The New England Patriots are coming off a heartbreaking defeat in primetime against Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, as Nick Folk’s game-winning 56-yard field goal attempt doinked off the upright with less than a minute remaining.
Luckily for the Patriots, an opportunity to get back on track awaits in Week 5, as they’ll play the undisputed worst team in the NFL.
We’re talking about the Houston Texans, who’ve lost their last three games by a combined 65 points.
That stretch included a 40-0 drubbing at the hands of the Buffalo Bills last week, so the Patriots should handle their business.
You know what could make watching a potentially lopsided affair more entertaining? Throwing some wagers on the game. With that in mind, let’s highlight some prop bets fans in New England should consider making.
All odds listed come courtesy of WynnBET.
3 best prop bets for New England Patriots vs Houston Texans
3. Patriots over 24.5 points scored (+100)
By no means are the Patriots built to win barnburners, but if the offense doesn’t cook against the lowly Texans, then when is it going to? At +100 (bet $100 to win $100), you can bet New England to score 25 points or more on Sunday.
Houston is currently conceding 29 points per game, which ranks 28th in the league. To put those numbers into perspective, they allowed the Jaguars to score 21 points in Week 1. In other words, the Patriots offense, which is coming off their best performance of the year, should put up 25 points in their sleep.
We were honestly expecting the odds for this bet to sit at -230, or something along those lines. The fact it’s even money is shocking and way too good to pass up. Vegas tends to know stuff the general public doesn’t, but there’s no reason to overthink this one. It’s as straightforward as it gets.
Betting on teams to hang at least 25 points against the Texans has been a cakewalk this season. The only team that hasn’t scored more than 30 against them is the Panthers, who put up 24 in Week 3.
Set and forget this one, Patriots fans.