Texans vs. Broncos: Point spread, over/under for Week 2

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The Houston Texans have a chance to get their first win of the season when they take on the Denver Broncos Sunday at 3:25 p.m. Central Time at Empower Field at Mile High.

Houston’s offense managed to get 299 yards on the ground. Quarterback Davis Mills was reliable but not impressive as he completed 23-of-37 passing for 240 yards, two touchdowns, took three sacks, and posted a 98.9 passer rating. As the second-year signal caller leads the offense on the road in a formidable venue, there is an opportunity for Mills to demonstrate how his unflappable playing style can help the Texans.

The Broncos are coming off a loss to the Seattle Seahawks, 17-16, on Monday Night Football wherein rookie coach Nathaniel Hackett elected to try a game-winning 64-yard field goal. The Broncos had other issues besides Hackett’s final decision as Denver was 0-4 in the red zone and lost both of their fumbles. The Broncos hardly looked new and improved.

How do oddsmakers see the game going?

According to Tipico, the Broncos are -9.5 favorites over the Texans, tied with the Buffalo Bills’ -9.5 odds as the second-best of Week 2. Only the Los Angeles Rams’ -10.5 odds over the Atlanta Falcons are more favorable in Week 2. The trend is interesting given Houston tied against an opponent they were favored to lose by seven points, and the Broncos managed to lose by a point on the road to one of the presumed worst teams in the NFL.

Tipico does not yet have point totals for their Week 2 slate. The money line is +380 for Houston and -500 for the Broncos.

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Story originally appeared on Texans Wire