The first weekend of the 2019 NFL season brought plenty of excitement, but there's still more action to look forward to Monday night. We're here with a betting preview for both games, starting with the Houston Texans visiting the New Orleans Saints and followed by the Denver Broncos taking on the Oakland Raiders in Oakland.
ESPN betting analysts Joe Fortenbaugh, Preston Johnson and Doug Kezirian and Fantasy's Mike Clay combine to offer their best bets for Monday's doubleheader.
Note: Odds courtesy of Caesars Sportsbook. Odds as of Sept 8.
Houston Texans at New Orleans Saints (-6.5, 52.5)
Texans QB Deshaun Watson over 270.5 pass yards (-110)
Clay: Patrick Mahomes may have overshadowed Watson last season, but Watson was still pretty darn good. Watson averaged a terrific 8.2 yards per pass attempt and reached 271 passing yards in six games. Six may not seem very high, but his yardage totals in losses were 176 yards (a Week 1 dud), 310, 385, 267 and 339. That's notable because the Texans are road underdogs against a very good Saints team in Week 1.