Texans vs. Ravens Betting AFC Divisional Playoffs Betting Analysis (01/20/2024)

Texans vs. Ravens Betting AFC Divisional Playoffs Betting Analysis (01-20-2024)

Last Saturday, the Houston Texans made the ultimate NFL odds statement with a 45-14 win over the Cleveland Browns. What was most stunning about the Texans’ win was that Cleveland had one of the most highly regarded defenses in the NFL. Concurrently, Houston QB CJ Stroud has proven to be the best pick of the 2023 NFL Draft. At the same time, DeMeco Ryans is proving to be the perfect fit as head coach. Stroud threw for 274 yards and three TDs in a performance that elevated him on the national stage.

Houston Texans vs. Baltimore Ravens Betting Information

Date and Time:Saturday, January 20, 2024, 4:30 p.m. ET
Location:M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, MD
TV Coverage:ABC
Odds at SBG Sportsbook
Texans+9½ -11045 -110+335
Ravens-9½ -11045 -110-435
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Houston Texans Team Overview

Specifically in the Wild Card Round, the Houston Texans beat the Cleveland Browns 45-14 as 2-point home dogs. The game went over a total of 44.5. Houston has a record of 10-7 straight up, 9-8 against the spread, and 6-11 over/under the online betting total. Houston ranks 12th for total offense, 7th for passing, 22nd for rushing, and 13th for scoring. Defensively, they rank 14th overall, 23rd against the pass, 6th against the rush, and 11th for points allowed. Also, Houston ranks 1st for fewest turnovers lost and 19th for takeaways.

Late on, Houston got the cash in five of its most recent seven games. CJ Stroud finished his rookie season strong with 4108 yards passing, a 23/5 TD/INT ratio, and a 100.8 QB rating. Meanwhile, Devin Singletary Devin Singletary ran for 898 yards, 4.2 yards per carry, with four TDs and 41 first downs. Nico Collins caught a team-best 80 passes for 1297 yards, 16.2 YPC and eight TDs.

Baltimore Ravens Team Overview

Last game, the Baltimore Ravens lost 17-10 against the Pittsburgh Steelers as 3-point home dogs. The game went under a total of 34.5. Baltimore has a record of 13-4 straight up, 11-6 against the spread, and 8-9 over/under the total. Baltimore ranks 6th for total offense, 21st for passing, 1st for rushing, and 4th for scoring. Defensively, they rank 6th overall, 6th against the pass, 14th against the rush, and 1st for points allowed. Also, Baltimore ranks 13th for fewest turnovers lost and 5th for takeaways.

The Baltimore Ravens are coming off a bye week as the top team in the AFC. Namely, Lamar Jackson is coming off a phenomenal season worthy of MVP consideration. Jackson posted a 102.7 QB rating throwing for 3678 yards and a 24/7 TD/INT ratio. Equally important was that Jackson ran for 821 yards, 5.5 yards per carry, and five TDs.

Of course, Lamar Jackson was the NFL MVP in 2019, but his team was rendered helpless in a stunning home playoff loss to Tennessee. Now, Baltimore and Jackson get a shot at redemption.

Texans at Ravens SBG Free Picks

On this occasion, there will be a lot of square reactions to the Texans. Following Houston’s win, they are getting an increase in NFL betting odds action. Still, the Ravens will draw their share of support as the top seed in the AFC. Houston will be stepping way up as far as their opponent. Additionally, the Texans will be playing in the much colder weather of Baltimore after winning indoors at home over Cleveland.

Texans at Ravens SBG Best Bet: Baltimore Ravens.

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