Kickoff from Reliant Stadium is set for 4:15 PM, and football betting fans can view the game regionally on CBS. The last time these AFC rivals hooked up was back in 2005. The Ravens knocked the Texans off 16-15 that day, but Houston bettors got the last laugh, covering the spread as 7.5-point underdogs.
For a team that only recorded three victories against the pro football betting line a year ago, the Ravens got off to a great start in 2008 for their football betting followers when they knocked the Bengals off 17-10 in HC John Harbaugh’s debut.
The Ravens defense looked as dominant as ever, holding QB Carson Palmer to a paltry 99 passing yards after he averaged 258 YPG last year. Ravens first round draft pick out of Delaware, QB Joe Flacco, wasn’t anything special in his NFL debut. However, he didn’t turn the ball over and gave his defense a chance to win the game.
Baltimore rushed for 229 against the Bengals getting huge contributions from Rutgers product Ray Rice and LeRon McClain. Things weren’t so rosy for NFL betting aficionados that grabbed the touchdown with the Texans when they invaded Pittsburgh.
The Steelers made a mockery of the closing NFL betting odds for the game as Houston never stood a chance of beating the Super Bowl XL champions. Pittsburgh busted out of the gates, outscoring Houston 35-3 through three quarters. HC Gary Kubiak had to be pleased that his team put up two late touchdowns, but there was no hope of digging out of the 32-point hole.
The Steelers beat the Texans by a 38-17 final count cruising to a 1-0 mark both SU and ATS. NFL odds makers tabbed the Texans as 3-point home favorites at the open, but football betting fans have steamed the line up to 4.5; the ‘total’ now sits at 37.5.
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