Houston Texans (4-6) at Baltimore Ravens (5-5)
|Date & Time||Monday November 27, 2017, 8:30 PM (EST)|
The Line: Baltimore Ravens -7 -- Over/Under: 38
The Houston Texans and Baltimore Ravens meet Monday in NFL action at M&T Bank Stadium.
The Houston Texans look for back-to-back victories for the first time this season to stay in the AFC wild card race. The Houston Texans have lost three straight road games. Tom Savage is completing 52.8 percent of his passes for 732 yards, four touchdowns and three interceptions. Savage has three touchdown passes and three interceptions in his last two games. DeAndre Hopkins and Will Fuller V have combined for 1,205 receiving yards and 16 touchdowns while Bruce Ellington has 26 receptions. The Houston Texans ground game is averaging 128.5 yards per contest, and Lamar Miller leads the way with 604 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Houston is allowing 26.2 points and 344.8 yards per game. Benardrick McKinney leads the Houston Texans with 62 tackles, Jadeveon Clowney has eight sacks and Andre Hal has three interceptions.
The Baltimore Ravens look for back-to-back wins for the second time this season to get a game above a .500 record. The Baltimore Ravens have split their last four home games. Joe Flacco is completing 65.5 percent of his passes for 1,734 yards, nine touchdowns and 11 interceptions. Flacco has one or less touchdown passes in seven of his last eight games. Jeremy Maclin and Mike Wallace have combined for 667 receiving yards and six touchdowns while Benjamin Watson has 39 receptions. The Baltimore Ravens ground game is averaging 114.6 yards per contest, and Alex Collins leads the way with 570 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Baltimore is allowing 17.1 points and 306 yards per game. C.J. Mosley leads the Baltimore Ravens with 83 tackles, Terrell Suggs has 7.5 sacks and Eric Weddle has four interceptions.
The Texans are 1-9 ATS in their last 10 Monday games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games in November and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games on fieldturf. The Ravens are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Monday games, 6-13-1 ATS vs. a team with a losing record and 9-4-1 ATS in their last 14 vs. AFC. The home team is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings and the under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The injuries to continue to pile up for the Houston Texans and a home win over the Arizona Cardinals doesn't do much for me. The Baltimore Ravens were able to get healthy during their bye week and are coming off a road beatdown over the Green Bay Packers. Backup quarterback or not, shutting out the Packers on their turf during this time of year isn't something you see often. With the Ravens getting some of their weapons back and the defense making game changing plays, they have the potential to fight for a wild card spot. Savage on the road against this defense doesn't bode well for the Texans defense. I'd love to get this number under a full touchdown, but either way, I'm going to be with the Baltimore Ravens. This is more of a fade from the Texans to be honest.