Ravens vs Texans Betting Preview
Two teams with banged-up stars injuries collide in Baltimore in Week 3 NFLbetting on Sunday.
The Texans are 2.5-point road favorites over the defending Super Bowl champion Ravens, who struggled to knock off the Cleveland Browns and saw star running back go down with a hip injury. Rice was listed as questionable to begin the week.
Houston is coming off an overtime win over the Tennessee Titans. Star WR Andre Johnson suffered a head injury in the win and was listed as questionable to start the week.
These two teams met last season, with the Texans blasting the Ravens, 43-13, Houston’s first victory in seven games against Baltimore.
The Ravens are 1-3 against the spread in their last four games as home underdogs. And they are 6-1 SU lifetime against Houston.
Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Ravens pegged as 1-point Underdog in this matchup. The total, meanwhile, was listed by books like [custom:spprtsbook-link] at 44.5.
The Ravens - Texans odds would favor the Ravens if the lines were set according to power ranks. Baltimore is rated No. 10 in our latest OddsShark poll, while the Texans sit at No. 11. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 28-18 win for the Texans.
In their last action, Houston was a 30-24 winner at home against the Titans. They failed to cover the 7.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (54) was profitable news for OVER bettors. The Ravens grabbed a Week 2 victory over the Browns in their last game, winning 14-6 at M&T Bank Stadium.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Baltimore's No. 18-ranked offense (20.5 PPG) against a Texans defense that ranks No. 23 at 26 PPG. The Ravens passing attack has averaged 266 yards per game, more than the Texans give up through the air (156 YPG on average).
Defensively, the Texans feature the league's No. 4-rated road run defense, allowing 65 yards per game. Baltimore, meanwhile, ranks No. 13 in rushing offense at home.
A few Texans at Ravens trends to consider:
Houston is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
Houston is 15-5 SU in its last 20 games
Houston is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Houston is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games on the road
Baltimore is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Baltimore is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Baltimore is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Baltimore is 19-2 SU in its last 21 games at home
Houston at Seattle, Sunday, September 29th
Baltimore at Buffalo, Sunday, September 29th