Baltimore Ravens and Miami Dolphins Odds: Dolphins Slight Favorites


Oct 6, 2013; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Baltimore Ravens outside linebacker Terrell Suggs (55) reacts after sacking Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill (not pictured) during their game at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Las Vegas oddsmakers are 0-2 on Ravens picks the last two weeks after correctly picking three straight outcomes.  The Ravens upset the New Orleans Saints at home, only to choke against the Chargers last week.  We can’t really blame them for those two, however, considering how traditionally dominant both teams have been on their respective home fields.

This week, the sledding gets arguably tougher as the Ravens travel to Miami to take on the resurgent Dolphins, who are one of the seemingly dozens of AFC teams who hold a 7-5 record (six, actually).  Both of these teams are thick in the playoff hunt, though the Ravens lost their hold on a wild card spot with Sunday’s loss.

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The Dolphins are tentatively holding on to the six seed, but a loss and a win by any one of the other 7-5 teams will cost them dearly.  This is truly a must win game for both teams, but a loss won’t seal their fate just yet.  If the Ravens win, they can put themselves in a nice position heading into a game against the Jags next week.

Vegas is again tipping their cap to the home team, but the Dolphins are only 3 point favorites this week after looking sub par Monday night against the reeling Jets.  The Jets didn’t even try to throw the ball as they were averaging a stout 5.65 yards per carry on the ground on a night they ran the ball and amazing 49 times.

That game, of course, was in the chilly Meadowlands, while this week the Dolphins are back in the warmth of Miami. Unfortunately for the Ravens, that’s definitely a bad thing.  The Dolphins lead this series 6-3, with a 4-2 record at home.  One of those two Ravens victories did come last year, with a 26-23 victory in October.

The consensus point total for this game is a yawn inspiring 45, similar to last week’s 46.  The Ravens and Chargers blew that one out of the water, scoring a total of 67 points.

Here are this week’s Baltimore Ravens and Miami Dolphins odds.  What do you think about this week’s predictions?

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