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NFL Week 6 Predictions: Baltimore Ravens vs New England Patriots Betting Odds

by Scott Burgess on Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

NFL Week 6 Predictions on the Baltimore Ravens vs New England Patriots Betting Odds: The refreshed New England Patriots play host to the strong defense of the Baltimore Ravens, Sunday Oct 17, as the Patriots look for three straight wins at home. The Ravens beat the Pats 33-14, on the road, last meeting on 01/10/10. NFL oddsmakers at BODOG.com have the Patriots as -3 point home favorites over the Ravens while the game's total has been posted at 44.5 points. Be sure to get your NFL Week 6 Predictions on the Baltimore Ravens vs New England Patriots Betting Odds in now at BODOG.com
     
The Ravens (4-1) beat Denver 31-17, at home, for their third straight victory. QB Joe Flacco made 14 of 25 passes for 196 yards, while RB Ray Rice had 27 carries for 133 yards with two TD’s. RB Willis McGahee and Flacco each rushed for a TD, TE Ed Dickson was top receiver with one catch for 58 yards. They put up 233 yards rushing against the Broncos defense, but they allowed them 307 yards passing. Their offense is ranked 19th overall (328ypg) with a 18th ranked pass game (214ypg) and an 14th ranked running game (114ypg). They score the 22nd least amount of points per-game (18.4ppg). They’ll be up against the Pats 29th ranked defense (384ypg), their 28th ranked pass rush (272ypg) and 20th ranked rush defense (112ypg). The Pats give up the 26th most points per-game (24ppg). Ray Lewis and his defense have packed a punch the entire year. They currently rank 3rd in total defense and 2nd in pass defense. The rush defense hasn't been quite as potent but still ranking at an impressive 10th in the league. As of week 6, they are allowing only 158 passing yards a game and 101 rushing yards. The question as always with the Ravens is Joe Flacco. This week, QB Joe Flacco will have more success against a Patriots defense that is struggling. The Pats QB  Tom Brady and his offense will be set back a step or two with the loss of Randy Moss.

The Patriots (3-1) were on their BYE week last week, after they won in Miami 41-14 in Week 4. Against Miami QB Tom Brady completed 19 of 24 passes for 153 yards with a TD. RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis had 16 carries for 76 yards with a TD, while WR Danny Woodhead added a TD. The Pats shutdown the Dolphins running game, holding to 92 yards, but gave up a high308 yards in the air. Tom Brady has been sure fire as always. He has QB rating of 109 and thrown for 9 touchdowns and only 2 interceptions. The rushing attack has been solid averaging 122 yards per game. Aaron Hernandez and Wes Welker have been Brady's favorite targets of the receiving nucleus, totaling 18 and 26 receptions this season. Their offense is ranked eleventh overall (344ypg) with a 15th ranked pass game (222ypg) and an 13th ranked running game (122ypg). They lead the league in scoring averaging 32.8ppg. They’ll be up against the Ravens third ranked defense (257ypg), the league’s second best ranked pass rush (156ypg) and 10th ranked rush defense (101ypg). The Ravens give up the fourth least amount of points per-game (14.4ppg).

Recent Trends to Consider:

  • Home team is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings.
  • Ravens are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings in New England.
  • Ravens are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games after allowing more than 250 yards passing in their previous game.
  • Ravens are 8-2-1 ATS in their last 11 games as an underdog of 0.5-3.0.
  • Patriots are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.
  • Patriots are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games after allowing more than 250 yards passing in their previous game.

Baltimore Ravens vs New England Patriots
When: Sun, Oct 17, 1:00 PM ET
Line:  BODOG.com
Pick: Ravens +3

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