The Baltimore Ravens are listed as touchdown favorites for their home tilt against Houston on Monday night. Las Vegas oddsmakers have set the point total at 38, representing a final score of approximately 23-16 Ravens.
The Texans have been ravaged by injuries this season, including season enders to star defensive end J.J. Watt, edge rusher Whitney Mercilus and impressive rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson. They will enter this contest with a 4-6 record after losing three of their previous four games. Houston ranks 17th in pass offense, 6th in rushing offense, 26th in pass defense and 7th in run defense.
The Ravens will counter with the 2nd ranked pass defense, 26th run defense, 32nd passing offense and 13th best rushing offense. Baltimore leads the all-time series against the Texans with a 7-2 record. Houston won the most recent meeting 25-13 despite two touchdown passes to Torrey Smith in 2014.
As for gambling trends, the Texans are 3-1 against the spread on the road this season but just 2-9 against the spread on Monday night. The Ravens have not covered any of their six tries as a medium sized home favorite since 2015. Each of the last four games between these franchises played in Baltimore have gone under the point total.
Other pertinent Week 12 matchups include the Bengals laying eight at home against the Browns and the Chiefs as ten point home favorites over the Bills. Tennessee is favored by a field goal at Indianapolis, Jacksonville is listed as a 5.5 point road favorite against Arizona and the Raiders are favored by five over the Broncos in Oakland. Lastly, the Steelers will be two touchdown favorites on Sunday night when they host Green Bay.