Jaguars open as 7.5-point favorite for Week 5 game vs. Texans

The Jacksonville Jaguars’ impressive start to the 2022 season hit a snag Sunday with a 29-21 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. But that setback didn’t convince oddsmakers that the Houston Texans have much of a chance at getting their first win of the season in Week 5 against the Jaguars.

At Tipico Sportsbook, the Jaguars opened as 7.5-point favorites against the visiting Texans. The over/under total is set at 43.5.

Houston enters Week 5 with a 0-3-1 record after a Week 1 tie with the Indianapolis Colts followed by three straight losses. On Sunday, the Texans lost 34-24 to the Los Angeles Chargers after falling behind 21-0 early in the game.

The Jaguars led 14-0 early against the Eagles before allowing 29 straight points. Jacksonville finally scored again in the fourth quarter, but it was too little, too late.

Jacksonville was a betting underdog in each of its first four games of the season, including wins against the Colts and Chargers, and it was a 6.5-point dog Sunday against the Eagles.

Story originally appeared on Jaguars Wire