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by: AnthonyP On  Thursday, September 25, 2008

Houston TexansJacksonville JaguarsThe division rival Houston Texans and Jacksonville Jaguars are set to renew hostilities on Sunday when they meet at Jacksonville Municipal Stadium.

Oddsmakers currently have the Jaguars listed as 7-point favorites versus the Texans, while the game’s total is sitting at 42½.

The Texans lost to Tennessee 31-12 as a 5-point underdog in Week 3 The combined score went OVER the posted over/under total (40).

Matt Schaub threw for 188 yards with three interceptions for Houston and Steve Slaton rushed for 116 yards on 16 carries with a touchdown.

The Jaguars defeated Indianapolis 23-21 as a 4-point underdog in Week 3. The combined score went OVER the posted over/under total (42).

Fred Taylor rushed for 121 yards on 26 carries for Jacksonville, while Maurice Jones-Drew racked up 107 rushing yards and a touchdown on 10 carries.

Current streak:
Houston has lost 2 straight games.

Team records:
Houston: 0-2 SU, 0-2 ATS
Jacksonville: 1-2 SU, 1-2 ATS

Houston most recently:
When playing in September are 2-8
When playing on grass are 5-5
After being outgained are 4-6
When playing within the division are 3-7

Jacksonville most recently:
When playing in September are 6-4
When playing on grass are 7-3
After outgaining opponent are 7-3
When playing within the division are 4-6

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Houston’s last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston’s last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston’s last 5 games when playing on the road against Jacksonville
Houston is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games when playing Jacksonville
Jacksonville is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Jacksonville’s last 15 games
Jacksonville is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Jacksonville’s last 5 games at home

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