Super Bowl odds could in fact offer special value with the Ravens as they were ranked below New England and Pittsburgh as far as AFC Super Bowl betting commodities.
Baltimore ended the season with a record of 12-4 straight up and 8-7-1 against the spread as they lost a tie breaker to the Pittsburgh Steelers for the AFC North Division title. This is the third year that John Harbaugh has led the Ravens as they have made the playoffs each season under his leadership with a trip to the AFC title game that was lost at Pittsburgh 27-21 in 2008.
Baltimore has been one of the better defensive teams in all of football over the past decade and that is what gamblers first think of when they take a look at the Ravens. Ray Lewis is a Hall of Fame linebacker and phenomenal leader of the group. Lewis still has what it takes to be a leading Super Bowl gambling asset.
The Ravens ranked a solid 10th overall in the NFL for total defense but an even more impressive 3rd in the league for points allowed. Lewis was the leading tackler on the Ravens and had 2 interceptions with 3 fumble recoveries and 2 forced fumbles with 2 sacks as well. Ed Reed is a dangerous defender with 8 interceptions.
On offense Joe Flacco reminded everyone why he was such a hot commodity as a rookie in 2008 and why he can be a leading asset with the NFL Super Bowl odds in this year’s playoffs. Flacco finished with a 93.6 quarterback rating with a 62% completion rate and 3622 yards passing with 7.4 yards per attempt with a 25/10 touchdown to interception ratio.
Ray Rice balances out the Ravens attack with 1223 yards and a 4.0 yards per carry average with 5 touchdowns.
Anquan Boldin was a key pickup from Arizona over the off season to bolster the receiving corps and he proved his worth with 837 yards and a 13.1 yards per catch average with 7 touchdowns.
The Ravens have everything necessary to beat the Super Bowl odds as they are well balanced and well coached with plenty of experience.