NFL Week 3 2012, Baltimore Ravens v New England Patriots

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Sun, 2012-09-23 09:00 -- TheFootballLines

Sunday Night Football sees the Baltimore Ravens hosting the New England Patriots. The Latest NFL Lines sees the Ravens as slight favorites with the spread at Baltimore -2.5 New England +2.5 after starting the week at -/+3. In the over under total market the line opened the week at O/U49 and has moved in a half point to O/U48.5. Not too much movement to speak of in the NFL Odds market where New England are currently trading between +125 ($2.25) up to +129 ($2.29) and Baltimore are -145 ($1.69).

Where are the wagers being placed? Currently at one of the leading offshore sportsbooks we see that in the NFL point spread market 47% of wagers are on New England to 53% on Baltimore while in the moneyline odds market 61% of wagers have been placed on the Patriots to 39% on the Ravens. The over under total is seeing even action for the books with 49% of wagers on the over and 51% on the under bet.

Baltimore are 1-1 having defeated the Bengals (44-13) in week one as -320 (-7pt) favorites, following that up with a narrow 1 point loss to Philadelphia last week (23-24) as +144 (+3pt) underdogs. Tom Brady's New England Patriots are also sitting with 1 win and 1 loss, having proved too good for the Titans in week 1 (34-13) the Patriots suffered a home loss to the Cardinals (18-20) last week as short priced favorites -650 (-13pt).

Looking at Joe Flacco v Tom Brady stats thru the first two weeks we see very similar stats with Joe Flacco having made 43 completions from 71 attempts for 531 yards and 3 touchdowns. Tom Brady has made 51 completions from 77 attempts for 552 yards and 3 touchdowns.

Thus far 3 of this weekends completed games have gone to overtime, what are the odds for this game doing the same? Looking at the prop bets market we see that the odds for this game No Overtime are -2500 ($1.04) and for the Game to go to Overtime +1400 ($15.00). Another interesting prop bet includes R. Rice to score touchdown Yes at -125 ($1.80) or No at -105 ($1.95) with 91% of wagers placed to date being on Yes at -125 ($1.80).

Here at we don’t start wagering until week 5 so, no picks yet. We will sit back and watch what should be a great encounter as both teams look to make amends for last week.