The New England Patriots host the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday in an AFC Wild Card Odds game but they will be without star wide receiver Wes Welker who was injured last week. The Patriots played a meaningless game last week against Houston but played their starters for much of the game, a decision that head coach Bill Belichick might now be regretting. Belichick didn’t want to say anything about the decision or the injury. “We’re over and done with that. We’re onto Baltimore,” he said.
New England is a 3 point favorite at SBG Global with a total of 43
New England still has Randy Moss but he is likely to be double covered on Sunday by the Ravens. It will be up to other players to get open for quarterback Tom Brady. Moss had 83 catches for 1,264 yards and 13 TDs this season. The Patriots defeated Baltimore 27-21 earlier this season and they are 5-0 all-time against Baltimore. Brady is dealing with injuries but he still threw for 4,398 yards and 28 touchdowns this season. “Everyone breaks bones over the course of the year,” he said. “I’m feeling pretty good. It’s the best I’ve felt in a while.”
Baltimore won last week at Oakland to get into the playoffs and now they will try and take the Wild Card route to the Super Bowl. “There’s something to be said for coasting in, because obviously you’ve earned the right to do that,” head coach John Harbaugh said. “There’s an advantage to that, and there’s an advantage to fighting your way in.” The Ravens will look to run the ball with Ray Rice who had 1,339 yards this nfl betting season and Willis McGahee, who had 167 yards and three TDs last week.
The Ravens are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 playoff road games. The Ravens are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games as an underdog. The Ravens are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games in January. The Ravens are 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 meetings at New England.
The Patriots are 3-1-2 ATS in their last 6 vs. the AFC. The Patriots are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games as a home favorite. The Patriots are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 playoff games.
The Under is 4-0-1 in the Ravens last 5 road games. The Under is 7-2-1 in the Ravens last 10 games overall. The Under is 3-0-1 in the Patriots last 4 games as a home favorite. The Under is 11-2-1 in the Patriots last 14 playoff home games.