NFL Playoffs odds 2013: Texans vs. Patriots

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Tom Brady and the New England Patriots are heavy favorites to return to the AFC title game.

Tom Brady and the New England Patriots are heavy favorites to advance past the Divisional round this weekend, and advance to their seventh AFC title game since 2001 -- when Brady took over as starting quarterback in New England.

According to OddsShark, the Patriots range from nine to 10 point favorites, depending on the book. The over/under for the game is set at either 47.5 or 48, again, depending on the book.

Houston visited New England back in Week 14 on Monday Night Football, when the Patriots dismantled the Texans, 42-14. In that game, the Patriots raced out to a 21-0 lead, scoring touchdowns on their first three possessions.

Per OddsShark, each of the four times the Patriots and Texans have met, the teams have combined to surpass the over. Three of the four times, the Patriots have won straight up -- and covered.

Kickoff is set for 4:30 p.m. ET from Gillette Stadium. Televised coverage can be found on CBS.

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