Baltimore Ravens versus New England Patriots NFL Pro Football AFC Championship Playoff Odds Sports Betting Pick Preview

| January 16, 2012

The Baltimore Ravens will travel to face the New England Patriots in the AFC championship game from NFL pro football on Sunday afternoon.

Kick off time from New England is slated for 3PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by CBS.

The betting odds opened up in this NFL game with the home team New England Patriots favored by -9 points with an over under of 50 ½ points.

Early money from the NFL bettors has landed on the side of the road team as the New England Patriots are now favored by -7 ½ points.

The total has moved down to 49 ½ points.

New England Patriots money line gamblers will lay -305 odds with the road underdog Baltimore Ravens bringing back +275 odds to earn the upset win with no need for points on their side.

The Ravens and Patriots meet on Sunday for the first time since the 2010 season where the Patriots earned the come from behind 23-20 overtime victory as a -3 point betting home favorite.

The total landed under the number of 44 ½ points.

In the early October game the Patriots rallied from a 17-7 second half deficit to force the overtime period.

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady survived two thrown interceptions in this win. Brady finished the game with 292 yards passing on 27 of 44 from the field.

Running back Danny Woodhead found openings in the Ravens defense to scat for 63 yards on 11 carries.

Joe Flacco threw for 285 yards and two touchdowns with 27 of 35 passing.

Ray Rice had 88 yards rushing on 28 carries in a losing effort.

Baltimore won the toss in overtime and had three possessions total in the period and couldn’t get out of their territory.

The Baltimore Ravens will travel to New England with a record of 13-4 on the year. The team is 4-4 on the road.

The club puts up 23 points and 332 yards per game with 122 yards rushing for 4.3 yards a carry.

On defense the Ravens allow 16 points and 290 yards per game. Opponents rush for 94 yards against them for 3.6 yards per rush against average.

The Ravens have won three straight and seven of their past eight games.

They loss came to a passing team in San Diego by a 34-14 margin on Sunday night football a month ago.

Baltimore is coming off the 20-13 home win in the AFC divisional playoff round to the Houston Texans as a -7 ½ point betting favorite.

The total in the game came in at under 37 points.

Houston was playing with a rookie third string quarterback in this playoff contest.

The Ravens stormed out to the 17-3 lead after the first quarter and offensively could muster just three more points the rest of the way.

Baltimore put up 227 yards of offense with 87 yards rushing on 31 carries.

The team allowed five sacks on their home field and scored two touchdowns in three red zone tries.

They had no turnovers and took four away from Houston.

Quarterback Joe Flacco completed just 14 of 27 passes for 176 yards with two touchdowns.

Ray Rice on 21 carries ran for 60 yards.

Ricky Williams ran for 27 yards on six runs from scrimmage.

Wide receiver Anquan Boldin led the team with four receptions for 73 yards and a touchdown.

Lee Evans had a 30 yard catch.

Kris Wilson chipped in with a one yard touchdown grab.

Baltimore allowed Houston 315 yards of offense with 131 coming from their run game on 28 carries.

The Ravens had no sacks and allowed one Texan touchdown in their two red zone drives.

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The New England Patriots will host Baltimore with a mark of 14-3 on the year. The team is 8-1 on their home field.

The Patriots average 32 points with 433 yards per game with 112 coming from their ground game for 4.1 yards a carry.

On the defensive side of the ball New England allows 20 points and 401 yards per game. Teams run for 118 yards against them for 4.5 yards per rush against average.

New England is winners of nine straight games.

Their home loss this season came in a 24-20 defeat to the New York Giants.

They opened up the playoffs with a 45-10 home win in the AFC divisional round against Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos last week as a -14 point home favorite.

The total landed over the closing total of 50 points.

New England stormed out to the 35-7 lead after one quarter and coasted home.

The Patriots rolled for 509 yards of offense with 146 yards rushing on 30 carries.

The team allowed no sacks and scored five touchdowns in six tries inside the red zone.

They committed two turnovers and took one from Denver.

Tom Brady completed 26 of 34 passes for 363 yards with six touchdowns and one interception.

Aaron Hernandez got carries in the backfield and rushed for 61 yards on 5 carries. Hernandez had four receptions go for 55 yards and a touchdown.

BenJarvus Green Ellis had 13 carries for 28 yards.

Danny Woodhead on four runs from scrimmage had 25 yards rushing.

Tight end Rob Gronkowski led New England with 10 receptions for 145 yards and three touchdowns.

Deion Branch had three catches for 85 yards and a touchdown.

Wes Welker grabbed six balls for 55 yards and a touchdown catch.

New England allowed Denver just 252 offensive yards with 144 coming from their ground game on 40 runs from scrimmage.

The Patriots had five sacks and allowed one Broncos touchdown in their three trips inside the red zone.

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