NFL Playoff Betting: Houston Texans vs Baltimore Ravens Odds, Prediction, and Pick

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NFL Playoff Betting: Houston Texans vs Baltimore Ravens Odds, Prediction, and Pick

This weekend we have one of our biggest NFL playoff match-ups between two teams who are looking to prove that they belong in the elite of the NFL. The Houston Texans finally made it into the playoffs, and on top of that, they won their first round match-up against the Cincinnati Bengals, with their third string quarterback. The team will need to have a big game from Arian Foster in order to knock off this impressive Baltimore Ravens team. Baltimore really hasn't lived up to expectations in recent years when it comes to playoff time, but this season they'll be at home, and are a very heavy favorite as well.

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The Ravens were the number 2 seed in the AFC, and fell short to only the New England Patriots this season. On the other side of things, the Texans managed to pull out the number 3 overall seed in the AFC, even with their incredible number of injuries that they've been forced to overcome this season. This game will kick off at 1:00pm EST on Sunday, and should kick off one of the most entertaining weekends of the entire NFL season. This game will really come down to the two running backs on both sides, as these two teams have top notch running games. Houston will feature Foster, while the Ravens have a back in Ray Rice who can pretty much do it all.

» Odds and Sports Betting Line

  • Houston Texans: +9
  • Baltimore Ravens: -9

» Free Prediction

It would be amazing to see the Texans pull off this incredible of an upset, but it is simply going to be hard for them to do. The Texans don't have an incredibly strong passing game with third string quarterback TJ Yates at the helm, but I still think they'll play with enough emotion to keep this one pretty close. In the end, I'm going to take the Ravens to get the win, but it'll be a close one that draws a bit of attention to this Texans' team. Ravens by a touchdown when all is said and done.

  • Prediction: Baltimore Ravens- 21 Houston Texans- 14

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    » Free Pick

    An interesting line here in this one. The Ravens are big favorites, and many people feel that it's for a good reason. Personally though, I just think that the Texans are going to show up in this game and make it close throughout. I'm picking the Houston Texans to get the cover here of +9.

  • Pick: Houston Texans +9

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