Baltimore Ravens (1-0) at Houston Texans (0-1)
NFL Football: Sunday, September 20, 2020 at 4:25 pm (NRG Stadium)
The Line: Houston Texans +6.5 -- Over/Under: 52.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Baltimore Ravens and Houston Texans meet Sunday in week 2 NFL action at NRG Stadium.
The Baltimore Ravens look for a quick 2-0 start to the season after wing the Cleveland Browns in their debut. The Baltimore Ravens have won their last six road games. Lamar Jackson is completing 80 percent of his passes for 275 yards, three touchdowns and zero interceptions. Jackson has three or more passing touchdowns in his last four games. Marquise Brown and Willie Snead IV have combined for 165 receiving yards and one touchdown while Mark Andrews has five receptions. The Baltimore Ravens ground game is averaging 107 yards per contest, and Jackson leads the way with 45 yards on seven carries. Defensively, Baltimore is allowing six points and 306 yards per game. Patrick Queen leads the Baltimore Ravens with eight tackles, Tyus Bowser has one sack and Marlon Humphrey has one interception.
The Houston Texans look for their first win of the season after losing their opener to the Kansas City Chiefs. The Houston Texans have won four of their last six home games. Deshaun Watson is completing 62.5 percent of his passes for 253 yards, one touchdown and one interception. Watson has one or less touchdown passes in four of his last eight games. Will Fuller V and Jordan Akins have combined for 151 receiving yards and one touchdown while David Johnson has three receptions. The Houston Texans ground game is averaging 118 yards per contest, and Johnson leads the way with 77 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Houston is allowing 34 points and 369 yards per game. Zach Cunningham leads the Houston Texans with eight tackles, Jacob Martin has one sack and A.J. Moore Jr. has one pass deflection.
The Ravens are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 road games, 6-2 against the spreadS in their last 8 games as a favorite and 9-2 against the spread in their last 11 games overall. The Texans are 3-7 against the spread in their last 10 home games and 2-6 against the spread in their last 8 games on fieldturf. The under is 4-1 in Ravens last 5 games as a favorite. The under is 9-4 in Texans last 13 home games. The home team is 4-1 against the spread in their last 5 meetings.
The Houston Texans have had extra time to prepare for this game given that they played last Thursday, so there's an edge there. However, the Texans offense looked sloppy in their first game without DeAndre Hopkins, and they're going up against a Ravens side that's been a regular season machine dating back to last year. Speaking of last year, the Ravens beat the Texans 41-7 when these teams met last November. The Baltimore Ravens have been as consistent as any team in the league, while the Texans have a lot of work to do and are led by a head coach who may be in over his head.
I'll eat the touchdown with the Ravens.