NFL football betting expectations are through the roof for both the Ravens and Jets and their Monday pro football betting showdown could have major playoff implications.
Sports-Gambling opened with the New York Jets as 2.5-point home favorites against the Baltimore Ravens with an over/under of 35.5. Kickoff is at 7:05 PM Eastern and the game can be seen on ESPN.
The Baltimore Ravens enter the 2010 season as one of the big favorites to win the AFC with good reason. The Ravens look to have their most complete team yet in head coach John Harbaugh’s 3 years on the job.
QB Joe Flacco will welcome wideout Anquan Boldin, who gives a much needed playmaking element to the offense and will be a fine compliment to the strong running attack that ranked 5th in the NFL last year. The defense ranked 3rd for points allowed last year and is the bedrock of the team.
Baltimore has beaten the NFL betting odds in 17 out of their last 28 AFC games and has covered 6 consecutive games in the month of September. Baltimore has gone over the total in 8 out of their last 11 Monday Night games.
Rex Ryan brought a top shelf defense and plenty of swagger to the New York Jets last year and was one half game short of a Super Bowl. Rookie QB Mark Sanchez struggled and was covered by the NFL’s best defense and best rushing attack. If Sanchez can take his game to the next level the Jets will be difficult to beat.
Now that the best cornerback in the game, Darrelle Revis, is signed in time for the season the Jets have their complete stop unit ready to roll. Sanchez has still struggled with locking in on his first receiving choice, which was a cause for his 12/20 TD/INT ratio last year.
The Jets have lost with the NFL betting lines in just 2 out of their last 8 regular season openers and have gotten the money in 5 out of their last 6 AFC games.
The Ravens have covered 5 out of the last 6 NFL football betting matchups in this head to head series.