One year ago, Ravens head coach John Harbaugh was about to face the firing squad. Baltimore was stuck in neutral with pedestrian quarterback Joe Flacco. Harbaugh had to put in Lamar Jackson under center. Accordingly, the Ravens were jumpstarted and made the playoffs. Harbaugh was retained and now boasts the top team in the NFC North. By contrast, the Texans are quietly profitable with NFL bets. Houston leads the AFC South with an exciting quarterback of their own in Deshaun Watson. Most important of all the Texans are in the black with the odds.
Houston Texans Vs. Baltimore Ravens
|Date and Time:||Sunday, November 17, 2019, 1 p.m. ET|
|Location:||M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, Maryland|
|Texans vs. Ravens TV Coverage:||CBS|
Houston Texans vs. Baltimore Ravens Overview
Houston has an offshore bookmaker record of 6-3 straight up, 5-4 vs. the line and 4-5 under the total. Last week the Texans were off after a 26-3 payout at Jacksonville. Houston ranks fourth for total offense and 15th for points allowed.
By contrast, the Ravens are 7-2 straight up, 4-5 vs. the odds and 6-3 over the total. Baltimore is coming off a 49-13 win at Cincinnati on Sunday. Overall the Ravens rank first for scoring offense and 13th for points allowed. Jackson has brought an element that NFL defenses are yet to solve.
Key Texans: Deshaun Watson (70.2% COMP, 2432 YDS, 8.1 AVG, 18 TD, 5 INT, 25 SACK, 107.1 RTG), RB Carlos Hyde (149 ATT, 704 YDS, 4.7 AVG, 3 TD), WR DeAndre Hopkins (68 REC, 665 YDS, 9.8 AVG, 4 TD), LB Whitney Mercilus (32 TACKLES, 5.5 SACKS), PK Ka’imi Fairbairn (13-17 FG, 23-28 XP)
Key Ravens: QB Lamar Jackson (65.9%, 2036 YDS, 8.0 AVG, 15 TD, 5 INT, 101.7 RTG, 106 RSH, 702 YDS, 6.6 AVG, 6 TD), RB Mark Ingram II (123 ATT, 619 YDS, 5.0 AVG, 8 TD), TE Mark Andrews (44 REC, 523 YDS, 11.9 AVG, 5 TD), LB Matthew Judon (27 TACKLES, 4 SACKS), PK Justin Tucker (17-17 FG, 31-32 XP)
Houston and Baltimore Against the Spread
The Texans Are:
- 7-2-2 against the spread in their last 11 road games
- 6-2 over the total away from home
- 8-3 on the board in their last 11 games at the AFC North
- 2-8-1 under the total in road games with the AFC North
- 3-2 on the board against the Ravens at Baltimore
- 0-4-1 under the total at Baltimore
The Ravens Are:
- 2-9 against the spread in their last 11 home games
- 5-4 over the total at M&T Bank Stadium
- 3-6 vs. the odds at home against AFC South teams
- 2-17-1 under the total when hosting the AFC South
- 1-4 on the board in their head to head series with the Texans
- 1-4-1 under the total against Houston
Houston Texans Vs. Baltimore Ravens NFL Bets Picks
As was previously noted the Texans have been strong NFL Bets values on the road and in Baltimore. And the Ravens have not shown well recently at M&T Bank Stadium. Watson may not get the notoriety of Jackson but has been nearly as effective. Houston is a live dog in this one.
Texans vs. Ravens NFL Bet Pick: Houston Texans
Texans vs. Ravens NFL Bets Score Prediction: Texans 27, Ravens 24