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Baltimore Ravens Visit the Houston Texans in Week 16 Battle – Betting Odds and Pick

Baltimore Ravens


Houston Texans
Sunday, December 21, 2014 1:00 PM ET
NRG Stadium

The 9-5 Baltimore Ravens can dramatically improve their playoff chances with a SU win against the 7-7 Houston Texans on Sunday afternoon. The Ravens are 4-1 SU in their last five and were outright winners as underdogs in their last two on the road, but just 1-3 ATS in their last four as favorites.

The Texans must win to keep their faint playoff hopes alive. The Texans are 1-3 SU in their last four at home, 1-3-1 ATS in their last five as underdogs, and a dismal 1-7 SU in their last eight meetings with the Ravens.

Baltimore Ravens vs Houston Texans Opening Odds and Betting Line

On the opening betting line for this matchup, the Houston Texans sat as 3.5-point underdogs at shops such as 5Dimes. The total, has been pegged by the odds makers at GTbets.eu at 42.

Computer Prediction: Baltimore Ravens vs Houston Texans Pick

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 30-26 result in favor of the Ravens. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.

Baltimore Ravens vs Houston Texans Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Baltimore Ravens will try to spoil to the party on Sunday; they are 8-6 ATS against the spread this season, while the Houston Texans are 8-5-1 ATS. Baltimore is 7-7 on the over under betting totals; Houston is 7-7. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Houston vs Baltimore injuries news.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Houston Texans rated this week at No. 15 and the Baltimore Ravens sitting at No. 8.

How Baltimore Ravens vs Houston Texans Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Houston Texans No. 13-ranked offense (23.14 PPG) against a Baltimore Ravens defense that ranks No. 6 at 19.07 PPG. The Texans passing attack has averaged 208.43 yards per game, less than the Ravens give up through the air (259.5 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Baltimore Ravens own the league's No. 4-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 92.86 yards per game when on the road. Houston, on the other hand, rates No. 24 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Ravens grabbed a Week 15 victory over the Jaguars in their last game, winning 20-12 at M&T Bank Stadium.

In their last game, the Texans were Week 15 losers coming out on the wrong end of 17-10 score against Indianapolis.

Baltimore Ravens vs Houston Texans Betting Odds Trends

Baltimore is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Baltimore's last 5 games on the road
Baltimore is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Houston
Baltimore is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Houston
Houston is 7-18 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games
Houston is 4-10 ATS in its last 14 games at home
Houston is 3-10 SU in its last 13 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Baltimore home to Cleveland, Sunday, December 28th
Houston home to Jacksonville, Sunday, December 28th