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    Patriots Are 9.5 Point Favorites -- Here's Why We Might Still Have a Chance (At Least To Beat The Spread)



    Ravens have only lost against the Patriots by 9 or more points twice in franchise history, the last time being back in the 2004 season.

    Also, before Flacco's time, the Ravens had played New England only 4 times in 12 seasons -- 2 at home, 2 on the road -- going 0-4, with an average point differential per game of -12.25.

    With Flacco, the Ravens have played New England 5 times in 5 seasons -- 1 at home, 4 on the road -- going 2-3, with an average point differential per game of +1.6 points.

    All 5 of those games have occurred since 2009. In that span, only 1 other team has a positive point differential against the Patriots that have played them multiple times: The New York Giants, who have a +8 in 2 games (Ravens have a +8 in 5 games). The only other teams that have played against them as often as the Ravens have are their divisional opponents, who have the three worst point differential against them (-94, -102, and -119).

    Flacco has played against Brady 5 times, 4 of which came in New England.

    The first 2 times they played, Brady outperformed Flacco (QB Ratings of 78.7 to 100.8, and 10.0 to 49.1; both games in New England), the last 3 times Flacco has outplayed Brady (119.3 to 69.5, 95.4 to 57.5, and 117.7 to 101.2; two of three were in New England).

    In total, Flacco has the following stats against Brady:

    108/167, 1271 Yards, 9 TD, 4 INT
    64.7%, 7.6 Y/A, 254 Y/G, 95.7 QB Rating

    In total, Brady has the following stats against Flacco:

    121/195, 1278 Yards, 5 TD, 8 INT
    62.1%, 6.6 Y/A, 256 Y/G, 72.6 QB Rating

    And that's in 5 games, 4 of which were New England.

    The overall record in those games is 2-3 in favor of New England, though it could have easily been 4-1, with both of our previous two losses being games we should have probably won.

    In the previous 3 games, which represents a 1-2 record in favor of New England and includes those two should-have-been-wins so it could have been 3-0 Ravens, their head to head stats look like this:

    Flacco: 77/110, 973 Yards, 7 TD, 2 INT
    70.0%, 8.8 Y/A, 324 Y/G, 110.9 QB Rating

    Brady: 77/121, 866 Yards, 2 TD, 4 INT
    63.6%, 7.2 Y/A, 289 Y/G, 76.7 QB Rating

    And that's in 3 games, 2 of which were in New England.




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    Re: Patriots Are 9.5 Point Favorites -- Here's Why We Might Still Have a Chance (At Least To Beat The Spread)

    I'm sorry, but without trying to sound snotty towards the gamblers who participate here: I don't give a shit about beating point spreads!!!!!!!

    If the Ravens lose but cover the point spread, I will be pissed off all winter until Training Camp opens
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    Re: Patriots Are 9.5 Point Favorites -- Here's Why We Might Still Have a Chance (At Least To Beat The Spread)

    I like us to not only cover the spread, but win outright.




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    Re: Patriots Are 9.5 Point Favorites -- Here's Why We Might Still Have a Chance (At Least To Beat The Spread)

    First off, forget about the spread. No real Ravens fan will be happy if we lose by less than 9. The reason we have a chance is because the Ravens are playing with a renewed vigor. Perhaps because Cam is gone, it's Ray's last season, they (especially veterans) know how hard it is to get to the AFCCG, pride, Harbaugh's influence, or a combination of things. The stats posted are meaningless. These are two champions left standing, and the one with the will to snatch the victory (and it won't be easy for either side) will go on to the Super Bowl. IMO it will be the Ravens because they seem to me to be a team of destiny this year. I see a 26 - 23 victory, with the rookie's toe being the difference late in a hard-fought game... Bc




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    Re: Patriots Are 9.5 Point Favorites -- Here's Why We Might Still Have a Chance (At Least To Beat The Spread)

    Quote Originally Posted by Mista T View Post
    I'm sorry, but without trying to sound snotty towards the gamblers who participate here: I don't give a shit about beating point spreads!!!!!!!

    If the Ravens lose but cover the point spread, I will be pissed off all winter until Training Camp opens
    I know he titled it about the spread, but it doesn't read that way. It READS that WE are the better team, and Flacco plays much better against the Pats, than Brady does versus the Ravens. I'm definitely laying money on our boys, but I'll be sick to my stomach if I have to watch Brady give another fake ass post game speech about the "respect" he has for our defense. That dude has lived the most charmed life ever with how he got to where he is, and those stats are just another example of that. He wasn't elite until AFTER he had a few Superbowl rings, but the confidence he gained during the tuck rule era, and Spygate, made him who he is. I still look at him as somewhat of a fraud- even though taken for what he is TODAY- he one of the best of all time. But he'll never be in Joe Montana's league to me. The Pats have won their titles as a team- and stats be damned, we were o-9 our lst 9 tries versus Peyton- and the Pats are 7-0 in home Championship games. Another streak ends this week!
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    Re: Patriots Are 9.5 Point Favorites -- Here's Why We Might Still Have a Chance (At Least To Beat The Spread)

    Also, why do people post "QB stats vs other QB"?

