Records: Baltimore 12-6, New England 13-4
Kick-off: 6:30 p.m. EST
Spread: New England by 9.5
Last meeting: Baltimore 31, New England 30 (2012)
Passing: The Ravens are averaging 296.5 yards per game while New England is putting up 335 per game.
Rushing: Baltimore is averaging 162.5 yards per outing while the Patriots are averaging 122 yards per contest.
Passing yards against per game: The Ravens are averaging 270 yards against per outing while New England averages 334 yards against per game.
Rushing yards against per game: Baltimore is averaging 138.5 yards against per game; meanwhile the Patriots are averaging 91 yards against per outing.
(Above stats from postseason)
Thoughts: The Ravens needed double over time to take down the Denver Broncos last week while New England handled the Houston Texans. If the Pats offense is rolling like it did last week, it could be tough for Baltimore while the Ravens offense has looked sharp in the postseason. The spread is big, just like it was last week for the Ravens. I look for Baltimore to get a last minute field goal to pill out the win so give me the Ravens the points as well as the under here.
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