Ravens Vs Patriots Spread, ATS Pick & How To WatchNoah Williams
Monday Night Football this week features the 7-5 Baltimore Ravens facing the 10-2 New England Patriots. The Week 14 NFL Baltimore Vs New England betting spread favors the Patriots by 6.5-points. Kick-off is this Monday, December 12 at 8:30 PM ET on ESPN from Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts.
Joe Flacco and the Baltimore Ravens have a 3-5 record in games against Tom Brady and the New England Patriots. Brady and Flacco have split four postseason games, but the Patriots are 7-1 all-time against the Ravens in the regular season.
Baltimore Ravens Vs New England Patriots Spread & ATS Pick
The Week 14 NFL Baltimore Vs New England betting spread opened with the Pats as 9-point favorites last Sunday and was at a TD by Monday. Today it is Pats -6.5.
The public usually loves the Patriots, but the Ravens are getting more support this week (especially when the line was more than a touchdown) as they’ve won and covered two straight to get back into the playoff picture. Wiseguys also jumped on Baltimore when the spread opened with New England between -7.5 and -9, and they helped put it down past the key number of 7. It’s more split now.
What: Baltimore Ravens (7-5) at New England Patriots (10-2)
When: Monday, December 12, 2016
Start Time: 8:30 PM ET
Where: Foxboro, MA
Stadium: Gillette Stadium
Spread: Patriots -6.5
Moneyline: New England -280
Game Total: 44.5
Stream: Watch ESPN
Listen: Baltimore vs New England
Why Bet The Baltimore Ravens To Beat The Patriots
The Baltimore Ravens smacked another AFC East opponent last week beating the Miami Dolphins 38-6. They improved to 7-5 SU and 6-6 ATS this season. They average 21.3 points per game (21st) and allow 17.3 points per game (2nd).
"We have to go up into a hostile place in New England that we really enjoy playing [at]," quarterback Joe Flacco said. "It’s going to be another important game in December up there on a Monday night, and it’s going to be a lot of fun. I’m looking forward to it, big time."
The Ravens average 258.0 passing yards per game (12th). QB Joe Flacco (3258 yards, 15 TDs & 11 INTs) is coming off his best game of the season. He completed 36 of 47 passes for 381 yards, with four touchdowns and one interception. WR Mike Wallace (57 rec, 851 yards, 4 TDs) is the leading receiver on the team. But last week it was TE Dennis Pitta (61 rec, 529, 2 TDs) who stole the show against Miami by finding the end zone twice. Baltimore averages 89.7 rushing yards per game (28th). RB Terrance West (163 cars, 650 yards, 5 TDs) has taken advantage of his opportunity in the backfield. He has scored in two of the last three games.
Baltimore has the best total defense in the NFL. They allow 222.0 passing yards per game (7th) and give up 73.8 rushing yards per game (1st). The Ravens have recorded 28 sacks this season (12th). Zachary Orr has 112 tackles and Terrell Suggs 8.0 sacks.
Why Bet The New England Patriots To Beat The Ravens
The New England Patriots beat the Los Angeles Rams 26-10 last week. They move to 10-2 SU and 9-3 ATS this season. They average 26.4 points per game (6th) and give up 17.3 points per game (2nd).
The Patriots average 270.3 passing yards per game (5th). QB Tom Brady (2470 yards, 19 TDs & 1 INTs) has turned the ball over just once since he returning from suspension in week five. He is 6-0 when facing number one overall defenses in his career. He has thrown 12 touchdowns and just three interceptions in those wins.
With TE Rob Gronkowski out for the season; Brady will lean on WR Julian Edelman (72 rec, 718 yards, 2 TDs). The offense also needs TE Martellus Bennett (44 rec, 544 yards, 4 TDs) fill Gronk-sized cleats for the rest of the season. New England averages 117.6 rushing yards per game (6th). RB LeGarrette Blount (230 car, 957 yards, 13 TDs) leads all tailbacks in rushing touchdowns at lucky 13.
New England has the 9th-ranked total defense in the NFL. They allow 243.0 passing yards per game (12th) and 94.3 rushing yards (10th). The Patriots have recorded 26 sacks this season (14th). Patrick Chung has 73 tackles, and Trey Flowers has 4.0 sacks.
Betting Trends for this Matchup:
- Baltimore is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
- Baltimore is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
- Baltimore is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
- Baltimore is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
- Baltimore is 3-10 SU in its last 13 games when playing New England
- New England is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games at home
- New England is 21-4 SU in its last 25 games at home
Expert ATS Pick & Final Score Prediction
I was one of those who bet on Ravens at +8 but doing the same at +6.5 is risky business. This game has playoff implications for both teams but I can see the Pats winning by a score.
My final score prediction is Baltimore 21, New England 24.