    IT HAS NO BEARING!

    If both Ds shit the bed, both QBs are going to look like Unitas. If both Ds play lights out, both QBs are going to look like Blaine Gabbert. It's not like Brady is out there harassing Joe, or vice versa!

    Those stats only reflect Brady vs the Ravens D (while Joe has been QB) and Joe vs the Pats D.
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    Re: Patriots Are 9.5 Point Favorites -- Here's Why We Might Still Have a Chance (At Least To Beat The Spread)

    Quote Originally Posted by RavenScallywag View Post
    Also, why do people post "QB stats vs other QB"?

    IT HAS NO BEARING!

    If both Ds shit the bed, both QBs are going to look like Unitas. If both Ds play lights out, both QBs are going to look like Blaine Gabbert. It's not like Brady is out there harassing Joe, or vice versa!

    Those stats only reflect Brady vs the Ravens D (while Joe has been QB) and Joe vs the Pats D.
    Maybe because it's fun to compare??




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    Re: Patriots Are 9.5 Point Favorites -- Here's Why We Might Still Have a Chance (At Least To Beat The Spread)

    Quote Originally Posted by alienrace View Post
    I like us to not only cover the spread, but win outright.
    I do too. The pressure is 100% on them, and Brady knows it.
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    Re: Patriots Are 9.5 Point Favorites -- Here's Why We Might Still Have a Chance (At Least To Beat The Spread)

    I see the Ravens winning by 10, 31-21.




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    Re: Patriots Are 9.5 Point Favorites -- Here's Why We Might Still Have a Chance (At Least To Beat The Spread)

    Quote Originally Posted by RavenScallywag View Post
    Also, why do people post "QB stats vs other QB"?

    IT HAS NO BEARING!

    If both Ds shit the bed, both QBs are going to look like Unitas. If both Ds play lights out, both QBs are going to look like Blaine Gabbert. It's not like Brady is out there harassing Joe, or vice versa!

    Those stats only reflect Brady vs the Ravens D (while Joe has been QB) and Joe vs the Pats D.
    Obviously, that's why I said "so to speak" after outlining that it was Flacco vs Brady. I thought it was clear that I meant it in the sense of "This is how Flacco plays versus the Patriots when Brady is in the game COMPARED TO How Brady plays versus the Ravens when Flacco is in the game". It's a shorter way of saying that.




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    Re: Patriots Are 9.5 Point Favorites -- Here's Why We Might Still Have a Chance (At Least To Beat The Spread)

    Really I could see it against Denver, but I don't with NE and I cant fathom why the line hasn't moved. On 2 sites I'm on the overwhelming money is on the Ravens +9 to the tune of about 85% of the money being there. This is about as close to a lock as you can get. Not that the Ravens win mind you, but that it's ALOT closer than 9 points.

    Really honestly that the line hasn't moved is what really scares me. Not to get too muc into it but the spread isn't what Vegas THINKS will happen, it's what they PREDICT will get as close to even money on both sides. Remember the House always wins in a casino? Well same theory with sports betting. They will ALWAYS make money over the course, the object is to maxamize that by minimizing loss, i.e payouts. So by the line not moving and a TON of money on the Ravens side that's what makes it scary.

    All in all I took my entire winnings from this season, around 3k and it's on the Ravens plus 9. I did 2 bets, one just with the Ravens that was 2500, and a second bet of 500 with the Ravens and Niners moneyline.




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    Re: Patriots Are 9.5 Point Favorites -- Here's Why We Might Still Have a Chance (At Least To Beat The Spread)

    Quote Originally Posted by JustaslowZ06 View Post
    Really I could see it against Denver, but I don't with NE and I cant fathom why the line hasn't moved. On 2 sites I'm on the overwhelming money is on the Ravens +9 to the tune of about 85% of the money being there. This is about as close to a lock as you can get. Not that the Ravens win mind you, but that it's ALOT closer than 9 points.

    Really honestly that the line hasn't moved is what really scares me. Not to get too muc into it but the spread isn't what Vegas THINKS will happen, it's what they PREDICT will get as close to even money on both sides. Remember the House always wins in a casino? Well same theory with sports betting. They will ALWAYS make money over the course, the object is to maxamize that by minimizing loss, i.e payouts. So by the line not moving and a TON of money on the Ravens side that's what makes it scary.

    All in all I took my entire winnings from this season, around 3k and it's on the Ravens plus 9. I did 2 bets, one just with the Ravens that was 2500, and a second bet of 500 with the Ravens and Niners moneyline.
    The site I am on has NE -10. Really odd what's going on...



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