Ravens vs. Texans Week 7 Odds
HOUSTON, TX (The Spread) – The only two AFC teams with winning records heading into Week 7 will meet on Sunday when the Texans host the Ravens at 1:00PM ET.
BALTIMORE: The Ravens nearly blew a 31-23 lead to the Cowboys last Sunday in Baltimore, but they eventually hung on for a 31-29 victory. Joe Flacco threw for 234 yards and a touchdown, while Ray Rice rushed for 63 yards and two scores. The victory came with a price, however, as both Ray Lewis (triceps) and Ladarius Webb (ACL) were lost for the season with injuries. The victory ran Baltimore’s record to 5-1 on the year but the Ravens failed to cover and are now just 2-4 against the spread in 2012. The over is 4-2 in Baltimore’s fist six games.
HOUSTON: The Packers stomped the Texans 42-24 last Sunday, halting Houston’s winning streak to five games. Matt Schaub threw for 232 yards with two interceptions in the loss, while Arian Foster was held to just 29 yards on 17 carries with a long of 5 yards. Despite the loss the Texans are sitting comfortably in first place in the AFC South at 5-1 and are now 4-2 against the spread after failing to cover as a 4-point favorite versus Green Bay. Foster leads the team with 8 touchdowns while Schaub has a team-high 1,394 passing yards.
ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Texans are 6.5-point favorites over the Ravens, while the over/under total is currently sitting at 48 points. The Ravens enter this game with a straight up record of 5-1 and are 2-4 against the spread, while the Texans are 5-1 straight up and 4-2 ATS.
TRENDS: The road team is 5-1 against the spread in the last six meetings between these two teams. The Ravens are also 0-4 ATS in their last four games in October, 1-4 ATS in their last five games in Week 7, and 0-4 ATS in their last four games overall. The Texans, meanwhile, are 6-1-1 against the spread in their last eight games versus the AFC.