Texans vs. Ravens: Predictions, odds, and how to watch AFC divisional round playoff game

Texans vs. Ravens: Predictions, odds, and how to watch AFC divisional round playoff game

The NFL wild-card games delivered on expectations with thrilling victories, upsets, and challenging record-setting weather conditions. As a result, we now have the divisional-round matchups set. In the AFC, C.J. Stroud and the Houston Texans will travel to M&T Bank Stadium to take on Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens in a battle of the quarterbacks.

Stroud made history as the youngest quarterback to win a playoff game, leading the Texans to a resounding 45-14 victory over the Cleveland Browns. Stroud was outstanding, throwing for 274 yards and three touchdowns. However, Stroud’s next challenge won’t be easy as he faces Baltimore’s formidable defense, which led the NFL in sacks with 60 during the regular season.

NFL MVP candidate Lamar Jackson is set to play his first playoff game since 2020 and is eager to lead the Ravens in their Super Bowl campaign. After sitting out Week 18, Jackson will be well-rested, with 19 days between Week 17 and the divisional rounds, giving him ample time to be in top health for the divisional round to help secure a victory against the Texans.

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AFC Divisional Rounds: Houston Texans at Baltimore Ravens predictions

BetMGM: Ravens will win

Staff writes: “The Ravens are an 8.5-point favorite over the Texans in NFL Playoffs odds for the game.”

ESPN: Ravens have a 81% chance to win

According to ESPN’s Matchup Predictor, the Baltimore Ravens have a 81.7% chance of beating the Houston Texans in the AFC Divisional Round matchup.

Sporting News: Odds favor Ravens

Caleb Tallman writes: “Going against an elite Baltimore team with a multifaceted rushing attack, the Texans’ defense will need their best performance of the season. In the regular season, linebackers Blake Cashman and Christian Harris tallied over 100 tackles a piece. They will have a tough assignment in containing Jackson and the Ravens’ stable of running backs. Beyond the required defensive effort, Stroud must continue playing at an MVP level. The Texans have accelerated their rebound behind the play of Stroud but don’t have the talent that Baltimore is equipped with. Because of that, they will need Stroud to outplay Jackson to have a chance, which is a challenging task.”

AFC Divisional Rounds: Houston Texans at Baltimore Ravens odds, betting lines

The Baltimore Ravens are favored to defeat the Houston Texans, according to the BetMGM NFL odds, as of Tuesday afternoon.

  • Spread: Ravens (-9.5)
  • Moneyline: Ravens (-450); Texans (+350)
  • Over/under: 45.5

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AFC Divisional Rounds: Houston Texans at Baltimore Ravens: TV channel and streaming info

The Baltimore Ravens take on the Houston Texans in an AFC Divisional Round Playoff game on Saturday, Jan. 20 at 4:30 p.m., ET, on ABC. The game can also be streamed on ESPN+.

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AFC Divisional Rounds: Houston Texans at Baltimore Ravens injury news

Houston Texans:

PLAYER POSITION INJURY STATUS
Jerry Hughes DE Ankle Questionable for the Divisional Playoffs at Baltimore
Denzel Perryman MLB Ribs Questionable for the Divisional Playoffs at Baltimore
Dylan Horton DE Personal Questionable for the Divisional Playoffs at Baltimore
Noah Brown WR Shoulder Injured Reserve
Eric Murray SS Knee Injured Reserve
M.J. Stewart SAF Shoulder Injured Reserve
Grayland Arnold SAF Calf Injured Reserve
Tavierre Thomas CB Hamstring Injured Reserve
Jimmie Ward SAF Quadriceps Injured Reserve
Teagan Quitoriano TE Groin Injured Reserve
Tank Dell WR Lower Leg Injured Reserve
Jarrett Patterson C Lower Leg Injured Reserve
Tytus Howard OT Knee Injured Reserve

Baltimore Ravens:

PLAYER POSITION INJURY STATUS
Kevin Zeitler OG Knee Questionable for the Divisional Playoffs vs Houston
Marlon Humphrey CB Calf Questionable for the Divisional Playoffs vs Houston
Kyle Hamilton SAF Knee Questionable for the Divisional Playoffs vs Houston
Malik Harrison LB Groin Questionable for the Divisional Playoffs vs Houston
Zay Flowers WR Calf Questionable for the Divisional Playoffs vs Houston
Del’Shawn Phillips LB Shoulder Questionable for the Divisional Playoffs vs Houston
Tyus Bowser LB Knee Questionable for the Divisional Playoffs vs Houston
Brent Urban DE Head Questionable for the Divisional Playoffs vs Houston
Geno Stone SAF Knee Questionable for the Divisional Playoffs vs Houston
Andrew Vorhees OG Knee Questionable for the Divisional Playoffs vs Houston
Trayvon Mullen CB Toe Questionable for the Divisional Playoffs vs Houston

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