At 4:30 ET, it’s a Divisional round NFL battle between the Ravens and Texans at M&T Bank Stadium. Don’t miss it on ESPN as the game takes place on Saturday, January 20th.


The Pick: Houston Texans +9.5

This game will be played at M&T Bank Stadium at 4:30 ET on Saturday, January 20th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 26-18 in favor of the Ravens.
  • Our projections have Lamar Jackson finishing with 236.697 passing yards on 18.878/31.576 passing.
  • The Ravens are projected to finish with 360 yards of offense compared to the 307 yards for the Texans.

Does Houston Stand a Chance on the Road?

As we enter the Divisional round, Houston is in 1st place in the AFC-South with an overall record of 10-7. In the AFC, they are currently in 4th place. Against the spread, the Texans have a record of 10-8. Their average scoring margin for the season is currently +3.1.

In terms of offense, the Texans are at 23.4 points per game, ranking them 11th in the NFL. Looking at their passing game, the Texans come in with an average of 247.4 passing yards per game, which is 6th in the league. Presently, 65.6% of their first downs are credited to the passing game.

At 95.7 rushing yards per game, the Texans are 25th in the NFL. This figure has come on an average of 25.9 attempts (21st).

On defense, the Texans are currently positioned 2nd in tackles for loss and 9th in sacks. Against them, opponents are scoring an average of 20.4 points per game and gaining 330.3 yards per contest.

Can Baltimore Pull Off a Home Win?

Over the course of 17 games, the Ravens have put together a record of 13-4. This positions them 1st in the AFC-North and 1st in the AFC. The Ravens’ scoring margin for the season is currently +11.9. This has contributed to their ATS record of 11-6.

At home, the Ravens are averaging 31.9 points per contest compared to their overall numbers of 28.4 points per game. In the league, Baltimore is 3rd in overall scoring. Looking at their performance in the passing game so far, Baltimore is 21st in passing yards per game, where they have an average of 213.8. Additionally, their passing yards per attempt of 7.4, places them 3rd in the league.

When it comes to rushing, the Ravens are averaging 4.9 yards per attempt while running the ball an average of 31.8 times per game. At 156.5 rushing yards per contest, they are 1st in the league.

Facing the Texans this week, the Ravens defense has allowed an average of 16.5 points per game. They currently rank 6th in quarterback hits and have allowed an average of 301.4 yards per contest.