Who Is Favored in this Marquee Game?

Published on December 9th, 2012 1:54 pm EST

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The NFL has struck gold this week, as the New England Patriots will host the Houston Texans on this week's edition of Monday Night Football.

The Patriots and Texans are widely considered to be the two best teams in football right now, which is why this game is likely going to be the game of the year.

The Houston Texans are currently sporting a record of 11-1-0. The Texans are a perfect 6-0-0 on the road and have won their last six games in a row. Houston's lone loss this year came at the hands of the Green Bay Packers.

You could make the argument that the New England Patriots are even hotter than the Texans right now. The Patriots currently sport a record of 9-3-0 and have won six in a row. The Patriots are 4-1-0 at home this season and currently have the league's best point differential. The Patriots have been putting up a pile of points lately - in their last five games, the Pats have scored 45, 37, 59, 49 and 23 points.

As it stands right now, the Patriots are favourites. Here are the odds:

Houston Texans, +4, -105
New England Patriots, -4, -115

The money line:

Houston Texans, +170
New England Patriots, -200

The over/under line is currently set at 51 1/2 points:

Over 51 1/2, -105
Under 51 1/2, -115

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