovers committed (fourth in NFL) this season, the Texans rank ninth in the NFL with a turnover margin of +3.

    Best Players for Texans

    • C.J. Stroud: 1,212 PASS YDS / 303 YPG / 62.3% / 6 TD / 0 INT / 14 CAR / 51 RUSH YDS / 0 TD
    • Dameon Pierce: 64 CAR / 181 YDS / 45.3 YPG / 1 TD / 8 REC / 68 YDS / 17 YPG / 0 TD
    • Devin Singletary: 27 CAR / 95 YDS / 23.8 YPG / 0 TD / 4 REC / 25 YDS / 6.3 YPG / 0 TD
    • Nico Collins: 22 REC / 428 YDS / 107 YPG / 3 TD
    • Nathaniel Dell: 16 REC / 267 YDS / 66.8 YPG / 2 TD
    • Robert Woods: 18 REC / 191 YDS / 47.8 YPG / 0 TD
    • Henry To’o To’o: 27 TKL / 1 TFL / 2 PD
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