Week 13 NFL Online Betting Odds: Miami At Baltimore

Written by on December 1, 2016

Every team who still has hopes of making the playoffs at this late stage of the season knows that winning the division is the best way to get in. Fall short of that goal, and you are looking at rolling the dice with a Wild Card spot, which usually means doing a little scoreboard watching to see what everyone else is up to. The Baltimore Ravens are currently sitting at the top of the AFC North, but they can feel the Pittsburgh Steelers breathing down their neck. One mistake, and you can bet that the boys in black and gold will be waiting to pounce. The Miami Dolphins are a couple of games back of the New England Patriots in the AFC East, but their run of 6-straight wins has them looking good or one of those coveted Wild Card spots. These are a pair of teams that look very evenly matched right now, and the winner of this one will give their playoff hopes a real boost. The Ravens will be coming into this game as a 3-point betting odds favorite.

A Closer Look At The Week 13 NFL Online Betting Odds: Dolphins At Ravens

When: Sunday, December 4 at 1 PM EST Where: M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore TV: CBS Live Stream: CBS Sports Network NFL Odds: TBA  

Why bet on the Miami Dolphins

When you look at the numbers put up by the Dolphins, you don’t see anything that would tell you that this team is on such a hot roll. It’s only when you dig a little deeper that it becomes clear why they have been able to win so often in recent weeks. The offense has done a fantastic job of protecting the football, only turning it over twice in the last 6 games. Compare that with the 11 takeaways that the defense has had during that same stretch and it becomes quite clear what the key to success is for Miami. As far as wagering goes, the Miami Dolphins have enjoyed the underdog tag, going 5-2 ATS in those games.

Why bet on the Baltimore Ravens

It’s been a bit of a rollercoaster ride for the Ravens so far this season, and their upcoming batch of games, all against tough opposition, may well decide if they go up or down on the ride. This is a team that has been relying heavily on defense to win, and which probably isn’t getting enough out of QB Joe Flacco, especially when you consider how much money they threw at him after their last Super Bowl win. The Ravens are just 5-5 ATS this season, but are a decent 4-2 ATS at home. They are not going to put a lot of points on the board, and if they can slow down the Dolphins attack, they could well come away with the win.

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

It’s never easy to go into Baltimore and come away with the win, but the Dolphins are a team on a high right now. This will be a tight game that could be decided by a turnover or two, and that swings things right in the favor of Miami.

Miami Dolphins 24 Baltimore Ravens 17