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Ravens have never lost to Houston

Houston has never beaten the Baltimore Ravens in four career attempts and they opened as 7-point underdogs on the Week 6 NFL odds menu for their fifth attempt.

Houston suffered a home loss to the emotional Raiders (who lost owner Al Davis last Saturday) and will be without WR Andre Johnson again. The Ravens meanwhile come off a bye week, a situation where they have thrived recently (8-1 ATS in the past nine seasons following a bye week).

Houston is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road while Baltimore is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games at home. [ See the latest number at TopBet and pocket the biggest bonus available this weekend at 50% ]

View Houston vs Baltimore Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening line for this matchup the Ravens sat as 7-point favorites but it's as high as -9 at some shops like 5Dimes. The total, meanwhile, has been pegged by the oddsmakers at 45 and has only budged a half point at BetOnline, making it the best OVER line on this game.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The game pits the Ravens, currently No. 2 in our OddsShark NFL Power Rankings, against the Texans, who rate No. 3 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and handicapping models run on this game predict a 38-28 victory for the Ravens.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Baltimore's No. 6-ranked offense, averaging 29.8 PPG, against a Texans defense that ranks No. 8 this week at 19 PPG. The Ravens aerial game is averaging 234.8 yards per game, more than the Texans secondary allows through the air, 208.2 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Texans own the league's No. 20-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 126.5 yards per game when on the road. Baltimore, on the other hand, rates No. 6 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

In their last action, Houston was a 25-20 loser at home against the Raiders. They failed to cover the 4.5–point spread as favorites, while the combined score (45) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Matt Schaub's 416-yard performance through the air wasn't enough last time out, as Oakland earned a 25-20 win over Houston on Sunday at Reliant Stadium.

Last time out for Baltimore, they were a 34-17 winner as they battled the Jets at home. The Ravens covered in the match as a 5.5-point favorite, while 51 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Ravens grabbed a Week 4 victory over the Jets in their last game, winning 34-17 at M&T Bank Stadium.

Houston Texans Trends:
When playing in October are 7-3
When playing on turf are 3-7
After outgaining opponent are 2-8
When playing outside the division are 3-7

Baltimore Ravens Trends:
When playing in October are 6-4
When playing on turf are 8-2
After outgaining opponent are 5-5
When playing outside the division are 8-2

A few Texans at Ravens trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 7 games on the road
Houston is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Houston is 5-10 SU in its last 15 games
Baltimore is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games at home
Baltimore is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Baltimore's last 5 games

Next up:
Houston at Tennessee, Sunday, October 23
Baltimore at Jacksonville, Monday, October 24