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Baltimore Ravens vs. Miami Dolphins Odds

Written by:
Dan Shapiro
Published on:
Jan/03/2009
Baltimore Ravens

Baltimore Ravens vs. Miami Dolphins betting odds opened at Baltimore -3 as the road favorite.  If you like Miami you can get them at +3 ½ at approximately 75 percent of the online sportsbooks including Bookmaker.com.

The Dolphins have gone 7-3 in this series dating back to 1992.  The home team has gone 4-1 since November 2002 in this series though Baltimore beat the Dolphins in Miami earlier this year.  Ironically, the Ravens were the only team that Miami beat last year.

Gambling911.com is looking at the total in this game. We say play the UNDER as MIAMI  on the first half total in Home games off a win against a division rival enjoys a fantastic record of 5  Overs and 24  Unders  since 1992.

The Ravens are 1-8 ATS in their last 9 games as a road favorite.  Not good.  They are, however, 6-1 ATS in their last 7 vs. the AFC and 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games following a Straight Up win.

A year after going 1-15, Miami won the AFC East for its first division title since 2000. The Dolphins, who were 0-13 in 2007 before beating Baltimore 22-16, won their final five games of 2008 to become just the second team in NFL history to post a 10-win improvement.

Miami's unlikely turnaround came after an overhaul in the offseason under the guidance of Bill Parcells, who was named executive vice president of football operations. Under new coach Tony Sparano, who took over for Cam Cameron -- now the offensive coordinator for the Ravens -- the Dolphins still got off to a rough start, losing four of their first six games, but after a 27-13 loss at home to the Ravens on Oct. 19, things rapidly began to improve.

"I don't think words can describe it," running back Ronnie Brown said after last Sunday's 24-17 win over the Jets. "Earlier in the season, we could only imagine being in this situation.

"It's a great accomplishment. With it comes more motivation to keep winning games."

The Ravens are also coming off a bad season last year, going only 5-11. 

Joe Flacco was the 18th overall pick in this year's draft out of the University of Delaware and originally expected to back up Kyle Boller. However, Boller was placed on injured reserve before the season due to a shoulder injury, pressing Flacco into the starting spot.

He responded like a seasoned veteran, completing 60 percent of his passes for 2,971 yards and 14 TDs with 12 interceptions.

"Joe has come a long way. It's like night and day," Boller said. "Seeing him now, he's ready for the playoffs."

Nearly 83 percent of the early action was going Baltimore's way.

Dan Shapiro, Gambling911.com

 

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