Texans vs Ravens Picks, Predictions, Week 11 Odds 11/17/2019
Game: Houston Texans vs Baltimore Ravens
Date: Sunday, November 17, 2019
Location: M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, MD
Odds/Point Spread: Baltimore -5
M&T Bank Stadium is the venue where Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens will take on the Houston Texans on Sunday. Houston opens this game as 5-point dogs. The total is set at 49. The Texans are 6-3-0 ATS and 4-5-0 when betting on the total. The Ravens are 6-3-0 when wagering on the over/under and 7-2-0 against the spread.
The last time they took the field, the Houston Texans took on the Jacksonville Jaguars and won by a score of 26-3. Carlos Hyde led the team in rushing for that contest. He broke a long run for 58 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He racked up a total of 160 yards on 19 carries which had him averaging 8.4 yards per run. Duke Johnson was the receiving yardage leader by earning 68 yards on 5 receptions. He notched an average of 13.6 yards per reception for that contest. Leading the way at QB for the Texans was Deshaun Watson who went 22/28 with 201 yards passing and added 2 TD's. He walked away from this game with no interceptions. The Houston Texans ended up running the ball 34 times and added 216 yards which earned them an average of 6.4 yards per attempt. In the game, the Texans racked up 21 1st downs and they had 7 penalties for 60 yards. For the game, they ran 63 plays for a total of 410 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Houston gave up 27 catches on 47 throws for a total of 282 yards, and a completion percentage of 57.0%. Overall, they conceded 357 yards and earned 4 turnovers. In the running game, the Texans gave up 75 yards on 15 carries which gave them an average of 5.0 yards per carry allowed. for the game between NFL pick ATS from Tony Sink on the Cardinals vs 49ers game.
Texans Improve Their Mark to 6-3 After Win
The Texans step onto the field holding a record of 6-3 this year. This team is one of the more average teams in terms of scoring in the AFC South and I wouldn't expect things to change too much in this game. For total yardage, they are currently ranked 3rd in the AFC and 6th in the league with 3,570 yards. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, the Texans currently have a total of 18 passing TDs and 10 rushing touchdowns. In terms of scoring, they are one of the marginal teams in the league averaging 26 points per game, which has them at 8th in the league. As a unit, they are averaging 143 rushing yards per contest which is 2nd in the AFC.
The Texans have one of the best defenses in the NFL, giving up 21.2 points per contest ranking them 9th among AFC teams. In discussing yards rushing, Houston is allowing 84.2 yards per contest putting them 1st among AFC South teams and 3rd in the NFL. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.1 yards per rush ranking them 6th among AFC teams and 12th in the NFL overall. In total, they have allowed 1,285 rushing yards through 9 contests. When it comes to passing yards, the Texans have allowed 2,496 yards. Opponents are completing 65.5% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 6.7 yards per try. They have allowed 18 passing TDs and 3 rushing touchdowns.
In their last contest, the Baltimore Ravens played the Cincinnati Bengals and ended up getting the victory by a score of 49-13. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Ravens was Lamar Jackson who went 15/17 with 223 yards passing and tossed 3 TD's. He ended the game with no interceptions. Lamar Jackson paced the team on the ground in the game. He tore off a long run of 47 yards and he tallied 1 touchdown for the contest. He scurried for 65 yards by way of 7 carries which meant he averaged 9.3 yards per run. Marquise Brown was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 80 yards on 4 receptions. He notched an average of 20.0 yards per reception in the game. The Baltimore Ravens ended up running the ball 23 times and earned 136 yards which earned them an average of 5.9 yards per run. In all, they ran 46 plays for a total of 379 yards. In the game, the Ravens earned 20 1st downs and they totaled 5 penalties for 35 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Baltimore gave up 16 completions on 30 attempts totaling 150 yards, and a completion percentage of 53.0%. Against the run, the Ravens gave up 157 yards on 40 tries which gave them an average of 3.9 yards per run allowed. On the day, they conceded 307 yards and earned 3 turnovers. Josh Schonwald has a NFL prediction for the game between the Jets and Redskins.
Ravens Rise to 7-2 After Win
The Ravens step onto the field holding a record of 7-2. Baltimore has built a respectable ground game this year by averaging 197 rushing yards per contest, which has them at 1st among NFL teams. As a unit, they have compiled a total of 1,775 rushing yards through 9 games, so they will want to continue to try to improve on the run game so opponents will have to respect all facets of the game. The Ravens average 422 yards per contest overall which has them at 2nd among NFL teams and 1st in the AFC. When talking about the points that are being put on the board, the Ravens are ranked 1st in the AFC North and 1st out of all the teams in the league averaging 33.3 points per contest.
The Ravens are giving up 21.0 points per contest ranking them 2nd among AFC North teams and 13th in the NFL. Their pass defense is one of the mediocre units in the NFL. They are conceding 253 passing yards per contest. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Ravens are ranked 11th in the AFC. They have allowed 9 passing touchdowns in 2019. In regard to points allowed, they have allowed 189 total points. In regard to yards rushing, they are conceding 91 yards per contest which puts them at 8th among NFL teams and 1st in the AFC North. This year, they have conceded a total of 821 yards rushing and 9 rushing touchdowns.
Who will win tonight's Texans/Ravens NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Texans +5
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