Betting Tip: Atlanta Falcons v. Baltimore Ravens – NFL Week 7 – 10/19/2014

A lot of people thought that Atlanta’s bad season last year was an anomaly, and that they would bounce back and contend this year – but it appears that the Falcons are just not a good football team. Their two wins have come at home against the Saints and Bucs – two teams that are below .500. They lost to the Bears last week at home, a game that many thought they would win. The Falcons are an abysmal 31st overall on defense (29th pass defense, 27th run defense, and 29th points allowed). They have allowed an average of 419 yards per game to opposing teams. That kind of production, or lack there of, is just not going to cut it in this league. Baltimore is 4-2 on the season, and three of their four wins have been blowouts by 20 + points. The Ravens, who are normally known for their defense, have the 8th best offense in the NFL (5th points scored). Although the Ravens defense is only 17th overall in average yards allowed per game, they don’t give up many points (3rd in points allowed). The Falcons may be good on offense, but their offensive line has had trouble protecting Matt Ryan (6 sacks, 15 hits, and 52 hurries). Not only have the Falcons not won a game on the road this season, they failed to cover the spread in all three games. The Ravens, on the other hand, are 2-1 ATS at home. The Ravens are a good football team, and should cover against the Falcons, who are horrible on defense and on the road. Pick: Ravens -6.5 at -120 (5Dimes).

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