Houston Texans at Baltimore Ravens
First Half Over/Under:
1St HALF OVER 24 POINTS -120
This game will feature two of the most explosive young quarterbacks in the league. The Texans’ Deshaun Watson has 23 total touchdowns and the Ravens Lamar Jackson leads all quarterbacks in rushing yards with more than 700 and is 11th in rushing overall in the league. Jackson made last week’s opponent, the Cincinnati Bengals, look silly trying to corral him; something they were incapable of doing. Baltimore tight end Mark Andrews continues to shine in leading the Ravens in receptions with 44 (and also has five touchdowns).
Running back Mark Ingram is averaging five yards a carry and has found paydirt eight times so far this year. The Ravens have scored 30, 37, and 49 points in their last three games and—in seven of their nine games—the Ravens and their oppoonet has combined for at least 26 points in the first half. In fact, over those seven games the average score for the first half is 33.
While the Baltimore games have all been high scoring affairs, the Texans are looking to bust out for some points against a suspect Ravens defense; specially, Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins is long overdue for a big game so look for Watson to try and create some extra offense for the star wideout. In three of the last five Texans games, they and their opponent have gone over 24 points in the first half. Texans games have also hit the over in six of their last eight contests on the road. Plus, with two amazing quarterbacks under center, who doesn’t want to see a high-scoring affair?
1St Half Score
20 Houston Texans
Harry Gagnon spent 14 years as a Vegas Sportsbook Supervisor and holds a Communications degree from SUNY-Oswego. You might know him better as part of the Degenerate Trifecta on the award nominated betting podcast “Against All odds with Cousin Sal” on the Ringer Podcast Network. Feel free to find him on Twitter (@AAOHarry) and tweet him a message if you want to talk casinos, sports, or just shoot the breeze about betting in general cause, hey, that’s what Twitter is for, right?