The New England Patriots and Baltimore Ravens meet for Monday Night Football at Gillette Stadium to close out what has been an entertaining Week 14 slate of games.
Here’s everything you need to know about the odds and betting information:
Ravens vs. Patriots Betting Info
Note: All numbers courtesy of Oddsshark.com
Line: New England (-6.5)
Betting Action: 56 percent on BAL (+6.5)
Betting Action: 54 percent on the under
Ravens 2016 Record: 7-5 overall, 6-6 against the spread
Patriots 2016 Record: 10-2 overall, 9-3 against the spread
Ravens vs. Patriots Prediction
It’s always difficult to bet against Bill Belichick with an extra day of preparation, especially at home, so I’ll take the Pats to get the win.
The real question comes down to the spread.
The Patriots’ seven wins with Tom Brady under center this season have come by 20, 18, 11, 16, 13, 5 and 16 points, so only twice (one loss) have they failed to secure a victory by more than a touchdown.
On the flip side, though, the Ravens’ average margin of defeat in their five losses has been just 5.8 points. With a stout defense that ranks fifth in yards per play allowed (4.9) and third in points allowed per game (17.3), they just don’t tend to get blown out.
That defense should help keep Baltimore close for a while, but ultimately New England’s offense–even without Rob Gronkowski–will prove to be too explosive.
Prediction: Patriots 27, Ravens 17