NFL Games of the Year: Ravens could be FG dogs vs. Packers
Odds are out for the biggest and best games of the upcoming NFL season. Covers Experts’ Doc’s Sports gives you insight into some of these marquee matchups and predicts where the odds could move before kickoff.
NFL Week 6: Green Bay Packers at Baltimore Ravens (-1)
Past history: Green Bay is 2-1 SU and ATS in the three regular season meetings since 2001. The O/U is 2-1.
Early look at the Packers: Last year reached a frustrating conclusion for Green Bay, but only the Broncos, Patriots and 49ers have season win totals higher than the 10.5 for the Packers. Aaron Rodgers is still in his prime, so the team is always dangerous.
Early look at the Ravens: The Super Bowl hangover has struck better teams than this one hard. Never mind the fact that with the departure of Ray Lewis and Ed Reed, the soul of the team has been ripped out. If the season is impressive it means that Joe Flacco will really have earned his massive raise.
Where this line could move: The Ravens will have at least two losses heading into this one — at Denver and against Houston. The Packers have a bye two weeks before this game, so they will be rested and ready. Green Bay will be favored at kickoff. If Green Bay can make a statement in its opener at San Francisco, then the Cheese Heads could be favored by as much as a field goal.