After a long rest, with three-extra days of vacation, the Houston Texans will get back to action to face the Baltimore Ravens in what should be a thrilling matchup. The Ravens have an exciting offense as always, while the Texans are also a threat to compile points in a hurry because they have Deshaun Watson. Check out our preview of this game below.
Betting Preview for the Baltimore Ravens vs Houston Texans Regular Season Week 2 Game on September 20, 2020
Where: NRG Stadium, Houston
When: Sunday, September 20, 2020, 4:25 PM ET
TV Broadcast: CBS
Betting on the Baltimore Ravens (-7)
Regular Season Record: 1-0
Breaking news: Lamar Jackson is still great at football. The reigning NFL MVP tortured the Cleveland Browns’ defense in a 38-6 home win in Week 1. Jackson, who seemed to be motivated to pass the ball more this season, went 20-of-25 for 275 passing yards and three touchdowns without an interception. He still showed his wheels, though, by leading his team with 45 rushing yards on 45 carries. He could be tempted to run a bit more in Week 2 against Houston’s defense that allowed 166 rushing yards to the Kansas City Chiefs last week. However, his ever-improving chemistry with Marquise “Hollywood” Brown could be showcased again. Brown caught five of six targets for 101 receiving yards against the Browns, while Willie Snead IV had 64 receiving yards and a touchdown on a four-of-four catches-to-targets ratio. Baltimore’s defense must be feeling good after holding the Browns to just two field goals which really just seem like given to Cleveland out of sportsmanship.
The Ravens are 8-2 against the spread in their last 10 games.
Betting on the Houston Texans (+7)
Regular Season Record: 0-1
No team would probably switch their first two games of the season for Houston’s. After losing to the reigning Super Bowl champion Kansas City last week, 34-20, the Texans get the high-scoring Ravens for this coming Sunday’s home game. Despite adding some weapons to their offense over the offseason, the Texans still couldn’t keep in step with Kansas City. Deshaun Watson went 20-of-32 for 253 passing yards and a touchdown with an interception and was sacked four times for a loss of 11 yards. David Johnson rushed for 77 yards and a touchdown on 11 carries in his debut for Houston, but the team still appeared to miss DeAndre Hopkins. Will Fuller led the team with 112 receiving yards on eight catches, but no other Texan had more than 40 receiving yards. The Texans will have to put up a heroic effort on defense to hang with Baltimore. The news of Ravens All-Pro tackle Ronnie Stanley being questionable for Sunday’s game offers some hope for Houston. If Stanley sits out Week 2, the run-heavy Ravens’ offense could be much easier to deal with for the Texans.
The over is 3-1 in the Texans’ last four games at home.
The Ravens win, 30-23.
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