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Eagles and Texans Player Prop Bets and Odds for Thursday Night

Jalen Hurts, Miles Sanders and the undefeated Eagles travel to Houston to take on the Texans and their star rookie running back Dameon Pierce.

The Houston Texans (1-5-1) host the undefeated Philadelphia Eagles on "Thursday Night Football" to kick off Week 9. The game total is set at 45.5 with the Eagles favored by -13.5 on the road in Houston.

If you want to get in on the action, here are a few player props worth considering.

Miles Sanders over 76.5 rushing yards (-120)

Miles Sanders longest rush over 17.5 (-110)

The Texans are allowing an average of 159 rushing yards per game to opposing running backs. That’s more than double this rushing total. Miles Sanders leads the Eagles’ backfield playing 60 percent of the team’s offensive snaps and averaging 80 ground yards per game. The game script checks out, too. Sportsbooks have the Eagles favored by 13.5, which means there should also be an opportunity to run down the clock.

Jalen Hurts over 40.5 rushing yards (-110)

I can’t overstate how bad this Texans run defense is and Jalen Hurts already has 303 rushing yards, averaging 43.4 yards per game. The Texans actually haven’t allowed a lot of rushing yards to opposing QBs this year and Hurts hasn’t eclipsed this rushing mark since Week 5, but Hurts isn’t just any QB. The Texans’ defense has been far better vs. the pass, allowing only 228 yards per game, so Hurts will run on them when he can.

Dameon Pierce over 61.5 rushing yards (-110)

The Eagles have allowed only 86.6 rushing yards per game, but Pierce should be able to get to 62 since he’s really the only playmaker on the Texans. He’s exceeded this prop in five of seven games this year and though he had a down game last week, it’s hard to bet against his talent.

Brandin Cooks under 60.5 (-118)

Cooks is NOT happy. Just check his Twitter account. Not only that, but he’s gone under in four of his seven contests this year. Yes, this game script says he should go over, and yes there’s probably no Nico Collins, but the Eagles' defense is tough, and Cooks has nothing to fight for.