Originally Posted by ArlingtonTexan
Neither the Texans nor Ravens were 'surprisingly' good teams like the Bills in 2011, so bringing them up in not relevant. 6.5 points is clear favorite in NFL. Sorry, the Texans are not clearly better than the Ravens. The texans may win by more than that, but it won't be because this betting line is accurate in its portrayal of the gap between the teams.
& it won't be because they are both currently 5-1
The betting line is reflective of how people feel about these two teams. For whatever reasons people have been putting their money on the Texans beating the Ravens by a touchdown or so. Using their guts, their own personal "power rankings" whatever, they set the margin where it's at.