Ravens vs Packers Preview
|Green Bay Packers||Baltimore Ravens|
|2-2||October 13, 2013, 01:00 | M&T Bank Stadium||3-2|
The Packers opened as 3-point road favorites over the defending Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens.
Green Bay has lost four consecutive road games, straight-up and against the spread. The Ravens are 1-3 against the spread in their last four games as home underdogs.
Baltimore is coming off a hard-fought road win over the Miami Dolphins last week. Quarterback Joe Flacco bounced back from a five-interception performance in a loss to the Buffalo Bills and now takes aim at a Green Bay defense that ranks 25th against the pass.
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is off to another hot start, leading an offense that ranks fourth in the league in passing. Green Bay pushed past Detroit, 22-9, on Sunday.
These two teams last met in 2009, with the Packers winning 27-14 in Green Bay.
Bettors looking to back the visiting Packers in this one found them as -3-point favorites earlier in the week at SportBet, while the total was settling in the neighborhood of 48 at shops such as Bovada.
The game pits the Ravens, currently No. 13 in our OddsShark NFL Power Rankings, against the Packers, who rate No. 3 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and handicapping models run on this game predict a 28-24 victory for the Packers.
The Packers were a 22-9 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Lions. They covered the 11-point spread as favorites, while the total score (31) made winners of UNDER bettors. In their last gridiron battle, Torrey Smith did much of the damage, producing 121 receiving yards as Baltimore beat the Dolphins 26-23 at Sun Life Stadium.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Baltimore's No. 14-ranked offense, averaging 23.4 PPG, against a Packers defense that ranks No. 17 this week at 24.25 PPG. The Ravens aerial game is averaging 253 yards per game, less than the Packers secondary allows through the air, 288.75 YPG per game.
In comparing defenses, the Packers own the league's No. 11-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 96.67 yards per game when on the road. Baltimore, on the other hand, rates No. 24 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
A few Packers at Ravens trends to consider:
Green Bay is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games
Green Bay is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Green Bay is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Green Bay's last 5 games on the road
Baltimore is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
Baltimore is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Baltimore is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Baltimore's last 6 games
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Baltimore at Pittsburgh, Sunday, October 20th