Seattle Seahawks vs. Houston Texans Prediction, Preview, Picks & Odds - 12/12/2021

by Chuck Sommers

Game time: 1 p.m. ET
Venue: NRG Stadium, Houston, TX
Where to watch: FOX

Opening Odds at USA Sportsbooks


DraftKings: Seahawks -7.5
BetMGM: Seahawks -7.5
Caesars: Seahawks -7.5

Season record
Seahawks: 4-8 (Last place, NFC West)
Texans: 2-10 (Last place, AFC South)

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Seahawks - Texans preview and analysis


Last week
Seahawks: won 30-23 vs. 49ers
Texans: lost 31-0 vs. Colts

As reluctant as I may be for this week, I like the Seattle Seahawks over the Houston Texans on Sunday.

I say that to make the declaration that Pete Carroll shouldn't even make it to next week if the Seahawks somehow mess this up. But at least the Seahawks had something to celebrate last week in that 30-23 upset over the San Francisco 49ers.

Russell Wilson is coming off a 30 of 37 outing for 231 yards and two touchdowns, which is still nowhere close to anything that Wilson should be doing with this offense. Apparently it's the Adrian Peterson effect because he scored a touchdown in his Seattle debut after the Tennessee Titans cut him.

Nothing makes sense anymore.

"I have some amazing teammates, guys who were super supportive this week, just giving me some good energy, too, and vice versa," Wilson said. "And let's just go for it. Let's just have fun while we do it. And we were able to do that tonight."

The Seahawks are 7.5-point favorites against the lowly Texans, coming off a 31-0 loss and failing to cover for the third time in four weeks.

Things won't get any better with Davis Mills likely returning as the starting quarterback this week. Tyrod Taylor has been diagnosed with a torn ligament in his wrist and will be unavailable for this game; likely it should be the rest of the season since Houston has nothing to play for.

"We're just going to look at the whole situation," Texans coach David Culley said. "I've got to look at the video to see exactly what happened. ... I've got to look at Tyrod while he was in there and look at Davis while he was in there and see where we need to go from there."

Prediction


There should be no problem here with the Seahawks this week. Wilson should be able to air the ball out, DK Metcalf should get back on track and Seattle gets another victory. It shouldn't be this hard, but somehow, fate finds a way. Seahawks by 17

Betting trends


The under is 4-0 in the Seahawks’ last four as a favorite.

The Seahawks are 11-9 ATS in their last 20 road games.

The Seahawks are 10-7 ATS after allowing six yards or more per play in the last game.

The Texans are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 December games.

Players to watch


Seahawks: Wide receiver Tyler Lockett had seven receptions for 68 yards and a touchdown last week against the 49ers.

Texans: Wide receiver Brandin Cooks has a touchdown catch in two of his last three home games.

Statistical leaders


Seahawks:
Passing: Russell Wilson – 2,042 yards, 14 TD, 4 INT
Rushing: Alex Collins – 395 yards, 2 TD
Receiving: Tyler Lockett – 881 yards, 4 TD
Defense: Quandre Diggs – 4 INT

Texans:
Passing: Tyrod Taylor – 966 yards, 5 TD, 5 INT
Rushing: David Johnson – 176 yards
Receiving: Brandin Cooks – 742 yards, 3 TD
Defense: Jonathan Greenard – 8 sacks

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Chuck Sommers

About the Author:

Chuck Sommers has camped outside of sportsbooks since he can remember, learning the tricks and nuances of the trade. He still has nightmares of betting $5,000 on the Raiders in the Tuck Rule game but has since turned that to 25 years of veteran handicapping greatness. You can find him mostly in the shadows at the Red Rock or Aliante casinos wondering if the over is cashing on any given Sunday.

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