The last four times these two teams hooked up, the Colts (2-2, 2-2 ATS) have smacked around the Ravens (2-2, 3-1 ATS), beating them four straight games by an average of 15.0 points. The Ravens were slender one-point home underdogs on the football betting line against the Tennessee Titans.
Though the two teams were never separated by more than one score, the Ravens didn’t trail for their NFL betting fans until the dying minutes. QB Kerry Collins threw the game-winning touchdown with 1:56 remaining to TE Alge Crumpler. Rookie QB Joe Flacco struggled, only throwing for 153 yards and two interceptions.
HC John Harbaugh has plenty to be proud of with his Ravens, as the defense has been absolutely dominant this year, ranking first in the NFL in terms of yards per game allowed at 192.5. That’s almost 40 yards better than Pittsburgh, who ranks 2nd in the league.
NFL betting aficionados who backed the Colts last Sunday proved once again that games aren’t really over until the clock reaches 0:00. Indianapolis staged one of the greatest comebacks the NFL has seen in years in the final moments against the Texans.
QB Peyton Manning connected with WR Tom Santi on 4th down to bring the Colts back within 10 of Houston with just over 4:00 to go. Texans backup QB Sage Rosenfels handed back-to-back gifts to Indy, fumbling on consecutive drives.
Both resulted in touchdowns, giving the Colts a 31-27 victory and a tremendous backdoor cover as 3-point road favorites per the closing NFL odds. Though they are normally heavy favorites at home, oddsmakers only installed Indianapolis as six-point favorites. Early NFL bettors have knocked it down to 4.5.
The ‘total’ has been set at 39.5. Consider adding the ‘over’ to your betting ticket this weekend. Baltimore has played eight out of its L/11 games ‘over’ the ‘total’. They were also averaging 21.7 points per game heading into last weekend.