Super Bowl bet handicappers recall that Baltimore made the AFC championship game last year and was a preseason chalk to beat the odds to win Super Bowl. Baltimore would appear to be a risky Super Bowl bet as they were inconsistent this past regular season with a final record of 9-7 straight up and 8-7-1 against the spread.
Despite that less than stellar record, however, the Ravens are a threat to beat the odds to win Super Bowl and their potential success with the Super Bowl betting line starts with their defense. Baltimore has long had one of the best defenses to make a Super Bowl bet with and that is again the case this year.
The Ravens enter Super Bowl bet action having allowed the 3rd fewest points in the NFL this year as well as ranking 3rd best for total yards allowed on defense. With Ray Lewis in the lineup your defense will always make you a legitimate Super Bowl bet threat.
Baltimore’s offense can be an underrated unit as it ended up ranked 9th in points scored. Second year quarterback Joe Flacco was solid, though not spectacular this season as he enters Super Bowl bet action with an 88.9 quarterback rating based on a completion percentage of 63.1 good for 3613 yards and a 21/12 touchdown to interception ratio.
Derrick Mason is another Super Bowl bet asset for the Ravens as he was Flacco’s top receiver with 73 catches for 1028 yards and 7 touchdowns. Ray Rice gives Baltimore additional Super Bowl bet weaponry as he ran for 1339 yards and 7 touchdowns with a 5.3 yards per carry average.
Rice also caught 78 passes for a 9.0 yards per catch average. This versatility and balance makes the Ravens a difficult team to defend as they can come at a team many different ways. Those who look past Baltimore might be ignoring the best value on the board.