Date/Time: September 16th, 1:00 P.M. ET
NFL Odds from BetDSI
Point Spread: Philadelphia -1 (-120)
NFL Betting Game Trends
- Baltimore is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Baltimore’s last 9 games
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Baltimore’s last 6 games on the road
- Baltimore is 4-1-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Philadelphia
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Baltimore’s last 6 games when playing Philadelphia
- Philadelphia is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia’s last 5 games
- Philadelphia is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games at home
- Philadelphia is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games at home
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia’s last 6 games when playing Baltimore
Both the Baltimore Ravens and the Philadelphia Eagles are 1-0 right out of the blocks, but they have very different feels to the way that they started their campaign. They’re back in action this Sunday in the City of Brotherly Love in what amounts to be quite the close clash on the NFL betting odds.
The Ravens were arguably the most dominating team in the league on both sides of the ball in Week 1′s romp of the Cincinnati Bengals. QB Joe Flacco was efficient, RB Ray Rice found the end zone twice, and the Baltimore defense was the Baltimore defense. The Bengals just never had a chance to get the ball up and down the field, and it really showed which was the superior team on national television. Flacco had 299 yards and two TDs, and he completed four passes of at least 25 yards on the day. Rice had a typical Ray Rice day, rushing for 68 yards and catching three balls for 25 yards, but he really only played a bit over half the game and only touched the ball 13 total times. There will definitely be busier workloads for the horse out of Rutgers as this season wears on. Meanwhile, the Ravens forced two turnovers and picked up four sacks, as they were in the face of QB Andy Dalton all night long.
Philly really should be an 0-1 team right now. It played one of the worst games that we have seen out of a winning team in quite some time, but we suppose when both quarterbacks throw four picks, one of them is going to look like he got lucky. QB Michael Vick threw the ball a whopping 56 times over the course of the win over the Cleveland Browns on the road, and though a bunch of those passes did come on the game’s final drive when the Eagles had to get into the end zone, we are surprised at how little RB LeSean McCoy was really involved. Sure, McCoy had 20 rushes and six receptions, totaling 136 yards, but it just never felt like he was the star of the game. Both WR Jeremy Maclin and WR DeSean Jackson had big nights, combining for 11 catches for 173 yards and a TD, but the two were targeted a combined 25 times as well. Vick needs to do a heck of a lot better job with the football this time around against a significantly better defense, because 317 yards on 56 attempts with five total turnovers for the game just isn’t going to cut it.
Most early bettors are on the Ravens right now, but we just aren’t all that sure that it is justified. This is where we are going to find out whether Cleveland just put together a great defensive game plan against the Eagles, or whether they are going to truly struggle on this side of the ball all year long. We look for Vick and McCoy to have better games this time around, and we think that Philly is going to pull off what might be perceived as an upset in the City of Brotherly Love. Philadelphia 28 – Baltimore 24
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