Game Preview - Ravens underdogs vs Bears at Chicago
|Baltimore Ravens||Chicago Bears|
Baltimore led the Bengals Sunday 17-0 into the third quarter, only to allow a Hail Mary on the last play of the game that forced OT.
The Ravens then won the game on a long Justin Tucker field goal 20-17.
On the other side of this match-up Chicago just lost at home to Detroit 21-19 and is now just 2-6-1 ATS this season.
As of early this week Baltimore was getting a field goal as a road underdog on the Week 11 betting line. The past four meetings all played UNDER the total.
While the computer is picking the Bears, they are just 1-5-2 ATS in their past eight home games and even worse (1-8-1 ATS) as home favorites.
The Bears currently sport a record of 5-4, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 2-6-1 ATS. The Ravens are 4-5 and 4-5 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Bears post a 6-3 over under record this season, while the Ravens have gone 2-6-1 against the number.
The Ravens were listed as 4-point underdogs at sportsbooks such as TopBet, with the total listed at 46.5.
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Bears rated this week at No. 12 and the Ravens sitting at No. 15. It may or may not play a role in OddsShark score prediction models that turned out a 24-23 result in favor of the Bears this week.
The Ravens were a 20-17 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Bengals. They covered the 1.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (37) made winners of UNDER bettors. Brandon Marshall hauled in 7 passes for 139 yards against the Detroit defense in the team's last game, but the result was a 21-19 loss against the Lions on Sunday.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Chicago's No. 3-ranked offense, averaging 28.78 PPG, against a Ravens defense that ranks No. 8 this week at 21 PPG. The Bears aerial game is averaging 261.67 yards per game, more than the Ravens secondary allows through the air, 239.67 YPG per game.
Defensively, the Ravens feature the league's No. 10-rated road run defense, allowing 100.8 yards per game. Chicago, meanwhile, ranks No. 26 in rushing offense at home.
A few Ravens at Bears trends to consider:
Baltimore is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Baltimore is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Baltimore's last 8 games
Baltimore is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Chicago is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
Chicago is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Chicago's last 11 games
Chicago is 0-4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Baltimore at New York, Sunday, November 24th
Chicago at St. Louis, Sunday, November 24th