Los Angeles Rams vs Houston Texans: Predictions, betting trends and stats for Week 8

By Squawka NFL

Published: 11:21, 28 October 2021 | Updated: 14:56, 11 November 2021

The Los Angeles Rams (6-1) are two-touchdown favorites as they try to extend their three-game winning streak in a matchup against the Houston Texans (1-6) on Sunday, October 31, 2021 at NRG Stadium. A 46.5-point over/under is set for the game.

Rams vs Texans predictions

Squawka predictions for Rams vs Texans
ATS Total Score prediction
Rams (-14) Over (46.5) Rams 34 Texans 13

Last three results

Rams recent betting insights

  • Los Angeles has one win against the spread, and is 3-0 overall, over its past three contests.
  • Los Angeles’ past three contests have not gone over the total.
  • The Rams and their opponents have combined to score an average of 50.0 points over their last three games, 3.5 more than the 46.5 over/under in this matchup.

Texans recent betting insights

  • Over its last three contests, Houston has one win against the spread, and is 0-3 overall.
  • Houston has gone over the total once in its past three games.
  • The Texans have averaged a total of 44.0 combined points in their last three games, 2.5 less than this game’s over/under of 46.5.

Rams vs Texans head-to-head

Los Angeles holds a 3-1 advantage over Houston in the past four matchups between these two squads. Los Angeles put up 104 points in those four matchups compared to Houston’s 47.

Rams vs Texans betting odds

Rams vs Texans betting information
Favorite Spread Favorite spread odds Underdog spread odds Total Over total odds Under total odds
Rams -14 -110 -110 46.5 -110 -110

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Rams vs Texans betting insights

Rams trends

  • Los Angeles is 4-4-0 against the spread this season.
  • The Rams are winless against the spread when they have played as 14-point favorites or more (0-1).
  • Los Angeles’ games have gone over the total four times out of eight chances this season.
  • This year, the Rams put up just 0.6 more points per game (29.6) than the Texans surrender (29.0).
  • Los Angeles is 3-0 against the spread and 3-0 overall this season when the team records more than 29.0 points.
  • The Rams rack up only 5.1 more yards per game (397.1) than the Texans give up per outing (392.0).
  • In games that Los Angeles piles up over 392.0 yards, the team is 2-1 against the spread and 2-1 overall.

Texans trends

  • Houston has covered the spread three times over seven games with a set spread.
  • The Texans are winless against the spread when they are 14-point underdogs or more (0-2).
  • This year, three of Houston’s games have gone over the point total.
  • This year the Texans rack up 7.0 fewer points per game (13.9) than the Rams allow (20.9).
  • Houston is 3-0 against the spread and 1-2 overall in games when it puts up more than 20.9 points.
  • The Texans collect 98.8 fewer yards per game (275.1) than the Rams give up per matchup (373.9).

Team stats

Compare 2021 season stats for Rams and Texans
Rams Stats Texans
310.3 Pass yards 209.0
285.4 Pass yards against 260.0
95.4 Rush yards 80.7
111.9 Rush yards against 145.7
+5 Turnover differential -3

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Player betting tips

Rams top players

  • This year Matthew Stafford has 2,172 passing yards (310.3 yards per game) while going 167-for-241 (69.3%) and tossing 19 touchdowns with four interceptions.
  • Stafford has had a passing touchdown in all seven games this season, with multiple passing TDs in six of them.
  • Darrell Henderson has churned out a team-best 417 rushing yards (59.6 YPG) plus four touchdowns. He has augmented his performance with 15 catches for 138 yards and one receiving touchdown.
  • Henderson has run for a touchdown in four games this season, but has not scored more than one in a single game.
  • Cooper Kupp has been targeted 81 times and has 56 catches, leading his team with 809 yards (115.6 ypg) while also scoring nine touchdowns.
  • In five of seven games this season, Kupp has had a receiving touchdown (and four games with multiple receiving TDs).
Select player props for the Los Angeles Rams
Name Pass Yds Pass TDs Rush Yds Rush TDs Rec Yds Rec TDs
Matthew Stafford 316.5 (-113) 6.5 (-112)
Darrell Henderson 80.5 (-117) 20.5 (-122)
Cooper Kupp 1.5 (+106) 97.5 (-113)

Texans top players

  • Davis Mills has 1,047 passing yards (149.6 per game) with a 64.9% completion percentage (111-for-171), throwing for five touchdowns with seven interceptions.
  • Mark Ingram II has taken 92 carries for a team-leading 294 rushing yards (42.0 per game) while scoring one touchdown.
  • David Johnson has run for 104 yards on 27 carries (14.9 yards per game). Johnson also figures heavily in the passing game, catching 19 passes for a team-high 154 (22.0 per game) while scoring one touchdown.
  • This season Brandin Cooks has 45 receptions and leads the team with 502 yards (71.7 per game) while scoring one touchdown.
  • Chris Conley has caught seven passes on 12 targets for 134 yards and one touchdown.
Select player props for the Houston Texans
Name Pass Yds Pass TDs Rush Yds Rush TDs Rec Yds Rec TDs
Davis Mills 118.5 (-116) 2.5 (-112)
Mark Ingram II 41.5 (-113) 5.5 (-104)
Brandin Cooks 68.5 (-111)


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