Texans Vs. Bengals, 2012 NFL Playoff Odds: Houston Favored By Three Points At Home

The Houston Texans will enter the 2012 NFL Playoffs hosting the Cincinnati Bengals, and oddsmakers have opened the game's line by giving the home team three points.

With the combined finishes of both teams, this might be the least hot match-up of the Wild Card weekend. The Texans enter the Wild Card round having lost their last three games - two to sub-.500 teams Indianapolis and Carolina. Meanwhile, the Bengals have lost three of their last five, but backed their way into the final playoff spot by virtue of a New York Jets' loss against Miami.

The Bengals / Texans game is tied for the smallest spread of the Wild Card weekend's four games, alongside the Falcons and Giants, who opened at New York (-3). The Saints open as 12-point favorites hosting the Lions, while the Steelers are favored by as much as nine points heading to Denver.

For more on the Houston Texans, visit Battle Red Blog. For updates on the Cincinnati Bengals, check out Cincy Jungle. For everything NFL, visit SB Nation's NFL page.

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