12/20/08 Ravens at Cowboys By the Numbers Print
Written by Anthony Rome   
Saturday, 20 December 2008 10:13

There’s Saturday night football in the NFL this week as the Dallas Cowboys host the Baltimore Ravens in a game where both teams need wins to keep their postseason hopes alive. Let’s take a look at the matchup, trends, injuries, odds and hand out a NFL free pick for Week 16.

Bet the Ravens at Chargers

Game Time: 8:15 PM ET

Odds: Oddsmakers from online sports book Sports Interaction have made the Cowboys as a 5.5-point favorite.

Over/Under Total: 39

Public Betting Information:

Public betting information shows that 67% of bettors favor the Cowboys -5.5 tonight.

Top Public Betting Trends:

All games in this series since 1992

BALTIMORE is 2-0 against the spread versus DALLAS since 1992

BALTIMORE is 2-0 straight up against DALLAS since 1992

1 of 2 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL since 1992

Key Player Injuries:

BALTIMORE

[CB] Chris McAlister IR - Knee - 11/07/08

[CB] Derrick Martin IR - Shoulder - 10/31/08

[DT] Dwan Edwards IR - Back - 08/26/08

[DT] Kelly Gregg IR - Knee - 10/07/08

[DT] Lamar Divens IR - Shoulder - 12/10/08

[LB] Prescott Burgess IR - Wrist - 08/12/08

[NT] Kelly Talavou IR. - Shoulder - 08/26/08

[OG] Marshal Yanda IR - Knee - 10/14/08

[QB] Kyle Boller IR - Shoulder - 09/03/08

[RB] P.J. Daniels IR - Shoulder - 08/12/08

[RB] Ray Rice missed last game, "?" - Calf - 12/14/08

[SS] Dawan Landry IR - Neck - 09/22/08

[TE] Quinn Sypniewski IR - Knee - 07/25/08

[WR] Demetrius Williams IR - Achilles - 10/29/08

[WR] Marcus Maxwell missed last game, "?" - Hip - 12/14/08

[WR] Terrence Copper missed last game, "?" - Shoulder - 12/14/08

DALLAS

(!) [QB] Tony Romo injured last game, probable - Back - 12/15/08

(!) [RB] Marion Barber III is probable - Toe - 12/15/08

[CB] Adam Jones missed last game, doubtful - Neck - 12/15/08

[FS] Ken Hamlin is "?" - Ankle - 12/17/08

[LB] Bobby Carpenter injured last game, "?" - Knee - 12/15/08

[OG] Montrae Holland missed last game, "?" - Ankle - 12/15/08

[OL] Kyle Kosier IR - Foot - 11/29/08

[P] Mat McBriar IR - Foot - 10/13/08

[RB] Felix Jones IR - Toe - 11/20/08

[S] Keith Davis injured last game, "?" - Shoulder - 12/15/08

[S] Pat Watkins IR - Neck - 12/05/08

[S] Roy L Williams IR - Forearm - 10/19/08

[WR] Sam Hurd IR - Ankle - 10/16/08

TheSpread.com betting matchup advantage:

TheSpread.com betting matchup has the Ravens as a 2-point favorite and we think that projection is accurate. We like the Ravens’ defense over the Cowboys offense, especially with some of Dallas’s star players ready to rip each other apart off the field. Not too mention, Baltimore has a bad taste in its mouth after losing the division last week in a defeat at the hands of the Steelers. They’re going to be pumped, pissed, and motivated. We predict the Ravens over the Cowboys 17-13.

Bet the Ravens at Chargers

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Posted: 12/20/08 3:13 PM ET

 

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