NFL betting odds expectations have always been high for the Baltimore Ravens and their prospects for a Super Bowl run with the NFL betting lines.
The Baltimore Ravens host the Tampa Bay Bucs in one of the most important interconference matchups of the season so far. Sports-Gambling opened with the Ravens as 7.5 point favorites with a total of 40.5. Kickoff on FOX is set for 4:20 PM ET.
Both teams need a win in this matchup to keep pace with their respective division and conference rivals in the playoff race.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have a record of 7-3 both straight up and with the football betting odds and they have an even 5-5 split on over/under totals this year. Tampa Bay is coming off a 21-0 win at San Francisco to remain tied for 2nd place in the NFC South 1 game behind Atlanta and a lead contender for a wild card spot.
Defense is the strength of Tampa Bay as they rank 11th for points allowed while the offense ranks 22nd in the league for scoring. Josh Freeman has made a big leap as quarterback from last year’s rookie season as he has a 92.0 QB rating with a 14/5 touchdown/interception ratio.
The Baltimore Ravens have a record of 7-3 straight up and 5-4-1 with the football betting lines and they have an even 5-5 split with over/unders. The Ravens are coming off a 37-13 payout at Carolina last week and are tied for first place in the AFC North with Pittsburgh.
The Ravens defense has maintained its status as one of the best in the NFL as it ranks 6th for points allowed. Joe Flacco has improved at quarterback after a rocky start and has a 92.1 QB rating with a 16/7 TD/INT ratio. Ray Rice balances out the attack with 730 yards rushing.
Baltimore is one of the best home favorites in sports with a mark of 44-19 against the spread. Tampa Bay is just 3-7 against the spread versus teams with a winning record. These two teams have gone under the NFL betting odds total in their last 4 matchups.