- Lamar Jackson leads all quarterbacks in rushing yards with 702.
- The Houston Texans are averaging 142.8 rushing yards per game.
- The Baltimore Ravens are currently riding a five-game winning streak.
BALTIMORE – Week 11 of the NFL is here and provides fans with a juicy matchup of two potential AFC Championships teams; the Baltimore Ravens (7-2) versus the Houston Texans (6-3).
The last time these two teams met was in 2017, the Ravens won that matchup 23-16. Both teams have undergone major changes since their last meeting as Joe Flacco is no longer the quarterback for the Ravens and Tom Savage is not the starting quarterback for the Houston Texans.
The Baltimore Ravens (4-4-1 ATS) are four-point favorites at home against the Houston Texans (5-4 ATS). Both teams have been inconsistent ATS this season and the four-point spread only adds extra stress to deciding what bet to make for this matchup.
If you don’t want to bet against the tight 4-point spread, then the moneyline is also a good alternative. The Ravens have -210 odds and the Texans are listed at +180. Betting on the Ravens to win on the moneyline is the best bet here as they’ve won their last five home games against the Texans.
Lamar Jackson Vs. Deshaun Watson For MVP
This game will be the first-ever meeting between Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson and Texans signal-caller Deshaun Watson in the NFL. These two players last faced off in college when Watson was a member of the Clemson Tigers and Jackson was the quarterback of the Louisville Cardinals. Watson and the Tigers would come out victorious in a thrilling 42-36 game.
Both quarterbacks are in the NFL MVP discussion with USA sportsbooks listing Jackson with the second shortest odds to win the award at +225. Watson isn’t far behind Jackson at sportsbooks either with the third shortest MVP odds at +650. Both players have been the linchpin for their teams this season and the winner will come out of this game with the upper hand in the award race.
With two of the NFL’s more potent offenses clashing, the 51.5 total in this game is likely to go over. If the Ravens defense plays as it has during their five-game winning streak, then points will be tough to come by for the Texans offense. The Ravens offense will likely do most of the scoring in this matchup as they are averaging a league-high 33.3 points per game.
After this game, both teams have tough matchups. In Week 12, the Ravens will have a West Coast meeting with the Los Angeles Rams and the Texans will have an AFC South Divisional game against the Indianapolis Colts.
Kick off for the Texans-Ravens game will be at 1 p.m. EST and will be broadcasted by CBS.
As a professional sports writer, Robert has written for outlets such as the FAMUAN and other sports-centric platforms. He focuses mainly on NFL and NBA betting, though he keeps tabs on every major sport.