NFL Week 7 2011: Jacksonville Jaguars v Baltimore Ravens

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Mon, 2011-10-24 03:37 -- TheFootballLines

Monday night football in NFL week 7 offers up the clash between the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Baltimore Ravens. The opening point spread saw Jacksonville as (+9) home underdogs. That number has moved out by 1 point to (+10) in the Latest NFL Spreads. The money line market for this game opened with the Jaguars at +297 (3.97) and the Ravens -340 (1.29) and it would seem as though support for the Jaguars has been thin, with sportsbooks pushing their price out to +442 (5.42) and bringing the Ravens in to -525 (1.19)..

The Jaguars are 1-5 straight up this season with their only win coming against the Titans (16-14), who as it would happen, are the only team to have beaten the Ravens. The Jaguars losses have been against the Steelers (13-17), Bengals (20-30), Saints (10-23), Panthers (10-16) and Jets (3-32). They are 2-4 against the closing point spread and have seen 1 game go over and 5 stay under the closing NFL Over Under Line.

Baltimore on the other hand has a comfortable 4-1 straight up record to date, with their (13-26) lose to the Titans being their only blemish. They have taken care of the Texans (29-14), Jets (34-17), Rams (37-7) and Steelers (35-7) with a degree of ease and now have their sights set on the Jaguars. The Ravens are 4-1 ATS, 3-2 in over under betting and sport a healthy +3.08 points differential having averaged 29.6 points per game while only conceding 14.2.

As far as quarterback stats are concerned the Jaguars Blaine Gabbert has averaged 143.4 yards per game for a total of 4 touchdowns while Joe Flaco has 7 touchdowns to his name in his 5 starts and has averaged 255.6 yards per game.

The verdict - likes the Ravens against the point spread. We jumped on board while they were at -9 however the current line still shows plenty of value by our numbers.