The Baltimore Ravens will take the Houston Texans on Monday Night Football December 13th. The Houston Texans have once again failed to live up to expectations. They have a new found running game but their passing game has suffered as they struggle to find their identity.
The Baltimore Ravens lost a heart breaker against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday Night Football and they will be looking to prove a point against a Houston Texans team that has failed to play well in big games this season. Joe Flacco will have his best chance for a big game when he faces worst pass defense in the NFL.
Baltimore Ravens Offense vs Houston Texans Defense
Joe Flacco and the Baltimore Ravens offense has failed to live up to the preseason hype this season. Flacco is averaging just 233 yards per game through the air the season. When Anquan Boldin and TJ Houshmandzadeh were signed this season the Baltimore Ravens offense was expected to a high powered juggernaut. Ray Rice was the third most productive running back in the NFL last season and his production is down this season.
The Houston Texans defense is the worst defense in the NFL. They have struggled against the pass all season but their numbers are improving. At one time the Texans were giving up over 300 yards per game against the pass and they have managed to lower their yards allowed to 286 yards per game. The Houston Texans are strong up front on defense and Mario Williams is the key figure up front. The Baltimore Ravens offense has the edge over the Houston Texans defense.
Houston Texans Offense vs Baltimore Ravens Defense
Matt Schaub and the Houston Texans offense has struggled as they changed their offense to a run oriented offense behind premiere back Arian Foster. Matt Schaub is having his worst NFL season of his career since becoming a starter as is Andre Johnson. The Houston Texans are averaging 252 yards per game through the air but they do have one of the best run offenses in the NFL, averaging over 130 yards per game.
The Baltimore Ravens defense has been living off their reputation this season. They have been giving up big plays to several teams including the Buffalo Bills. Even with the Baltimore Ravens slips on defense they are still keeping opposing quarterbacks to 200 yards per game and opposing running backs to 100 yards per game. The return of Ed Reed has been a cause for concern. With Reed back in the line up the passing yards given up has actually increased. The Houston Texans offense has the edge over the Baltimore Ravens defense.
Baltimore Ravens -3 vs Houston Texans: Pick Against the Spread & Breakdown
The Las Vegas Hilton Superbook has made the Baltimore Ravens a three point favorite over the home team Houston Texans on Monday Night Football December 13th. The Baltimore Ravens are 3-2-1 against the spread on the road and they are 3-3 straight up. The Houston Texans are 2-4 against the spread on their home field and are 3-3 straight up at home. Take the Baltimore Ravens -3 over the Houston Texans.
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