The Monday Night Football affair for Week 12 will feature the Baltimore Ravens at home against the Houston Texans. Both teams are out of the AFC, and both are in need of a win to keep their postseason chances alive. The road team – Houston Texans are 4-6 coming into this game, and trailing both Tennessee and Jacksonville in the AFC South standings. The Texans are 1-3 on the road this season.
For the Baltimore Ravens, they are in second place in the AFC North with a 5-5 record. Both teams have a chance at the AFC Wildcard, due to most teams in the chase losing. The wildcard chase sees Buffalo at 6-5, and a trio of teams with 5 wins. If the Ravens win, they will be tied for the second spot. The Baltimore Ravens are -7.5 at MyBookie in this National Football League affair on Sunday.
Baltimore Seeking Back to Back Wins
The Baltimore Ravens are seeking their second straight win. Last week, the Ravens tripped up the Green Bay Packers in Wisconsin 23-0. The Ravens have won 2 out of their last 3, as they also blasted the Miami Dolphins at home. The Ravens have scored 213 points on the season, while allowing opponents to score 171.
The Ravens quarterback – Joe Flacco is 266 yards shy of 2,000 on the season. The quarterback has 9 touchdown passes on the season. His top target has been Jeremy Maclin, with 344 yards receiving and 3 touchdowns. The Ravens will play back to back home games, as they will welcome the Detroit Lions to town next week, before back to back games at Pittsburgh and Cleveland.
Texans Have Business to Take Care of
The Houston Texans know they have business to take care of. No matter how crazy it is – the Texans could move into the massive tie for one game back of the wildcard spot with a win. The Texans are also coming off a win 31-21 at home over the Arizona Cardinals. That win snapped their three game losing streak with losses to the Seahawks, Colts and the Los Angeles Rams.
DeShaun Watson tore his ACL in the loss to the Seahawks, and since then Tom Savage has took over as the starting quarterback. Watson left for the season with nearly 1,700 passing yards and 19 touchdowns. The passing game has suffered since Watson left, but they still rank 17th in the National Football League with more than 221 yards per game.
Houston wins on the Road
The Houston Texans are tough enough to win this game on the road. The Baltimore Ravens have no real identity when it comes to offense. The Texans have Lamar Miller on the ground, and DeAndre Hopkins via the pass. The Houston defense has not been real tough this season, but they still have some of the best athletes on the field. Look for Houston to take care of the football, and move the ball, which is the way to beat the Ravens. Bet on the Houston Texans +7.5 over the Baltimore Ravens at MyBookie.