Ravens vs. Texans Point Spread: NFL Week 2 Odds, Prediction

Sports Interaction Staff | Updated Sep 17, 2020

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The Texans go from facing the Super Bowl MVP in Week 1 to the league MVP in Week 2 when Lamar Jackson leads the Ravens into Houston on Sunday.

Baltimore
11-5
AT
September 20, 2020, 4:25 PM ET
NRG Stadium
Houston
4-12
Pointspread -7.5 -130
Moneyline -370
Over / Under o +50

80%

Betting Action

20%

Pointspread +7.5 +108
Moneyline +302
Over / Under u +50

80%

Betting Action

20%

The Ravens are 7.5-point favourites on the NFL odds with the total at 51.5.

NFL Point Spread and Betting Analysis

Lamar Jackson lit up the Texans in the only meeting between these teams in 2019. Jackson went 17-for-24, throwing for 222 yards and four TDs, while also adding another 79 yards rushing. The Ravens crushed the Texans 41-7 in the November game.

Despite scoring 38 points in Week 1, the Ravens hit the under mainly due to a weak Cleveland offense, last week. With a fairly high 51.5 total this week and a Texans offense that is not much stronger than the Browns, we could see a similar Week 2 scenario where Baltimore puts points on the board, but doesn’t hit the over. The under is also 5-0 in the Ravens’ last five games as a favourite of 3.5-10 points and 4-0 in the Texans last four games following a straight up loss.

The Ravens are 5-0 against the spread in their last five road games and 10-2 ATS in their last 12 games overall.

Baltimore Ravens

Reigning NFL MVP Lamar Jackson started the season where he left off last year, throwing for 275 yards and three touchdowns on 20-for-25 passing in a 38-6 Week 1 win over the Cleveland Browns. Jackson also had a team-high 45 rushing yards on seven carries. Rookie running back J.K. Dobbins was another bright spot for the Ravens, rushing for his first two career TDs with 22 yards on seven carries.

Tackle Ronnie Stanley is listed as questionable for Week 2 after leaving in the third quarter against the Browns with an ankle injury.

Houston Texans

Although they will be playing on nine days rest, the Texans don’t seem to be catching a break with opponents early in the season after they opened Week 1 against the Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs.  Fresh off signing the second biggest contract in NFL history (behind Patrick Mahomes) quarterback Deshaun Watson threw for 253 yards against the Chiefs on 20-for-32 passing with one TD and one interception, while also rushing for a TD.

Off-season trade acquisition David Johnson made an impact in his Texans debut, rushing for 77 yards and a TD.  Running back Duke Johnson is listed as doubtful for Week 2 after leaving in the fourth quarter against the Chiefs with a leg injury.

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