Los Angeles Rams vs. Houston Texans picks, predictions: Who wins NFL Week 8 game?

Jeremy Cluff
Arizona Republic
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The Los Angeles Rams and Houston Texans play on Sunday in a Week 8 NFL game.

Which team will get the victory?

Check out these NFL Week 8 picks and predictions for the game, which can be seen at 10 a.m. MST time on Fox.

The Rams are a 14.5-point favorite in the game.

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Pro Football Network: Rams 30, Texans 13

Ben Rolfe writes: "The Rams nearly made a complete mess of their matchup with the Lions in Week 7. They came away comfortable winners in the end, and the win prediction models never felt they were in trouble. However, the way they were out-thought by Detroit is a cause for concern. The Texans will be in the headlines leading up to the 2021 NFL trade deadline. However, if they want to come away winners here, they will need to use tricks similar to those the Lions deployed against LA. The Rams should win comfortably, but covering a 14-point spread is never something that feels comfortable to bet on."

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Sportsnaut: Rams 42, Texans 3

Matt Johnson writes: "The Houston Texans are going to be a historically bad team. The worst offense in the NFL is a lock to commit multiple turnovers, with the Rams’ defensive playmaking raising the possibility of a pick-six. Pair that with Houston’s secondary and pass rush, which basically don’t exist, it all results in a memorable blowout."

Draft Kings: Rams will cover vs. Texans in Week 8

Teddy Ricketson writes: "The Rams were a double-digit favorite last week too. This offense under quarterback Matthew Stafford just works and it is fun to watch. The Texans look rough on defense and their offense is practically nonexistent as referenced by their five points at halftime last week. It is a big spread, but the Rams are up to the challenge of covering."

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Cameron DaSilva writes: "The Rams are going to win this one by a bunch, even on the road. Winning these three games in a row against the Giants, Lions and Texans will be critical before entering a grueling stretch."

CBS Sports: Rams 36, Texans 16

Cody Benjamin writes: "Brandin Cooks has a big day against his old team, but Houston can do little else. Stafford, meanwhile, eclipses 400 yards through the air with ease."

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Sportsnaut: Rams 48, Texans 12

Andre Buller-Russ writes: "Los Angeles’ tempo on offense, and elite defensive superstars in Aaron Donald and Jalen Ramsey alone are enough to overwhelm the home team. These Texans will get absolutely rolled by the combined minds of Rams QB Matthew Stafford and coach Sean McVay." Rams have an 87% win probability

The site gives the Texans a 13% win probability in the NFL Week 8 game.

ESPN: Rams have an 84.5% chance to win

The site's Football Power Index gives the Texans a 15.4% chance to pick up the victory in the Week 8 NFL game.

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