Bucs open as narrow underdogs against the Houston Texans for Week 9

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are set to play on the road against the Houston Texans in Week 9, and playing in hostile territory seems to have bettors going against them.

Tampa Bay opened on Monday as 2.5-point underdogs against the Texans, according to BetMGM. The two teams are both 3-4, but the Texans get the nod in early betting lines despite losing to the worst team in football in the Carolina Panthers in Week 8. The Bucs, however, have dropped three games in a row and desperately look to avoid a fourth to prevent a deadly snowball effect.

Bettors aren’t convinced that a lot of points will be scored, as the over/under is currently set at 40. The Texans are favored on the money line at -150.

The game will be played at NRG Stadium in Houston at 1 p.m. EST.

Story originally appeared on Buccaneers Wire