|2013 NFL on CBS Game of the Week Odds & Total: Patriots vs. Ravens|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Friday, 20 December 2013 13:00|
Patriots vs. Ravens Odds
New England is 10-4 overall, 3-4 on the road and 6-8 against the spread. Baltimore is 8-6 overall, 6-1 at home and 7-7 against the spread. The home team has won three of the last four in this series.
Trends show that the road team is 4-0-1 against the spread in the last 5 games on this series, but the underdog is also 4-0-1 against the spread in the last 5 between these two.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Baltimore is favored at home, as the Ravens have odds of -2.5 points against the Patriots. The over/under total for the game is set at 45 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had Baltimore favored by 1. The spread quickly worked up to 2.5. The over/under total opened at 45 points and bumped up to 45.5 and fell to 44.5 before moving back to 45.
New England is coming off a 24-20 loss at Miami last week. The Patriots have yet to lock up the AFC East, but a win will give them the division title. The offense is averaging 390.7 yards per game this season while the defense is giving up 372.7 yards per contest. Tom Brady has thrown for 4,049 yards and 23 touchdowns to lead the team while Julian Edelman has caught 89 passes for 914 yards and six touchdowns. Chandler Jones is leading the New England defense with 73 tackles and 11.5 sacks.
Baltimore is coming off an 18-16 win at Detroit last Monday. The Ravens have won three straight, with their last three coming by 3 points or less. The Ravens can win the AFC North if they win out. Baltimore is averaging 309.9 yards per game on offense while the defense is giving up 334 yards per contest. Joe Flacco has thrown for 3,460 yards and 18 touchdowns this season, but also has 17 interceptions. Torrey Smith has added 59 catches for 1,032 yards and four touchdowns. The defense is being led by Daryl Smith, who has 107 tackles. 4.5 sacks, 3 interceptions and 18 pass deflections.
In terms of Injuries, Baltimore cornerback Asa Jackson (thigh) and linebacker Albert McClellan (neck) are both questionable. New England receivers Aaron Dobson (foot) and Kenbrell Thompkins (hip) are also questionable.
The Public Bets for this game are currently backing the Patriots, as New England is getting 67% of the wagers with odds of +2.5 points at Baltimore.