Houston Texans vs. Los Angeles Rams Same-Game Parlay Picks: Trust Matthew Stafford

NFL analyst Jason Radowitz is here to break down how you could win big with a same-game parlay this Sunday for the Week 8 matchup between the Texans and Rams.
Jason Radowitz
Sun, October 31, 4:55 AM EDT

Houston Texans vs. Los Angeles Rams Same-Game Parlay Picks: Trust Matthew Stafford

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The Los Angeles Rams are coming off an emotional win against the Lions, beating former teammate and leader Jared Goff, who had been traded to the Lions in exchange for Matthew Stafford before this season. The Lions made that game against the Rams interesting, but as all good teams do, the Rams found a way to scratch out a win.

Meanwhile, the Houston Texans continue to get rid of their top pieces. Deshaun Watson will eventually be traded, and that will make plenty of sense. However, the Texans have let go of Deandre Hopkins, J.J. Watt, and now Mark Ingram, who was just traded back to the Saints.

The Texans, at this point, are conceding the season. Not starting Tyrod Taylor last week was the icing on the cake. I find it hard to believe he wasn’t ready for that game. Taylor will more than likely be back with the Texans as the starter against the Rams this week, however. Here’s a Same-Game Parlay that could build your bankroll this season.

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Texans vs. Rams Same-Game Parlay Picks

Rams Moneyline (-950)

Let’s make this easy. The Rams are going to win this game regardless. I can’t guarantee a cover, especially with Tyrod Taylor back in the lineup for the Texans, but I can pretty much tell you that the Rams are going to win on Sunday, even on the road. The Texans have been awful on the defensive end. The rushing defense has been a disaster, and the coverage should get eaten up against the Rams and Matthew Stafford. Meanwhile, the Rams have dominated against the run on defense, and while coverage has been weak, nobody is all too worried when going up against a rusty Tyrod Taylor. Taylor might try to use his feet, and he’s capable of making plays out of nothing, but he won’t be able to do that enough times against the Rams defense.

Texans Over 16.5 Team Total (-102)

As soon as I saw Taylor would get the start for the Texans, I immediately went to look at the Texans and their team total. 16.5 for a guy like Taylor leading an offense is a huge value. I know Ingram is gone, and the Texans don’t really have a heartbeat, but Taylor beat out Justin Herbert last year for a starting job and lost that job due to a punctured lung that wasn’t even his fault. Taylor is a quality quarterback that probably doesn’t get enough love. If the Lions can find ways to score, so can the Texans, especially with Taylor under center. I just hope he’s actually healthy. However, after giving him off last week, I think he really is healthy at this point.

Rams -7.5 First Half (+100)

The Rams have lost the first quarter in each of their last two games against poor opponents. They’re not coming out strong and getting fooled on trick plays and other stuff. Look for that to change this week. The Texans offense will likely struggle to find rhythm early with Taylor under center, and the Rams should be able to get out of a hefty lead early in this game. As the game goes on, in the second half, I’ll expect production out of the Texans offense. Therefore, let’s add the Rams -7.5 in the first half as the final leg of the same-game parlay.

Texans vs. Rams SAME GAME PARLAY Picks

3-Leg Same Game Parlay (+452): Risk $100 to win $452

  • Rams Moneyline (-950)
  • Texans Over 16.5 Team Total (-102)
  • Rams -7.5 First Half (+100)

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Injury Report

Rams: Andrew Whitworth OT (Out), DeSean Jackson WR (Out), Robert Rochell CB (Questionable), Jordan Fuller S (Questionable), Jalen Ramsey CB (Questionable)

Texans: Pharaoh Brown TE (Questionable), DeShaun Watson QB (Out), Christian Kirksey LB (Questionable), Justin Britt C (IR), Jaleel Johnson DT (Questionable).

Jason Radowitz
@Jason_Radowitz
Jason grew up an avid sports fan. His passion for sports writing grew in high school and he developed a blog that was strictly for New York Sports. From his work, you will quickly realize that he loves looking at games from an analytical and numbers perspective and hopes to provide you with that same perspective in his articles.
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