Texans vs. Ravens Total Pick
Will the combined score in tonight's Monday Night Football matchup between the Houston Texans and Baltimore Ravens fall under the betting total? Kickoff for tonight's game is set at 8:30 p.m. ET.
Matchup: Texans (4-6) at Ravens (5-5)
TV: ESPN, 8:30 p.m. ET
Line: Ravens -7.5
ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the over/under total currently sits at 38.5 points after hitting the board at 38. The Ravens, meanwhile, opened as 7-point home favorites but the line was bet up a half-point to 7.5.
PUBLIC BETTING: As of this writing, just over 50% of tickets are on the Ravens to cover the point spread as a home favorite tonight.
KEY TRENDS: The home team is 4-1 against the spread in the last five meetings between these two teams. The Ravens, meanwhile, have covered in five of their last six games played on Monday night and are 5-1-2 at the betting window in their last eight games played in November. On the other side, the Texans are a brutal 1-9 against the number in their last 10 Monday Night Football games.
OUR PREDICTION: The under has been a great bet in this series and should be again tonight. It is a perfect 4-0 in the last four meetings between these two teams in Baltimore and has cashed in four of the last five meetings overall.
The under is also 4-0 in the Texans' last four games played in Week 12, is 5-1 in the Ravens' last six games played in November, and is 8-3 in Baltimore's last 11 games after accumulating less than 250 total yards in its previous game.
The Ravens have struggled to move the ball all season but they own the No. 2 scoring offense in the league. The Texans, meanwhile, have been a completely different offense with Tom Savage under center than rookie Deshaun Watson. I expect both teams to struggle offensively tonight.
NFL WEEK 12 OVER/UNDER PREDICTION: TEXANS/RAVENS UNDER 38.5