NFL Divisional Playoffs 2012: Baltimore Ravens v Houston Texans

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Fri, 2012-01-13 18:05 -- TheFootballLines

The Baltimore Ravens host the Houston Texans in the third of the NFL Divisional Playoff games this weekend. Taking a look at the leading sportsbooks Latest NFL Lines we see the Ravens are currently -9 point spread favorites and the over under line is sitting at O/U 36 after opening the week at O/U 38. The NFL Odds for this game has the Baltimore Ravens at -345 (1.29) and the Houston Texans +301 (4.01). Baltimore who is coming off the bye last week will be looking for a repeat of their week 6 home win over the Texans (29-14). While the Texans look to build off their (31-10) win over the Bengals last week.

The Baltimore Ravens

The Ravens finished the regular season 1st in the AFC North with a 12-4 record which included a perfect 8-0 home record. At home the Ravens enjoy a point differential of (+12.5) having averaged 27.38 points per game and allowing only 14.88. Baltimore's results in NFL wagering markets saw them go 8-7-1 against the closing point spread and 9-7 in over under betting. Against the moneyline odds they showed a profit of +$201 and +$182 for the opening and closing odds (for $100 bets each week). Baltimore's last three games have included a loss to SD (14-34) and wins over CLE (20-14) and CIN (24-16).

The Houston Texans

The Texans did not finish the regular season as they would have liked with 3 straight losses (13-28) to CAR, (16-19) to IND and (22-23) to TEN. They managed to turned it around last week with a (31-10) win over a Cincinnati side who only scrapped their way into the playoffs. In that game the Texans covered the -4 point spread, cashed on the moneyline at closing odds of -226 (1.44) and saw the total go over the closing line of O/U 38. Houston's regular season wagering results included a 9-5-2 spread record, 7-9 in over under betting and a profit of +$123 (open) and +$48 (close) against the money line odds. On the road this season the Texans are 5-3 with an average of 25.5 points per game while allowing an average of 18.63 for a differential of (+6.87).

With T.J. Yates at quarterback the Houston Texans have gone 4-3 and averaged 19.86 points per game while conceding 17.43 for a differential of +2.43.

The verdict - Here at our numbers show value on the over under line and we have taken the over 36. Our point spread and moneyline odds are in agreement with the bookies so no plays there.