Football gambling handicappers saw both teams win their openers straight up last week but struggle fail to cover against the odds NFL as heavy overlays. The Baltimore Ravens scored a 38-24 home win last week against the Kansas City Chiefs as they barely covered the football gambling board as 13-point chalks.
The Ravens got a late touchdown with 36 seconds remaining to beat the odds NFL as the game soared over the football gambling total of 37. The Baltimore ground attack looked as powerful as ever as the Ravens had 198 yards on 41 carries. Ray Rice led all Raven ball carriers with 108 yards rushing.
Quarterback Joe Flacco had an impressive football gambling debut as he went 26-43 for 307 yards with 3 touchdown passes. The brutal Raven defense held the Chiefs to 29 yards rushing on 17 carries and just 159 yards passing. All in all the Ravens again look like a complete football gambling commodity.
The San Diego Chargers scored a 24-20 Monday Night Football win at the Oakland Raiders but failed to cover as 10 point football gambling chalks as the game snuck over the total of 42.5.
The Charger defense, while not dominating, looked improved over last year as they held Raider quarterback JaMarcus Russell to 12-30 for 208 yards and 2 interceptions.
The Chargers needed a late Darren Sproles touchdown run of 5 yards to escape with the win as once again football gambling fans have skepticism regarding the leadership of head coach Norv Turner, who can’t seem to make the Chargers a dominant team like they were under Marty Schottenheimer.
The Ravens are one of the hottest commodities in football gambling as they have gotten the cash in 16 of their last 21 games and have covered 9 out of their last 11 AFC conference games. The Chargers have covered the spread in 12 out of their last 16 home games.
In this head to head series the teams have gone under the total in 5 out of their last 6 meetings and the Chargers have gotten the cash in 4 of their last 5 at home against the Ravens.