Raiders vs. Texans 2013 odds: Houston favored despite losing streak

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The Texans have lost seven consecutive games, but that hasn't stopped Vegas from making them seven-point favorites at home.

The Oakland Raiders will hit the road to take on the Houston Texans in Week 11. Oakland (3-6) has lost its last two games, one in a 49-20 beat down at the hands of Nick Foles and the Eagles, and the other to a struggling Giants team. Houston (2-7) has lost seven consecutive contests, but has looked better with hometown hero Case Keenum under center.

Keenum has thrown seven touchdowns and no interceptions since taking over the starting job in Week 7, and is a major reason the Texans are favored by seven points, according to Odds Shark. While the young signal caller is cause for optimism, bettors should beware of the Texans' struggles against the odds this season: They've gone 2-7 against the spread (ATS) and are 0-4 at home. Losing Arian Foster for the season doesn't help their cause, either.

The Raiders, on the other hand, have gone 3-1 ATS on the road and are 6-3 overall. However, they've gone 2-5 ATS in their last seven games against Houston. They'll need Terrelle Pryor, who's thrown eight interceptions to just one touchdown in his last four games, to protect the ball better if they hope to hang with the Texans and their elite defense.

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