..

Ravens-Chiefs Spread: 2011 NFL Wildcard Playoffs Has Baltimore Most Bet On

Written by:
Don Shapiro
Published on:
Jan/03/2011
Ravens-Chiefs Spread

The Ravens-Chiefs spread for the 2011 NFL Wildcard Playoffs opened at -2.5 in favor of Baltimore, but the line on this game is anything but stable.  Gambling911.com has observed odds ranging from -1 to -3, which presents an opportunity for savvy sports bettors to wager on both sides in hopes Baltimore wins by 2 points. 

Expect this line to move up to -3 or even higher at most online sportsbooks as the Ravens have been getting more than 95 percent of the betting action over these past 16 hours.  The Ravens were getting 85 percent of the money line action.  95 percent of the total action was on the OVER 41 in this NFL Wildcard Playoffs game.

Baltimore settled into the number 5 seed following a win over Cincinnati on Sunday.  They were already in the Playoffs but were hoping for a division win and first week bye in the Playoffs.  Pittsburgh, however, had other ideas by destroying the Cleveland Browns and taking the AFC North crown.

"We came in and took care of business, which was to go from 11 to 12," The Ravens Ray Lewis said immediately following the game. "That's the most important thing, for us to get that 12th victory. I just think it's huge."

He added: "I think one reason why, for us, it never matters is because our defense, we travel very well on the road.  We play extremely well on the road."

And they’ll need to in this year’s Wildcard Playoffs where they will face a surprise Kansas City team, expected earlier in the season to rank among the bottom of the AFC West.

Instead, the Chiefs easily won the AFC West division and will have home field advantage in the 2011 Wildcard Playoffs.

Kansas City ended the regular season on a low note, losing to rival Oakland at home by a score of 10-31.

“You want to have a good taste in your mouth going into the playoffs,” Kansas City guard Ryan Lilja said. “Clearly, we didn’t have the kind of performance you need to do that.”

This was far from a meaningless game for KC as they would have claimed the number 3 seed now grabbed by the Indianapolis Colts, albeit playing the Jets probably won’t be a picnic either. 

Gambling911.com sees an underlay in the line of around 3 points whereby the Ravens should probably be listed at -6.  The oddsmakers won’t dare post a line that high.   

- Don Shapiro, Gambling911.com

Football News News

Betting Odds: Saints Next QB List Has 21 Names

If Drew Brees retires, who will take the reins in New Orleans?

Super Bowl LV National Anthem Prop Bets; Eric Church and Jazmine Sullivan

Super Bowl LV National Anthem Prop Bets; Eric Church and Jazmine Sullivan

BetOnline has released a series of early National Anthem prop bets for Super Bowl LV, including the length of the National Anthem.

Early Super Bowl 55 Matchup Odds

Early Super Bowl 55 Matchup Odds

You don't have to wait to learn which two teams will be playing in Super Bowl 55. 

House Wins Big With Bucs But Hopes They Don't Win Super Bowl

House Wins Big With Bucs But Hopes They Don't Win Super Bowl

Dave Mason of BetOnline confirmed Sunday that much of the money on the late Sunday game between Tampa Bay and New Orleans was on the Saints.

What is the Opening Line on the Bucs vs. Packers NFC Conference Championship Game

What is the Opening Line on the Bucs vs. Packers NFC Conference Championship Game

The Green Bay Packers opened as a -3.5 home favorite against the Tampa Bay Bucs for their NFC Championship game.

Syndicate