The line for Thursday night’s game between the Baltimore Ravens and Atlanta Falcons, according to Odds Shark, opened with the Falcons favored by one, and there it remains for now. This means the Ravens would be favored by two or more points if the game were in Baltimore, though the Falcons are likely getting even more credit than that.
Matt Ryan’s home record, 18-1, is gaining renown around the league and media — don’t think Vegas isn’t up on how strong Atlanta’s home field advantage has been.
The over/under has bounced between 43 and 43.5, which sounds a mite too high. Though both teams feature an arsenal of playmakers, they also both prefer to pound the ball and stop the run. Roddy White and Anquan Boldin could turn it on at any time, but a slugfest between Michael Turner and Ray Rice, not to mention Curtis Lofton and Ray Lewis, could make this a very low-scoring game.